Our goal at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce is not to have local businesses wonder if they should be a member, but rather ask why aren't they a member already.
The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce is a long standing tradition of businesses in Sebring since 1914, when it was originally called The Board of Trade. Our membership is the who's who of Highlands County and we are proud of George Sebring's vision to create this organization and donated the prime real estate on his circle to the board of trade which we operate currently as our downtown office on the circle. The Chamber has changed and grown since with two locations now and a long history of our membership impacting the community.
The Chamber has been involved in many important projects in our community from the purchase of the first street lights on the circle to raising the money for a sewer system for our early residents.
Prior to World War II it was a delegation of Chamber Members that went to Washington D.C. to successfully lobby for Hendricks Field to be be placed in Sebring. We helped to save Highlands Hammock Park and have been a major part of our community's growth over the years. Our Chamber has a history of Sebring's most well know and successful residents serving as Chairmen of our Board of Directors.
The economic downturn of 2008 has hit our community like every other rural community in the nation., but that only gives our Chamber an opportunity to step up, as our members of the past, to change our community and continue to grow where the others left off.
Businesses working together to better our community has been our calling from when we first started and we are carrying on that tradition through today.
Their is only one way you can be a part of this great organization and movement and that is by joining today. That is why I am challenging you to join today, don't join for just for the great benefits the chamber offers your business, but rather join to benefit our community, and our community will benefit your business.