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What Is The Chamber?

We have received a multitude of phone calls asking us to perform different services for the community, none of which we actually do. Although we are here to serve our community we cannot pick up your bulk garbage,  check your application status at Macy’s, open the community pool, solve your banking needs or provide you information on the latest holiday parties. So what does The Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce do?

A common misconception is that we are a division of the City. We are actually a non-profit with no direct affiliation with any other entity. We work side by side with the city economic development team, marketing team and government officials to ensure the best results for our members and the business community. As a Chamber, we are here to provide support for businesses and become their voice in political situations.

Another misconception is that we are all volunteers. There is a lot that goes into planning networking events, running the website, answering questions, designing promotional materials and ensuring the highest quality benefits for our members. Although we do volunteer a lot within our community, our positions within the Chamber are a full time job. A job that we all love!

The last common misconception is that we are an authoritative administration that can correct bad business situations. We do sympathize with the community when they come across a business that operates shady business practices. Unfortunately, all we can do is refer the community to The Florida Attorney General or The Division of Consumer Services. If the business is a member, which they usually are not (good job members!), we can put a note in their file.

So what does a Chamber do? If you are a business owner, we are your best friend. We can help you grow your business by providing networking opportunities of all kinds, advertising for you, promoting you in multiple ways and advocating for your business even when you are not present. We are a community of business professionals supporting one another, encouraging each other to grow and celebrating milestones. We are The Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Written by Erin Greskovich, Operations Manager, The Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce


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