Member Benefits

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Become a member:
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Download an application
Email chamber@sebastopol.org
Call 707-823-3032

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Member Benefits
The Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center serves as a resource center for the community, visitors and businesses. The Chamber serves as an advocate for business and seeks to create opportunities for economic vitality to sustain quality of life. With nearly 400 members representing hundreds of employees, the Chamber concentrates on four core competencies:

Business Tools:

  • Business Directory and Community Guide
  • Internet Exposure
  • Chamber Action
  • The "Hub"
  • Special Referral Listings
  • Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings
  • Member Sponsorships
  • Business Referral Service
  • Business Expo
  • Entertainment
  • Visitor Targeted Advertising
  • Special Publications
  • Direct Mail Advertisements
  • Certificates of Origin
  • NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
  • Business After Hours including mixers member orientations
  • Committees: Members may participate in any of our active, dynamic committees, covering a wide range of interests such as
    • Marketing/Promotions
    • Economic Opportunities Sebastopol
    • Promotions Program
    • Business Showcase
    • Apple Blossom Festival
    • Seminars

Civic Advocacy
The Chamber is the voice of the business community in local, county, and state issues representing the business community in problem solving, economic development, and education and outreach programs.

The Chamber participates on the City committee of Business Outreach where representatives from City staff and local government share the goals and concerns of business and identify economic strategies.

Local Promotion

  • Promotional Displays:  Only members can display their cards and promotional materials in the Chamber Visitors Center.
  • Community and Business Calendars:  The Chamber maintains a calendar of community events. Members are invited to list their upcoming fund raising and cultural events.
  • Sebastopol Promotion:  Co-op The Chamber contracts with the City of Sebastopol to coordinate a local marketing campaign with the businesses which includes local and regional efforts.
  • Visitor Information Center: The Chamber serves as the official tourist center for Sebastopol, welcoming thousands each year to the area. The Chamber’s efforts help to increase revenue for local shops as they promote the area, always referring Chamber members.

Economic Vitality

The Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce provides general business services and resources. Business counseling can be arranged at our office through SCORE. These services are provided free of charge. The Chamber works with the City on efforts to create new opportunities to assist business improvement with programs such as the Facade Improvement Program.

Special Events

  • Business/Community Expo - Provides a public venue for community-wide awards and recognition.
  • Annual Installation - Membership Meeting and Recognition
  • Business After Five Monthly Mixers - networking gatherings at different member business locations
  • Community Awards - Recognition of contributing community members
  • Apple Blossom Festival - Sebastopol's largest festival and winner of the Press Democrat's "Best Festival" Readers Choice Award

 

Buffie Harris of Design Orbit
Geni Houston of Elephant Ear Systems
Gio Ballestreri of Corks Restaurant & Russian River Vineyards
Doug McCorkle of B2B CFO
Sue Ungewitter of Sue's Circuit
Sue Bonzell of Graton Ridge