Founded in 1909, the La Verne Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization that connects businesses with the support and resources to develop, sustain, and grow.
Membership is not limited to businesses and organizations located in La Verne. Those from surrounding areas that market to customers in or employ workers from La Verne should also become members. They have a vested interest in the community’s economic success because their bottom lines benefit from, and their employees’ lives are improved by a strong La Verne economy.
The Chamber provides valuable services to the community that individual businesses can’t provide on their own. The major categories of services are:
- Advancing economic development in partnership with the City through joint events and projects
- Promoting member businesses and referring new customers to them
- Creating networking opportunities for member personnel at many levels
- Providing useful information to members through educational events and electronic communications
- Participating in programs that help improve the skills of the local workforce
- Providing members with savings and discount programs
The Chamber is Connections
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. From committees to mixers to ribbon cuttings and more, you’ll find various opportunities to connect with other businesses every single month.
The Chamber is Visibility
Membership brings credibility to your business. You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of a chamber of commerce. As a member you will gain exposure through:
- Member Referrals
- Online/Print Directories
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Newsletter/Email Blasts
- Ribbon Cuttings
- Relocation & Visitor Information
The Chamber is Leaders
The activities of this Chamber are aligned with the needs of the members, because it is overseen by a board of directors who are leaders from member organizations in a variety of industries. The directors are volunteers whose companies not only invest the directors’ time but also invest funds in excess of normal membership dues to help the Chamber improve our community.
The Chamber is Community
When you get involved with your chamber of commerce, you will become better connected to your community. We serve as a trusted Convener and Connector for the business realm and the community at large. Each year the Chamber sponsors such exciting events as Small Business Saturday, Taste of La Verne, Community Yard Sale, Teacher of the Year and others. As a La Verne Chamber member you’ll have the opportunity to sponsor events and participate in helping to organize them.
The Chamber is Advocacy
The Chamber’s Legislative Committee works to advance the functions of local, state and federal government by advocating issues associated with Education; Energy; Environment & Infrastructure; Labor; Transportation; Health Care; Housing & Land Use, Government and Regulations toward better public safety and a more robust economic base and climate for businesses, private enterprise and residents.
The Chamber is Resources
Running a business is more than a full-time job. With so much to do, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s going on outside your company’s walls. Through our website and newsletters, we update our members on various news and issues that are happening within our community, the state and the nation.
Your chamber of commerce hosts professional development events, that help you learn or improve upon skills that are essential to running your business.
Reducing costs is a concern for every business. The Chamber offers substantial discounts on everyday products and services to our members.
Share your challenges and problems with other chamber members who understand and face many of the same issues and explore best practices that you can apply in your business.
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 promotes the best of what the La Verne area has to offer – the largest employers, important public agencies, entertainment venues, great places for shopping, dining and lodging, and excellent product and service providers.
The Chamber needs the best companies in every business category to become members. If you are one of these, we want you as a member because promoting your business helps promote La Verne!
La Verne Chamber of Commerce
2332 D Street, Unit E
La Verne, CA 91750