The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) organization comprised of businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Navarre area.
The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1973 and has been a leader in business and quality of life developments in the community.
The Board of Directors holds the governance and policy-making responsibilities of the Chamber. The Chamber employs a President/CEO who is responsible for general management of staff and coordination of all organizational activities.
SURPRISE! If you do not already know, Navarre does not have a City Government
The Chamber works closely with Santa Rosa County for the benefit of the community, especially in terms of small business, economic development issues and legislative affairs. The Chamber is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization, but not a charitable organization (such as American Cancer Society.) Chambers are prohibited from endorsing political candidates, although Chambers do take a stand on issues that affect businesses and quality of life.
Santa Rosa County is the government responsible for the needs of the community and provides a range of services, such as public safety, administrating a court system, roads, and parks & beach facilities to name a few. County Commissioners make local laws but operate within a legal framework set up by State and County Governments.
The most popular reasons for Chamber membership include business exposure gained from involvement, branding and promotion opportunities, plus information and educational benefits. Chamber membership also provides businesses and employees with community involvement opportunities and the chance to support activities that encourage quality economic growth in the Navarre area. Plus, it allows your business/organization to have a bigger voice in issues that affect local businesses. (FYI: Google LOVES chamber websites! This increases the SEO of your website if your business/organization is listed in the online business directory.)
The Navarre Chamber is located at 1804 Prado Street (in the “Heart of Navarre”)
The most satisfied Chamber members are those business owners and employees who attend meetings and events, and who use the Chamber as a resource. The Chamber is the perfect place to network with potential customers, as well as receive free training and educational tools to help grow your business. Members are updated on Chamber programs and events through weekly email communications. The Chamber also exists for busy business owners, those who are not able to monitor all the issues that affect your business daily. So, whether you participate actively or not, your investment in the Chamber works for your business every day.
Yes. Since we are a membership-based organization, listing in the directory is a benefit available only to our members. However, you can join today to make sure thousands of people can find your business in our online directory.
Chamber staff and volunteers are active in the development and promotion of projects to benefit our community. Most of our members, volunteers and staff belong to a local civic organization that raises funds for the betterment of our community.
Of course! There is no restriction on membership regarding the location of your business. If you do business in the Navarre area, we are here to serve you.
I’m not able to attend many events. Is membership into the Navarre Chamber still for me?
Yes. The Navarre Chamber provides several benefits outside of our events. Membership in the chamber provides a directory listing on our website, opportunities for advertising and promoting your business, access to chamber staff for business assistance and more.
The Navarre Chamber has many members who are unable to attend many events but maintain their membership because of the chamber’s other programs and our work in making the Navarre community better for business and in improving the overall quality of life.
The Navarre Chamber is always working for you, whether you attend events or not.
As a hub for the community, the Navarre Chamber receives numerous contacts from residents and visitors seeking help in finding a product or service. With these calls, we only refer to our Chamber members!
The Chamber has multiple working committees that are open for any member to join. Visit our committees page to learn more about our different committees and find the best fit for you!
Each September, the Chamber accepts nominations for open Board positions. Any member can be nominated or nominate themselves for consideration. The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors will make recommendations to the Board who will then vote on any new Directors.