The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce promotes business in Simi Valley, through leadership, political action, and services to increase opportunities for our members" is the Chamber's mission statement, and for 60 years, the Chamber has provided these services to its members. The strength of the Chamber lies in its membership, which creates a pool of resources from which ideas, manpower, and support can be drawn. Members, consisting of small businesses, large companies, home-based businesses, and professional men and women, work together to enhance the quality of life in Simi Valley.
The Chamber functions as the headquarters for the business community by representing member businesses before government bodies and conducting joint promotional activities. It provides an opportunity for members to become directly involved in community issues and to express their views on developments that may affect their business. The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the Simi Valley City Council, Sacramento and Washington, D.C.. Through our Business Advocacy Comittee, we promote business interests at all levels of government.
Members who serve as Directors and on various committees are business people who volunteer because they believe in the effectiveness of The Chamber. Membership in The Chamber provides opportunities to become involved in areas such as economic development, networking, advertising and legislative representation.
As a chamber member, you are part of an active, problem-solving organization. The Chamber serves as a catalyst to resolve business problems and address local concerns. Members participate on committees in order to have a positive impact on the quality of life for everyone. By working closely with government and community leaders The Chamber is able to produce positive results that benefit not only chamber members but the entire community.
Chamber Networking Breakfast: Monthly Friday breakfast meetings enable members to network and advertise. Normally held the 2nd Friday each month at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley.
Networking After Hours: Members may have an opportunity to sponsor one of the Networking After Hours, providing exposure for their place of business as well as networking opportunities. Networking After Hours are held quarterly.
Street Fair: The Simi Valley Street Fair is a one day event held on the 2nd Saturday each May. Members and non-members can participate in this event that provides an ideal atmosphere for retailers and service companies to reach potential new customers in the Simi Valley community. Booth costs vary depending on type of business or if your company is a chamber member. Regular attendance is 19,000+.
Committees: One of the best networking opportunities available through The Chamber is being a member of our many active committees that work on chamber, business, legislative and community opportunities and/or issues. The committees include Ambassadors, Business Advocacy Meeting, Economic Developement Committee, Tourism Rountable and Street Fair. All members are eligible to serve on a committee.
Coffee with the CEO: Generally held quarterly this is a reception/orientation for new members and new representatives of our membership to meet with our CEO and chamber staff and to learn about the benefits of The Chamber. This is also a great networking opportunity to meet your fellow members in an informal setting and find out what they do. Each guest is given the time for a brief introduction of themselves and their business.