Monday, July 20, 2009

Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce Expands Reach to Not-for-Profits

Through its grassroots movement to help businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is reaching out to not-for-profit organizations as awareness of their needs rise to the forefront.

In a recent study of their membership, the
Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) found close to 100 not-for-profit members on their roster. The Chamber then created a council to address the specific needs of these charitable organizations and after surveying the not-for-profit member organizations, it was determined that “Awareness with other Not-For-Profit organizations” was a top priority. In response to this request, the CRCC is announcing its first Introduction & Awareness Event for not-for-profit business organizations. The event will be held on Thursday, July 30th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Clearwater Community Sailing Center.
  • To talk about issues concerning them in today’s business climate,
  • To start to develop relations that can be mutually beneficial.

“We have to go outside the box. It's no longer just cocktails and networking,” Chamber President Bob Clifford said. Mr. Clifford encourages all business, for profit or not-for-profit, to reach out and make contacts. “Making [business] contacts is more crucial than ever today,” he said. The CRCC says all not-for-profits organizations are welcome. If you would like to attend you
MUST RSVP before the Monday July 27th deadline as space is limited. Please contact Cathy Germer, VP Business Assistance for the CRCC by calling 727 461-0011 ext 233 or via email at Established in 1922, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce set out with the vision to be the premier Voice of Business in the Clearwater region. Representing more than 1,400 member businesses, the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC) is one of the largest chambers in the Bay area and has become a large and powerful voice for its members through its ability to partner with other agencies and advocate on behalf of business and its members.CRCC’s mission is to enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region. Visit