Whether you’re a new business owner that just opened your doors or you’ve been conducting business in Los Angeles for years, you might join your local chamber of commerce as another avenue to grow your business.
There are at least 14 chambers of commerce just within downtown Los Angeles. This doesn’t even include chambers of commerce located in the San Fernando Valley, the Santa Clarita Valley or even chambers of commerce for a specific nationality such as the French American Chamber of Commerce.
Although each city has its own chamber of commerce, you certainly don’t have to be a member at the chamber in the city where you work or live.
Each chamber of commerce offers something different to their members, so don’t limit you options to just one chamber just because of location.
You can join multiple chambers of commerce.
If your company offers a particular service beneficial to businesses in downtown Los Angeles, join the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce because many of their members are located downtown.
Or your company sells products specifically marketed to women, then associate with the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce to take advantage of the opportunities at their annual Women in Business Conference.
There are plenty of advantages to joining a chamber of commerce.
- Meet, network, and exchange business cards with other business owners
- Establish business alliances and share referrals
- Attend all events at a discounted rate
- Be a part of Ribbon Cutting ceremonies
- Advertise your company on the chamber website, in their newspaper, and at all networking events
However, before you commit to a chamber of commerce, visit each one to determine which one will be a better fit for your company.
Even if you don’t join one, you might just pick up a new client.
Here’s a list of the Los Angeles chambers of commerce:
- Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce
- Brentwood Chamber of Commerce
- Century City Chamber of Commerce
- Culver City Chamber of Commerce
- East Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
- El Segundo Chamber of Commerce
- Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
- LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce
- Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
- Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce
- Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce
- Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce
- Venice Chamber of Commerce
- West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce