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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.

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. When all is said and done, There is something for everyone.


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.

Nominations Accepted for Business and Community Awards
Dates: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 to Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Walmart Remodel Ribbon Cutting & Grand Re-Open
On Friday, August 1, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
Launch Party for The Laker and Lutz News
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
ZEDC Stakeholders Advisory Council
On Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM
Chamber Breakfast - Sponsored By Tampa Tribune
On Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Open House for Danielle L. Albritton, DO
On Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Executive Board Meeting
On Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Samaritan Project - Ribbon Cutting
On Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Ambassadors Luncheon
On Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
All Tech Air Multi-Chamber Ribbon Cutting
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Sponsored By Florida Hospital Zephryhills
On Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
KNOW - Knowledgeable Network of Women
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Board Planning Meeting
On Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Curves Ribbon Cutting
On Monday, September 15, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Annual Membership Appreciation and Community Awards Banquet
On Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Florida Hospital Multi-Chamber Open House
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
Florida Hospital Multi-Chamber Open House
On Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Sylvan Learning Center Multi-Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Grand Re-Opening
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Chamber Breakfast - Sponsored By 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
Multi-Chamber Open House for Dr. Thati
On Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM
Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
Chamber Mixer
On Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
East Pasco County Candidates Forum - General
On Monday, October 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Business Leaders Roundtable
On Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Skydive City BREWFEST 2014
On Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM until 12:00 AM
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 - Sponsored By Tampa Bay Times
On Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 AM until 8:30 AM
Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 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 - Sponsored By 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
Student Citizen of the Month
On Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM until 9:00 AM
Chamber Mixer at Center State Bank
On Thursday, December 18, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
ZEDC Steering Committee
On Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM