The South Lake Chamber of Commerce in the Community

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At the heart of South Lake County's growth and success lies an organization dedicated to the well-being of businesses and individuals alike—the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. Established over a century ago, the chamber has evolved and expanded, becoming a vital contributor to the region's thriving communities.

A Legacy of Service

The South Lake Chamber's roots trace back to the early days of Clermont when it operated as the Board of Trade. This group of local citizens took on the responsibility of improving the city, from road repairs to acquiring essential equipment like fire trucks. In February 1922, the organization officially adopted the name Clermont Chamber of Commerce and appointed Dr. Arthur L. Izlar as its president.

A Unified Voice for Business

In 1996, the chamber underwent a transformation as several Lake County chambers of commerce merged to form the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. Today, it proudly represents the cities of Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Minneola, Montverde, and the Four Corners area—a collective voice of the business community.

Our mission is clear: to create and maintain an environment where business and community will prosper. To achieve that, the core values that guide us are membership, relationships, integrity, respect, and results.

The Pillars of Community Building

The South Lake Chamber of Commerce is much more than a business association; it's a dynamic force that actively contributes to the growth and success of our communities. Here's how we make a difference:

Supporting Business: We provide businesses with the tools, resources, and networking opportunities they need to thrive. From workshops and seminars to member-to-member discounts, we empower entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.

Community Engagement: We are deeply committed to the well-being of our community. By fostering an engaged and informed membership, we encourage collaboration and partnerships that lead to tangible results, making our region even stronger.

Economic Growth: We play a pivotal role in nurturing a diverse and vibrant regional economy. By promoting the region's unique strengths and supporting businesses, we contribute to the economic prosperity of South Lake County.

Respect and Results: Our values of respect and results drive everything we do. We respect the diverse perspectives and needs of our members and strive to produce tangible outcomes that benefit everyone.

As a certified member of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and a proud member of various chamber associations, including the U.S. Chamber, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce is deeply rooted in the success of South Lake County.

We invite you to join us in our mission to foster prosperity, strengthen communities, and make South Lake County an even better place to live and do business.

Together, we can create a greater community every day.