"To represent and promote business successfully in the Santa Clarita Valley through leadership, advocacy and member services."
The Chamber strives to promote and support local businesses by committing itself to its members. The Chamber serves as a proactive advocate for issues that impact the business community:
Encouraging the growth of existing member businesses and industries.
Assisting new firms and individuals who locate to the Santa Clarita Valley.
Serve as a representative for all business legislation affecting the overall welfare of its members.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is a professional business organization dedicated to improving not only the business climate, but also the quality of life throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce uses its many resources to promote the Santa Clarita Valley. The website, SCVChamber.com, works to promote the Santa Clarita Valley 24/7. The site is an active tool that is being used by citizens of California, the United States, and many users in many foreign countries. The site averages about 13,000 unique page visitors each month. The Chamber also uses a weekly eNews publication to promote its members and community groups. The eNews is distributed
to approximately 3,800 e-addresses.
The Chamber also publishes a monthly business magazine entitled the Valley Business News. The publication reaches approximately 5,000 persons each month. It is designed to be a pro-business, pro-Santa Clarita Valley magazine, and is about business and business opportunities available in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Chamber actively promotes the community and its members through a variety of annual events. The Installation Banquet recognizes top business leaders and companies in the Santa Clarita Valley. The annual Home and Business Expo is the largest event of its kind in the region. Approximately 125 companies annually display their goods or service to the regional business and consumer marketplace at the Expo. The event annually draws nearly 5,000 attendees.
The Chamber also has many groups that target the promotion of their respective business entity or nationality. Two examples of the above are the Chambers Health and Wellness Committee, that sponsors an enormous health fair for the region and the Hispanic Business Committee, which actively engages with the Hispanic Community. The Hispanic Business Committe has raised nearly $60,000 in scholarship funds for Hispanic high school students who are pursuing post secondary educational opportunities.
The Chamber is also an active partner with the City of Santa Clarita’s Economic Development Department, the Small Business Development Center and the LAEDC. The organization works hand in hand with these three groups to promote the city as an ideal location for a business expansion or relocation.
Of course, the Chamber and its staff serve as the front door to many new residents and businesses who visit the community to determine if the Santa Clarita Valley is to be their new home. Literally, thousands of persons come to the Chamber each year through its website and telephone and personal visits to gather information about the Santa Clarita Valley.
Finally, the Chamber works with local companies to promote new business openings. Each month, the Chamber partners with companies who are opening their doors as a new business venture in the SCV. The Chamber coordinates and promotes nearly 100 new grand opening celebrations each year for members of the Santa Clarita Valley business community.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce provides a number of venues for a variety of monthly networking opportunities. The monthly Business After Hours (BAH) event is the largest business networking event to take place in the valley each month. Crowds of 250-500 regularly attend this member benefit networking program. BAH is held the 3rd Wednesday of each month at a different member location.
Additionally, the Chamber hosts a breakfast each month entitled Good Morning SCV. The breakfast gives members (approximately 120-150) the opportunity to network for about 90 minutes. Good Morning SCV is a great way to build a new customer base of business.
The Chamber also hosts a Get Acquainted Breakfast each month for its new members. The breakfast gives members the opportunity to learn how to access the many benefits the Chamber provides its membership. Generally, 20-50 persons attend this fast paced breakfast each month.
In addition to monthly meetings and events, the Chamber has nearly 30 committees that meet monthly. These committees collectively have about 800 volunteers who serve as members. Each committee represents a great way to help the Chamber and the community, and serves as yet one more way to participate in a networking activity.
Of course, there are many other significant networking opportunities hosted by your Chamber. The annual Home and Business Expo, the Oak Tree Golf Classic, a Quarterly Membership Luncheon and the Installation Banquet are only a few of the events sponsored by the Chamber. The Chamber also sponsors a series of monthly seminars known as ChamberWorks. These seminars are a great way to obtain critical business information and they also provide a wonderful way to network with other businesses in the
Santa Clarita Valley.