Building Business is Our Business
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in the Southern California region. We have 800 members representing thousands of employees who live and work in this community.
The Chamber produces more than 65 events and programs annually, and has 13 active standing committees that focus on goals and objectives that are important to our members; from the automotive industry, to the hospitality business, to environmental sustainability.
Since 1925 the Chamber has provided businesses a strong local platform to tap into the power of an established community of business owners and entrepreneurs.
Advocacy: The Voice of Business
The Chamber works for you – whether we’re helping you navigate the process of starting your business or giving you a voice in front of your government leaders. Our job is to help you do your job. To find how to contact your representatives directly, head to: smchamber.com/local-government-representatives/
We support multimodal transportation options, investing in education, and addressing the housing and homelessness crisis head on. By supporting these and other issues, we create a strong community environment, which leads to a strong business environment. Read more about our policy pillars:
Member Benefits At-A-Glance
With customer and client traffic differing wildly this year from seasons past, it is especially important for entrepreneurs of all disciplines to stay visible and accessible. Even in Pandemic times, the Santa Monica Chamber is here for you as a resource and partner. For existing Chamber members as well as businesses who’ve not yet experienced our value, the following list includes just some of the ways we can help your brand stay forefront in the minds of your customers:
Relocation & Community Guide & NEW Online Community Website
Fingertip access supporting local businesses is available to the community via the wonders of the Internet and, after Lockdown is lifted, with traditional printed copies distributed throughout the region
Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings
These events are a great way to introduce your business to the community, even as we practice responsible social distancing.
Chamber Lobby Display Case
Your business cards or brochures will be available for the public.
Online Business Directory
Utilized by thousands of visitors weekly, all members are included in this online directory. Searchable by keyword, category, business name or contact.
Hot Deals – Member-to-Member
Take advantage of the many discounts offered by Chamber members!
Post your events, seminars and celebrations on the online Community Calendar.
Direct Mail Marketing
The Chamber member list is available to purchase for direct mail marketing.
Members-only ad opportunities are available on the Chamber website. Viewed by thousands of online visitors, placing a website banner ad is highly recommended.
E-Mail Update Advertising
Members-only ad opportunities are available in our weekly e-mail blasts to more than 5,000 contacts.
Monthly Member Program Marketing
Promote your business by offering products as raffle prizes or in goody bags at events.
Social Media Promotion
Share your news on our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram pages.
All members are invited to join one of our 13 volunteer committees. Help shape the Chamber’s position on critical issues.