Events and Programs

Programs

Women in the KNOW - Knowledgeable Network of Women - is a personal and professional development program for women in business and community leadership roles. KNOW provides a niche networking forum to openly discuss emerging issues impacting women in our business community in a supportive environment. Through KNOW, the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce wishes to cultivate talent by reaching out to today's women executives and tomorrow's leaders. Quarterly Speaker Luncheons are scheduled. Watch the Chamber Calendar of events.

Business Leaders Roundtable - BLR is an opportunity for small business owners and leaders to openly discuss issues and trends impacting local business. Through the Business Leaders Roundtable the Chamber of Commerce seeks to support small business in the local community. Participants can expect an interesting keynote speaker addressing topics of relevance to small business owners followed by a lively roundtable discussion and an offering of practical solutions to common challenges facing the small business owner. Meets Fourth Friday of the Month.

Monthly Business Breakfasts are a great way to meet fellow members with whom share your interests. Business is conducted at the most casual of networking occasions and many a prospects have been initiated and deals closed at such events.

Monthly Mixers are hosted by member organizations at their place of business and are an informal way to get to know your colleagues and meet your next potential client.

Chamber After Hours are hosted by our local restaurant and recreational businesses. No program, no schedule, just a casual gathering, on your time.

Leadership Excursions provide opportunities for Chamber members in business and community leadership roles to engage in, develop and broaden perceptions about the greater Zephyrhills community. 


Professional Training & Business Development Seminars

The Chamber partners with local institutes of higher learning and regional training offices to provide members with the most current and practical training and professional development programs.
See the Chamber Calendar for upcoming scheduled events or call the chamber office to sign up.


Small Business Consultation

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce partners with the Small Business Development Center at USF to offer Free and Confidential Business Consulting Services to local business owners.
Who can benefit? Small business owners and leaders seeking successful solutions to a variety of management challenges.

Receive assistance completing and applying for a business loan
Receive assistance developing a marketing plan or business plan for your business
Receive assistance preparing financial projections and understanding cash flow statements for better money management
Develop employee standard manuals/develop employee incentives/get help managing unproductive employees
Receive assistance purchasing or selling a business

Call the SBDC to schedule an appointment.


Annual Events

The chamber organizes events throughout the year to carry out its commitment to serve the community. Proceeds from these events allow the Chamber to continue to operate quality programs and services for members, and to support youth and education in the local community. We invite you to show your commitment to community by supporting these events.

May

Annual Zephyrhills Scramble
Superb courses, avid golfers, committed community leaders and Florida sunshine make for a great Scramble, year after year. This event is held to support local youth and education programs of the Chamber and partnering organizations.

September

Annual Community Awards and Member Appreciation Banquet
The Chamber of Commerce holds an annual banquet to honor and recognize leadership in community and business. Honorees and members are treated to an evening of music and dinner. Whether the theme be "Walk the Red Carpet" (2010) or "Emerald City: There's no place like home" (2011), the Chamber's Annual Banquet is the hottest ticket in town. Watch for your invitation.

October

Annual Zephyrhills Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues
As the name suggests, BBQ & Blues features a friendly BBQ competition amidst a background of the blues music. Event-goers will have opportunities to sample the culinary creations of both local and out-of-town BBQ chefs while sipping on a glass of wine or cold beer at the "Swine Terrace". Kids can play at the Kidz Zone or peruse the rows of arts & crafts tables while Grandma and Grandpa take a stroll through memory lane at the classic car show. When all is said and done, there's something for everyone at Pigz in Z'Hills!


Youth & Education Programs

Student Citizen of the Month
TheStudent Citizen of the Month program is a Chamber tradition and is how we recognize and honor young people in the community who are demonstrating quality leadership skills. At a monthly breakfast ceremony, Student Citizens from 9 area schools are presented with certificates of achievement, medallions, and letters of commendation from local and state officials recognizing their achievements and the exceptional example they set for their peers. The Student Citizens are always delighted with the special recognition and thrilled to leave with a bag full of "goodies" provided by chamber supporters.

The Student Citizen of the Month Program is an opportunity to tie your business with this long-standing community tradition. Contact your chamber office if you are interested.

Scholarship
The Chamber awards scholarships every year to local graduating seniors in support of their education goals. Every time you purchase a 50/50 ticket at a chamber event, you contribute to this fund. Members may also designate a donation at any time throughout the year.


Ambassadors

Ambassadors are a spirited and fun-loving group that enjoy comraderie and the opportunity to serve the community. Members are encouraged to participate. Your involvement can and will make a difference.

Chamber Ambassadors are a group of highly motivated, enthusiastic businessmen and women who serve as the backbone of the Chamber's membership programs. Ambassadors represent the Chamber at many community events.Ambassadors have the opportunity to promote their own business as they contact business members throughout the month.
 
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce honors the commitment of the Ambassadors with Excursions & Luncheons * Ambassador of Month Awards * Ambassador of the Year Award * Recognition at Chamber Events


Public Forums * Town Halls * Workshops

The Chamber organizes and collaborates with partners in economic development and government to provide a variety of public forums, town halls and workshops on issues of relevance to the community. Check the Chamber and Community Calendars for upcoming events.

Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
East Pasco Transportation Forum
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM
Skydive City - Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Chamber Scholarship Committee Meeting
On Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting - Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
On Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee Meeting
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Chamber Business Breakfast Sponsored by Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
On Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Ninth Annual Zephyrhills Scramble
On Friday, May 2, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Mixer Sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center
On Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM
Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
ZEDC Stakeholders Advisory Council Meeting
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM
Chamber Breakfast - Tampa Bay Times
On Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Member Connection - Join us for Java
On Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast Sponsored by Bayfront Health Dade City
On Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Chamber Mixer - Pregnancy Care Center
On Thursday, July 17, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Tampa Tribune
On Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Chamber Mixer - Westbrooke
On Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Florida Hospital Zephryhills
On Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Member Connection - Join us for Java
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Annual Membership Appreciation and Community Awards Banquet
On Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Humana
On Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Ambassador Luncheon
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Business Leaders Roundtable
On Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Tampa Bay Times
On Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, November 20, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Ambassador Luncheon
On Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - ZWCMA
On Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Member Connection - Join us for Java
On Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM
Chamber Mixer at Center State Bank
On Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM