We take on the biggest challenges you face so you can focus on growing your business.
We are your advocate. We engage with policymakers at the city, local, county, state, and federal levels on issues that impact your business’ bottom line.
We connect businesses to other businesses, and help you build meaningful connections.
- With local and state elected officials. Sometimes our members need access to the Mayor, one of our Council Members, County Supervisor or even our State Assemblymember. We have good working relationships with those listed and more, as well as opportunities for members to connect directly with them at events like the Mayor’s State of the City Address and our Legislative Summit.
- With City staff. As our member businesses grow and expand their operations, sometimes they find themselves needing assistance dealing with the “red tape” that can occasionally become a challenge to progress. We find ourselves in a good position to help Chamber member businesses who need help getting things “unstuck,” thanks to relationships we’ve built with the City administrator and other key City staff.
- With Community Investors. Oftentimes, we are approached by large companies looking to give back to our community. In the last year, we have recommended members and funneled over $50,000 back into Gilroy nonprofits and families.
"Joining the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce is one of the best business decisions I have made."
Anita Bedoya, Owner, Lapels Dry Cleaning
"While facing some delays opening our taphouse the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce intervened. Their creative approach to problem solving saved the day. The Chamber’s connections made a difference for us."
Ryan and Larissa Dickerson, Owners of Bitter Taphouse
"The Chamber has done a great job keeping me informed."
James Gargiulo, Spectrum Small Business Advisor
"We have been able to rely on the Chamber whenever we needed to be connected to people, resources and information."
Jaime Rosso, CEO, Rosso’s Furniture
"We have been actively involved in the Chamber for 20 years. We continue to stay involved because of the critical information they provide."
Bruce & Audrey Haller, Cafe 152 Bread Co.
"As a Gilroy Chamber of Commerce member, I’ve met more people, been able to give back to the community and be involved in decisions that affect our local economy."
Maria Cid, Farmers Insurance