Testimonials

As the owner of a new business, I felt there was some value in belonging to the Chamber, to what extent was unknown. I (serendipitously) found an office in the Union Cowork space (where the chamber is located), met Rick and his team, and joined the Chamber shortly afterwards, and a few months before beginning operations. I joined the Membership Outreach Committee as a means to get to know other, community oriented business owners, and shortly after this, the Coronavirus pandemic hit. I hadn’t yet started my business when everything was coming to a screeching halt. I was able to have discussions with the business community that could have never happened were it not for my Chamber affiliation. Additionally, I witnessed first hand the heart and soul, energy and collaborative leadership provided to this community by Rick and his team.

As we continue to struggle with the challenges of changing rules and uncertainty, and the ongoing inability to meet people in person, the introductions, connections and friendships I have made thanks to the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, have been invaluable.

If you are reading this, you have already wasted to much time trying to decide if you should sign up to become a chamber member. JUST DO IT, YOU WILL LOVE AND APPRECIATE THE RESULTS.
I became a member of the chamber back in February 2022, and I have not regretted signing up, in fact it has been absolutely the best decision I have made regarding the building my business.
The Chamber has so much to offer in regard to being an Advocate for you, they have a member information center that you have access to, off -page search engines to profile your business and help with online exposure.
The best part is how they help with Business referrals, and marketing. They will hold various events in which you can attend (personal involvement is the best part), its like a Chamber of Commerce social club, people love to meet people. You can even hold various events at your place of business.
They give you the opportunity to promote and market your business in Chamber weekly eblasts, newsletters, and at events.
Since joining the Chamber my business has started to grow immensely, I have become very involved in the San Marcos Community, and the word is getting out about our little sandwich shop tucked away in the San Elijo neighborhood. I am very much looking forward to many more positive things that will help my business grow and prosper.
Rick, Michael, Melanie, and their whole Chamber family will definitely be there to help you get started, to help you grow, and to always check in on you to see how you are progressing.
All the best to you, Good luck, NOW LETS GET YOU SIGNED UP!!
Brian Danchuk General Manager Sourdough & Co, San Marcos.

As the owner of a new business, I felt there was some value in belonging to the Chamber, to what extent was unknown. I (serendipitously) found an office in the Union Cowork space (where the chamber is located), met Rick and his team, and joined the Chamber shortly afterwards, and a few months before beginning operations. I joined the Membership Outreach Committee as a means to get to know other, community oriented business owners, and shortly after this, the Coronavirus pandemic hit. I hadn’t yet started my business when everything was coming to a screeching halt. I was able to have discussions with the business community that could have never happened were it not for my Chamber affiliation. Additionally, I witnessed first hand the heart and soul, energy and collaborative leadership provided to this community by Rick and his team.

As we continue to struggle with the challenges of changing rules and uncertainty, and the ongoing inability to meet people in person, the introductions, connections and friendships I have made thanks to the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, have been invaluable.

Jeb Butler

Synergy Family Homecare of North County

 

Dr. Riehl and I just wanted to personally thank you, the Chamber members, and the City of San Marcos for such a rapid approval of our Business Sustainability Loan. It brings us tremendous peace of mind at this otherwise very unnerving time. It has been such a pleasure to become part of the San Marcos business community and the last thing we want is to have to give that up. We greatly appreciate the confidence that the City has shown in our hospital, as well as the rapid, financial assistance. Thank you all very, very much.

Dr. Paula Thomas
Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo Hills

Becoming a member of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce has been key in establishing my presence within our local business community. The Chamber provides the right atmosphere to create and grow connections. Its leadership is as welcoming as its members, and always proactive in providing more value. I am happy to say that I am part of a family where the success of my business is part of a common goal. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to present a business insurance workshop for Chamber members and really position myself as a matter expert, we received a recognition from the Chamber at Civic Center, presented by our City Mayor, and we are constantly receiving business referrals. This is just part of what our membership is doing for us.

Silvia Calderon

Farmers Insurance Silvia Calderon Agency

The visit to our Bakery from Mayor Desmond, Economic Managers, Tess Radmill and Matthew Sanford exceeded expectations and was worth joining the Chamber just for that visit alone. The communication leading up to the visit, the suggestions to help us grow our business during the tour of our Bakery and follow up since has been nothing short of superb.

The Chambers’ leadership, CEO Rick Rungaitis, and Membership Director Mary Rhoads continuous contact with us has been fantastic. From encouraging participation in events such as morning Network Coffees and after work socials has already benefited Oasis Breads. We hired a fellow Chamber member to help us with our web site development and social media marketing. We have also received other chamber members’ feedback that has been priceless.

You are making doing business in San Marcos a pleasure.

– Dennis Walsh
CEO Oasis Breads