Santa Cruz Small and Medium Businesses
Whether you're the owner of a small or medium company looking to expand your business, an entrepreneur launching a new enterprise, or a local business person looking to improve your career and professional skills, the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce can provide the resources you need to succeed. Santa Cruz Area Chamber members are committed to working together to improve the economic, civic, and cultural prosperity of Santa Cruz County, and for everyone who works in, lives in, and visits Santa Cruz.
The Chamber brings experts together to share their knowledge to help you manage your career and business during difficult economic times. Workshops cover everything you need to start a new business, grow your existing company, and learn the latest about issues that affect local business. Topics of previous events include sales, marketing, networking, technology, human resources, taxes, and many more. See the Chamber
calendar for a list of upcoming events.
Attending Santa Cruz Chamber events are a great way to grow your professional network through the Chamber community, where members share ideas, local knowledge, and helpful information. The Chamber of Commerce is a close-knit organization in which members work to support each other’s businesses. As a member you will receive cooperation and assistance from the most capable firms in the Santa Cruz area community. Additionally, you and your business can reach out to customers right here in Santa Cruz County,
from Watsonville to the north coast and from downtown to the mountains. See the Chamber calendar for a list of upcoming events.
In addition to online referrals from the Chamber's online business directory, the chamber refers thousands of phone and face-to-face inquiries to its members each year. Whether your customers are residents, visitors, or local businesses, the Chamber is ready to refer your business through word of mouth, the website, and our directory.
The Santa Cruz Chamber is committed to marketing local Santa Cruz businesses to a local, national, and international audience. Chamber members receive real exposure through our publications, directories, mixers, and online business directory. Chamber members can submit news articles and press releases for inclusion on the Chamber website, linked directly from the home page. Members can also market their businesses through sponsorship and exhibition opportunities through the Chamber. To reach out to other members
and the business community, members can purchase a direct mail list from the Chamber. And, ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies can help introduce your new business to the entire Santa Cruz County community. For more information on marketing opportunities, please contact Paul Zech at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-247-3007.
Seal of approval
The Chamber of Commerce carries the reputation of being a leader of business integrity in the community, and affiliation adds to your credibility as a business. Consumers infer that a company that's involved in its local Chamber of Commerce is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader. When consumers know that a small business is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, they are more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future. Your membership decal, free for you to display in your business, shows your association with our chamber and your commitment to improving the quality of life and the business environment in Santa Cruz County.