The History of the Chamber

The Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce represents the business communities of Davie and Cooper City. Founded in 1937, we are a nonprofit membership organization compromised of volunteers who support activities that are beneficial to the community and that advance the economic, professional, and civic welfare of the area. The Chamber unites businesses and professional leaders and firms in the creation of the central agency for improving business and building a better community.

There is a place in the Chamber for anyone who has the desire to improve the business and residential climate of his or her community. The Chamber directs the energies of those who believe that a community worth living in is a community worth improving. The Chamber enables people to accomplish collectively what no one of them could do individually. Our strength lies in attracting the greatest number of individuals and firms into the membership, thereby creating a pool of resources from which can be drawn ideas, energy, and finances. Serving as a central planning agency, the Chamber identifies leaders and channels resources to enable them to evaluate the efforts for community progress.

The Chamber serves as a catalyst for development, providing a channel through which countless volunteer hours are dedicated to the development of education, commerce, and industry. Task force committees form action groups and special programs to address the issues on community stability and the economy. As a multi-programmed organization, the Chamber actively fights government controls and interference that might harm a good business climate, protects the well being of business owners and residents through responsible law enforcement, a sound educational system and promotion of government efficiency.

As a fellowship, the Chamber fosters the building of long lasting networks and friendships, develops shared goals and creates a bond based on the love of our community and the value of a good business. The Chamber is small business and large business, government and education, environment and development, working together toward making our community count.

 

 

Davie-Cooper City Chamber of Commerce Past Presidents

1974- John Primeau

1979- Linda Owen

1980- Joan Kovac

1982- Tom Gill

1986-Neal Kalis

1992- Sheldon McCartney

1998- Cara Pasquale

1999- Dr. Pat Helma

2000- Judy Childers

2001- Aimee Zadak

2002- Bradley Hartman

2003- John Santulli

2004- Kathy Durham

2005- Lourdes Perez

2006- Bob Menconi

2007- Patty Sacco

2008- Kathy Blanton

2009- Vincent Marino

2010- Lynn Goldman

2011- Jared Blaut

2012- David Asencio

2013- Patrick Eloi

2014- Robert Weissbein

2015- Linda Stanic

2016- Ken Zorvich

2017- Marnie Hoppe