Membership

Non Profit Membership 501 (c) 3 - $350

  • Same as Invididual Membership

Individual Membership $375

  • Twice monthly “Business After Hours” networking opportunities. Free for Chamber members.
  • Women in Action – Networking opportunity quarterly breakfast for Professional Business women.
  • Access to Business Referral Networking Group – 5 leads groups meet weekly to exchange business leads. (Onetime processing fee of $55 + $100/year)
  • Business Listing on Chamber’s online business directory, alpha and category
  • Receive a personalized membership plaque
  • Online Newsletter: 2 complimentary display (bus card size) advertisements to be included in chamber online newsletter
  • Business Opportunities/Education/Assistance
  • Monthly membership orientation with the chamber business development director
  • Referral Service to our members and local community
  • Free Business Consulting – SCORE
  • Reserve the conference room for complimentary business meetings
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses


2-5 Employee Business - $475

  • Same as Individual Membership

Partner Membership $1,000

  • Basic Membership Benefits, plus: 1 flyer/year full size ad placement, 2 tickets to (1) Good Morning San Mateo

Executive Membership $2,500

  • Partner Membership Benefits, plus: 2 full size ads during membership year, 1 week Facebook, 4 tickets to Good Morning San Mateo

Chairman Circle $5,000

  • Executive Membership Benefits, plus: 2 tickets to It’s Your Time To Succeed and table, vendor table at Member Business Trade Show, Chairman’s Circle Member on website for a year. Display ad on website.

Presidential Membership $10,000

  • Chairman’s Circle Benefits, plus: Private Reception with CEO, City Officials, Tech Committee. Listed as Chairman’s Circle Member on website for a year, home page display ad placement.



Services Provided by The Chamber

DIRECT BENEFITS OF OUR “START UP” MEMBERSHIP

Membership: Positive Impact to A Business

According to a commissioned study by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the real value of chamber membership to businesses as it applies to what customers perceive about that business includes:

  • When you display your Chamber membership plaque, people are 19% more likely to think favorably of your business over nonmembers.
  • If you were seen as highly involved through participation on committees, sponsorship, board service, etc., 12% are more likely to think your products/services stack up better against your competition.
  • These perceptions are based on the inference that businesses, which are highly visible and active in their local chamber, are more trustworthy, more involved in the community, care about customers, are successful, and are community leaders.
Development/Public Policy
  • Legislative action on key business issues
  • Use of contacts to assist with business needs
  • Advocate Chamber policies on community issues
Community
  • Quarterly “Good Morning San Mateo” program offers updates and news on all the latest projects and community information
  • Leadership San Mateo / Foster City / City of Burlingame / Hillsborough to foster future community leaders
  • Ongoing promotions to encourage the use of local vendors/services and to promote more local business to business commerce
  • Annual Businesses Awards to recognize the contribution made by businesses in the community
Business Opportunity/Education/Assistance
  • Business Education Series meets once a week with professional speakers to help grow businesses
  • Monthly Membership Orientation with the chamber’s Business Development Director
  • Quarterly membership orientation
  • Referral Services to our members and local community
  • Roster by category for target marketing
  • Frees Business Consulting – SCORE
  • Toastmasters, – learn to be an effective speaker to better market your business
  • Reserve conference room for complementary business meeting
Visibility – Expose Opportunities
  • Receive a personalized membership plaque
  • Market your business through our weekly and monthly newsletters – members receive 2 complimentary email campaigns to over 2,000 contacts. Additional email campaigns are $50 each
  • Alphabetical and categorical business listing on chamber website directory
  • Advertise to the business community through the online member to members deals and the shop chamber display at the chamber office
  • Multi-Chamber Business Expo – 100 booths offered to Chamber members from entire country. Over 1,000 attendees enjoy an evening of concentrated marketing/networking
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for new businesses
  • Sponsorship and recognition opportunity at Chambers Events
  • Restaurant Only – Market your monthly specials/offerings in our monthly newsletters
Networking Opportunity
  • Twice monthly “Business After Hours” networking for face to face socializing, refreshments, and recognition for hosting the event
  • Business Referral Networking groups – 5 leads groups meet weekly for lively, effective networking
  • Become a Chamber Ambassador and “meet and greet” at the Chamber function
  • Collaboration for business – Connect new members with current members
Resources Information Center
  • Demographics, Restaurant Guide and E-Newsletters


When the public knows a business is active their local chamber, that business enjoys:

  • 44% increase in its favorable rating
  • 51% increase in consumer awareness
  • 57% increase in its local reputation
  • 63% increase in its ability to attract future business
Buying Power

Membership in the Chamber does have its privileges. Take advantage of the many discounts and special offers available to you, as a Chamber member. Membership dues investments are 95% tax deductible as a business expense.

