Mission Statement: To Create and Promote a Climate Where Businesses are Productive and Profitable.
What is the Chamber of Commerce?
The Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization that works to support, encourage and create conditions that will create a healthy economic and social environment in the Yuba-Sutter area. It's IRS designation is 501(c)(6), a "civic league". The 15-18 member board of directors is elected by the membership, works with a full-time staff of 4 and 1 part-time office volunteer, and is representative of the diversity of its members. An executive committee is elected by the Board.
Who joins the Chamber?
The Chamber's membership includes large businesses, small businesses, sole proprietors and partnerships, service organizations, charitable organizations, public and private schools and districts, churches, service clubs, government entities, and community-minded individuals. The Chamber's membership understands that quality of life benefits from a healthy synergy between business and community. Its membership is averaging over 600.
How does it go about its work?
The Chamber's success relies on the tremendous amounts of time and talent devoted by its many members who serve on committees, organize business events and seminars, and represent business in dealings with government. Committees fall under the leadership of the executive committee and are always interested in broadening member involvement.
Why aren't you the Marysville Chamber of Commerce and the Yuba City Chamber of Commerce?
The Marysville and Yuba City Chambers of Commerce merged in the 1970's to become the Greater Yuba City/Marysville Chamber of Commerce, which then re-named itself the Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce in the 80's, in large part in recognition of the economic interdependence of the "twin cities".
I'm in! How do I join?