Tickets are now on sale for the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce‘s New Year’s Eve Gala, a party that in recent years has become Gulfport’s go-to celebration of the New Year.

The event will be held at the historic Gulfport Casino Ballroom
5500 Shore Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Thursday, December 31st. Doors open at 8 p.m

Click here for more details.

New to the Gala this year will be a raffle prize drawing for a 2016 Lance 50cc scooter, sponsored by Tropical Scooters and MJ.

The scooter will be displayed and raffle tickets sold at the Gulfport information booth at each First Friday and Third Saturday Gulfport Art Walk as well as other events prior to the Gala.

Raffle tickets are $10 each and sales will be limited to 500.
Raffle ticket buyers do not need to be present at the Gala to win

Welcome to Gulfport Florida and South Pasadena, Florida, two little cities on Boca Ciega Bay that share a common border and depend on one another for commerce, healthcare, culture and recreation, (including many mom and pop restaurants).
With big city St. Petersburg to the East and the glitzy beach communities to the West, these two cities are often overlooked when describing Southwest Pinellas County.

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Why you should join the Chamber
  • Attractive local events are a tradition of the Chamber.
  • Clear, consistent “Buy Local,” and “Buy From Fellow Chamber Members,” programs bring $ to a member’s bottom line.
  • Your name in the Membership Directory under appropriate categories will bring customers to you from all over the world. (Special member only advertising opportunities on the web are available.)
  • The option to list your events in our online events calendar which also gets distributed to the membership base via our monthly newsletter.
  • Joint marketing throughout your primary and secondary market areas, (with some spillover), will bring more customers to your area and to your place of business at a lower cost than by any other method.
  • Provision of informative breakfasts, mixers and seminars to help you and your employees build market share.
  • Source of information when making important business decisions such as growth, relocation and finance.
  • Ability to display brochures and business cards at the Chamber’s Information Center on Gulfport Boulevard can bring visitors right to your door.
  • Incentives for joining from local businesses.
A Tale of Two Cities

The City of Gulfport Florida was established in 1910 and began its life as a quaint fishing village and later became a Mecca for snowbirds in the 1920s and 30s. Today it is a 2.8 square mile, mostly residential community of 12,200 people with a perfectly delightful Historic Waterfront District featuring a lovely beach, several fine shops and many family owned restaurants. Over the years, Gulfport became a magnet for area artists who found the quiet city a great place in which to nurture the creative spirit and produce great work. Apparently the highly creative and quirky spirit of its artists has spread throughout the city to the extent that Gulfport now has a proud reputation for, shall we say, being a little, “different.” When strolling around the waterfront area, one runs into signs a tee shirts sporting such slogans as, “Keep Gulfport Weird,” or “If you’re too weird for Gulfport, you’re just too weird.” Sanity prevails in its residential districts especially near the Gulfport campus of Stetson College of Law, Florida’s largest private law school.

South Pasadena…

with only 5000+/- residents is anything but weird being partially buffered from Gulfport by a small, unincorporated community and the elegant, gated, Pasadena Yacht and Country Cub on Gulfport’s Western border. From its establishment in 1955, it has become a major provider of goods and services to the rapidly growing and prospering beach communities, Gulfport and the Western edges of St. Petersburg. Much of its population lives in attractive, high-rise condominiums and canal fronted retirement homes. When the regional Palms of Pasadena Hospital opened its doors and brought with it many medical offices staffed by physicians in almost every medical discipline, several long-term care and rehabilitation facilities were soon to follow. While a delightful place in which to live, it can safely be said that South Pasadena is the retail, services and medical center for the broader region.

Chamber Mixers…

Every third Thursday of the month the Chamber puts together a mixer at one of the Member Businesses. The mixers are an excellent way to network with other businesses and also gives you an opportunity to tell people who you are and what you have to offer.

Please join us from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm.