Coalinga Chamber of Commerce
The question is often asked, what do we do at the Chamber?
Every day is different. We are a welcome center for those looking for services, activities, history and resources available in our community. We are a non-profit organization which earns its annual budget through membership fees and the Horned Toad Derby. We are promoter of our members and their services.
We host a variety of events from the Community’s Annual Service Award Dinner, The Annual Horned Toad Derby, CoalingaFest, Candidate’s Night, Veterans Day Pageant and Ceremony, the Holiday Boutique, Mixers, Quarterly Lunches and meetings.
We are the Wikipedia of Coalinga, a strong supporter of local events, and a promoter of shopping local by actually doing it. We advocate, advertise, and support our membership. We support the businesses and non-profits that sustain the Chamber through their yearly membership fee. We recommend our affiliates all the time.
The Chamber keeps members informed of laws, legal updates, scams and other issues impacting small businesses. We provide resources such as labor law posters, employee handbook guides, phonebooks, and contacts for government officials, certificates of origin and more.
We pass on advice, concerns, compliments, complaints and suggestions to members from the community in hopes of better meeting the needs of Coalinga. We have a board of directors, by-laws, policies and protocols, an employee handbook and are guided by Cal Chambers and the Western Association for Chamber Executives. We pay taxes and follow laws governing non-profits and small businesses alike.
The Chamber of Commerce mission statement reads, o nurture economic success, one business at a time. We do our best to support and promote through attendance, advertisements (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, www.coalingachamber.com) and weekly articles in the newspaper. We believe Coalinga is a great place to be, not perfect but overall a great place to be!
If you have a questions about Coalinga please call (935-2948) or stop by (265 W. Elm Avenue, M-F 8a.m – 2p.m.) and if we can help, we will!