Join the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce provides many valuable services and benefits for its membership.
We’re making our community more globally competitive through economic development, watching out for your interests with elected officials, supporting your need for better-educated employees and speaking out on your behalf about issues crucial to your success.
As a member of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, you’re part of a select group of community leaders working to preserve and enhance Bakersfield’s economy.
Networking functions provide opportunities to make new business contacts in an informal setting.
Supporting the Local Economy
You’re part of a dedicated team actively working to improve our local business climate. The Chamber offers programs and collaborations that expand and enhance opportunities for business.
Our Governmental Affairs Council tracks and acts on local, state, and federal issues affecting business—from taxation to workers’ compensation to growth management. Our close contacts with city, county, state and federal legislators promotes beneficial business legislation and opposes detrimental regulations. The Chamber keeps its membership informed of important legislative issues.
Expand your professional expertise and improve your business with low-cost, high-quality seminars and workshops. Led by experts, seminars focus on a variety of business topics including customer service, sales, marketing and more. Leadership Bakersfield is the Chamber’s annual program to develop well-informed, motivated community leaders. This series is also a great way to increase your contact base and boost your own professional development.
The Chamber receives thousands of calls each year for referrals of local products and services. Only Chamber members are referred.
Publicity and Exposure
Members may advertise in exclusive Chamber publications. Our audience is a discerning market of business owners, employers and business leaders. Each member receives free listings in the Chamber’s annual Bakersfield Guide and Business Directory and our website. Members only can display their brochures, flyers and business cards in the Chamber lobby. Our mailing list is available on labels to promote business among members. The Chamber staff also offers assistance to members in a variety of areas, including grand openings and ribbon cuttings.
Metro Business Journal
Members receive the Chamber’s monthly newsletter that keeps members up-to-date on legislation, programs, events and opportunities for involvement.
This popular trade show attracts over 1,500 visitors each year. Bakersfield’s biggest business-to-business event is a great way to generate hundreds of leads.
Impact on Education
The Chamber collaborates in a variety of public-private partnerships with local school districts and business leaders, recognizing that education is the backbone of our current and future workforce.
Making a Contribution
Committee involvement is an opportunity to expand your business contacts while finding solutions to community issues.
Additional Member Benefits
Ability to rent Chamber conference rooms, access to reduced costs for certificates of origin, and complimentary business and entrepreneur counseling provided by SCORE.