Zephyrhills Chamber 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.

Topics @ Twelve - T@T is an opportunity for small business owners and leaders to openly discuss issues and trends impacting local business. Through Topics @ Twelve 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. Topics @ Twelve is a quarterly event.

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.

Buisness and Development

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.


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.

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.


January

Annual Zephyrhills Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Fest
Held at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, it is the signature event for the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce. Visitors enjoy award-winning barbecue, Blues Music, KidZone, vendors and a business expo, classic & antique cars alongside the unique state of the art aircraft and aviation history offered by the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport Aviation Expo. Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues is a state BBQ championship contest sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and a qualifier for the prestigious Jack Daniels World Championship and American Royal National Championship. Proceeds raised support local youth leadership clubs, civic organizations and Chamber programs and services. 


May

Annual Zephyrhills Scramble
Superb course, 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 Dr. Suess': "Oh, the Places we'll go, or Jeanz & Jewels, the Chamber's Annual Banquet is the hottest ticket in town. Watch for your invitation.


Youth & Education Programs

Student Citizen of the Month

The Student 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.

educational programs

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.  To find out more information for applying for our scholarships please call our office: 813-782-1913. Scholarship Criteria


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

Credibility, networking, affordable advertising and access to services and programs are the primary reasons member organizations join. Return on investment, many times over, is the reason they stay.

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