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1/24/2019 General
The Greater Boca Raton and Greater Boynton Beach Chambers

The Greater Boca Raton and Greater Boynton Beach Chambers of Commerce Announce Merger

Summary: The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce today announced their plans to merge, in a strategic effort to enhance member services and boost business climates in both Palm Beach County cities.

Boca Raton, FL – 01.24.19 – The Greater Boca Raton and the Greater Boynton Beach Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce today their plans to merge into one unified Chamber that will serve both Palm Beach County cities.

Beginning today, the operations and services of the Boynton Beach Chamber will be combined with the Boca Chamber, creating a win-win that benefits members from both cities and the region’s business economy as a whole.

Boynton members will gain access to an array of valuable services provided by the Boca Chamber, including high-quality programming, free professional development opportunities, networking with a robust community of members, and representation by a well-established PAC which actively lobbies for members’ business interest and supports pro-business political candidates.

This strategic consolidation will also bolster business climates in each city, fostering economic development and job creation in the region by increasing collaboration among businesses and enhancing synergy between the two cities.

“After meeting with the leaders of the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber, we determined together that this partnership was the best way to serve our members and energize our business communities moving forward,” said Troy McLellan, President and CEO of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. “We are very excited to welcome Boynton members into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to a bright future ahead working together.”

Greater Boynton Beach Chamber President and CEO Jonathan Porges agrees: “The Boca Chamber is renowned as a highly professional organization which provides immense value to its members. The Boynton Chamber is proud to be joining forces with this respected institution to take our collective member services and business advocacy to the next level.”

Business leaders from both communities are also welcoming this strategic consolidation.

“This merger with the Boca Chamber provides so many fantastic added benefits to Boynton business owners, including free professional development seminars, representation by a pro- business PAC and access to an extended network of fellow entrepreneurs in Boca,” said Michael Mohl, Owner of Senior Helpers of South Palm Beach and Chair of the Boynton Chamber’s Board. BBX Capital’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Susan Saturday, who chairs the Boca Chamber’s Board added: “We are so excited to welcome new members from Boynton into the Boca Chamber, and look forward to the enhanced opportunities for collaboration and economic development created by this merger.”

This partnership reflects a national trend of consolidation, with small and separate local Chambers combining forces to their mutual benefit and the benefit of the wider business communities.

About the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce:
The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is headed by President and CEO, Troy McLellan – a twenty-year resident with a strong understanding of the Boca Raton business ecosystem. The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce provides useful services to local businesses including networking opportunities, marketing capabilities, partnerships and special discounted programs for members. The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is also proud to develop programs for local communities that are designed to drive interest in local businesses and aid in their support. Learn more about the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the many services that they provide, here.

About the Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce is a private organization made of local, caring business members and community leaders who have an interest in supporting a healthy business market in the Boynton Beach area. They strive to promote and support the business ecosystem of the greater Boynton Beach area through various support programs, networking events, education and more. Join or learn more about the Chamber, here.