Welcome to the St. Cloud Chamber!The St. Cloud Chamber contributes in many ways to the total fabric of life in the City of St. Cloud and Osceola County, as well as provides many services and opportunities to its members.
The Voice of Business in OsceolaIt's can be amazing to watch what happens when people get together...friendships are formed, partnerships are created and business happens naturally. We are here to help!
Your Business is Our Business!The Chamber is a membership organization made up of businesses and acts as a community resource and voice for local business.
When Fred Hawkins Jr. and I began discussing moving the St. Cloud Life Community & Business Extravaganza from the St. Cloud Civic Center to the Downtown St. Cloud area, a few people thought we had flipped! Okay, I couldn't resist the pun. Truth be told... it was a rather bold move, but we agreed it was a worthwhile change!
As I was driving into St. Cloud on Saturday I saw one of the digital event signs that said St. Cloud Life. I was reminded immediately that we had an awesome opportunity that day. An opportunity to showcase the very special community that we are blessed to live in. The event was certainly challenged by the threat of rain and wind that day, but amazingly the weather had paused long enough for the overwhelming amount of vendors of every kind to successfully set up their booths. St. Cloud Life 2014 was a HUGE multi-street expo ladened with business vendor after vendor, entertainment, Home Depot Kids Workshop, a "burn house" exhibit and loads of other family fun... and all within the culture of St. Cloud.
The theme this year was "Community of Excellence" and one step into this extravaganza and it was easy to see why. This wasn't just another Business Expo, this was a celebration of business, organizations, causes, great cuisine and segment after segment of our community and culture. The community certainly got the message that something special was taking place that day as car after car, family after family took advantage of the break in the weather to attend the event and to be a part of the St. Cloud culture. As I visited booth after booth I asked the same question... how can the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce assist you better in 2014? How can we actually make a difference to you, and what is it that you would like to see us do as advocates of businesses and organizations in the St. Cloud Greater Osceola community? Most frequently people simply shared this... just keep providing events like this. Continue to provide vents that bring the community we live in together. Continue to create environments that allow for the businesses, organizations and families of our community to grow, learn and experience life... together.
The event and event participation certainly exceeded our expectations in many ways, even with the weather we experienced Saturday afternoon that ended the event a couple hours early. We look forward now to the next events on the Chamber calendar, our Annual Golf Tournament Saturday April 12th, Margaritaville on Thursday July 3rd and the always explosive July 4th Lakefront Celebration! Check back with the Chamber soon... the best is yet to come!
Call 407-892-3671 for more information on how to be a part of the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce!
Keith M. Ronan
St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce