TOP 4 REASONS TO JOIN

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!
(1) Networking

Increase your business-to-business relationships by making contacts, giving and receiving referrals, and expanding your network.

  • Networking Lunch
    Our Networking Lunch is a monthly opportunity to talk about your business and service offerings to approximately 40 – 60 attendees.
  • Business @ Sunset Networking Mixer
    Network and exchange business cards at our monthly mixer with over 100 attendees! The monthly mixers are held at different member businesses each month, including many of the top hotels and restaurants in the area.
  • Speed Networking
    Fashioned after speed dating, 20 – 30 attendees have the chance to meet someone new every three minutes. Instead of love connections, business matches, leads, and referrals are made at this popular monthly event.

(2) Marketing/Promotion

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce provides you with opportunities to boost awareness of your company to potential customers and business professionals.

  • New Member Profile
    All new Chamber members are given the opportunity to include a 100-word profile and logo on our website.
  • Santa Monica Business Guide
    All Chamber members receive a listing in our premier publication, the Santa Monica Business Guide (20,000 copies distributed).
  • Online Business Directory
    Only chamber members are listed in the business directory, increasing your visibility in the community.
  • Weekly Update
    This informative weekly email keeps you up-to-date on important area information, business issues, and upcoming events throughout the Santa Monica Community. With over 6,000 subscribers, it is a valuable advertising tool for your business, and an affordable option.

(3) Business Education

Take advantage of our business education programs and one-on-one consulting.

  • Educational Resources
 – Learn to develop, manage, and grow your business by attending seminars and educational workshops.
  • SCORE 
- One-on-one consulting is available at the Chamber through the Service Corps of Retired Executives (every Wednesday morning by appointment). Get the answers you need to improve your business or find access to capital.

(4) Advocacy & Community Involvement

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 and business community leaders.

  • Environmental Affairs
  • Government Affairs
  • Land Use
  • Hospitality
  • Professional Emerging as Business Leaders (PeBL)
  • Education
  • Homelessness

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