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About Us

Our Role

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the growth, business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the most respected counties in the state. The programs and activities of the Chamber are vital to our lifestyle. The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services we provide to Martin County and our 1,300 plus members.

The Chamber's services range from providing maps and information for visitors to demographics and statistics for potential new and existing businesses. The Chamber was appointed Film Liaison Office and certified Camera Ready by the Florida Dept. of commerce in 1990. The responsibility of the office was turned over to the County in 2000.

The Chamber actively recruits members to serve on its committees. They include State and Local Governmental Affairs, Ambassador, Transportation and Finance. The Education Committee was honored by the Florida Dept. of Education for its "Mentor Program" in 1991 & 1992. The Chamber then applied for a non-profit status. It subsequently became a 501-C Corp. and eventually the Education Foundation of Martin County, giving it a life of its own. We were awarded "Florida's Best" by the Florida Chamber of Commerce for our Business & Education Partnerships in 2003 for our Job Tap program.

Whether appearing before the City or County Commissioners or lobbying the State Legislature or Congress on issues affecting business, or providing scholarships for local students, those volunteers involve the Chamber in all aspects of community life.

LEADERship Martin County, established by our Chamber in 1990, a program affording participants the opportunity to learn about Martin County and how it operates, has provided over 600 new leaders for our community since it began.

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce is a member of the countywide Council of Chambers, an organization consisting of the five county Chambers of Commerce, formed to discuss common issues, provide unified effort in speaking out to represent business interests of the area. The Chamber works with the Economic Council of Martin County and is a founding member of the Business Development Board of Martin County. Throughout our site, you will notice many organizations adding to the quality of life Martin County offers.

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS a voluntary organization that unites the business and professional people in an effort to expand the economy of the area.

A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS business people concerned about improving the area they do business in, and are willing to do something about it actively.

Its strengths lie in the number and diversity of its membership. Both large and small businesses from virtually every profession are represented and influence investments in the Chamber. THE MEMBERS ARE THE CHAMBER!

The more members the Chamber has, the better it can represent the business community. It accomplishes collectively what no business can do alone.

Today, Chambers of Commerce have become community organizations which recognize all the factors that affect the community and adjust its program accordingly.

A Chamber is NOT...
  • A department of the city, county, or state government.
  • A political party, a civic club, or professional society.
  • A social service, welfare, or charitable insitituion.
  • A private advertising, publicity, or public relations agency.

Its purposes are to...
  • Unite, inform and represent business in Martin County
  • Provide leadership on economic and political issues
  • Promote a progressive and healthy business climate
  • Provide efficient service to its membership to general public and visitors
  • Act as the “front door” to our community

2018-19 Board of Directors

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The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the community.

Important Facts

These are some facts which you will find invaluable in speaking with membership prospects and will help give you a better overall understanding of your Chamber.

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce:

  • Has 1,650 members
  • Is a not-for-profit corporation
  • Investment is 100% tax deductible as a business expense
  • Encompasses the entire Martin County area
  • Has a nine-member professional staff
  • Is the lobbying organization for general business in Martin County

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1650 S Kanner Highway
Stuart, FL 34994

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