About Your Chamber

Our Mission…
To foster growth among the area’s established businesses, and lend assistance to new firms locating to the area. The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce takes great pride in our community. Come to Maitland, land of 18 parks and 21 lakes with over 1,000 acres of water!

About us…
The Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce is part of the Central Florida Region which is comprised of seven counties including Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, Polk, Volusia and Osceola. Growth in this region is estimated to add four million additional residents by 2050. We have 85 incorporated municipalities with two U.S. State Senators and eight Congressional districts. The Central Florida Region includes the world’s top spaceport, domestic and international airport destinations serving over 17 million residents and visitors annually and has the nation’s sixth largest public university and includes Florida’s largest medical school.

Historical Highlights…
In 1924 when Florida real estate was building up steam, Maitland Avenue was the main road between Sanford and Orlando (17-92 was built around 1937 on an entirely new right-of-way running east of Altamonte Springs and Longwood). Maitland wanted to grow and there was talk of building a “gate” across the Dixie Highway, later known as Black Bear Trail. To accomplish this “gate” a Chamber of Commerce was organized by the citizens who numbered approximately 500 at that time.
The Chamber of Commerce weathered the real estate crash of 1927, but when the banks closed in 1929, so did Maitland’s Chamber of Commerce. It was almost 30 years before its renaissance, and the Maitland Chamber has been serving the community and its members for 60 consecutive years.

Growing Community Roots…
The goal of the Maitland Area Chamber of Commerce is to foster growth among area businesses, assist new businesses or individuals relocating to the area, and to be a vital part of the community. The Chamber supports the activities benefiting the community while representing our members in city, state and national affairs. Small businesses and entrepreneurial enterprises are the American dream realized and one of our main focuses. Maitland is a great community in which to work and live. The first step to truly becoming a part of the community is to join the Chamber of Commerce. Being a member of our team allows you to take advantage of the many benefits the Chamber membership offers. Join a committee, volunteer at our events, share your ideas and resources, and network your business. Building relationships with fellow Chamber partners is the best insurance for the successful future of your business.