Benefits of Membership

The Hispanic Chamber is a growing business advocacy organization.  Membership in the Chamber is a sound business investment. From saving you money on basic business services to representing your voice on regulatory issues, the Chamber works to make your business stronger.

Networking

  • Business After Hours: Discover potential customers, meet business associates and community leaders, and learn what other businesses have to offer – all in a relaxed social setting.
  • Annual Banquet: The capstone event of the year, the Annual Banquet recognizes Chamber members for outstanding service and community leadership.
  • Business Leadership of Kings and Tulare Counties: Brings tomorrow’s leaders together with the leaders of today for 10 informed sessions concerning what Kings and Tulare County has to offer.
  • Summer Golf Tournament: Your opportunity to enjoy a day of fun and recreation with other county movers and shakers.
  • Chamber Committees: Help shape the direction of the Chamber and increase your company’s visibility by participating in Chamber committees and activities.
  • Community Involvement: Strengthen Kings and Tulare County’s economic base and quality of life by joining other leaders in forging economic, business, and community development projects.  Become involved in community events such as the Cinco de Mayo event or the ____________.
  • Tulare County Hispanic RoundTable: Held monthly for business owners and designated representatives to discuss concerns and issues affecting industry.  The Roundtable is co-sponsored by the  Chamber of Commerce.
  • Web Site member directory  and printed directory

Marketing Support

  • Business Referrals: The Chamber receives thousands of calls per year from consumers seeking information on products and services.  Chamber members receive top priority for referrals from Chamber staff.
  • Membership Directory: Listings in the Membership Directory puts the name of your business in the hands of thousands of people who are looking for products and services.  Distribution includes newcomers, mail inquiry responses, circulation to the 18,000 plus subscribers to The Visalia Times, and all Chamber members who look to each other for many of their business needs.
  • Increase Credibility: Chamber membership offers increased credibility for your business.  The Chamber membership decal is immediately recognized throughout the community as a sign of credibility.
  • Ribbon Cutting: Gain visibility for your new business through ribbon cuttings.  The Chamber will provide a Dignitary/VIP list, scissors, and a Chamber representative will attend your function.

Information Resources

  • Staff: Our knowledgeable staff welcomes your inquiries and is ready to answer questions and provide information.
  • Assist members how to reach the Hispanic market.
  • Chamber Visitor Information Center: The Chamber provides display space for brochures about your business and services for the visitors that stop by each year.
  • Hispanic Times: Mailed to all members monthly, the Chamber’s newsletter gives timely information about meetings, programs and events as well as news of local business activities and new members.  The Hispanic Times newsletter is printed by the Visalia Times Delta edition the first Saturday each month. 25,000 issues are sent out each month.
  • Continuing Business Education: Learn more about effective customer service, quality management and topics, which may impact your business, through special seminars co-sponsored by the Chamber and Small Business Administration.
  • Special Mailings: The Chamber keeps members informed of special programs, events and meetings through mailings and emails sent to designated representatives.
  • Statistical Data: Your source for general statistical data, the Chamber can provide members with information relating to the business climate of Tulare and Kings County.
  • Chamber often works with public agencies such as:
  • Small business administration
  • Tulare County Economic Development Organization
  • Kings County Economic Development Organization
  • Local City and County information for
  • Contacts for license, permits and taxes