The question is often asked, what do we do at the Chamber?
We are a welcome center for visitors and locals 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 are the Wikipedia of Coalinga, Coalinga’s phone book, a strong supporter of local events, and a promoter of shopping local by doing it. We advocate, advertise, and support our membership. We support the businesses and nonprofits that sustain the Chamber through their yearly membership fee by recommending members constantly.
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 advocates for Coalinga businesses all the time. We welcome new members all year long, and anyone can join and support the Chamber, as a business, non-profit, individual or friend.
We utilize a webpage, www.coalingachamber.com, FaceBook, Constant Contact, Linked-In, Twitter, Instagram in better reaching audiences. We host CoalingaFest, Candidate’s Night, Veteran’s Day Pageant and Ceremony, the Holiday Boutique, The Annual Community Service Awards and Dinner, and the Annual Horned Toad Derby. We do ribbon cuttings, Quarterly Luncheons, supply Certificates of Origin and numerous other miscellaneous tasks for our members and supporters. We are here for Coalinga and the Westside as our membership encompasses the Valley, State and even several from out of state, who support Coalinga in a variety of ways.
We love Coalinga, with all it imperfections, as Coalinga is our home. We thank our members for believing in our mission. We are 106 years strong. We are Team Coalinga!
If you have questions about how we can help you, or your business or about Coalinga please call 935-2948, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by 265 W. Elm Avenue, M-F 10a.m – 5p.m. If we can help, we will!