Village of Wellington

 

History of Wellington

 

Look around at the Wellington of today, and try to imagine what the Wellington of yesterday might have been like. Take a moment to read the History of Wellington! Our fair community has a rich and growing history.

 

Read Wellington's History

 

 

 

About the Wellington Chamber of Commerce

As the advocate for the business community, the Chamber is proud to be a vital part of Wellington and Palm Beach County. We are prepared to meet the challenges of our growing community. The activities of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce are many, and address a diverse range of needs and interests. Whether you are a member of the Chamber or a newcomer to our community, we hope you will take time to review this Web site, or our searchable directory, and make it your guide for doing business with members.

 

 

 

Who we are... What we do...

 

The Wellington Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1996, one year after the Village of Wellington itself. It was founded by a group of local business people led by local jeweler, Jack Van Dell. Mr. Van Dell became the Chamber’s first president. Our current President is Diana Tashman.

 

The main reason the Wellington Chamber formed was to focus on what makes Wellington unique from surrounding communities by emphasizing the differences to bring a competitive advantage to Wellington merchants, and to protect those differences for all residents. In fact, it was a return to the idea that chambers of commerce best serve their communities when they are local and when they do not try to be all things to all people. It was also felt that local chambers must look to the betterment of their communities in all facets of community life and not just the business aspect of the communities. The following mission statement embodies these two thoughts:

 

“The Wellington Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Village of Wellington so that its residents and all areas of its business community shall prosper. All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial, security and educational interests of the village.”

 

 

To follow is a brief description of some of the advantages of being a member in our Chamber of Commerce, along with some of the events coming up in the near future.

 

The Official Guide to Wellington – Opportunity for Wellington Chamber of Commerce members to advertise their business through these directories of the area, its schools and attractions. Only once a year does the opportunity arise for you to be included in one of the smartest community based investment possible, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s Official Guide to Wellington. One of the most valuable tools you receive as a Chamber member is the opportunity to advertise in the annual Guide. Once again, we have teamed up with award winning publisher, Passport Publications & Media Corporation.

 

This professional and colorful publication is distributed to 3000 businesses, residents, people relocating and visiting Wellington, and your fellow Chamber members, as well as, distributed at all Chamber special events. This exciting publication lists Chamber members alphabetically and by business category. It also provides up to date information about the arts and entertainment, real estate, government and the local business economy. It truly is a reflection of the quality of life we enjoy.

 

This year we are delighted to announce a Brand New DIGITAL "Guide to Wellington"!!
Stay Tuned for important and informative blasts on this new concept!

 

 

 

Recent and Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • MAP of WELLINGTON - Opportunity for Wellington Chamber of Commerce members to advertise their business through this effective and innovative coveted map of area!
     
  • Monthly Membership Luncheons - Key note speakers focused on issues most pertinent to Wellington, our business community as well as state and national issues affecting us all. Our monthly luncheons are also a great networking opportunity.
     
  • Member Mixers - Fun and Exciting Themes and Venues- bring lots of business cards.
     
  • Flavors of Wellington - Wellington’s one of a kind gourmet tasting event! Over 400 people attended this event this year held at the International Polo Club Palm Beach on May 9th, 2009. Twenty plus of Wellington’s finest dining establishments offer up their most tasty samplings. This tasting event is honored as the Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s “Signature Event” and takes place annually. Attendees enjoy an upscale and exclusive evening of dining and dancing!
     
  • Wellington Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase - Held December 2008 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. Chamber businesses are able to connect with the dynamic Wellington equestrian community. Each year promises to be bigger and better!!

We are pleased to announce our Business Showcase!!!
November 27, 2009

In conjunction with Holiday and Horses, the World Cup and the Tree Lighting!
A one-of-a- kind event exclusive to Wellington Chamber Members

 

  • Man of the Year Awards / Business Excellence Awards - Unique acknowledgment and luncheon to honor outstanding community leaders of Wellington. This year we had the pleasure of announcing the International Polo Club Palm Beach and Binks Forest Golf Club as our honorees.
     
  • PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE - An exclusive trustee level of the Chamber. Circle Members receive enhanced benefits and unique social and professional networking opportunities.

 

 

Committees

  • Business and Economic Development Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Equestrian Committee
  • Government Affairs Committee
  • Legal Committee (As needed)
  • Small Business Committee

 

As you can see, we are an active and community minded organization. We care about the community and your business. We will promote your business to the very best of our expertise and strive to maintain the integrity of the Wellington area now and for years to come.