About Our Chamber
The Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization made up of companies and individuals in business. The mission is to create an environment in Rohnert Park in which businesses can thrive economically, socially and culturally and to improve the quality of life in the community. The Chamber began in the summer of 1962 and then was Incorporated in 1963 as a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit corporation, it is staffed by professional staff and governed by a volunteer board of directors.
The Chamber accomplishes its mission by being economic development consultant and advisor; new resident and tourist information center; spokesperson and advocate for businesses; counselor for businesses in economics, marketing, human resources; government relations specialists and lobbyists; and public relations expert; and publicist for Rohnert Park.
Business Building Opportunities
To its members the Chamber provides business-building opportunities through active participation in events and through various committees and task forces. Members can choose from activities that best compliment their talents, skill, interests and business profiles. Being involved builds goodwill and accomplishes community goals.
Reaching Customers and Clients
Opportunities for promoting and advertising are available through sponsorship of the popular NoonTimes, Women in Business Program, the annual Spring Business Showcase, monthly After-Hours Mixers and quarterly seminars. Bus2Bus Email Blasts, and advertising on the Chamber website are available. Members are listed in the directory on the Chamber’s Web Site.
Chamber member information is included in relocation packets. Phone referrals are made daily.
This key function supports the Chamber’s mission of creating an environment in which businesses can prosper. The Chamber wrote the city’s first economic development plan; a four-year plan that focuses on business retention and attraction, promotion of city and private recreational opportunities, and a community information and education program that encourages support of local businesses.
This Chamber function focuses on local, state and federal political issues that affect businesses. It fills a lobby and advocacy role by building relationships with elected officials and educating them in the needs and positions of local businesses.
NOON TIMES “The Local Scoop”
The Chamber offers this monthly program to the community as a way to stay informed of local, regional and state news. Presented by people who make the news, this fast-paced, action-packed lunch program puts business, government and educators together.
Women in Business
The Chamber offers this monthly luncheon program “created by women for women.” Its mission is to mentor women to become leaders in business and the community.
Monthly After Hour Socials
People do business with people they know. These informal social gatherings provide opportunities for Chamber members to get to know each other and showcase their businesses by being hosts.
Annual Spring Business Showcase
This celebration of local businesses is an opportunity to showcase services and products. It is one of the largest community events in Rohnert Park.