Your Duarte Chamber is composed of our community’s leading businesses and civic-minded individuals who devote a portion of their time to planning and activating the Chamber’s many programs and activities. The Chamber was founded in 1921 and incorporated in 1955 as a nonprofit corporation.
Even before the incorporation of Duarte as a city, the Duarte Chamber of Commerce has served as the “front door” to Duarte for visitors, prospective new residents and businesses. We serve as an extension for the city and a voice for the business community. Our members enjoy volunteering while they network with other members.
The Chamber’s funds are received from membership dues, fundraising, special events, and a city contract for services which are for the purpose of carrying out our mission statement. The Chamber also helps the city of Duarte ensure progressive and orderly economic development in order to make Duarte a better place to live, work and enjoy. The Chamber’s strength lies in its membership; the Chamber accomplishes collectively what no one could do individually.
The Duarte Chamber’s scope of activities is virtually unlimited, depending upon the needs of the community. In recent years, they have taken a more active role in workforce development and in advocacy for businesses. Located on historic Route 66, they have begun selling Duarte Route 66 merchandise so that individuals can share their tie to such an iconic road.
The Chamber is responsible for publishing the Duarte View, Duarte’s only hometown newspaper; and a map and business directory for Duarte. We sponsor the annual Taste of Duarte and Business Expo, a fun-filled evening of food tasting of local restaurants, purveyors of many goods and services and community organizations. As a Chamber we host monthly networking breakfasts as well as periodic business mixers, often in partnership with other Chambers. Additionally, we provide seminars to keep our businesses informed of changes that impact them directly, or tools to help them succeed. These events give our members even more opportunities to network and market their businesses.
The programs and policies of the Duarte Chamber of Commerce are established by an 18-member board of directors. The board employs a president/CEO to be the administrative officer of the Chamber.
Membership in the Duarte Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses (traditional and home-based), schools, nonprofits and individuals.
Officers & Directors
Tina Heany, Board Chair
Brian Barreto, Chair-Elect & Co-Vice Chair – Legislative Action, Workforce Development & Education
California American Water Co.
Tina Carey, Past-Chair & Co-Vice Chair – Finance & Administration
Tina Carey & Associates
Bernadette Chang, Vice Chair – Business Outreach, Publicity & Marketing
Bob Cruz, Co-Vice Chair – Legislative Action, Workforce Development & Education and Co-Vice Chair – Finance & Administration
Southern California Gas Company
Adam Knight, Vice Chair Fundraising
Curo Managed Print Production
City of Hope
Santa Anita Family YMCA
Aja M. Enriquez
Turner & Stevens Live Oak Mortuary
Advantage Ford Lincoln
SCE Federal Credit Union
Deasy, Penner, Podley Realtors
Jan’s Towing, Inc.
Seidner’s Collision Centers
William Wallace, Ed.D.
California Schools of the Arts, San Gabriel ValleyChamber Staff
Director of Membership & Marketing
Duarte Chamber of Commerce
1735 Huntington Dr. | P. O. Box 1438
Duarte, CA 91009