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The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce helps keep the Treasure Coast at the forefront of business and tourism. The Chamber works tirelessly to be its Members’ voice of business, unite businesses in the community and build membership diversity to provide endless opportunities to one and all.

With a mission to “help businesses prosper through advocacy, education and exposure,” the Chamber helps Members make the most of their investment and business. Members find that joining the Chamber gives them unmatched opportunities and advantages, such as networking events, ribbon-cutting ceremonies and numerous marketing endeavors.

Advocacy is a big part of what the Chamber does, ensuring that local businesses are represented at the local, state and federal levels — something small businesses may not have the resources to do, with limited time and employees. The Chamber monitors legislation that could impact the local economy. In fact, Chamber representatives visit the state capitol at least once a year to make sure that state government officials know what is needed in St. Lucie County.

The exposure Members get just by joining the Chamber is remarkable. The Chamber’s two visitor center locations allow visitors and residents to drop by and learn more about St. Lucie County and its businesses and attractions.

The Chamber’s committees and councils help serve its diverse membership through planning and assistance from community stakeholders. The Fort Pierce Area Committee, Port St. Lucie Area Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Tourism Committee, Ambassador Council, Leadership St. Lucie Alumni Council, and Young Professionals Council are other ways Members can get involved and gain rewarding returns on their membership investment.

One of the most popular and long-standing opportunities for members is Leadership St. Lucie. Entering its 37th year, up to 30 candidates are selected to participate in this program. These leaders agree to a two-year commitment with the Chamber, where they partake in an 11-month journey to increase their leadership skills and learn more about St. Lucie County. After they graduate from the program, they serve on a Chamber committee or council.

For Members looking to get involved, no matter what their schedule may bring, the Chamber’s calendar of events offers numerous opportunities. Whether it is Networking Breakfasts, Ladies Luncheons, Business and Social Hours (evenings), ribbon cuttings, Coffee with the Mayor or another kind of event, the Chamber carefully and strategically plans its schedule.

For more information on the Chamber, or to join, visit www.stluciechamber.org.

Chamber Staff

Terissa Aronson
President/CEO
President@StLucieChamber.org

Mark Tremblay
Director of Sales
Mark@StLucieChamber.org

Katherine Cordero
Events Manager
Katherine@StLucieChamber.org

Lauryn Logsdon
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Lauryn@StLucieChamber.org

Luana Howard
Executive Assistant to the President
Luana@StLucieChamber.org

Administrative Assistant
Info@StLucieChamber.org

Yearly Events

Young Floridian Luncheon in January
The Young Floridian Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity for the program’s judges to get to know the nominees, talk freely with them and see how they think and react in an interview setting.

Young Floridian Awards Ceremony in February
The Young Floridians Awards Scholarship has been awarded to selected high school seniors for over 34 years. The ceremony takes place at the Indian River State College McAlpin Fine Arts Center where awards are
given in 15 categories.

Adult Spelling Bee in April
Trophies and bragging rights are at stake at this evening event in which teams of three adults compete in a spelling contest.

Fishing Frenzy in May
Grab a pole and join anglers from all over the Southeast at the Causeway Cove Marina for this two-day, dolphin only tournament. The event boasts $16,000 in cash prizes, with $10,000 going to the angler with the heaviest catch.

Treasure Coast Tourism Showcase in May
With attendance well over 400 people, this annual event gives local tourism related businesses the opportunity to educate citizens and other business owners, operators and employees on the many tourism activities available in the area.

Golf Tournament in June
Enjoy a day on the links while networking with other members. Prizes are awarded for longest drive (men’s and women’s) and closest to the pin, with raffles and food to round out the festivities. Proceeds go toward the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Programs.

Back to School at the Mets in August
Catch a ball game and celebrate our schools all while potentially interacting with up to 5,000 new customers! Reserve a table at this expo and make sure your business is top of mind in our schools.

Business and Industry Awards Dinner in September
For 33 years, this event has recognized economic and community leaders. Awards are given in 10 categories and representatives from all St. Lucie County businesses are invited to attend.

Annual Installation Breakfast in October
Come welcome the new officers taking their positions on the Chamber’s board of directors as well as incoming committee and council chairs.
The State of the Chamber for the last year will also be discussed during
the presentation.

Early Education and Business Symposium in October
The business community, St. Lucie Schools, and non-profit leaders join to discuss the impact of early learning on business. Breakfast is provided and a portion of the proceeds benefit an area non-profit that serves children.

Monthly Events
First Friday Ladies Luncheon at Fort Pierce Women’s Club – 1st Friday
Covering the Bases with the Mets at SLCTV Studios – 2nd Monday
Networking Breakfast at Gator Trace Golf & Country Club – 2nd Tuesday
Coffee with the Port St. Lucie Mayor in PSL Council Chambers – 2nd Friday
Business Bowl & Breakfast at PGA Golf Club – 4th Tuesday
Business and Social Hour (BASH) – 4th Wednesday Location Varies

Quarterly EVENTS

Quarterly breakfasts:

  • Chamber 101 serves as the Chamber’s new member orientation breakfast and welcomes new members to go through the benefits of what being a Chamber member entails. This breakfast is held at the Golden Corral in St. Lucie West.

Quarterly Luncheons:

  • City managers are the guest speakers at the City of Port St. Lucie
    Update Luncheon and City of Fort Pierce Update Luncheon. Both events highlight what’s currently happening in both communities and what is in store for the future.
  • The county administrator briefs attendees about ongoing issues and what’s planned for the next year at the St. Lucie County Update Luncheon.
  • Florida state senators and representatives discuss the current status and future of the state–as well as how both affect the Treasure Coast–at the Legislative Update Luncheon.