"The Mission of the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce is to create an environment for businesses to start, grow, and succeed."
– Cheryl Angeles, President & CEO
The San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual board retreat earlier this month. We were pleased that Senator Josh Becker and San Mateo Mayor Eric Rodriguez could join us for a forward-looking conversation on the roles of chambers in a post-COVID-19 world.
The conversation both inspired and challenged us. It is clear the old ways of doing business are insufficient in the face of all the needs and inequities the pandemic has laid bare. Addressing these issues will require us to lead with courage and purpose. They will require us to deliver high-value services to help our members survive and thrive. And these issues compel us to use our voice and our influence in the policy discussions that matter to drive economic recovery and resilience.
I am honored to serve as Chair of the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce during this time of transformation and am so very grateful to work with a wonderfully talented board of directors, a dedicated team of employees, our volunteer ambassadors and community partners.
You will be hearing more from us in the coming weeks about our new direction and strategic goals. We encourage you to join with us as we strive to create a better future for everyone.
- Laura Bent