The La Verne Chamber of Commerce
Mission, Vision & Core Values:
Mission: The Mission of the La Verne Chamber is to Grow Business, Build Community and Improve Quality of Life as we advocate for, educate and support our businesses.
Core Values: The La Verne Chamber of Commerce is Committed to the following core values to direct our governance and activities:
Collaboration: Respecting and valuing broad participation in community dialogue and establishing community programs mutually beneficial to all parties
Leadership: We are committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving positive change
Integrity: Demonstrating honesty and trustworthiness in action and intent while respecting and protecting community resources
Innovation: Proactively and forward-thinking, we create meaningful programs that add value to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. We embrace the possibilities of the future while preserving our community’s rich history
Growth: We work to create a business climate that attracts new investment and enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing companies.
Vision: The La Verne Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to unifying businesses to create a vibrant economy.
The La Verne Chamber of Commerce is a direct route to the region’s most sought after business advertising audience. Our members include representatives from the area’s top business and commercial organizations. Marketing your business through the Chamber of Commerce is a proven, effective way to attract new customers.
Did You Know that joining a Chamber of Commerce has shown to increase
- Business awareness by 51% from consumers and Business Decision Makers.
- Repeat business by 63%
Consumers that know a business belongs to a Chamber are:
- 44% more likely to think of that business favorably
- 51% more aware of a business
- 57% more likely to think positively of it’s local representation
- 65% more likely to buy goods and services in the future
Chamber members are viewed as companies of integrity who care about this community. The Chamber’s over 100 years of leadership associates your company name with the highest standards in business.
Other Benefits include:
Increase your visibility in the community. As a new member of the chamber of commerce, you will be listed in the chamber newsletter, e-newsletter, on social media sites and have the opportunity to be highlighted in other chamber publications. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events.
Gain a voice in government. The chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. It also helps protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.
Make business contacts. The chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The chamber initiates more business-to-business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through most other local organizations.
Receive chamber newsletters. Newsletters provide new member information, interesting information about operating a local business, articles about the local community, a community calendar and details about up-and-coming chamber events, among other things.
Chamber events and programs. Chamber events and programs provide members with great opportunities to get to know new people and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are innovative and fun ways to help members meet potential customers, clients and vendors— and generate new business leads.
Promotion and publicity. Chamber members are able to display their promotional brochures in the Chamber’s lobby, making your information readily available to visitors and locals alike. New Members will receive a personalized plaque identifying the business as a key stakeholder in the La Verne business community.
Access to members-only discounts and services. The Chamber provides exclusive savings for chamber members on goods and services most crucial to your organization’s needs.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies. The Chamber holds ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses in the area. Chamber Board of Directors, Ambassadors, staff and local elected officials come to the business with the ribbon and ceremonial scissors for the ceremony. The Chamber representative will take pictures and include them in the upcoming newsletters. Ribbon cuttings can also be arranged for relocations, changes of ownership, or other significant happenings in the life of a business.
Certificates of Origin.The Chamber of Commerce providesexport documentationfor members and non-members.
The Business Directory& Community Guide. The Directory was developed for use as a relocation publication as well as a directory of local business and community information. It contains demographic, statistical, government and local information about the Irwindale area. The Directory includes listings of all of our Chamber members, and is distributed to members to encourage “doing business with members”, making this your quick guide to Chamber Members and their services.
Chamber Website.The Chamber has established an extremely informative and interactive website. Visitors from around the globe are able to obtain information about business services, events and other information with the click of a button.
Business Referral Service.The Chamber of Commerce is often the first point of contact for information for both visitors and persons relocating to the area. The Chamber office receives calls every day requesting information on local products and services. Callers and visitors are referred to Chamber members who fit their needs. Relocation requests are mailed a Community & Business Directory to better acquaint them with their transition.
Members Only Portal.Our interactive website contains valuable resources and innovative features for our members. Members can activate a FREE custom business page with business description, social media links, location map and much more.Every member receives the Website Promotional Package and members can also post job opportunities, find business resources, view the calendar of events, add events to your MS Outlook calendar, RSVP and pay online!