"To serve as the voice of the business community and maintain information flow for the Chamber members regarding Legislative issues and local issues possibly affecting their business."
Your Chamber depends on its Advocacy Committee to render a voice on behalf of business in Hernando County. This often includes a wide range of issues dealing with taxes, regulations, and working with state government departments to help fulfill our mission statement.
The committee is comprised of the membership at large that are involved in the community. The committee meets monthly at the Chamber headquarters, and recommends statements and positions for the Chamber Board to adopt. Often seen at government meetings, members of the Advocacy Committee are actively seeking input and information that will help the Chamber to inform on how to help our business membership.
2016 Advocacy Committee Members
Chairs - John Mitten & Morris Porton
Marilyn Pearson Adams
Steve Van Gorden
Walter "Buddy" Selph
Duane Chichester - Government Affairs Director
4th Monday of every month (unless otherwise stated)
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce 12:00pm
Quarterly Region Meetings
Wednesday, March 1st, 7:30-9:00am - Region 3
Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville
Tuesday, May 16th, 7:30-9:00am - Region 1
IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
Tuesday, August 15th, 12:00 - 1:30pm - Region 2
Hernando County Association of Realtors,
7321 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville
Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 12:00 - 1:30pm - Region 4
Papa Joe's, 6244 Spring Lake Hwy., Brooksville
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce strongly believes in assisting and supporting issues impacting not only our business members, but the County as a whole. Because of our relationships with every sector of the business community and within Hernando County Government, our name associated with a cause is something we take very seriously.