The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce recently announced a merger in an effort to enhance member services.
The chambers will serve both cities with combined operations. The partnership reflects a national trend of consolidation, with small and separate local Chambers combining forces to their mutual benefit and the benefit of the wider business communities.
“After meeting with the leaders of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber, we determined together that this partnership was the best way to serve our members and energize our business communities moving forward,” said Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited to welcome Boynton members into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to a bright future ahead working together.”
Boynton members will gain access to services provided by the Boca Chamber, including programming, free professional development opportunities, networking, and representation by a PAC which actively lobbies for members’ business interest and supports pro-business political candidates.
“The Boca Chamber is renowned as a highly professional organization which provides immense value to its members,” Greater Boynton Beach Chamber President and CEO Jonathan Porges said. “The Boynton Chamber is proud to be joining forces with this respected institution to take our collective member services and business advocacy to the next level.”
Business leaders from both communities are also welcoming this strategic consolidation.
“This merger with the Boca Chamber provides so many fantastic added benefits to Boynton business owners, including free professional development seminars, representation by a pro-business PAC and access to an extended network of fellow entrepreneurs in Boca,” said Michael Mohl, Owner of Senior Helpers of South Palm Beach and Chair of the Boynton Chamber’s Board. BBX Capital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Susan Saturday, who chairs the Boca Chamber’s Board added: “We are so excited to welcome new members from Boynton into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to the enhanced opportunities for collaboration and economic development created by this merger.”