With almost 700 members representing thousands of area employees, the Chamber speaks with a strong and credible voice for business. Volunteers and staff monitor government meetings and pending legislation to keep members informed on issues that affect them.
Small business counseling can be arranged, providing you with one-on-one business counseling with experts from the University of North Florida's Small Business Development Center and Score Jacksonville.
The Chamber receives more than 50,000 inquiries annually. Members, residents and visitors are encouraged to patronize Chamber member businesses. The Chamber's on-line Members Directory also helps potential customers find your business as well as our Save Local Now digital marketing platform.
Businesses looking to move or expand into Nassau County receive information including demographics, per capita buying power, traffic counts, tourism figures and other information outlining the economics of Nassau County. Families looking to move to our area are furnished with information from many different sources.
The Chamber shares information about its members in its daily news blog, "Nassau Business Today" and member events in our online Events calendar.
By displaying your attractive Chamber Membership Decal, you let everyone know you've invested in our community. A recent study showed that if consumers know a business is a member of its local Chamber of Commerce, they are 80 percent more likely to patronize the business in future.
The Chamber's Business After Hours networking events are only $5 for Chamber members and can attract up to 150 business people. The Yulee Area Council, Island Council, Health Care Council, Make Your Membership Work For You member orientation and Monthly Membership Luncheon also offer opportunities for networking.
The Chamber shares information with its members in a variety of ways, including in "Nassau Business Monthly," our print monthly newsletter and in our official news blog, "Nassau Business Today."
Chamber members are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to promote their business and organization through the Chamber. Our Welcome Center is full of our members' brochures and business cards for visitors' use. Contact us to see what other advertising opportunities, including in the community Discovery Map, on-line and in our newsletters, are available to promote your business. Find out more.
Only Chamber members are eligible to sponsor Chamber events such as Business After Hours, Monthly Membership Luncheon, Annual Awards, Annual Membership Meeting and Public Officials Reception.
Inclusion in "Discover Nassau" increases visibility for your business among visitors, new residents and people considering relocation to the Nassau County, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach and Yulee FL area. As a Chamber member, you automatically are listed two times, once by category and again alphabetically. The guide is a great resource for locating other Chamber members providing the goods and services you want and it is distributed to visitors, newcomers and potential residents and business owners.
Advertising in the Discovery Map of Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee FL and surrounding areas will deliver customers to your door via our printed map distribution, online map distribution and mobile. Chamber members receive member-only rates on advertising.
Join the men and women from member companies who serve on Chamber committees. Contribute to the community and promote your business at the same time.
As a Chamber member, you are automatically listed by business category and business name. You can also link your website to our well-visited site. This website, www.islandchamber.com, gets more than 20,000 visitors each month.