Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of frequently asked questions about the Muslim American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Orlando. If you find yourself not finding an answer to a question you have, please call or contact us for more information.

Q Do I have to be of the Muslim faith to join?
A Absolutely not, we welcome everyone to join the chamber and have firsthand experience with fellow Muslim professionals to gain a high level of CQ.
Q Do I have to be dressed a certain way?
A You be comfortable. Be yourself with a token of professionalism of course.
Q Is this chamber affiliated with any particular religious entity?
A No. This is a non denominational, non partisan, non affiliation, non judgmental, and non discriminatory entity where all are welcome.
Q What geographical areas does MACCGO cover?
A Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Polk, Volusia, and Brevard counties.
Q How do I become a member?
A Please fill out the online form on our “Join Now” page under the Become A Member section of this website.
Q Will joining the chamber grow my sales?
A Chamber membership has its rewards. As a current member of the Muslim American Chamber Of Commerce, you can promote your business to other Chamber members through your participation in our “Doing Business” Deals Program. Here‘s the way it works. You list your business as a participating member at no cost to you, specifying what discount you are making available to other Chamber members and their employees as well as any restrictions. As an example, a restaurant may offer 10% off, or a free dessert with lunch or dinner, or a complimentary dessert with the purchase of two or more entrees; a Real Estate company may offer a $1000 rebate or a free home warranty, a bank may offer a free box of complimentary checks, safe deposit box for new business and/or personal accounts; an accounting firm may offer a 10% discount for new clients, etc. We publish your offer to the entire Chamber membership and other business owners, and their employees use your products and services. You acquire new business, and they get a break when using your products or services.
Q What kinds of businesses does the Muslim American Chamber of Commerce help?
A Every kind – retail stores and restaurants, hair salons and other personal service providers, medical and other professional offices, business-to-business consultants, non-profits and many more. If you’re doing business in Central Florida or would like to, the MACCGO is for you!
Q What does the Chamber do directly to give me visibility in the community?
A Our Chamber dedicated volunteers have established every mean there is so everybody knows what you offer, month in and month out! The Chamber offers immediate access to Business Directory that every visitor is able to search. It includes complete contact information listings, free to Chamber members, and offers display ads at great member discounts, too. The Chamber also offers a monthly individual or business spotlight where all members get to know your story. Quarterly newsletter to Chamber members, and puts out alerts and updates on the Chamber website – all to tell everyone about your business opening, product offerings, deals, and special events.
Q How does the Chamber help me improve my overall business operations?
A Business today is complex and hyper-competitive, so the Chamber offers practical how-to workshops, seminars and professionally-led programs to help you get and stay up to speed with today’s winning techniques. Chamber members with expertise in law, finance, IT, marketing and more offer seminars for nominal fees, and we partner with SCORE (Senior Corps of Retired Executives) to offer intensive, one-on-one consulting at no charge. The Chamber also represents the business community in discussions with the City of Central Florida and actively works to encourage a business-friendly climate. Bottom line: The Chamber is always on the lookout for cost-effective, cutting-edge ideas to increase sales and profits, and we share this knowledge with you.
Q What does the Chamber do to help me connect with other business owners?
A Among the so many events the Chamber hosts each year, a majority are popular monthly breakfasts, luncheons and after-hours events to make networking easy, and much more — all free or at great discounts to Chamber members. Some events are held at a designated spacious space, and others are held at members’ own locations. All are convenient, and inviting to Chamber members and potential members who want to get the most out of networking.