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CenterState Chamber

CenterState CEO is the region’s business resource center and platform for members’ success. We facilitate the success of small and medium size businesses in the CenterState region by providing programs, services and opportunities which meet the business needs of our members. To us, membership is ownership. We want our members to take advantage of our programs and services and feel confident that their contributions, to the community and to CenterState CEO, are adding value to their business

As part of our mission to provide CenterState CEO members with opportunities to save money, increase visibility and grow their businesses, we are pleased to introduce a new platform of benefits exclusively for our member businesses.

Value Platform
Based on member feedback, we have redefined member benefits to provide more relevant solutions to all levels of membership which will enable member companies to:

• Enhance profitability
• Increase visibility
• Encourage learning
• Make connections

Direct Cost Savings
CenterState CEO has developed a platform focusing on direct cost savings benefits for our members. Through agreements negotiated by CenterState CEO, members can sign up for discounts on office supplies, human resource services, energy, and wellness benefits. Click here to start saving. In addition, weekly, members provide specific member to member discounts. Click here to preview.

Connection and Visibility
CenterState CEO organizes a variety of events for the business community, providing an avenue to network with potential clients, vendors or business partners. Each year, more than 70 Chamber-sponsored events facilitate personal and professional connections for thousands of attendees. CenterState CEO also offers businesses visibility through a range of advertising opportunities. Members are also provided with avenues for community engagement through committee and council participation. Click here to preview.

Comprehensive Business Resources
CenterState CEO helps its 2,000 members develop their businesses and grow personally and professionally. Services include:

• Training & Development Programs
• Government Advocacy
• Family-owned business support
• Small Business Financing Support
• Access to our Business Alliances (link to CVB, Tech Garden, Downtown Committee, etc)
• CenterState CEO Involvement Opportunities

Training & Education
Beginning in January 2012, we will be launching new Training and Education opportunities for you and your employees, to include, “Best Practices” panel discussions, brown bag lunch series, industry specific seminars and forums, and web based seminars. Click here to learn more.

New York Family Business Center
The NYFBC provides family owned business support by providing education, consulting, training, and networking for the unique and specific needs of family owned businesses. These resources help the region's family-run businesses operate optimally at all stages of their development - start-up, growth, and succession. www.nyfamilybusinesscenter.com

New York Business Development Council
New York Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) is a complement to conventional banking, working in partnership with banks to provide term loans, many of which do not meet the requirements for traditional financing. Their goal is to be more creative in our underwriting. In many cases, they include multiple participations, SBA guarantees, flexible amortization and long-term payouts. www.nybdc.com
 
Economic Development
CenterState CEO provides business expansion, retention, and attraction services and financing assistance to companies with a focus on the region’s most competitive and emerging industry sectors. It drives a multi-county regional growth strategy by partnering with a network of business leaders, public officials and economic development allies.

Engagement Opportunities
CenterState CEO provides many opportunities for its members and their employees to become more involved in our organization, the community, and in shaping our region’s future prosperity. By joining one of our many committee, councils, or special groups, you can make a mark on important issues that matter most to the business community. Involvement opportunities include everything from board positions to hosting or sponsoring an event, to volunteer opportunities. Visit our Engagement Library to learn more.