Designed to serve the specific interests and needs of our members, our programs include
Through our Networking programs (Business Card Exchange, Membership Business Breakfast & New Member Receptions) many new business contacts are made. In addition, members enjoy privileges such as referrals, brochure displays in the Chamber lobby, seminars and workshops, special rates on membership labels, and exclusive advertising in Chamber publications and on the Chamber's web site.
Visit our Involvement section to see how you can benefit from these networking opportunities.
A more specialized form of networking is a Leads Group. These unique groups provide additional opportunities for members who are interested in a smaller, more focused, structured and frequent form of networking.
Visit our Leads Groups page for more information.
Promoting Delray Beach - We are the community "sales force." We answer thousands of calls and letters requesting information about Delray Beach. Over 60,000 calls came into the Chamber of Commerce each year. Our Tourism Committee works with our tourist related businesses to provide packages and promotional information to the many visitors to Delray.
Legislative advocacy - The Chamber monitors, takes action and informs members on matters affecting business at the local, county, state, and federal government levels. This Chamber helps communicate business concerns to our legislators through the Legislative Alert Network.
Through our Education Foundation we develop programs and raise money to support Delray Beach schools, both public and private, with mini-grants. The Chamber also works with business men and women to train and encourage their involvement in our local schools.
Visit our Education page for more information.
Through the Delray Beach Council of 100, we work to
Our membership directory, CD Rom and visitors brochure is distributed for the purpose of providing information leading to increased business opportunities for our members. The Chamber is a source the public relies on for business referrals. Callers to the Chamber are referred only to Chamber members. Membership entitles members to a FREE listing in the Chamber’s newsletter (TradeWinds), the annual Membership Directory, CD Rom, our Web page and formal introduction at the Membership Business Breakfast. Each year, outstanding businesses and individuals are recognized for their contributions at the Annual Meeting and the Small Business Person of the Year program.
Visit our Chamber Events page for more information on upcoming meetings.
Through the Joint Venture program of the Chamber, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Delray, we continue to promote a strong, viable retail and office environment in the Downtown. Specific programs include: l Art & Jazz on the Avenue, l July 4th festivities, l Summer nights on the Avenue, l December Holiday activities including the Christmas tree and visits with Santa and other events throughout the year. For information on our Downtown, go to Delray Downtown.
Now over three and half decades old, the Annual Delray Affair draws accolades and crowds as one of South Florida's oldest and largest outdoor arts, crafts and entertainment festival venues. Held the weekend after Easter, The Delray Affair is stretched along Atlantic Avenue over 10 city blocks. Top notch artists and craftsperson's, home cooked foods from charity groups and non-stop entertainment on 3 stages as well as strolling entertainers from 10AM to 6PM all three days. For more, go to Delray Affair.
To ensure effective communication between the Delray Chamber, its members, and the general public we have several publications produced each year. Our Chamber newsletter, TradeWinds is published 6 times each year and provides timely information on issues, activities, events and on our members. Other publications include our Membership Directory and Visitors Guide, CD ROM, and our Things to See and Do brochure.
Seminars & Workshops
The Chamber provides technical-educational programs on issues and/or skills important to the business community.
Visit our Events page to see upcoming seminars and workshops.