The Mission of the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is to be a comprehensive resource center; make the Village of Key Biscayne the community of choice to live, work, and play; promote Key Biscayne as a tourist destination; strengthen the partnership between the, residents, business community, Village government; create, inspire and facilitate community leadership.
The Chamber in Action
The dedicated volunteers lead and participate in the Chamber's committees and task forces which make up the bulk of the success achieved annually. With the guidance and support of the Chamber's professional staff, the committees meet throughout the year to achieve their established objectives.
We urge our members to participate in a committee that directly interests you or relates to your business. Committee work is rewarding and allows members to get involved in the Chamber to make a difference.
History of the Chamber
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce was established in 1957. The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit 501 (c) (6) corporation, located on the island of Key Biscayne in Miami-Dade County Florida.
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce was established as an association of business owners, residents and professionals who work together to support the economic interests of the Key Biscayne community. Membership is open to any person, partnership, association or corporation interested in the business, commercial, professional and civic welfare of the Village of Key Biscayne. The Chamber shall, in all of its activities, be non-partisan, non-discriminatory, non-sectarian and non-political.
The Chamber was originally housed in the Key Biscayne Bank which donated office space, utilities and use of their office equipment. What began as a temporary arrangement evolved into a long term marriage based on the mutual interests of community service.
In 1994, in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, the Chamber moved from the Key Biscayne Bank into donated office space in the Key Biscayne Shopping Center, made possible by a economic development contract from the newly established Village of Key Biscayne. For the next 5 years the chamber was nomadic , moving to various donated office spaces.
In 2001, the Village of Key Biscayne was in the process of building a Village Center and the Village Council offered space for the chamber to have a permanent office at 88 W. McIntyre Street, Suite 100.
In 2005 the Chamber made a proactive decision to better represent the business community and its members and the idea of a Visitors Center was born. In 2006 a Fundraiser for the Visitors Center was held and the idea became a reality. The office was reconfigured, a hurricane door put in place, and there is now 24 hour access to over 150 brochures, maps and tourist information.
At present there are 350 members of the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce, and we continue to grow and improve our services.