About the Chamber

The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization with members that employ more than 10,000 people. The chamber collaborates with government, education, and private industry to assist

Members receive invitations to seminars and forums featuring business leaders and government officials. Ongoing programs of the chamber are:

  • Monthly Mixer's hosted by Chamber Members - great networking opportunities
  • Connect Groups - weekly meetings to exchange leads and referrals
  • STAR Awards - Business of the Year / Citizen of the Year/ Chamber Ambassador of the Year Awards
  • Annual State of the City Address by the Mayor of Cupertino
  • Member Orientations - for new and existing members

 

Chamber members have the opportunity to involve themselves and their employees on a wide range of committees such as:

  • Business Education Link....to foster business and education relationships
  • Legislative Action Council....identifying and taking positions on issues that affect business
  • Asian American Business Council.....creating cross-cultural business development
  • Membership and Marketing Committee...promoting membership growth and retention
  • Ambassador Group....the "cheer leaders" for Cupertino and the Chamber of Commerce

Businesses that participate and support the business community are generally seen as businesses that are following appropriate regulatory and compliance requirements, with good business ethics. There is an element of trust when doing business with a chamber member. We will provide you with a plaque that identifies you as a chamber member, a letter of introduction, and you may use the chamber logo to identify yourself as a chamber member on your brochures or in your advertisements.

The Chamber maintains a close working relationship with Cupertino City Government. This can be valuable when a business owner encounters problems in understanding local regulations or is seeking assistance for special business needs. Effectively working to make sure Cupertino is an attractive community to locate a new business or to grow an existing one is an important contribution of the Chamber to insuring we have a healthy local economy.

Our informative monthly newsletter keeps you informed on the local business community and tips to run your business more effectively. New members are profiled, renewing members are recognized. All members have the opportunity to contribute articles related to their business, and also insert flyers that will reach over 400 of Cupertino's businesses and civic leaders.

Each chamber member receives a free listing on the Chamber website and links to member's web site. Logo's and other opportunities are also available for a nominal fee.

The Chamber receives over 3,000 calls a year for referrals to local business products and services. We refer these people exclusively to Chamber members. Hundreds of residents and visitors visit the Chamber office each year. Members are encouraged to use the office as a way of distributing flyers, business cards, or brochures about their business or service.

The Chamber has a complete Economic Profile that includes information on demographics, projections and other information that is useful for creating a business plan. We have lists on schools, churches, etc. and can provide relocation packets to your new or prospective employees.

A monthly gathering at a local business, or restaurant. A great opportunity to network with fellow professionals. Mixer hosts have an excellent opportunity to showcase their business, and members can donate raffle prizes and will receive recognition for doing so.

An excellent structured networking opportunity to grow your customer base. The purpose of the weekly Connect Club is to expand each member's business contacts through qualified business referrals.

The most complete listing of Cupertino businesses and community leaders, a complete set of Chamber membership mailing labels is available to members for $25.

Chamber members have exclusive participation in the Business Expo. This is an opportunity to have a booth that can showcase your business or service.

Chamber members receive a free listing in The Cupertino Business Guide and Directory, a high quality publication. It is made available to Cupertino residents, distributed in all relocation packets, placed in local hotel rooms and is also distributed throughout the year at a number of events and locations. It is used by many to locate products and services.

Members have the exclusive opportunity to advertise in the Chamber's Cupertino Map which is widely distributed to residents, visitors, and local employees.

For new or remodeled businesses the Chamber can help arrange a well publicized ribbon cutting attended by local political and community leaders.

The Chamber sends out Cupertino information packets to people considering relocating to Cupertino. We will, on a monthly basis, provide members with the names and addresses of people who have requested the packet. It's a great source of leads.

Exporting companies can obtain their required Certificates of Origin and Document Certifications from the Chamber. This service is $25 for members and $50 for non-members