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Who We Are

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) work 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. 

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Mission

To be the catalyst for a prosperous community.


Vision

To be a model of excellence of what a 21st Century Chamber should be and do.


Value Proposition

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.


National Accreditation

First accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1974, the Ocala / Marion County 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:


State Certified

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The Ocala / Marion County 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.


Florida Chamber of the Year

The Ocala / Marion County 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.