For more than 125 years, the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce has worked to make Santa Cruz county a better place to work, live, and visit. The Santa Cruz Chamber has members from a full range of professions, industries, and non-profit organizations, all committed to improving our local economy and community. As the local voice for the county's businesses, the Chamber advocates on issues that drive economic vitality, provides information, ideas, and resources that help businesses navigate a competitive environment, and creates opportunities for business people to connect and forge relationships that strengthen their businesses and careers. Becoming a member of the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities to give back to the community, to be “in the know” on people and issues that impact our community, and to raise your visibility and credibility in Santa Cruz County.
Belong to the Community
The Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce is the community of businesses and people who create, sustain and steward the economic environment of Santa Cruz County. The Chamber community creates strength, resiliency, and a sense of belonging for member businesses and their employees. Chamber members are actively engaged in creating and sustaining economic vitality and prosperity in Santa Cruz county. Chamber members continue to mold the economic environment into what we want and need for the future of the county.
Although there are many choices of professional associations, meetups, or other event groups in Santa Cruz County – each of which may offer a slice of engagement to a specific interest or cause - the Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce continues to be the only group that provides a full package of engagements that help businesses to succeed and prosper. With focus on Advocacy, Resources, and Connections, the Chamber creates opportunities for businesses to thrive.
Be “In the Know”
The Santa Cruz Area Chamber of Commerce offers you the depth and breadth of support that allows you and your business to thrive: comprehensive, timely, local information and resources that you won't find anywhere else. The Chamber is the resource that Santa Cruz turns to for connecting, informing, and advancing the Santa Cruz County community. Chamber members can find and build relationships with the people and businesses that form strong support systems, expand your base, and increase your professional esteem and influence.
The real value of Chamber Membership
The benefits of Chamber membership are measurable. A study commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives found that Chamber membership is critical - important in economic uptimes and essential in economic downtimes. The study showed that if people are told that a particular business is a Chamber member, they think more favorably about a company’s products, services and reputation:
You can read "Just the Facts" about the ACCE study, or download the entire study, "The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce."
We invite you to join the Chamber today. To join the Chamber, please complete an Online Membership Application. If you have questions about Chamber membership, please contact us.