At the local level we are playing an increasing role as the voice of business when advocating public policy changes that stimulate and sustain growth for business resulting in the creation and retention of jobs. The Chamber remains committed to having a productive working relationship with lawmakers fostering a positive employment climate that will support global class schools and an outstanding quality of life for the citizens of the City of Ventura.
Each year our members are invited and encouraged to join the California and Ventura chambers at the California Business Legislative Summit in the Spring. This two day trip to Sacramento is complete with business meetings with legislators and a conference with the governor.
To help members become involved with our election process you may find more information on our Governmental Representatives where we have provided you with information on city, county, state and federal representatives. If you feel you want to become more involved with what is going on in our city please consider joining the Economic Development Committee. For more information please contact Sandra Burkhart by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-643-7222.
If you would like to build your business by having contracts with government agencies make sure you visit How to Do Business with Public Agencies. This full day experience with workshops and an exhibitors’ hall will demystify the process and share a unique and valuable opportunity for your business to become informed and connected.
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce has also compiled a Business Resource Center including support services, special programs and outside agencies to provide you with a comprehensive network of support.