Convenience...The Chamber has established an extremely informative and interactive website www.irwindalechamber.org. Visitors from around the globe are able to obtain information about business services, events and other information with the click of a button. Every member receives the Website Promotional Package and members can also post job opportunities, find business resources, view the calendar of events, add events to your MS Outlook calendar, RSVP and pay online!
Return on Investment $3,500! Your investment in the Chamber gives your business credibility, visibility and marketability.
Promote what you do!
The Irwindale Guide to Business and Community Directory – The Irwindale Business Directory has proven to be a user-friendly business resource and a colorful pictorial image piece of this dynamic community. Good things happen when members do business with each other. Members are listed in multiple sections of the directory at no charge.
Official Community Map – This high quality, user-friendly publication will be the first point of contact for families and businesses interested in relocating to our area, a valuable guide to both longtime residents and the many corporate clients and visitors to our great community.
Brochure Display in Chamber’s Reception Area – Chamber members are able to display their promotional brochures in the Chamber’s lobby, making your information readily available to our visitors and locals alike.
Heighten your visibility
Tell the world what you do with our Website Promotion Package!
Multiple Directory Listings – Select two categories to be featured under. Utilize keywords for optimal placements in the search engine and hot-link to your website.
Traffic Catcher Page – Customize your own webpage on www.irwindalechamber.org to turbo charge your online presence with your logo, photos and more!
Member Discount Program – The member discount program is one more option for Chamber members to market their businesses among other business owners. Utilize the Coupon Creator to add special offers on our website for members only or everyone!
Going Green? – Showcase your efforts and receive placement in the national Green Business Chamber Directory at no charge! You may also want to apply for our Annual Environmental Awards.
iPhone App – Introduced in July of 2011, this app provides users with up-to-date information about our community. It has a complete searchable Business Directory with touch calling and Google mapping to help you be found easily. It also uploads member coupons and special offers from our website. Best of all, it updates live from our website database.
Be in the Know!
E-mail Alert – Our weekly e-mail service is to notify interested Chamber members of pertinent business-related information, training opportunities and to promote community events and happenings.
Monthly Newsletter – The Chamber Newsletter, Insights, is the medium by which the Chamber communicates with both members and the residential community, keeping you current on Chamber events, community activities, business issues and opportunities. The newsletter provides business-pertinent information on new labor laws, legislative news and training opportunities. There are also new member listings, a calendar of events and business spotlights of Chamber members. Member input is encouraged and Chamber members have the option of advertising in the newsletter at modest rates.
Chamber Seminars – The Chamber offers training and educational opportunities through many scheduled seminars throughout the year. From employment issues to CPR, these sessions assist our members in addressing and improving current business and community issues. If you have a particular area of interest or expertise, please do not hesitate to share this information or your needs with the Chamber.
Environmental Committee Forums and Training Programs – The 2011 Eco-Beat Series featured programs such as FREE E-Waste Collection and Recycling, Alternative Energy Luncheon, Earth Day, Blood Drive, Environmental Awards and Green Business Expo and Business Appropriate Clothing Drive. These educational campaigns were brought about by an energetic group of concerned businesspersons. Visit the EnviroCommittee webpage or read their monthly communications in the “Green Pages” of the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce newsletter, Insights.
Legislative Issues – The Irwindale Chamber of Commerce has adopted a legislative platform to enable us to respond quickly to business issues as they develop, especially when timeliness is of the essence. Our Legislative Business Affairs group monitors the legislative activity of the representatives who serve the City of Irwindale. We inform them of the Chamber’s positions and track their voting records on business-related issues. Forums are held during the year to allow interaction with businesspersons and legislators.
Luncheons/Community Updates – Monthly luncheons feature a diverse selection of speakers from our community. They also provide an opportunity to conduct official Chamber business, networking with members and to welcome and introduce our newest members.
State of the City Luncheon – This informative presentation by the Mayor of Irwindale is a must attend event that sells out early every year. It is a great way to hear about upcoming business developments and network with city officials and department heads.
Business Awards – Business of the Month is to recognize local member businesses and organizations that have established success in business and also demonstrate involvement in community service. Honorees are showcased on the front page of the website, in the Insights newsletter and at a City Council meeting.
Held in conjunction with the Installation Banquet in January, the Chamber presents the Annual Business Awards, which honors those whose efforts make a difference in our community. Four awards are given: Business of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Employee of the Year. Award winners receive recognition at the Installation Dinner and are identified on the website and on perpetual plaques prominently displayed in the Chamber office.
Citizen Awards – The Citizen of the Year Award is to recognize individuals for superior contributions to the Irwindale community. Winners of this prestigious honor have represented the most dedicated participants in community activities, and who have demonstrated unselfish devotion to others.
The Chamber established the Young Citizen of the Year Competition to recognize the youth of Irwindale for their vision of the future. The person selected as the Irwindale Young Citizen of the Year has enthusiasm, a positive attitude and exemplifies a good role model for their peers. Applicants are required to write and orally present an essay at the competition and answer questions from a judging panel of educators and business leaders.
