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WHY JOIN?

The San Marcos Chamber is San Marcos’ largest and most vibrant business network. Connect with people, ideas, and resources to boost your business, professional and personal success. Your participation supports a healthy business climate and a vibrant economy for your business and our city.

CONNECT WITH OTHER BUSINESSES

The Chamber initiates more B2B commerce and more opportunities for connecting local professionals than is available through other local organizations.

Maximize Your Digital Presence

Further your advertising reach through our website, calendar of events, weekly e-newsletter and social media promotion.

give back to your business community

Get more deeply involved in the business and community life of our city through opportunities to meet your local representatives.

Member Services
Your partner in business

As a San Marcos Chamber member, consider us and our 400 members your newest business partners.

Whether it’s attending a signature event, marketing your business through various sponsorship opportunities, or gaining a referral to a business, our extensive list of member services helps you and your employees to make valuable connections with other professionals and local businesses. 

In addition, our programs and events offer a diverse set of experiences from discussion in intimate groups to keynote addresses at large-scale events and after-hours networking to classroom-setting seminars.

Click through to learn more about the opportunities available to you through our Chamber’s member services.

As a busy business owner, it can be hard to find the time to get to know every business person, supplier and potential client for your industry. Our Chamber’s business is to meet local leaders, institutions, vendors and professionals. As a hub for business discussions in San Marcos, you can trust our Chamber to make meaningful, strategic introductions at your request.

With more than 200 events per year such as State of the City, Meeting Your Elected Officials, monthly Government Affairs, Coffee Connections, and Sundowner Business After Hours Mixers, events with our business association partners, and much more, we bring together business and community leaders, elected officials and economic development partners to share ideas, develop business leads, and grow your personal network.

While many of our events are free and open to the public, some are member-only, giving our companies exclusive access. Our members receive access to the best deal and always receive a substantial discount to standalone events. 

To view our upcoming events, please visit our Events Calendar.

Whether participating on one of the many committees in economic development, advocacy or member services areas, you and your staff can get engaged in your area of expertise and interest. 

Our Chamber’s communications tools are at your disposal, including:

  • Our weekly e-newsletter
  • Our social media following (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • Our business and community podcast
  • Our member events calendar
  • Our network of media contacts
  • Our online business directory
  • Our Chamber blog

If you have news, upcoming events or a story to share with our members and the wider community, send an email to [email protected].

Investing in San Marcos’ economy demonstrates good corporate social responsibility and leadership. Your investment helps create jobs and a vibrant economy that benefits those who live, work and play in San Marcos. Through our community-focused events, which are focused on providing resources for our members and entertainment for our community such as Spring and Fall Street Fairs, Taste of San Marcos, and Farmers Market, you and your staff can make a positive difference in our community.

The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce has been the local voice of business for over 53 years.

Association with The San Marcos Chamber lets customers, suppliers and your business peers know you’re a committed member of our community. Members are allowed and encouraged to place our logo in online, printed and in store communications to let others know they mean legitimate business.

The Chamber’s partnership with our member, Union Cowork provides members with access to the coworking space at a special rate.
 
Union Cowork offers two conference rooms and a classroom located in Block C at 251 North City Drive.

All rooms have wireless internet access. For more details or to view the space, call 760.290.4872.

The Chamber provides guidance and advocacy In times of hardship, our Chamber is here to provide you with guidance and advocacy. As a member you will have access to prompt communication with our staff and be the first to know about breaking news affecting our businesses community.

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highlights of our partnerships

Launched in fall 2005 as a way to engage the University in the work and activities of our regional chambers of commerce, and equally, to engage the chambers in the work and activities of the University. Since the inception of the program, nearly 100 University employees have stepped forward to champion the work of the chambers by attending mixers, networking events, luncheons, and installation galas and, in some instances, by participating in committee work or serving on boards of directors. Each partner chamber has an assigned lead, a “champion,” supported by a team of volunteers, most of whom reside in the chamber’s community.

Together with the support of the City of San Marcos, the Chamber launched the Discover Our Recovery Business Safety Promise. The Chamber’s program is designed to help business owners communicate their commitment to following all public health orders and guidelines from the State of California, the County of San Diego, the City of San Marcos and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help protect their employees, customers and the community. Business owners that make the Discover Our Recovery Business Safety Promise below can display the decal in their windows to let customers know that the businesses has committed to take all the County’s recommended precautions to help provide a safe environment.