Who We Are
Welcome to the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce. This information will provide you with a broader understanding of the Chamber's role in the community. We want you to know about the organization and to share our pride in it.
The Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic, commercial and industrial progress of our community.
The area's economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work that is done by the Chamber. That is why the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce has a major impact on business, income, and future growth of the area.
There are two primary functions of the Chamber of Commerce:
It acts as spokesperson for the business and professional community and translates into action the group thinking of its members.
It renders specific services of a type that can be most effectively used by a community organization both by its members and by the community as a whole.
The chamber is the place where ideas are born and programs started for the betterment of our city and area. You are part of this work. Successful accomplishment of such programs rests on how well we do our jobs.
What We Do
Legislative / Economic Division
We represent business (and YOU) at all levels of government
We analyze and take stands on issues affecting business
We help existing businesses expand by providing information, advice and research.
We provide input on new regulations which affect business.
We form task forces of local business leaders to tackle important business problems.
We hold educational forums for our members on controversial issues.
Member Services Division
We publish a monthly newsletter for all our members.
We hold monthly mixers where members can make valuable business contacts and network with other community leaders.
We facilitate seminars and workshops to help business people become more aware of pertinent and current issues.
We hold a weekly Networking Breakfast for members to showcase their businesses and keep members up to date on business issues.
Community Affairs Divisions
We serve as a clearinghouse for community events and activities.
We maintain a listing of community non-profit groups and local service clubs.
We coordinate speakers for schools and community groups.
What's In it For You
Business Networking and Advertising Opportunities
Showcase your business, make new contacts and receive business referrals at the weekly Networking Breakfast.
Make important contacts at monthly Chamber Mixers, hosted by members and attended by 20-100 other members.
Meet other business leaders and influence your community by working on Chamber Committees.
Exposure and Promotion
As a new member, you'll be mentioned in our monthly member newsletter.
New members have the opportunity to place a flyer in the Chamber newsletter free of charge.
Only members are allowed to advertise in our newsletter and other Chamber publications, such as maps and visitor's guides.
Members may place sales materials in the Visitor's Center. Staff directs inquires to materials and mails materials to interested parties.
For new businesses, we'll conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony with Chamber officials. The photos may then be published in the local newspaper.
Chamber publications will keep you up to date on important business news and trends, plus keep you informed of new businesses, regulations and developments.
Chamber seminars and workshops keep members informed on issues relevant to our business community. Subjects are selected from member input and range from labor laws to marketing; computers to safety.
Members are able to purchase the Chamber mailing list.
The Chamber is a well known and respected business organization in the community. Your association with the Chamber will impress potential customers, business associates and lenders. You are joining a winning team of community, government and businesses.