Chamber of Commerce

Marathon Seafood Festival

Our annual premier event featuring fresh Florida Keys seafood, live entertainment and over 200 vendors. Come sea what its all about!

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Relocate to Paradise

It IS POSSIBLE to live & work in paradise here in the Islands of Marathon. Our Marathon Red Carpet Tours program is here to help you every step of the way; what are you waiting for?

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Chamber Advantage/Discount Card

Receive special discounts at participating businesses with your Chamber Advantage Card!

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Chamber of Commerce

The Mission of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce is to Promote, Advocate, and Inform the Business Community.

Marathon boasts a rich history alive with fish stories and entrepreneurial spirit; both of which still thrive today.

The Chamber was founded in 1939 when William A. Parrish, fish house operator, Marathon’s first real estate broker and former deputy sheriff, suggested the formation of a Chamber of Commerce to a group of local businessmen. By the end of that year there were 80 merchants and residents in the membership – out of a population of 300!!!

Today, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce represents over 500 Keys businesses and is proud to support educational seminars, community outreach programs, job fairs, affordable housing and candidate forums.  Every year, the Chamber donates to many local non-for-profits and charities such as Grace Jones Daycare, KAIR, FIRM, Habitat For Humanity; and provides local youth and non-profit groups opportunities to raise money at the annual Marathon Seafood Festival.

We also are the official County representative to Enterprise Florida, the state of Florida's official Economic Development agency.  We work with the Governor and his staff to ensure Marathon and the Middle Keys are able to continue to be a top destination and place to live and work here in the Florida Keys.

If the Marathon Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center can of assistance to you please contact our dedicated staff; thank you visiting our site and hope to hear from you!