Indian River County, FL Economic Development | 1216 21st St. Vero Beach FL 32960 | | 772.567.3491


The Chamber's Economic Development Office can help you with a variety of resources and

Small businesses are the backbone of Indian River County and communities throughout the U.S.  That is why we join the SBDC and SCORE in highlighting the important role small business owners play in supporting and diversifying our local economy.  April 29-May 5 is National Small Business Week. 

On Thursday morning, April 26, 9:30a-11:30a, the Chamber is hosting a FREE “Small Business Resources” workshop, to provide information about local organizations that can help you start and grow your small business.  The workshop features representatives from Indian River State College SBDC, Treasure Coast SCORE, CareerSource Research Coast, the Small Business Administration finance office, and the FL Virtual Entrepreneur Center.  The workshop will be held in the Chamber’s boardroom; seating is limited and registration is required.  Call the Chamber office at 772-567-3491 to reserve a spot.  The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is located at 1216 21st Street, in downtown Vero Beach.

You may also be interested in this article which highlights the benefits of supporting small businesses.  Our Chamber encourages our members and residents to shop local whenever possible with our "Shop Local" initiative.

The Chamber’s Industry Appreciation Awards program is an annual event in which we recognize local businesses for what they contribute to our community either through architectural enhancements, success within their industry, or their community involvement. At the 2017 Awards event, we celebrated the success of 18 local companies. We invite you to view a list of those businesses here and their photos.  Congratulations to all the award recipients - we are very proud to honor such tremendous achievements! 

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of our Awards Program! Committee members, who are all Chamber volunteers, may be calling on your company to encourage you to submit a nomination. For a complete and detailed list of criteria for all of the nomination categories, please click here, or you can dowlnload a copy of the Nomination Packet which explains the "who-what-where and why" of the program.  Please click on the award catagory, below, to download a nomination form. Completed nomination forms are due in to the Chamber office by 5p on Tuesday, July 31. (Note that many, if not most, companies nominate themselves!)

Architectural Recognition forms:

This program is one of the many activities within our Business Retention/Expansion initiatives.  We thank Florida Power & Light for their generous sponsorship of our Awards program!

The Chamber recently hosted a workshop for local businesses to learn more about doing business with the government - at the local, state and federal levels.  Representatives with the Indian River County Purchasing Division and the Indian River School District, plus the Small Business Development Center's Procurement Technical Assistance Center, provided detailed information on the types of items purchased - goods and services - plus the process and documentation needed.   Presentations from all three speakers are available by clicking the links below.
     Indian River County Government presentation   
     School District presentation
     SBDC presentation

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