How do I join the Chamber?
Joining the Chamber is easy! Modesto Chamber of Commerce membership pricing is now based on the value of benefits you choose.
Step 1: Determine at what level of membership you would like to join at by reviewing our membership packages.
Step 2: Submit your membership application online with payment via credit card online, walk-in or mail in check to Modesto Chamber of Commerce, Attention: Membership, 1114 J Street, Modesto CA 95354. Auto-renew options available for members.
You can call the Modesto Chamber office for questions about the application process at 209.577.5757. We are open Monday Thursday 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m and Fridays 8:30am-4:00pm.
20 Reasons to join the Modesto Chamber of Commerce
C – Community
1. An Organization that Cares
With over 100 years of history and experience in the Greater Modesto Area, we understand what it means to be a business owner and customer in our community. With membership comes an invitation to a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We strive to serve our community with the highest level of care and commitment to last another 100 years.
2. Invest in your Community
Through the Chamber’s Leadership Modesto program, we have had the honor of training and graduating over 37 different classes in all areas of leadership in various industries and organizational structures. The Chamber is also honored to carry the tradition of hosting the annual State of the City and State of the Region where members and community get the opportunity to hear from our local governmental leaders.
3. Supporting your Local Economy
Our special programs such as the Ag Aware Luncheon and Harvest Luncheon directly support local Highschool FAA and Modesto Junior College Ag students and aid in bringing awareness to local community needs. Modesto Chamber of Commerce strives to develop and promote initiatives that will unleash the economic potential of the Greater Modesto Area for the benefit of all our citizens.
4. A place where all voices are valued
We believe in an “Open Door” philosophy where all are welcomed, members and non-members alike. Come by and get to know us and find out what the Chamber is all about.
A – Advocacy
1. A Strong Local Voice
The Chamber has both Economic Development Committee and Government Relations Council; these advocacy committees are dedicated and proactive in representing our members and community. They work to address business initiatives and relieve the regulatory burdens businesses face to local and state governments.
2. Become an Agent of Change & Go Green
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is honored to certify local businesses through the California Green Business Network, Stanislaus to create more conscientious and sustainable ways of life for our community and future generations.
3. Gain a voice in Government!
The Modesto Chamber supports member business and is an active advocate for the common interest of its members. We attend City Council meetings and help to defeat no-growth measures by electing business friendly candidates and advocate for your needs with those elected officials.
4. Local Issues – Local Solutions
The Chamber is a champion for more water for our agribusiness industry and citizens. We hear and will fight with you for our community and way of life.
R – Relationships
1. Increase your Network
With over a dozen Committees to join and various annual events, the Chamber offers ample opportunity to meet and connect with other business owners in our community.
2. Be a Frontline Connector
Our Ambassador and Welcome teams are dedicated to networking and maintaining relationships with the Members in our community across industry and organizational lines. They are often among the first to make connections to those newest in our town.
3. Acquire Customer Referrals
Every day, your local chamber receives calls from individuals and businesses looking for referrals of local businesses. Let us be a bridge for your business!
4. Networking Mixers
Make Business Contacts through our Members Mix & Mingle events. These are monthly business-to-business opportunities for networking and connecting with other local business professionals.
E – Education
1. Committees dedicated to Growth
Our Business and Education committee and Inspire Youth – Inspire Dreams platform is dedicated to improving and advocating for future generations by building bridges and pathways between the trade and corporate world to the educational world.
2. Continuing Education
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce values education and offers members the opportunity to stay in the leading edge with new and emerging information and trainings that will set your business apart from the rest. In partnership with Modesto Junior College, the Modesto Chamber is pleased to offer an assortment of trainings applicable to any business or industry for credited completion through our Chamber University platform.
3. Information Sharing Opportunities
These are periodic forums, symposiums, or seminars that bring valuable and insightful information and knowledge directly to you. These events will showcase topics that we learn of that you – the business and local community should be aware of and can take advantage of.
4. Take Hold of the Classroom
Business U is a monthly workshop offered to members and non-members alike, designed to provide training, information, and education that will help grow and strengthen your business. We feature our members as speakers of these events not only to provide new and leading information to our members, but to also aid them in promoting their own industry.
S – Service
1. Stay in the Know!
The Chamber Weekly E-Blast, Chamber Website, and our Progress Magazine provides new member information, tips and advice about operating a local business, articles about local businesses in our community, and details about up-and-coming chamber events. The Chamber also offers in-demand materials, such as Member mailing labels, Federal and State compliance posters, export document services, and so much more.
2. Gain stronger online Presence
As a member of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce you have the opportunity to personalize your business profile within our website as well as having access to our Member Only Information Center. From that portal you can connect with other members, boost your own socials, create job posting, public events, member-to-member discounts, and so much more!
3. Show your business to a broader marketplace
The Modesto Chamber of Commerce offers a wide range of opportunities for its members to promote and engage their business in a broader spectrum of business. Though special highlights in our Progress magazine, listing in our printed and online directory, speaking opportunities in multiple high-level settings, and so much more, you will never be short on ways to make your business a household name in our community.
4. Show your Community Support
With countless annual events dedicated to improving and educating our local community, Members can support these events with attendance and sponsorship where they will receive recognition in our programs and pre-event advertising. Members can also submit placement and advertising in the Annual Business Directory and Progress Magazine.