Baker County Chamber of Commerce
Welcome to Baker County
from Dana Wood, President
Some people say living in a small town is difficult because there is not much to do, but I say living in Baker County gives you the best of both worlds, large and small. You will enjoy all the friendliness and hospitality that is part of a small town, while at the same time a quick 30 minute drive brings you all the amenities that Jacksonville has to offer.
Things to Do in Baker County
If you enjoy relaxing with family and friends, you will have many options in Baker County. If your favorite activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or grilling out, we've got you covered. You might choose Shoals Park, over 1600 acres of hiking, ATV, and equestrian trails or Ocean Pond, an 800 acre lake in western Baker County, with picnic areas and modern camp sites. You could also choose the St. Marys River or Little St. Marys River, pristine waterways that will take you back to nature. Or, you might choose the Osceola National Forest, a federally managed forest of 220,000 acres, which provides some of the best hiking and hunting in Florida.
We are very proud of our school system in Baker County. We have a fully accredited public school system that provides quality education from Pre-K through high school. Add to this Florida Gateway College at Lake City, Florida State College, University of North Florida and Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, all within a 45 minute drive, and your educational opportunities are without limits.
Our Growing Community
Baker County has many options to meet your needs for goods, services and entertainment. If what you stand in need of is not currently available in Baker County, don't be discouraged. We will see many new options available as the economy continues to improve and our population continues to grow.
It doesn't matter if you're new to our community or not, it's never too late to get involved with the Chamber. It's the best way to meet other business owners, so come join with us. I look forward to seeing you at the next Chamber event.
Baker County Community and Economics
from Darryl Register, Executive Director
The Baker County Chamber of Commerce welcomes you. Our organization represents more than 240 businesses that support our community with goods, services and jobs. For new businesses in our area, we invite you to join with us as we work to promote local businesses and attract new ones.
A Center for Business
The Chamber of Commerce is here to assist you in a variety of ways. If you are a new resident, we have information available to assist you as you settle into our community. If you are already established in our community, we invite you to stop by and let us know what we can do to help Baker County continue to be the place where people want to live, work and play. We are always seeking opportunities to promote Baker County as a great place for business and industry. If it's a large business with hundreds of employees or a small business with only a few, we are here to help. From finding the right location to working with government agencies for approvals, the Chamber staff can help.
The businesses in our Buyer's Guide actively support our community and work to enhance the quality of life in Baker County and this region. These businesses provide the opportunity to purchase quality products and services from local providers. When you are in need of goods or services, check our Buyer's Guide or the Chamber website, www.bakerchamberfl.com. I know you will be happy with the quality of business services available here.
I want to close by encouraging you to do your part to support the Baker County business community. When you are in need of goods or services, do you consider local options? Baker County has more retail choices than we have ever had before and some of the best qualified service providers in the region. When you support local businesses, the money you spend will most likely be used by that business again in our local economy and it could very well find its way back to you and your business.
When you have a choice, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES!