Welcome to the Coconut Grove Chamber Of Commerce
MOTTO: Preserving the roots while growing the tree.
MISSION: Our mission is to promote and meet the needs of businesses and individuals to stimulate a vibrant local economy and quality of life.
LONGEVITY: The Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since at 1946, when members gathered at what was then the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
MEMBERS: The Chamber serves a diverse group of members, comprised of businesses, merchants, restaurants, financial institutions, hotels, and area attractions in the City of Miami’s most internationally renowned village, Coconut Grove. (See Membership Directory)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The Board of Directors consist of 17 members who meet monthly. Directors are voted on by the membership. (See Board of Directors)
EVENTS: Our regular events include Monthly Networking cocktails at member venues, Breakfast Seminar Series, Quarterly Luncheons with distinguished speakers, The Womens’ Networking Initiative Happy Hour on the Last Monday of the Month. (See Events Calendar)
Chamber Membership is Effective Business Strategy!
A recent national survey* reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy. It shows that two-thirds (2/3) of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community. If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products or services stack up better against its competition.
Major Impact on Small Businesses
Small businesses represent the largest segment of most local chamber membership rolls, and the study indicates that chamber membership has consistent and powerful benefits to small business members. If respondents know that a small business is a member of a local chamber of commerce, the business enjoys:
- 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating
- 73% increase in consumer awareness
- 68% increase in its local reputation
- an 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future