The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce links businesses with other leading Anaheim area business members, officers, leaders and managers, and elected officials to enhance economic growth and development. Through involvement in and attendance at chamber events, local business leaders are better connected with other business professionals outside of their regular schedule.
Advertising, Referrals & Publicity
Chamber members are listed in the Chamber’s annual community resource directory (5,000 distribution) and on the Chamber’s online membership directory (average 15,000 hits per month) with hotlinks to member’s websites and e-mail. As a service, the Chamber exclusively refers its members to phone and electronic inquiries. Advertising is available in our newsletter, “Anaheim Business Advocate”, weekly e-newsletter, “This Week in Anaheim,” and on our website.
Visit the Chamber’s webpage with coupon discounts, incentives and specials provided by numerous Chamber members. The Chamber is partnered with several providers including Office Depot, UPS, and many others that provide it's members with a Chamber corporate discount program, not available without our membership. Other special offers are made available to Chamber members by local businesses throughout the year.
Set a Date: Give the Chamber at least two-weeks notice. Attendance will vary based on the day. Please be aware of major holidays and community events. The Chamber can be helpful in this area. We recommend Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Weekends are not recommended since elected officials and Chamber Ambassadors may not attend. Also, keep in mind that City Council meets on Tuesday beginning at approximately 3 p.m.
Select a Time: Pick a time convenient for your guests. Mornings and late afternoon work well. The Chamber recommends 3-5 p.m. Please let us know the specific time the ribbon cutting is to take place. Please be considerate – Chamber Ambassadors are volunteers who have their own time obligations.
Develop Invitation List: Invite your potential and current customers, suppliers, and employees. Is the public invited? If so, try to send a press release to the local media two weeks prior to the event. We will invite key city officials, including City Council, City Manager, and Fire and Police Chiefs.
Plan a Menu: If expenses allow, try to have some refreshments on hand. Suggested menus include light hors d’oeuvres, finger foods and beverages.
Plan the Photo: Try to designate in advance the location where the actual ribbon cutting photo will take place and who will be in the picture.
NETWORKING & SOCIAL EVENTS
Join the Chamber at Leads Lunch from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm on the second Wednesdays of the month for great food and networking opportunities.
Good Morning Anaheim
This monthly event starts bright and early at 7:30 a.m. on the first Friday of every month. The breakfast features a prominent speaker discussing topical business and/or community issues.
Network with Chamber members and guests in a casual environment from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. A fun and lively location is chosen every month for an optimum networking experience. The evening may include music and entertainment; hors d’oevres are always a part of the fun. Held the third Thursday of the month at various member facilities.
The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce works on behalf of its members and other local businesses to represent business interests in government. The Chamber informs local and regional officials of the impact of legislation on Anaheim’s economy and keeps its members educated on legislative issues that affect their businesses. The Chamber also actively promotes legislation and candidates that promote a healthy business climate. Meetings are monthly on the third Friday at noon and Chamber Members are welcome to attend.
The Chamber helps to keep it's members informed of community and business news and issues through a variety of communication tools. The Chamber’s newsletter, “Anaheim Business Advocate,” weekly e-mail newsletters, This Week in Anaheim, and the Anaheim Chamber website help to provide business development tools and advertising opportunities to it's members.