The Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) works to be the leading voice of business. We strive to improve economic prosperity with our key areas of focus Business Attraction, Business Retention and Business Creation.
Moving Forward is our charge and it reflects our desire to be a catalyst for the business community. By working together with our partners and community investors, we will continue to improve our quality of life and build a strong base for economic growth in our community.
To be the catalyst for a prosperous community.
To be a model of excellence of what a 21st Century Chamber should be and do.
To provide a positive return on investment for our partners by creating and retaining jobs and by being the one-stop shop and voice of the business community.
First accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1974, the Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership is among the elite top 1% of Chambers of Commerce nationwide that have been recognized for excellence by receiving the 5-Star Accredited designation. This is the highest accreditation level awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
This recognition, known as accreditation, was earned for:
The Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber of Commerce by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals.
This designation recognizes the CEP’s ability to consistently rise above the generally accepted chamber of commerce organizational benchmarks in Organization Management, Service Intent and Capacity, Professional Administration, Financial Management, and Marketing/Public Relations.
Only fourteen of over 200 chambers in Florida have reached this designation.
The Ocala Metro Chamber & Economic Partnership is recognized as the 2018 Chamber of the Year by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals. Each Year the FACP recognizes Florida’s top chambers of commerce throughout the state for their outstanding achievement and precedence within the area of communications.
The CEP was named the ACCE national Chamber of the Year in 2020. This followed the organization being a finalist for the industry's top award in 2017, 2019, and 2020. This is the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).
To learn more about the CEP being named the 2020 Chamber of the Year, please read the following release.