1 - Increase Your Visibility in the Community
Member announcements in the Chamber’s newsletter.
Business profile listing on the Chamber’s Web site (by name and business classification, with a link to your website).
Opportunities to submit articles for the Chamber’s newsletter.
Participation in our Open Houses, Fiesta Hermosa Art & Craft Festival, and various other special events.
2 - Relationship Building Opportunities
Evening Networking held monthly at the Business at the Beach event.
Networking at Lunch: Monthly luncheons for the purpose of promoting your business, exchanging leads and referrals.
Hermosa Beach Young Professionals – An opportunity for business professionals to unite and empower themselves through networking and business education events.
Chamber’s on-line social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Special event participation.
3 - Referrals from the Chamber and the Chamber Website
The Chamber receives thousands of inquiries per year for products and services
The Chamber Web site averages 5,000 hits a month
We offer an opportunity for you to access your information on your own web page,
where members will be able to update your information and post your business announcements.
4 - Access to Membership Database of Local Business
This is a great way to reach out to other members and the business community.
Listings not only include address and phone numbers, but also links to your website.
5 - Access to Community Leaders and Elected Officials
Monthly Governmental Affairs meeting with community speakers
Candidates forums preceding local elections
The Chamber hosts the annual State of the City address, presented by the Mayor.
6 - Development, Workshops and Seminars
Blueprints for Success Seminars and email information: Sales, Marketing, Networking, Technology, Human Resources, International and many more
7 - Directory Listings
Chamber Directory – Provides a complete listing of all our member businesses. This Directory is distributed bi-annually to all residents and businesses in Hermosa Beach, and provided free in guest rooms to all member hotels.
On-line membership directory
Relocation and visitor packages
8 - Cost Effective Advertising
Bi-Monthly Chamber newsletter.
Emails to members.
Beach Cities Map
9 - Members Only Services
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to promote your new business.
Member-to-member discount programs.
Your business cards can be placed in the Chamber lobby.
10 - Member Advocacy
Economic development through business attraction and retention stimulates and maintains the economy, providing for increased tax revenues that provide local amenities
Governmental advocacy in support of business issues
Member-to-member business and support helps new businesses grow
For more membership information contact the Chamber at (310) 376-0951 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHY JOIN THE HERMOSA BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?
A national study by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta based market research firm, reveals a number of important findings about
how consumers and business owners perceive the local chamber of commerce and the businesses that are their members.
When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber:
They are 44% more likely to think favorably about it.
Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are:
51% more likely to be highly aware of it
57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation
Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they
believe is a member of the local chamber of commerce.
The study also has good news for businesses that sell to other businesses.
When business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member:
They are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business
51% more likely to be highly aware of it
58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation
59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.
Supporting the previous findings, the study also reveals a positive perception for the local chamber itself:
Regarding the chamber’s impact on the local economy:
82% of respondents believe that the local chamber of commerce helps create jobs and promotes local economic development.
The results of the Schapiro study are clear: Positive perception increases among consumers and business
owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce.