23 Reasons To Join

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Mayor Terry Tornek welcomed those attending the Chamber's Business and Economic Summit

The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic professional business association dedicated to the prosperity of our members and a strong economy for the greater Pasadena, California area.

As a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce you get:

1. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce working to help you grow your business and enhance your prosperity. Our cheerful and helpful staff are here to assist member businesses in whatever way we can.
2. Membership in your Chamber builds consumer confidence. Studies have shown that consumers are 50% more likely to frequent businesses that belong to the local Chamber of Commerce. You can read the independent report on the benefits of chamber membership by the Shapiro Group by clicking here:  Benefits of Chamber Membership -Schapiro Group Report.
3. Services and support worth $1785 per year. (Website listing and searchable internet presence, business directory listing, referrals, free member events, advocacy efforts, member discounts, seminars and informational programs, all would cost at least $1785 if purchased individually in the marketplace.
4. A listing on the Chamber online directory. This is a search engine optimized listing that can be found easily on Google, Yahoo and others and can serve as a member’s web page. The Chamber online directory receives 4500 to 6000 visits per week, 62% of whom are first time users. The best directory of services and products in the Pasadena area.
5. Opportunities to promote your business in Pasadena Commerce, the Chamber monthly newsletter and the weekly e-mail blasts and monthly member-to-member offers email blast. The best communication with members.

6. Listing in the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Directory and Community Guide and opportunities to advertise in the Directory and Guide as well as the Official City of Pasadena map. The best opportunities to promote your business, products or services.

7. More than 6000 visits per week to the Chamber website with two-thirds visiting the online directory looking for services, supplies and products. The best web presence for a minimal investment.

8. Free referrals to member businesses. When potential customers call the Chamber, we refer them only to Chamber members who provide those services. The best chance to grow your business.
9. Opportunities to network with other business people and promote your business. Our monthly Connection Breakfast and Luncheon Alliance events help attendees promote their business, make meaningful connections with other business people and gain valuable referrals and references. The best networking events in Southern California.
10. Monthly Chamber After Hours social and mixer provides members the opportunity to mix, mingle and network in a fun, casual environment. The best social events and opportunities to get together casually for fun and networking.
11. At the Chamber’s bi-monthly Young Professionals of Pasadena happy hour networking get-together working people between the age of 21 and 40 meet, mingle and network in a social setting at various Chamber member restaurants and bars. The best way to meet young professionals
12. Informational presentations and seminars for members. Occasional informational presentations and seminars for members and workshops on business plan writing, human resource management and more. The best educational opportunities for members.
13. The opportunity to exhibit your business at the annual Taste of Pasadena. The best opportunities to get your business in front of potential customers.
14. Fun activities and events for members such as the Multi-City Mixer with neighboring chambers and other opportunities to join other Chamber members at some of Southern California best venues and attractions. Pasadena Chamber members are friendly, welcoming and make good company.
15. An opportunity to impact our community. Collaborative efforts, assistance and volunteer efforts positively affect our city and enhance your business’ profile in the community.
16. Access to expertise and advice through collaborations with other Chambers, the Small Business Development Center at Pasadena City College, the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and more.
17. Aggressive advocacy on behalf of businesses and the local economy before local, regional, state and federal authorities on matters than may impact the ability or cost of doing business. The Chamber is an effective and energetic advocate for members’ interests. In recent years, the Chamber has won concessions on fee and rate increases that collectively saved members hundreds of thousands of dollars, won rate concessions on water costs and convinced the City of Pasadena to forestall inspection fees for restaurants.
18. Events organized so you can meet others in your industry, share ideas, learn best practices and network. The Chamber facilitates industry-specific sub-groups that collaborate, discuss trends and business practices and advocate on issues that may impact them.
19. Opportunities to attend Chamber events to meet community and industry leaders. The Chamber’s Inaugural Gala, Business and Economic Summit, Golf Tournament and Celebration of the Tournament of Roses attract community and political leaders as well as Chamber members.
20. Assistance with city and county permitting, approval and inspection processes. The Pasadena Chamber maintains wexcellent relationships with staff, executive and eleceted leadership so we can assist you in ensuring as efficient a process as possible to grow, expand, open oprrelocate your business.

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Our ACCESS:Opportunity procurement forum provided small business members with access to potential large business customers such as JPL, Parsons, Caltech and the City of Pasadena.
21. Opportunities to enhance your bottom line by reducing costs, expanding markets, accessing expertise and finding new customers. The best and most aggressive Chamber staff to support your business.
22. Discount travel opportunities through Pasadena Chamber member programs and specials. The chance to see the world at very competitive prices with fellow Chamber members.
23. To be counted among the best. Pasadena is a world-renowned city and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce members are recognized worldwide. Pasadena Chamber members are among the best in the world at what they do. You can be counted among that elite membership by joining the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.You can be a part of the most dynamic business organization in the best small city in the world.

To join the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Pasadena Chamber CEO Paul Little discussing membership, benefits and the Chamber with attorney Don Schweizter on the Exhibit A podcast produced by The Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer: