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Message from the President & Chair

MOVING FORWARD


As one of the largest and most influential Chambers in South Florida, the Boca Chamber is always moving forward and improving our brand to support our mission to: Promote and Sustain Economic Prosperity in Boca Raton and South Palm Beach County. We strongly embrace our role as the organization that provides your business with the best environment in which to succeed and grow. As we always say, a strong Chamber means a strong business community!

Moving forward towards future success

Change has been a constant this past year. The fresh and current look of the new Boca Chamber logo is a modern, relevant representation of who we are. It also represents constant motion, as we are always moving forward to achieve our goals and objectives. Our new website was designed with great care and strategy to make it easier for our members to navigate and find any valuable information they may need.

 As a vibrant center for commerce in South Palm Beach County, we understand the importance of having a state-of-the-art professional environment. Our newly renovated offices have a contemporary layout and design that allows us to better serve our members and the community-at-large with the highest efficiencies and newest technologies in a more inviting business-centric environment. 

Moving forward towards community enrichment

Florida Atlantic University, ESPN and all their business partners are committed to making the Boca Bowl Game – which will take place in the state-of-art 30,000-seat newly constructed FAU stadium with views of the ocean – one of the signature events in Palm Beach County for a long time to come.

Such events are landmark occasions to showcase Boca Raton. In addition to giving a boost to our economy, the Boca Bowl will also have a strong positive impact in our community. Student athletes will volunteer at high schools and hospitals and local non-profits will be the beneficiaries of the success of this event.

The Chamber understands the value and importance of education and makes sure that our schools are getting the help they need. Since its inception in 1991, the Boca Chamber’s Golden Bell Education Foundation has donated more than $1.2 million to Boca Raton’s A-rated public K-12 schools. The Golden Bell’s Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!), which is beginning its fourth year, offers students in 6th through 12th grade the information and experience they will need to start a business.

Moving forward towards economic prosperity

Bloomberg Businessweek reports that Boca Raton is No. 2 in the nation’s top 10 places to start a new company. Entrepreneurs agree, as Boca Raton cultivated more than 2,200 new businesses within the past year. Boca is also a great place to relocate your business. One of the most recent relocations is the move of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, which brought 225 new jobs to our city. Add to that Office Depot’s decision to keep their global headquarters in Boca Raton after their merge with Office Max. These things happen because Boca offers the perfect conditions; a pro-business environment, low tax rates, a great quality of life, A-rated schools and is home to three universities and colleges, earning the title of “college town”.

Preserving Boca Raton’s profile as a premier location for business creation, expansion and relocation, as well as tourism, is a collaborative effort between the Boca Chamber, the city of Boca Raton and key stakeholder organizations such as the county-wide economic development and tourism agencies. Together, we work to maintain a strong business climate.

Let’s keep moving forward!

Troy M. McLellan, CCE, FCCP, President & CEO
Jerry Fedele, Chairman of the Bocard, 2016
Boca Chamber