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Chamber Activities

Government Relations Committee (GRC):
The Government Relations Committee is active in representing the voice of Davis business to our local government. This committee monitors and studies issues that are of interest to business and/or may affect the quality of life in our community. They then develop and recommend possible positions to the Chamber Board of Directors for further action.

Chamber Ambassadors:
Chamber ambassadors serve as official hosts of most Chamber functions, including morning and evening mixers and special events. Ambassadors advocate Chamber membership by promoting public relations and goodwill between the Chamber and the community.

Monthly Events:
1st Tuesday of the Month: Membership Luncheon
(11:45am-1:15pm)
2nd Thursday of the Month: Evening Mixer (5:00-6:30pm)
3rd Wednesday of the Month: Membership Orientation Meeting (alternates between lunchtime/after work)
4th Wednesday of the Month: Morning Mixer (7:30-9:00am)

Major Annual Events:
January: Installation/Annual Dinner
March: Taste of Davis
May: Celebrate Davis!
September: Golf Tournament
October: Chamber Day on the Quad

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
So, why should you join?
There’s so much we can do for you and your business; in fact, our business IS business! We work to bring you more business, create better connections, make you more visible and help you work smarter. Take a look…

FREE listings for business:
• Listing and a link to your website on the Chamber website
• Annual Chamber Membership Directory & Community Guide publication, with additional online edition as well
• New member photo and paragraph in Chamber newsletter

Other advertising opportunities:
• Advertise in annual Membership Directory & Community Guide
• Advertise on Chamber website
• Advertise on map of Davis
• Advertise in Chamber newsletter
• E-blasts to Chamber members (more than 700 on this list!)
• Sponsorship of special events
• Annual Sponsorships

Networking opportunities:

• Monthly Chamber Luncheons, with good food, interesting speakers, up-to-date information and an attendance of 80-100 other professionals

• Early morning and end-of-business day monthly mixers hosted by member businesses

Special benefits:
• Group health insurance rates available to small businesses
• Access to Chamber membership mailing labels
• Ability to display promotional material at Chamber office and monthly luncheons
• Affiliate organization membership in California Chamber of Commerce
• New teacher welcome
• Copies of annual Chamber Membership Directory & Community Guide for use and distribution at your business
• Ribbon cutting ceremony and publicity for new businesses or new ownership
• In response to inquiries, we refer only to Chamber member businesses

Special Interest:

• State legislative update on issues of concern to business

• Liaison between business and local government: We work with local government to protect your interests

• Opportunity to join with other businesses, affected by local regulation or legislation, in effective lobbying efforts on items of interest. You will be alerted to issues and initiatives that deserve your attention so you won’t miss the opportunity to be heard

Thank you to the Davis Chamber of Commerce 2010 Annual Sponsors:
•  Brooks Painting
• Davis Ace Hardware
• The Davis Graduate
• Mortgage Resource Network at Comstock
• PG&E
• UC Davis Student Employment Services
• USE Credit Union

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