Business Services

If you are considering doing business in Ocala, you are making the right choice.  The CEP offers a variety of business services to meet the needs of our partners. The lifeblood of the CEP is our 1500+ partners, the vast majority of which are small businesses, whose stated goal in partnering with CEP is networking and growing their businesses.

While we offer a variety of resources and programs to help businesses grow, we are focused on three key initiatives to meet our partners’ needs:

  1. Structured networking events and forums;
  2. Talent and workforce development;
  3. Educational opportunities.

The CEP seeks to engage business from throughout the county to participate in all Talent Development initiatives; specifically, our various Leadership programs: LOM, LOMY, and YPO. The CEP offers a variety of networking programs ranging from our monthly Business After Hours, where over 150 partners gather each month at a host location, to our unique Net|Works program where leads and referrals are exchanged in a small group settings. Twice a month, the CEP offers opportunities for our partners to sharpen their business skills or learn about current issues impacting business through our TuesdayTalks Business Advancement Series.  Whatever your industry or business size, the Chamber & Economic Partnership is working hard to ensure your success!