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About The La Mirada Chamber

Our Mission Statement
The mission of the La Mirada Chamber of Commerce is to promote local business success and the economic vitality of the community by providing services that expand business opportunities, leadership development, legislative advocacy and educational resources.

The Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, not-for-profit business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment of a community and fostering growth and prosperity. Today’s Chamber of Commerce focuses its efforts on four major areas, which include economic development, community development, public policy and membership services. The basic goal of the Chamber is to create and promote a climate where business can operate in a productive and profitable manner.

A Volunteer Organization
Members who serve as Directors and on various committees are business people who volunteer because they believe in the effectiveness of the Chamber. Membership in the Chamber provides opportunities to become involved in areas such as economic development, networking, advertising and legislative representation.

How to get the most out of your Chamber Membership
As a Chamber member, you are part of an active, problem-solving organization. The Chamber serves as a catalyst to resolve business problems and address local concerns. By working closely with government and community leaders, the Chamber is able to produce positive results that benefit not only Chamber members but also the entire community.

Networking and Special Events

La Mirada Morning View
Our monthly networking breakfast enables members to hear guest speakers on a variety of beneficial topics. La Mirada Morning View is held the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the La Mirada Golf Course.

Business and Community Expo
Our popular Business Expo gives businesses maximum exposure to the community. The Health Fair attracts people of all ages with free demonstrations and lots of information. The “Taste of La Mirada” gives our member restaurants the opportunity to let the public “taste” some of their menu items. A fun night with delicious food, great prizes and lots of information!

Golf Tournament
Traditionally held in June, the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament delivers maximum exposure to La Mirada businesses as well as a day of fun, food, and great prizes. The tournament is designed to provide the members of the La Mirada Chamber and the community a quality Golf Tournament while generating the revenue needed to operate the Chamber effectively and efficiently.

Information Services
The Chamber provides information as well as visitor information services. Each year the Chamber receives thousands of requests for member business referrals and community information. In addition the Chamber maintains the City demographic information, membership directories, member only mailing lists, city ordinances and regulation updates, and the city map. We are a member of the California Chamber of Commerce, which provides access to this organization for our members.

Business Exposure
The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce has a variety of ways to give members business exposure.

Chamber Insider
The Chamber’s newsletter, published for and about the businesses of La Mirada, can be found in the City Insider. Advertising in the newsletter is offered to members. This publication provides vital information on current issues in the community, upcoming Chamber events and member information. The “Chamber Insider” is distributed to all Chamber members, prospective members and residents.

Website - The Chamber’s website is full of valuable information and can be found at lmchamber.org. The site includes information on the Chamber and its members, as well as upcoming events.

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings - A great way to let the community know you are a new business, under new management, have relocated, or have had remodeling done. The Chamber will provide you with the information to make the best of your Ribbon Cutting. Your event will also be placed in the newsletter.

Official City Map - Every few years the La Mirada Chamber publishes the official city map, which offers exceptional advertising opportunities.

Mailing Labels & Membership Lists - The Chamber’s membership list is available to purchase. Members can also purchase membership on labels.

Member-to-Member Discounts - Members of the Chamber can receive a member-to-member discount at participating businesses. This discount is only available to Chamber members.

Starting Your Business
The La Mirada Chamber of Commerce is a clearinghouse for local information 24 hours a day! Check our website - www.lmchamber.org

Business Information and Assistance
Business Licenses and Permits
City Hall
13700 La Mirada Blvd.
562-902-2331
*Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
*Alternate Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fictitious Business Names
Any business firm that does not include the name of the business owner must file a Fictitious Business Name Statement. You must file with the County Clerk in the County of which your business is located. Within 30 days of filing the statement, the registrant is required to publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the County. You must do four insertions, one a week for four weeks. To file for your fictitious business name contact:

Los Angeles County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., #512
Norwalk, CA 90650
562-462-2177

Seller’s Permit
If you are planning to sell tangible personal property or lease tangible personal property you must apply to the Department of Business Taxes, State Board of Equalization for a Seller’s Permit. You can obtain a form on the Internet at: www.boe.ca.gov. Type in the search box: BOE-400-SPA to get your application. When you bring your completed application to the Norwalk District Office you can obtain your sellers permit in the same day!

Norwalk District Office
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite. 200
Norwalk, CA 90650-8397
562-466-1694

Corporations
To start a Corporation you need to learn all the necessary procedures and obtain all the required forms. This can be done by contacting the Secretary of State at 213-897-3062. You can also go to www.ss.ca.gov and click on the California Business Portal. You will then want FORMS located on the left hand box.

Secretary of State
107 South Broadway, Room 4001
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3113
213-897-3062

Federal Requirements
Businesses should apply for a federal tax identification number. The application can be obtained from the:

Internal Revenue Service Office
9050 Flair Dr.
El Monte, CA 91731-2826
800-829-4933 (select Option 1)

They can also provide you with a tax guide for Small Business which provides information that explains employment taxes, income tax withholding from your employees, Social Security taxes, employees’ tips, liability for tax withheld from employees, returns, deposits and payment of taxes.

Once you have obtained all your permits contact the La Mirada Chamber office for membership information! You can call the Chamber office at 562-902-1970 or visit the Chamber website at www.lmchamber.org.

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