Why Join the Wellington Chamber of Commerce?

Aside from the obvious – great exposure for your business and an opportunity to do business with some of the "movers and shakers" in the community, let us offer you a glimpse into our rich history:

 

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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 Bill Tavernise.

 

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."

 

 

Thousands of people strong, the equestrians are back and the Wellington
Chamber welcomes them in the name of our local merchants.

 

 

 

 

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 800 people attended this event this year held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center on April 9th, 2010. Twenty-five plus of Wellington’s finest dining establishments offered 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 and more. April 8th 2011 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

 

On December 4th 2010 we are thrilled to announce “Winter Fest with Vanilla Ice” ! This will be a fantastic evening of music performances, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Business Expo, Mayor Bowen reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Antique Car Show and MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!

 

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 or Man and Woman of the Year as Ken and Arle Adams, The Town Crier as our Business Excellence Award Recipient and Ultra Cleaners as Best Emerging Business!

 

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE - An exclusive trustee level of the Chamber. Circle Members receive enhanced benefits and unique social and professional networking opportunities.

 

MEDICAL AND WELLNESS FESTIVAL - Held June 19th, 2010. Over 65 vendors participated in this inaugural event!

 

 

Wellington Website – www.wellingtonchamber.com
CHAMBER 101 - on the website

 

 

COMMITTEES
Business and Economic Development Committee
Equestrian Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Legal Committee (As needed)
Small Business Committee
EDUCATION COMMITTEE (NEW!)
MEDICAL COMMITTEE ( NEW! )
TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE (NEW! )
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS ORGANIZATION ( NEW!)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps one of the most important things the Wellington Chamber does is to maintain an office in the heart of our business community. Located in the Lake Wellington Professional Center, the office currently gets dozens of walk-ins per day. These people are looking for Chamber maps, recommendations and printed brochures. In addition, we get hundreds of calls during the year for Relocation Packages to be mailed to those thinking of moving to the village or vacationing here during season. We are proud to send them the Official Guide to Wellington, which the Chamber publishes once a year, as well as tons of other village information. These people call the Wellington Chamber first because they recognize it by name! They want the "local" chamber and they get it with us! Come on by. You'll be glad you did. "It's our business, to help your business."

 

 

Look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Michela Perillo-Green

 

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

Meet Our Membership Team

 

 

CINDY BOVAY- MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
As Membership Director, Ms. Bovay is responsible for the acqusition of all new chamber memberships and member recognition programming. In addition she works with the Chamber Executive Staff and volunteer committees on special events, small business programming and cultivating new business liasons.

 

Ms. Bovay was born in Dubuque, Iowa, Cindy moved to Wellington with her two children in 2008 from Lausanne, Switzerland after living in Europe for 18 years. She speaks fluent French and enjoys the many cultures, food and people of Europe.

 

She attended the University of Iowa and moved to Switzerland in 1990 to continue her studies where she worked for the International Swimming Federation. She then joined Medtronic the global medical supplies company at their European Headquarters in Tolochenaz, Switzerland. At Medtronic she was responsible for their International Conference and Education program, organizing seminars for Cardiologist and Neurologists for Europe and the Middle Eastern countries.

 

Since arriving in Wellington she has established her two children, Sabrina in Polo Park Middle School and Gabrielle in Wellington High respectively and is looking forward to joining the Wellington Chamber of Commerce as Membership Director. She is looking further to embracing the many wonderful businesses, organizations and meeting the people of Wellington. Cindy may be reached at 561-951-0531.

 

 

 

 

LAURA HANCHUK- SOCIAL AND MEMBERSHIP RETENTION DIRECTOR
As Social and Membership Retention Director, Laura Hanchuk is responsible for leading, planning and coordinating efforts for rentetion of existing members while maintaining the social calendar for the Chamber.

 

Hanchuk brings with her over 10 years of experience in marketing and public relations as well as sales customer retention working with companies large and small.

 

A former Louisvillian graduating from Murray State University in Murray Kentucky, Laura and her husband Jason, are residents of Wellington since 1999, where they live with their two sons, Zach and Luc.

 

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, shopping, and being outdoors in the Florida sunshine. She is thrilled to be a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce team and looks forward to working with all the Chamber members! Laura may be reached at 561/951-0390

 

 

 

Chamber Executive Director Michela Perillo-Green said "Cindy and Laura will be incredible assets to our Chamber of Commerce! Each have many outstanding qualities and talents that will enhance our membership team and our chamber overall. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with both of these accomplished professionals".