Welcome Modesto Chamber
What makes a business successful? At the Modesto
Chamber of Commerce, we believe it takes identifying
an opportunity and using it to your advantage.
We are your door to opportunities. Join 1,100
businesses and organizations that already hold
"the key" ...Chamber membership. You
too, will open the door to opportunities!
Modesto Chamber of Commerce is the local
association. We solve problems and speak out
for commerce. As a member, you join 1,100
in our efforts to make a difference."
While you’re busy running your business,
the Modesto Chamber of Commerce is taking action
to improve the local business climate. Staff and
volunteers keep this door open between the Chamber
and our local, state and federal elected officials.
We testify before councils and boards and maintain
a constant dialogue, so our voice is heard. We
also have representation on numerous advisory
groups and committees, addressing topics such
as waste water treatment, business license tax,
utility users tax, utility costs and various local
The Chamber maintains close, positive relationships
with the SCEDCO (Success Capital Expansion &
Development Corporation), City of Modesto, County
of Stanislaus, as well as the California and United
States Chambers of Commerce, in order to attract
business and retain those that already call Modesto
We have been successful at lobbying for additional
business park land, recommending downtown redevelopment
projects and tackling tough business issues relating
to economic development, such as improving air
service and ground transportation.
Our Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau
has an excellent track record of capturing bids
for large regional/state conventions, bringing
hundreds-and many times-thousands of delegates
to Modesto. This means business for our community
because delegates and their family and friends
are busy spending resources on lodging, meals
and related products and services.
Members of the Modesto Chamber enjoy discounts
on publications as well as special events and
programs. Another component of membership is the
ability to purchase mailing labels, containing
over 1,100 Chamber member names, or advertise
cost effectively to the business community through
our full-color Progress Magazine.
We have taken an active role in urging the City
to plan for the needs of business expansion and
attraction while shaping its new General Plan.
The Chamber is dedicated to the City’s economic
development, and our members have a chance to
make a difference for business.
As a member of the Chamber, you receive the "red
carpet" treatment. This door of opportunity
provides you with business referrals, ribbon cutting
ceremonies, personal visits from the Ambassadors,
low-cost business seminars, listings in the Chamber’s
Membership Directory, and a free annual subscription
to our full-color Progress Magazine,
plus, all Chamber members have participation rights
in becoming a member of the MOCSE Credit Union.
While we work hard, we also play hard! The Chamber holds a number of events for networking and just for the fun of it! Such activities include a State of the Region Luncheon, Oktoberfest, Harvest Luncheon, Ag Aware, as well as the Chamber’s 10-month Leadership Modesto program and more. Plus, these events may result in additional business contacts for you and provide your company with promotional opportunities.
Whether you are self-employed or employ 1,000, you’ll find a door to business contacts. The Chamber holds networking events such as Business Before Hours and Business After Hours hosted by its members.
The Chamber has an abundance of information. We have economic and demographic information, maps, an Industrial Directory and an Organization/Community Service Club Directory. We also have access to California Chamber of Commerce publications that address employer-employee relations, current workplace regulations and much more.