CONCORD, CA (Aug. 14, 2023) — The Concord Chamber of Commerce was established 86 years ago with a goal to provide a platform for members to grow their businesses. Over the years, we have supported businesses and organizations in a variety of industries – whether it be training opportunities, networking events or providing up-to-date resources to businesses.
One way to become involved with the chamber is to participate in one of our various committees. The groups are comprised of business/organizational representatives who are like-minded and want to collaborate with others in the industry or seeking resources to enhance the business or organization.
Over the last year, the chamber has grown one of the newest committees, Negocios Hispanos de Concord, and launched two new committees – Accessibility & Disability Inclusion and the Nonprofit Network.
The Negocios Hispanos de Concord committee formed in 2021 by a group of members who wanted to support and work with other Hispanic-owned businesses in Concord. Since 2021, the committee has become immersed into our Hispanic business community, working to connect all businesses together. The monthly meetings are held 8:45-10 a.m. on the last Tuesday of the month at varying locations and feature a guest speaker on topics the members have expressed interest in.
The Accessibility & Disability Inclusion committee is one of the newest committees dedicated to fostering a more inclusive community in greater Concord, making it a place where all can enjoy. The members of this committee believe raising awareness of the accessibility needs of the disabled population is essential to creating a more inclusive community.
Those involved in this committee aim to improve accessibility to public spaces and businesses to engage and connect disabled and non-disabled residents. The meetings are hybrid and held at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month.
Meanwhile, the Nonprofit Network is a forum for nonprofit members to come together, share their experiences and discuss how to achieve their common goals. It focuses on programs, fund development and marketing that impact the greater Concord area.
Members of this committee benefit from a supportive and informative community of peers who share knowledge, best practices and innovative ideas while also providing opportunities for nonprofits to form mutually beneficial partnerships to advance their missions and benefit the greater community. The Nonprofit Network meets at 11 a.m. the third Monday of the month.
It is with great honor that the membership knows they can come to the Concord chamber and the staff will listen to new ideas and implement new programs to suit the needs of our business community.
If you are interested in learning more about one of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce’s committees, call 925-685-1181, visit www.concordchamber.com or stop by the office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200 in Concord.