The Ceres Chamber of Commerce is more than just a plaque on the wall. Membership puts the information you need at your fingertips. It gives you somewhere to turn when you need advice or assistance. Membership also boosts your image in the community.
Video Business Profiles! It's important to promote our Chamber Members. A new feature is an online Business Profile. Contact the Chamber Office at (209) 537-2601 for more information and rates
Membership offers you Access and Visibility! It is who you know that matters. That’s why the Ceres Chamber makes sure you have plenty of opportunities to build productive and profitable relationships with representatives from businesses throughout the Ceres community. Whether you’re looking to connect with industry leaders, city officials, or citizens at-large, you can reach out to them through the Ceres Chamber. We want to let everyone know that You're Open for Business!
The Chamber works hard to send new customers your way. The Chamber receives hundreds of requests through our office and website each year from people all over the country asking for referrals for every sort of business need imaginable. Chamber members appreciate receiving business referrals from the Chamber office. Keep in mind that it works both ways - when you’re looking for a product or service, we’d be happy to refer you to another member for assistance.
The Ceres Chamber members include representatives from the community's top businesses and organizations. Marketing your business through the Chamber is a proven and cost-effective way to attract new customers.
From one-time specials to year-long campaigns, the Ceres Chamber offers promotional opportunities to fit every budget. The added credibility your business receives by using the Chamber as a promotional vehicle is priceless. Chamber members are viewed as companies of integrity who care about this community.
Expand Your Sphere of Influence Workforce Development • Industry Roundtables • Economic Development/Business Retention • Business Improvement Districts
It's the Chamber's job to connect business with the opportunity to be HEARD at every level of government.
While you’re working your business, the Ceres Chamber is working for you. The Chamber serves as a lead advocate for business issues, ensuring that the interests of the business community are well represented in public policy decisions.
We know it’s difficult for you to stay ahead of all the issues facing your community AND your business. That’s why the Chamber's Legislative Advoacy Committee gathers information and reviews proposed bills to provide you with what you really need to know about what’s happening in Ceres, Stanislaus County, Sacramento and Washington, DC. Important legislative information is available for your review at www.cereschamber.com and in Advocacy in Action e-Alerts, which are e-mailed to Chamber members throughout the year. When you need to take action, we’ll make sure your voice heard.
Have a crisis and don’t know where to turn? Chamber representatives will meet with City personnel on your behalf. Representing the Interest of Business with Government Chamber's Legislative Action Committee • Annual California Chamber of Commerce Legislative Summit • Stanislaus County Alliance meetings • Ceres City Council and Stanislaus County Board of Supervisor meetings • Stanislaus County Agency Formation Committee (LAFCO).
Promoting Political Action to Ensure a Favorable Business Climate Candidates Forums • Chamber's Legislative Action Committee • Advocacy in Action e-Alerts • www.CeresChamber.com
As a Chamber member, you never have to cope with the challenges of running a business alone. We’re here to help you find solutions for the challenges you face in running your business.
Every business needs resources to succeed. From financial education to lead generation, and from mailing lists to human resource policy assistance, every little edge can make the difference. The Ceres Chamber is in the process of developing new tools and programs you may need to run your business successfully and to your fullest potential.
Watch for a NEW Chamber quarterly magazine, which promises to be filled with Chamber helpful information, community issues and initiatives, events and best practice ideas. Also coming soon, watch for the Chamber's Business Builders seminars, which will provide you with the management, marketing and financial expertise you need to stay on the cutting edge of results-oriented business skills. Keeping You in the Know and Helping You Grow Ceres Business Builders Seminars (Coming Soon!) • Ceres Young Professionals (Coming Soon!) • Volunteer Opportunities • Leadership Ceres (Coming Soon!) Helping You in Good Times and Bad Business Mentoring (Coming Soon!) • Workforce Development Committee • Economic Development/Business Retention Committee • Referrals • FREE Business Consulting Services with the Small Business Development Center Essential Business Services Certificates of Origin • Community Calendar • Discounted Labor Law Posters • Membership Mailing Labels • Constant Contact (discounted online marketing program) • Demographic and Economic Data