One thing I can say about the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is that they are always trying to help EVERYONE in Santa Fe, in business. I can encourage you enough to join the Chamber and see what they can do for you and your business. Here is a look at some of the Santa Fe Chamber Events schedule for the month of October.
The Mission of the Santa Fe Chamber is to strengthen the local economy and serve as the Voice of Business in community affairs.
CREATING A STRONGER LOCAL ECONOMY
The Chamber’s number one priority is to help member businesses grow and make Santa Fe a great place to do business through:
- Working with government agencies to develop cooperative programs that foster a positive climate for economic development
- Supporting the tourism industry which generates millions of dollars in the Santa Fe area
- Working to streamline permitting processes
- Bringing together community members around issues affecting business and economic development including: transportation, infrastructure, technology, health care, education, legislation etc.
- Working for government policies that promote rather than inhibit business growth
- Producing the Santa Fe Business Expo which brings together hundreds of local business in April each year
PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY
- Encouraging visitors from all over the world to vacation and convene in Santa Fe
- Providing exposure for member businesses on www.santafechamber.com which draws over 25,000 visitors a month
- Maintaining a Resource Center with complete visitor and community information
- Spotlighting member businesses through the monthly Business Advocate newsletter
- Educating businesspeople through cooperative programs with SCORE Santa Fe, the SBDC, Santa Fe Futures and the Santa Fe Business Incubator
- Promoting numerous local events through the Resource Center and website calendar
PROVIDING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
- Monthly Business After Hours, Business Over Breakfast and Brown Bag Lunch events
- Annual Business Expo, Legislative Reception, Business Day, Golf Tournament, Business Excellence Awards and Banquet events
- Regular candidates and political issues forums
- Chamber Ambassadors who assist with ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings and other business events
- Chamber committees and task forces devoted to business issues
REPRESENTING BUSINESS ISSUES THROUGH LOBBYING AND POLITICAL ACTION
- Lobbying at the City, County and State levels for issues of concern for Santa Fe businesses
- Connecting 1,000 state legislators and businesspeople at the annual Legislative Reception
- Partnering with the Association of Commerce and Industry in producing Business Day with legislators and other events (e.g. New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Outreach and Education)
- Producing an annual Legislative Agenda that forms the basis of lobbying efforts
- Alerting members as to important issues facing local business
The Chamber is the number one business resource citizens look to in the community. The area’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work performed by The Chamber. That is why we seek to have a major impact on business, income and future growth of the Santa Fe area.
Your Chamber Means Business!
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1928, Santa Fe, NM 87504