All About The Chamber Link
Do you do business in the North Bay Counties?
Are you not a member of one of the North Bay Counties Chambers of Commerce?
Check out the websites of any of the Chambers on the right side of this page and join us!
Your business will benefit. Read what members say about their membership:
Simply stated - Being a chamber member generates more business for me.
Every time I go to a chamber mixer, I leave with a stack of business cards from people I have met. Then I follow up and some become new clients.
So for me the formula is: Show -up, Get New Clients.
Just one new client pays for my membership.
David de Leeuw
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My name is Grace Bautista Villias, I am a returning member of the Hispanic Chamber of Contra Costa. I am also a small business owner of Mary Kay Skin Care and Cosmetics. The chamber has given me an opportunity to interact with other business owners, in a one on one, or group environment. They are very supportive of my ideas and goals. They offer workshops which can enhance and diversify my business. The most important though, is the ability to bring different members of chambers thru-out the area together as one.
Grace Bautista Villias
Mary Kay Consultant
Why Chamber membership makes sense, even when a business is not public-oriented
Our family has owned a small commercial building in El Cerrito for about 15 years.
Since we don't do business with the public, we wondered about joining the chamber, and we're very glad we did so, quite a few years ago.
One of the clear benefits is access to the local business community, on those (happily rare) occasions when we have a vacancy, or are anticipating one. Being able to have our one-page flyer mailed out along with the Chamber newsletter is a great bargain, and very effective.
We've used it to fill vacancies, and to attract a good crowd to our building mural unveiling.
If I had a public-serving or business-serving business, from insurance to office supplies to cleaning services (etc. etc.), I'd be using this regularly.
Membership is a great source of information on what's going on in our town, some of it really relevant to me, some just interesting: new stores, businesses, eateries; what's is closing (or has closed), and so on.
We are happy to contribute items to the worthy fund raising causes the Chamber orchestrates (and to get the tax deduction that goes with it). The various seminars and workshops on things ranging from crime prevention to better business practices are clearly of real value. Once when we had an extremely problematic tenant, we gained lots of useful information and advice on how to deal with that situation.
Finally, for all of a couple of dollars a week, we have a real sense of belonging to the community--which, in a town where, if it weren't for the "Welcome to..." signs on the road, you wouldn't even know you had arrived, is really important for a sense of identity.
--John Bear, co-owner of the building at Stockton & Norvell (the one with the Tibetan flags and mural)