Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz

Stetson University College of Law

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has been instrumental in helping our students become better prepared.

Robin DeLaVergne

Tampa General Hospital

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is the region's thought leader on issues that…improve our community's quality of life and benefit our businesses.

Jose E. Valiente


The Chamber is the most significant organization I've been involved in. I value their priceless networking and business resources.

Doug Pace

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has allowed me to build relationships with other business leaders in the community that help to shape my ideas for the future.
As the voice of Tampa's business community, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is at any given time engaged on a number of public policy fronts. Volunteer leadership and staff are actively participating in dialogue with elected officials to advocate on behalf of the Tampa Bay business community.

Issues are either identified by Public Policy Staff, Members, or Committees of the Chamber. Positions are developed by gathering available information regarding an issue, and then presenting the pro and con perspectives to the Policy Council for discussion and recommendation of a position. The recommended position is presented to the executive committee and ultimately to the Board of Directors for approval.
To read more details on some of the Chamber's 2017 public policy issues, click here.