Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) is one of four lines of business of the Orlando Economic Partnership and is specifically focused on Regional Entrepreneurship. A "Five-Star Chamber" – the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – we are positioned to serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Central Florida Region.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are over 7,000 Chambers of Commerce in the United States; this includes local, regional and state Chambers of Commerce. Of the 7,000 Chambers of Commerce; only 224 are Accredited (at any level); with only 70 enjoying a Five-Star Accreditation. In other words, of the 7,000 Chambers of Commerce in the United States, less than 3% are Accredited; and only 1% being awarded a Five-Star Accreditation. In addition, we continue to be the only Five-Star Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in Florida.
Reflecting on our rich, 100-year history, it is challenging to pinpoint a program or event in the community that didn't involve the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. During our decades of continued growth, we've been through many changes, first as the Board of Trade, then as the Downtown Chamber, then as the Greater Orlando Chamber, Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce and now, Orlando, Inc. We've redefined our scope but our goal always remains constant - we are in the business of serving the community.
We must connect with one another, connect businesses and connect our communities within the region to continue our success. We are shaping our community's future by focusing on what matters most to Central Floridians. With thousands of Member businesses, Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) offers some of the most powerful business programs in Central Florida. By connecting businesses across seven counties, the Chamber creates opportunities for your business, your people and yourself to grow.
Throughout Central Florida's development, we have kept pace with the changes in our business climate and we will continue to do so as we embark on the future. We want you to play a major role in the smart growth of our country.
A Staple in the Community Since 1913
One of the little known facts about Chambers of Commerce is that they are older than America. In fact, Chambers of Commerce in our country began before we had a Constitution or a Declaration of Independence. Here in our community, the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce got its start nearly a century ago, embracing a mission of excellence. We parallel our growth and prosperity with that of the Central Florida Community.
The Chamber prides itself on nearly a century of amazing business developments. For continued success in the future, we will build upon our powerful business programs, benefiting thousands of Members in seven Central Florida counties - Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. These programs, by design, have two end results - business connections and more important, cultivation of the human spirit.