Chamber of Commerce
Local Area Chambers of Commerce information from Key Largo to Key West.
|Welcome to the island paradise of Key Largo, the first of the Fabulous Florida Keys and the Dive Capital of the World, where you can kick off your shoes and leave your cares behind.
Key Largo is home to the world?s largest artificial reef, the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef
Experience the Spiegel Grove
without getting wet. Underwater State Park, the African Queen and the famous Christ of the Abyss underwater statue. The Everglades National Park is just a short trip away by boat or car.
Diving, snorkeling and glass bottom boating in our clear waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a fantastic experience.
Opportunities to fish our backcountry or deep sea abound. Watersport activities are plentiful and for the nature lovers, there is kayaking, swimming with the dolphins, air boat rides and everglades tours. Or, just relax with a tropical beverage and do nothing at all but watch our beautiful sunsets!
Accommodations in Key Largo range from full-service resorts to small individually owned motels, all are known for their relaxing atmosphere and ambiance. The island`s campgrounds are scenic and friendly with tent and full service RV sites.
These pages are hosted by the Legendary Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. If your are ready to visit or relocate to the island of Key Largo you can give us a call for our booklet or additional information at 1-800-822-1088 or email us at [email protected] Check out our membership directory for all types of businesses in the Upper Keys!
For a complete list of members please see our membership directory. For a complete list of our Board Members, please see Board Members directory.
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|Islamorada is known as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World" and rumor has it that we also host a larger fishing fleet per square mile than anywhere else in the world. This perfect family vacation destination offers something to do in, under, above or near the water 24 hours a day. The aqua blue waters surrounding our village of islands provide fantastic views from every bridge and waterfront resort, restaurant and home.
The name Islamorada is frequently translated from Spanish as "purple isles."
However, history recounts that as Henry Flagler built the railroad through the Keys, the train would only stop in named towns. To justify a station, William J. Krome is said to have christened our village "Islamorada" after the "Island Home" schooner owned by the pioneering Pinder family.
In 1908, the new Islamorada train station and Islamorada post office opened for business.
The most devastating occurrence in Islamorada`s recent history is the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
The storm packed winds exceeding 200 miles per hour and created turbulent seas that sent a 17-foot tidal wave across Islamorada, killing hundreds of veterans and local residents. Two years later, after the railroad ties and other debris were removed, a Hurricane monument was erected at Mile Marker 81 in Islamorada.
The monument is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the tragedy. Today, hurricane-tracking technology, evacuation programs and mass media make it safe to enjoy Islamorada year-round.
In addition to fishing, the Atlantic Ocean and Florida Bay offer adventures in diving, snorkeling, parasailing, wind-surfing, kayaking, boat racing and a variety of nature excursions like hand-feeding giant silver tarpon. Ever since the days of famous authors and sportsmen like Ernest Hemmingway and Zane Grey, our area has attracted outdoor competitors -- and every month offers a wide range of fishing tournaments, races and other sporting challenges.
The four islands of Islamorada also offer numerous tranquil spots to relax under the sun`s glorious golden rays. Enjoy a beachfront cocktail, sunset cruise or spend the day shopping at one of the areas unique shops or galleries. Once you are relaxed, the finest in dining awaits to satisfy the tastes of every member of your family.
With an area history spanning more than 3,000 years and an active chamber with over 300 memberships, Islamorada is the premier location for inquisitive visitors and commerce to merge.
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The Visitor`s Center is located at Mile Marker 83.2 on the bay side.
For more information, please call the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce
at (305) 664-4503 or toll free at (800) FAB-KEYS. Mail may be sent to
P.O. Box 915, Islamorada, FL 33036 and fax (305) 664-4289.
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SPECIAL THANKS TO ISLAMORADA ARTIST JOHN HAWVER FOR USE OF HIS ARTWORK THROUGHOUT THIS SITE.
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|The Islands of Marathon in the Florida Keys are home to some of the world`s best fishing, diving, and snorkeling as well as wedding and seafood dining destinations!
We are proud to host the Keys #1 Original Seafood Festival every March here in Marathon where people come from around the world to taste fresh seafood and hear live music for 2 full days! We also are proud hosts of a brand new event called ConchtoberFest that alone is worth making the trip to the Islands of Marathon. See our events page for more info on these exciting events & festivals!
Driving to The Islands of Marathon will soon be even easier when using the Florida Turnpike. The Florida Turnpike (for all tolls from Miami - Florida City) will be 100% electronic using the SunPass System; therefore there will not be any cash toll stops, long lines, etc.
In the Islands of Marathon you will find all types of accommodations to suit your needs and budgets, whether you prefer luxury resorts with 5-star dining or casual hotels on the water that are affordable and budget friendly... We will have something to satisfy all your vacation needs!
In the Islands of Marathon you will feel relaxed while enjoying our great hospitality. Marathon is also a family oriented destination with many attractions for the entire family to enjoy such as the Dolphin Research Center, Pigeon Key Island, The Turtle Hospital, and Crane Point Hammock. Most recently the New York Times recognized us as the Family Destination of the Year due to the abundance of family friendly activities and ammenities the Islands of Marathon have to offer you and your family.
There are also exciting water sports to try like kite-boarding, paddle-boarding, snorkeling, deep sea or reef fishing trips, boating, jet skis, or maybe finding your very own private, secluded island or stretch of beach to relax and kick-back!
Fresh seafood and good times await, so don`t hesitate, come to the Islands of Marathon today!
|Welcome to the Key West Chamber Of Commerce, one of the oldest and most successful business organizations in Key West. We are your Chamber. Our mission is to serve our members and maintain a viable economy for the business and working people of Key West. To accomplish this mission the Chamber acts as your business advocate, information center, and business promoter. Our base of nearly 650 members enables us to draw from broad expertise to make all this possible. Our board is comprised of 25 of the strongest business leaders in the community.
Now more than ever before, the Chamber is asserting itself as an advocate for the business community at all levels of government. Over the past several years the Chamber has been closely monitoring governmental actions and keeping the business community informed of the issues that effect us. When necessary, we get involved in supporting or opposing issues by direct action.
As a business information center, Chamber staff collects and analyzes volumes of economic and demographic data about Key West and Monroe County in order to monitor the business environment. We make our findings available to our members and the community.
There are many ways that the Chamber promotes individual businesses. Our visitor information center furnishes information to over 150,000 people who visit the Chamber`s office and answers approximately 12,000 phone calls per month from people considering a trip to Key West. Whenever possible, we use these inquiries to promote our members. Through our many functions and meetings, we provide a platform for our members to promote their business and to exchange information with other business professionals. Our annual tradeshow allows member organizations to showcase themselves to the public.
We are working for you. With your support, we will keep Key West a thriving community.
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