Melissa Read Chamber of Commerce

Maximize your Concord chamber membership – and your business

Melissa Read Chamber of CommerceCONCORD, CA (Jan. 24, 2023) — As we move forward into the new year, it is the goal of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce to be a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers and a champion for a strong business community.

Over the last few years, the climate of how business is conducted has changed, especially with the introduction of Zoom. While this is a useful tool for quick or distanced meetings, an overwhelming majority of our businesses are ready to meet in-person and build new relationships, or rekindle old ones.

To foster these connections, the Concord chamber offers a variety of monthly networking events – such as the First Friday Coffee Connect, the Women’s Networking Group and the Business After Hours Mixer. These monthly events each offer something different and are exciting ways to build a network of peers.

Involvement with the chamber can help build both the credibility and visibility of your business in the community. Participation on a sub-committee keeps you informed on chamber and community news and events, while at the same time provides the opportunity to showcase your business to others.

For example, the Ambassadors Committee is a group of chamber members who want to take chamber involvement a step further. These members assist staff at events, help with outreach and provide us with critical feedback from local businesses in Concord. In return, members learn that our ambassadors are their trusted partners and key resources for chamber information.

Ribbon cutting

A great way to get community members through your doors is by hosting a ribbon-cutting for a grand opening or an anniversary, remodel, etc. We will find any reason to celebrate. Businesses can also opt to host a monthly mixer.

After an event, the chamber always posts pictures and/or videos so the community can see your business along with products or services offered. As we all know, social media can be a powerful tool to increase the visibility of a business. You will often see Amanda, oure Events & Marketing coordinator, giving a recap or description of the business in a video. We always encourage members to tag the chamber, making it easy and accessible for us to reshare or repost.

The chamber not only encourages business development, but also community support and awareness.

If you would like more information regarding the Concord Chamber of Commerce and how to maximize your membership, call 925-685-1181, visit or stop by our Concord office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200.