Chambers of Commerce

In Partners by Mark Sylvester

Chamber of Commerce One of 805connect’s founding partners is The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region. Since the beginning of the project, an alliance has been developing to involve more chambers in the region.
Jill Lederer, the CEO of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, said in a recent conversation, “We consider our partnership with 805connect an additional tool for any Chamber member. This is a value-add that we’re happy to provide; we encourage every business to sign up. Our Chamber membership is made up of our Emerging Leaders Networking Group (young professionals under the age of 40) plus five other diverse networking groups to name just a couple of the benefits for you and your team members.”
Joining your local Chamber of Commerce is a way to make sure you have extended your brand as much as possible in your local community. It is a logical extension of your presence on 805connect. The Santa Maria Chamber has adopted 805connect as an additional benefit to members and, through their awareness campaigns, has helped 805connect become more visible in their city. Recently, 805connects’ Ambassador Mark Sylvester talked with Chamber of Commerce CEOs from Templeton, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach and Paso Robles. Each conversation reinforced how committed the Chambers are to serving local businesses and providing opportunities for business development and advocacy.
Sunni Mullinax, the CEO of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce says, “We have over 900 members, that’s more than 50% of the businesses in the area. They look to us for a variety of benefits. Small businesses want to be better connected, service providers want to develop relationships and leads and our large manufacturers want to be sure that the local economy and business climate continues to thrive. 805connect will help us help our members by providing valuable connections throughout the region.”
If you are a member of your local Chamber, take a minute to update your 805connect Profile and let everyone know. It may be the reason that someone you don’t know decides to do business with you. If you are not a member of your local Chamber, look at how they might be able to help. You can find a list of all the regional Chambers on 805connect. Click here.