Chamber News

  • Support Small Business


    As the coronavirus spreads and additional restrictions are put into place, it is imperative that we continue to support our small businesses in these uncertain times. Despite the challenges our small business owners are currently facing, they and their employees are still showing up, serving and giving back to our community.

    Please visit our chamber member business directory and show these businesses some love. Let them know they are an integral part of our community. Follow them on social media and stay abreast of changes they may have to their hours or services. Many are offering online shopping, delivery or curbside service. Consider purchasing a gift card now, for later use. It all helps. #elcchamber

    Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.- Helen Keller

  • 2020 Board of Directors

    The 2020 Directors and Executive Board were sworn in by Commissioner Tim Sullivan, Saturday, February 1st at the 34th Annual Installation Gala Banquet, held at Mount Dora Plaza Live.

    The volunteer directors serving this year are: Jeremy Valverde (President), Dan Summerlin (Vice-President), Melissa Vu (Secretary), Jackie Spencer (Treasurer), Lisa DuRant (Past President), Jack McDonald, Bill Gagnon, Catherine Hanson, Donna Tobin, Mindy Rodriguez, Rex Rogers, Jeffery Albright, Pam Jennelle.

  • Now is the time to get involved

    East Lake County Chamber of Commerce is your organization. Our work focuses on promoting commerce and community. We are involved in many local organizations, projects and issues affecting our community. Your membership connects you to these efforts, and helps you build relationships as you participate in our networking events. We offer monthly luncheons and business after hours. We welcome businesses with ribbon cuttings and celebrations. We communicate through our website, social media, newsletters and emails.

    Now is the time to get involved! It is the goal of East Lake Chamber to support the development of a strong, unified business community and help East Lake businesses prosper and grow as well as contribute to the overall economic stability of our county.  Your chamber membership is much more than the benefits you receive. You are part of the business community. You are building your business through your community!

    Schedule a meeting today with our Executive Director, Jeff Aames, 352-383-8801 or click the membership tab on our website for additional information.

  • Feeling Lucky?

    Just in time for the Holidays! The East Lake Chamber of Commerce is holding a Reverse Draw Fundraiser. Your $100 donation/ticket admits you to the ELC Reverse Draw Party Thursday, November 29th from 6 pm – 9 pm at Lake Receptions. Appetizers, DJ Music, Door Prizes and a Cash Bar will be provided. Only 200 tickets will be sold. You do not need to be present to win. 1st ticket drawn $100, 100th ticket drawn $150, 175th ticket drawn $500, 200th ticket drawn GRAND PRIZE $5000. Tickets may be purchased from any director, at chamber events, or at the chamber office during normal business hours. Call 352-383-8801 for more information.

  • 2018-2019 Member Directory

    The new Member Directory is live and can be viewed by CLICKING HERE! 

    Pick up your printed copy at the chamber office during normal business hours, or at an upcoming chamber event. Many thanks to members that advertised in this edition. We are working diligently to distribute and promote this directory! #elcchamber

  • Second Saturday in Sorrento

    Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the East Lake County Chamber of Commerce Community Room for a delicious pancake breakfast complete with sausage, juice, and coffee for only $4. 

    The chamber is located at 24214 Sorrento Avenue (SR 46) and breakfast is served from 8-11 a.m. 

    Come on out and enjoy pancakes, while connecting with your neighbors and members from the business community. All are welcome!

    If you'd like to sponsor an upcoming breakfast, call the chamber office at 352-383-8801

  • Build Your Business Through the Community

    As your Executive Director, I would like to share that East Lake County Chamber of Commerce is YOUR organization. Our work focuses on promoting commerce and community. We are involved in many local organizations, projects, and issues affecting our community. Your membership connects you to these efforts and helps you build relationships as you participate in our networking and community events. We offer monthly luncheons, business after hours, various networking groups and welcome businesses with ribbon cuttings and celebrations. We communicate through our website, social media, newsletters, and emails.

    Now is the time to get involved! It is the goal of East Lake Chamber to support the development of a strong, unified business community and help East Lake Businesses prosper and grow as well as contribute to the overall economic stability of our county. Your membership is more than the benefits you receive. You are part of THE business community. You are building your business through your community.

    If you would like to learn more about our chamber and becoming a member, please stop by the chamber office during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9-3 or give me a call to schedule a visit to your business 352-383-8801.  You can also Email me directly at Jeff@ELCChamber.com.


    Jeff Aames
    Executive Director
    East Lake County Chamber of Commerce

  • Membership Directory 2018-2019

    Our Chamber Membership Directory is a listing of businesses in the Greater East Lake Area who are committed to our community and want to become your customers, vendors, and peers. We have made it easy to find our members by providing an online database that can be accessed from our website as well as a beautiful, professionally printed color directory that is distributed throughout the county and can also be accessed online.

    Dee Johns, Senior Marketing Director of Directories Ink will contact members in January, on behalf of the East Lake Chamber, for additional advertising opportunities in the 2018 edition. You must be a member in good standing to be listed. If you have any questions about your membership, please contact the chamber at 352-383-8801. If you would like information on advertising in our next printed directory, please call Dee at 954-495-7358.

  • Second Saturday in Sorrento

    Join us on the second Saturday of each month at the East Lake Chamber for a delicious pancake breakfast complete with sausage, juice, and coffee for only $4. Come on out and connect with your neighbors and local businesses, while supporting your community and chamber.

    If you would like to sponsor an upcoming breakfast, please call the chamber office at 352-383-8801.

  • Now is the time to get involved

    East Lake County Chamber of Commerce is your organization. Our work focuses on promoting commerce and community. We are involved in many local organizations, projects and issues affecting our community. Your membership connects you to these efforts, and helps you build relationships as you participate in our networking events. We offer monthly luncheons and business after hours. We welcome businesses with ribbon cuttings and celebrations. We communicate through our website, social media, newsletters and emails.

    Now is the time to get involved! It is the goal of East Lake Chamber to support the development of a strong, unified business community and help East Lake businesses prosper and grow as well as contribute to the overall economic stability of our county.  Your chamber membership is much more than the benefits you receive. You are part of the business community. You are building your business through your community!

    Schedule a meeting today with our Membership Director, Donna Tobin, 352-383-8801 or click the membership tab on our webpage for additional information.

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