Chamber of Commerce
Our motto is "GIVING
YOUR BUSINESS THE POWER TO GROW," and for more than
55 years, the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors
Bureau has been doing just that. Incorporated in 1947, the Chamber
has served business, residents and visitors in our community through
programs and services developed by the Board of Directors and staff
of the organization.
In addition to serving our members,
the Chamber of Commerce manages and operates the Convention-Visitors
Bureau and Convention Center, both funded under contract with the
City of Santa Clara.
We have approximately 575 member businesses,
with an estimated total employee count of 25,000. The governance
and policy making of the Chamber is the responsibility of the 20-member
Board of Directors. Elected annually by the membership, the Board
develops a "Program of Work" for the coming fiscal year. This Program
is executed through the following divisions:
- Convention-Visitors Bureau Division
- Government Relations Division
- Industrial and Commercial Division
- Membership Services Division
Task Force and Committee Work Areas
are created within each of the divisions. Members are encouraged
to become involved in the community by serving as volunteers on
the committees and task forces of their choice.
Based on the Program of Work, President
and General Manager Steve Van Dorn and staff ensure the Board's
vision is shared with the membership through the many programs and
services the Chamber offers.
The Chamber encourages you to become
involved. To learn more about any of the above listed divisions
or to volunteer, please contact the Chamber directly at (408) 244-8244.