Benefits of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
Your membership in the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and the way in which you use it can prove to be one of the best business decisions that you will ever make. Join the Chamber and become actively involved. Since the founding of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, businesses have joined together and sought to improve the community at large and its member businesses. Through this tight bond and camaraderie the members have helped maintain the city as a strong haven for businesses throughout the years.
- The Chamber As An Advocate For Business
The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce fights hard to preserve employers’ rights to manage their businesses effectively while controlling costs. Continued success with the San Marcos City Council and California State legislators translates into a savings for businesses large and small.
A free listing for all Chamber members in the member directory of our website is provided. The list is updated weekly to include new and renewing members. www.SanMarcosChamber.com
Chamber staff refers Chamber businesses in response to the numerous telephone, personal, written, and email inquiries daily.
Active members form new business alliances and become familiar with local issues by getting involved with the Chamber committees and community events.
Members offer special services and discounted rates to other members through our Member-To-Member Discount Program. This program is only available to members and all their employees in good standing.
- Ribbon Cutting/Grand Openings
New and existing businesses receive ribbon cutting photo opportunities and community wide exposure for grand openings, ground-breaking ceremonies or special anniversaries.
Members promote their business by displaying their brochures, business cards, flyers and promotional material in our Chamber office reception area and racks.
Monthly newsletter delivered to San Marcos Chamber of Commerce members offers upcoming events, news and information relevant to business owners and managers.
The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce provides an array of networking opportunities. Opportunities include: Chamber Mixers, an Annual Installation Gala, The Grand Spring/Summer Festivals, and various committees in addition to forums, seminars, and general networking.
Joining a committee is the best way to become involved with the Chamber and the San Marcos business community. You will meet other Chamber members immediately, interact and network with them. It is the first step to building more business. Committee leaders and members are the backbone of the Chamber’s success. Call the Chamber at (760) 744-1270
for more information, or to receive an agenda and monthly reminder of any meeting. The Committees are: Ambassadors & Special Events, Business and Membership Development, Education, Government Affairs, and Communications.
- Member Appreciation Event
The Chamber offers a yearly event usually held in November.
Hosted by different member businesses on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Mixers provide an excellent opportunity for members and prospective members to exchange ideas and business cards in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, with food and prizes.
With over 400 business members, the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce is a strong voice and public information and reference tool in the business and local community.
The Chamber has a list of phone numbers to assist with City permits, codes, and make referrals to business assistance centers.
- Legislative Advocacy & Updates
The Chamber studies city, county, state, and federal issues that may impact members’ businesses. Members are kept up-to-date on business legislation and regulations with articles in the Business Update, special meetings, seminars, and forums. The Government Affairs committee invites guest speakers and sponsors public forums to educate the community, introduce candidates for public office or debate community issues.
Special Events annually raise non-dues revenue for the Chamber to expand and amplify services to our members. These events bring additional business to our community, honor outstanding achievements of businesspeople and promote member businesses and organizations. Our Grand Summer Festival and Grand Spring Festival are events that draw over 25,000 visitors. The Ambassadors are the public relations component at ribbon cuttings, mixers and community events.
- Annual Installation of Officers Gala
Held annually, this event offers members an opportunity to meet other members, retiring officers and to welcome incoming officers.
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The phones are busy year round with inquiries about the city, relocation, member referrals, attractions, events and tourism. Don’t miss out on all these benefits waiting for you at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. Join Today!