Installation and Awards Dinner – Held annually during the month of January, this sell-out event is the forum for officially installing the new Board of Directors and Chair of the Board. It is also a time to thank the retiring Board of Directors and honor the prior year’s Chair of the Board. Typically, the Mayor is on hand to perform the Installation Ceremony.
Golf Tournament – This premier tournament is a great way to link business with pleasure. It provides an excellent opportunity to entertain clients and friends and to promote your business through networking and sponsorship recognition. The tournament is open to every level of golfer and offers an invigorating day of business networking, socializing and sporting fun. Registration is limited to 144 players and sells out every year.
Good Morning Irwindale Networking Breakfast (GMI) – This popular monthly morning meeting allows members a 30-second “commercial” of their products and services. Other programs include Mini Expo, guest speakers and Business Card Bingo.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies – The Chamber’s Business Ambassadors holds ribbon-cutting ceremonies for new businesses in the area. Business Ambassadors members and Chamber staff come to the business with the ribbon and ceremonial scissors for the ceremony. The Chamber representative will take pictures and include them in the upcoming monthly newsletter. Ribbon cuttings can also be arranged for relocations, changes of ownership or other significant happenings in the life of a business.
Business Referral Service – The Chamber of Commerce is often the first point of contact for information for both visitors and persons relocating to the area. The Chamber office receives calls every day requesting information on local products and services. Callers and visitors are referred to Chamber members who fit their needs. Relocation requests are mailed a Community & Business Directory to better acquaint them with their transition.
Chamber publications have been designed as an opportunity to promote your business. The advertising dollars you spend now are an investment in the future of your business. Good advertising leads to business success!
Membership Roster/Mailing Lists
Members ONLY! – The Chamber maintains an up-to-date list of membership. This list is available in several forms. To protect our members from spam we do not include email addresses or fax numbers.
Hard Copy – FREE! The Chamber will produce, on request, an alphabetical or categorical list of the complete membership. The list can include contact person, business address, telephone number and website.
Labels – $35.00. Includes contact person, business name and mailing address.
Disk – $75.00. Same information as hard copy provided via email.
Published monthly, this full-color magazine has a distribution of 1,000. It targets both the business and residential communities. A 10 percent discount is available for annual contracts.
Irwindale Business & Community Directory
The directory was developed for use as a relocation publication, as well as a directory of local business and community information. It contains demographic, statistical, government and local information about the Irwindale area. The directory includes listings of all of our Chamber members and is distributed to members to encourage “doing business with members,” making this your quick guide to Chamber members and their services. Call for contract and pricing.
Membership in the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce includes a customizable webpage, multiple listings and links on the Chamber’s website. Banner ads are a great way to showcase your business on the Internet. Select from Event Registration, Calendar, Business Directory or Traffic Catcher Pages.
Door Prize/Raffle/Auction Contributions
A great way to showcase your product or service is to provide door prizes, raffle or auction items for our events. Members receive recognition at the event, in Insights and in the event program for the Installation Dinner and Golf Tournaments.
Board of Directors – The Board of Directors is made up of 16 volunteer leaders who are elected by the general membership. The Board of Directors are all decision makers within their companies. Each may serve up to three two-year terms. The members of the Board represent all types of businesses, from sole proprietors to large national corporations, and include many ethnicities. This diversity allows us to develop policies and strategies that have greater impact for our unique business needs.
Business Ambassadors – The mission of the Business Ambassadors is to connect and strengthen business relationships, communicate Chamber benefits, bring exposure to its members and help businesses reach their ultimate goals. Of all the volunteers in the Chamber, the Business Ambassadors are among the most active. They participate in numerous special events throughout the year, providing the Chamber with hundreds of hours of volunteer time, in addition to attending monthly Chamber-sponsored functions. Active participation by Business Ambassadors helps to improve communication within the business community, which in turn strengthens the image of the Chamber.
Cornerstones of Irwindale Commerce – The Cornerstone Club was created to prominently recognize businesses whose continual support has been instrumental in the growth of the Irwindale business community through the Chamber. Cornerstone Club members receive expanded visibility throughout the year by prominent inclusion in the Chamber's newsletter, website, business directory and at numerous special events.
Environmental Committee – Formed in 2000, the committee was organized to provide a forum to exchange ideas and incubate relationships that could assist local businesses in preventing or managing environmental and safety challenges. The committee is now a robust group of talented members from the public and private sectors, utilities and nonprofit organizations committed to fostering a healthy, safe and prepared community.
Legislative Business Affairs – The Irwindale Chamber Legislative Business Affairs Committee utilizes the Irwindale Chamber’s Legislative Priorities platform to determine which legislative, regulatory and governmental issues the Chamber should support or oppose. We then inform legislators of the Chamber's positions. This committee also works to keep the members of the Chamber informed and educated on issues facing the business community by having forums for our businesses to meet and hear from our legislators.