Become a member of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce to promote your business and be a part of Hayward’s economic vitality.
1 Business development: Member mixers provide visibility and access to new business contacts and resources. Promote your business at member receptions, luncheons, workshops, meetings, events, the Business Expo and more. Members are also listed on the chamber website and in the annual business directory magazine.
2 Marketing: Members can support, participate and sponsor high-profile events. Our audience is a specialized market of business owners, employers and executives, as well as an active community.
3 Business referral: The chamber receives calls and walk-ins for business referrals of local products and services. People like to do business with chamber members.
4 Government advocacy: The chamber addresses community issues and keeps connections to elected officials. The work of our Governmental Relations Council and our political action committee promotes beneficial business legislation, discourages detrimental regulations and saves you money.
5 Professional Development: Enhance your professional skills with training and education at workshops led by speakers on topics such as sales, marketing, customer service, capital acquisition, government contracting and social media.
6 In the know: Members receive our e-newsletter and other communications that keep them up-to-date on the local business scene as well as chamber and community events and opportunities for networking. The chamber website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Yelp pages are additional sources for business contacts.
7 Travel programs: Chamber-sponsored travel programs provide opportunities to network worldwide.
8 Business credibility: Your business perception amongst consumers and business owners brings credibility when it is identified as a member of a Chamber of Commerce.
9 Leadership Hayward: More than 300 Hayward community and business leaders have been trained by this acclaimed Chamber program over the past 26 years.
10 Programs and events: The chamber hosts activities, including an annual awards gala, Business Expo, member receptions, networking groups, workshops, ribbon-cuttings and grand-openings. We attract visitors to Hayward with our downtown street party series, mariachi festival and the Light Up the Season celebration. Our State of the City Luncheon is a Hayward tradition and our luncheon speakers’ series features experts from America’s international trading partners.
11 Value-added benefits: Money-saving member-to-member discounts are available to members only. New members are welcomed on Facebook page and in our e-newsletter. We can promote and assist with your grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony, which increases your visibility in the community.
12 Making a contribution: Committee involvement is an opportunity to expand business contacts and network while finding solutions for community issues. Join chamber affiliate organizations such as the Ambassadors, Latino Business Round Table, Hayward Nonprofit Alliance, and our support groups for industries such as food manufacturing/distribution and bioscience.