For more information contact:

Cheryl Angeles

President/CEO
San Mateo Area Chambers of Commerce
1700 South EI Camino Real, Suite 108
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 650-401-2441
C: 650-248-0398
F: 877-304-2441

Services Provided by The Chamber

DIRECT BENEFITS OF OUR “START UP” MEMBERSHIP

Membership: Positive Impact to A Business

According to a commissioned study by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the real value of chamber membership to businesses as it applies to what customers perceive about that business includes:

  • When you display your Chamber membership plaque, people are 19% more likely to think favorably of your business over nonmembers.
  • If you were seen as highly involved through participation on committees, sponsorship, board service, etc., 12% are more likely to think your products/services stack up better against your competition.
  • These perceptions are based on the inference that businesses, which are highly visible and active in their local chamber, are more trustworthy, more involved in the community, care about customers, are successful, and are community leaders.
Development/Public Policy
  • Legislative action on key business issues
  • Use of contacts to assist with business needs
  • Advocate Chamber policies on community issues
Community
  • Quarterly “Good Morning San Mateo” program offers updates and news on all the latest projects and community information
  • Leadership San Mateo / Foster City / City of Burlingame / Hillsborough to foster future community leaders
  • Ongoing promotions to encourage the use of local vendors/services and to promote more local business to business commerce
  • Annual Businesses Awards to recognize the contribution made by businesses in the community
Business Opportunity/Education/Assistance
  • Business Education Series meets once a week with professional speakers to help grow businesses
  • Monthly Membership Orientation with the chamber’s Business Development Director
  • Quarterly membership orientation
  • Referral Services to our members and local community
  • Roster by category for target marketing
  • Frees Business Consulting – SCORE
  • Toastmasters, – learn to be an effective speaker to better market your business
  • Reserve conference room for complementary business meeting
Visibility – Expose Opportunities
  • Receive a personalized membership plaque
  • Market your business through our weekly and monthly newsletters – members receive 2 complimentary email campaigns to over 2,000 contacts. Additional email campaigns are $50 each
  • Alphabetical and categorical business listing on chamber website directory
  • Advertise to the business community through the online member to members deals and the shop chamber display at the chamber office
  • Multi-Chamber Business Expo – 100 booths offered to Chamber members from entire country. Over 1,000 attendees enjoy an evening of concentrated marketing/networking
  • Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting for new businesses
  • Sponsorship and recognition opportunity at Chambers Events
  • Restaurant Only – Market your monthly specials/offerings in our monthly newsletters
Networking Opportunity
  • Twice monthly “Business After Hours” networking for face to face socializing, refreshments, and recognition for hosting the event
  • Business Referral Networking groups – 5 leads groups meet weekly for lively, effective networking
  • Become a Chamber Ambassador and “meet and greet” at the Chamber function
  • Collaboration for business – Connect new members with current members
Resources Information Center
  • Demographics, Restaurant Guide and E-Newsletters


When the public knows a business is active their local chamber, that business enjoys:

  • 44% increase in its favorable rating
  • 51% increase in consumer awareness
  • 57% increase in its local reputation
  • 63% increase in its ability to attract future business
Buying Power

Membership in the Chamber does have its privileges. Take advantage of the many discounts and special offers available to you, as a Chamber member. Membership dues investments are 95% tax deductible as a business expense.

For more information contact:

Cheryl Angeles

President/CEO
San Mateo Area Chambers of Commerce
1700 South EI Camino Real, Suite 108
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 650-401-2441
C: 650-248-0398
F: 877-304-2441

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