SANTA MONICA
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE





The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business’ interests and issues facing the community.


TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

– Practical real world business skills
– On demand 24/7

Meet new business prospects
on your own lunch schedule!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

networking-lunch

Networking Lunch

When:
Thursday, January 5th, 2016

Time:
11:30am – 1:00pm

Where:
Obica Mozzarella Bar, Pizza e Cucina
606 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401

techtalk-tuesday

Tech Talk Tuesday!

When:
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Time:
11:45am – 1:15pm

Where:
General Assembly
520 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Speed Networking

When:
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15pm

Where:
The Kabbalah Centre -Santa Monica
1221 2nd Street, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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State of the City

When:
Monday, February 6th, 2017

Time:
Doors Open: 4:30pm
Program & Reception: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:
SGI World Peace Auditorium
525 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Biz@Sunset

Holiday Party

When:
Wednesday , December 14th, 2016

Time:
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:
Jonathan Beach Club
850 Palisades Beach Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Member Orientation

When:
Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Time:
5pm-6pm

Where:
SM Chamber Boardroom
1234 6th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

COMMITTEES


The best way to forge long-term business relationships is by working closely with people to accomplish goals that help the community. At committee meetings and events, you will have the opportunity to network and talk face-to-face with government officials, business owners, and community leaders.


Membership Council

Education

Professionals Emerging as Business Leaders (PeBL)

Environmental Affairs

Government Affairs

Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival

Land Use

State of the City

SMADA

Hotel Council

Organization of Women Leaders (OWL)

Installation Dinner

Santa Monica Tech Council




ABOUT US

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business’ interests and issues facing the community. We provide the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a healthy local economy and quality of life.

Mission, Purpose and Vision

Through our efforts in membership, economic development, and advocacy, we create the environment to help our members prosper and succeed.

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Board Members

The Chamber’s Board of Directors consists of community leaders that help influence and support the Chamber’s strategies and initiatives.

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Past Chairs

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce acknowledges and thanks its former chairpersons for all of their dedication and service.

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THE TEAM

Meet the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce Staff

About

Laurel Rosen oversees the Chamber, ensuring that the Chamber is an effective advocate for the business community. In addition, Laurel is directly responsible for strategic planning, staff supervision, the Chamber budget, and media relations.
 Laurel Rosen

Laurel Rosen

President/CEO
P: 310.393.9825
E: president@smchamber.com

About

Carl Hansen is responsible for the chamber’s civic engagement and community partnerships. In addition to advocating the interests of the Business Roundtable, he also manages the research, discourse, and outreach of the Government Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Land Use, Education, and Homelessness Committees.
Carl Hansen

Carl Hansen

Director of Government Affairs
P: 310.393.9825 x 116
E: govaffairs@smchamber.com

About

Gigi produces all signature events for the Chamber, including the State of the City, Sustainable Quality Awards, Installation Dinner, Wellbeing Festival featuring Buy Local Santa Monica, New Heroes Celebration, and all Business @ Sunset mixers. She is responsible for sponsorship solicitation, marketing, registration and production, all event committees.
 Gigi de Pourtales

Gigi de Pourtales

Director of Events
P: 310.393.9825 x 114
E: events@smchamber.com

About

Anushka assists with the marketing, planning and production of all signature events and Business @ Sunset Mixers. She aids in sponsorship solicitation, exhibitor support, raffle donation, helps members marketing their businesses through the Chamber, and writes copy for promotional materials, website content and social media posts.
 Anushka McCreary

Anushka McCreary

Marketing & Events Coordinator
P: 310.393.9825 x 113
E: marketing@smchamber.com

About

Nelly recruits, retains and engages our members in many of the activities of the organization. This includes working with the Board, Ambassadors, staff and all other committees who can provide assistance in achieving membership goals. Customer/member relations, database integrity/accuracy, member engagement tracking, and member communications are under her supervision.
Nelly Hocke

Nelly Hocke

Director of Membership
P: 310.393.9825 ext 115
E: membership@smchamber.com

About

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Quonta Beasley

Quonta Beasley

Executive Assistant
P: 310-393-9825 x 110
E: info@smchamber.com

MEMBERSHIP

The Santa Monica Chamber offers businesses a local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of business owners and entrepreneurs. Members of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce are a part of a community of over 800 member organizations.

Overview

Reasons to Join

Join the Chamber

Meet our New Members

Member Login

Get Involved

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

Learn what our members have to say about the Chamber!
Click here to read more Testimonials.

Santa Monica Chamber has afforded me the networking infrastructure that I just wouldn’t have found anywhere else. I’m grateful for the enormous lift it provided as I launched my new career in Santa Monica!

Sydney Sigman - Insperity

In addition to keeping me informed with all aspects of the City, The Chamber is a great medium for cultivating relationships with local businesses.

Evan Pozarny - Muselli Commercial Realtors

We support the Chamber to have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people who are interested in making Santa Monica a better place to live, work, and play for residents, visitors, and businesses.

John Maceri - OPCC

The chamber staff has been most helpful in getting my business built by being a wonderful liason on city and building matters.

Jonathan Chu - The Independence

BE INFORMED

Starting a Business

Business in Santa Monica

Buy Locally

Health Care

Business Greening

Disaster Planning And Recovery

Industry Specific

Frequently Asked Questions

SANTA MONICA

The Chamber connects you to many resources for your business development and needs.

Click Here to View Business Guide

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Visitor Information

Santa Monica contains the best of the California coast, on the westside of Los Angeles, a diverse business economy and an unequalled quality of life for visitors and residents.

accomodationsguide

Accommodation Guide

There’s no end to the wonderful items and gifts you can find in many of Santa Monica’s world famous shopping districts.

dinningguide

Dinning Guide

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce presents a guide of the best restaurants, cafes, delivery, catering and coffee shops in Los Angeles.

retailguide

Retail Guide

There’s no end to the wonderful items and gifts you can find in many of Santa Monica’s world famous shopping districts.

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Non-Profit Guide

The Chamber is proud to count many nonprofit organizations as its valued members.

ADVOCACY

The Chamber is your voice in ensuring the continued growth and vitality of our local economy.

Policy Pillars

Local Government Representatives

Advocacy Letters

Business Roundtable

Watch City Hall Meetings Live

Santa Monica Alliance

UPCOMING EVENTS

Government Affairs Committee

- Upcoming Meetings -

NOT meeting in December

Monday, January 9th  at 4:00pm at the Chamber

Monday, February 6th  at 4:00pm at the Chamber

City Council

Tuesday, December 6th  at 6:30pm

Tuesday,  December 13th  at 6:30pm

Tuesday,  January 10th  at 6:30pm

Tuesday,  January 24th  at 6:30pm

Planning Commission

Wednesday, December 7th  at 6:00pm
Agenda

Wednesday, December 14th  at 7:00pm

CONTACT US


Santa Monica
Chamber of Commerce

1234 6th Street, Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone: (310) 393-9825
Fax: (310) 394-1868
info@smchamber.com


JOIN THE CHAMBER
Our staff at the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce makes it a priority to serve as a valuable resource to your business. Here are the top four reasons to join today!

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