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Membership

The Chamber of Commerce gives businesses access to powerful local resources from offering networking events, promotional opportunities and publicity for your business to supporting businesses through legislative advocacy. We believe all businesses can benefit from membership.

We invite all businesses to join the Menlo Park Chamber, working with us to foster awareness of issues and support solutions that affect the economic future of Menlo Park.

The purpose of the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce is to create an atmosphere in which business prospers and the community thrives.
  • Strengthen the local economy
  • Represent interests of businesses to government
  • Promote the community
  • Provide services and promotional opportunities to help businesses succeed
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Member Benefits

The Chamber of Commerce can put you in touch with contacts that could become new clients and customers.

Our monthly mixers are a perfect venue for providing “business-to-business” networking opportunities to establish new relationships and business contacts. Each month a Chamber member hosts an open house at their business, inviting attendees to a first-hand view of their facilities and products or services. This event is is open to Chamber members and guests.

New businesses receive ribbon cutting photo opportunities and acknowledgement on our website calendar.

Participation in committee activities and working with others on major projects offers members additional opportunities to join professional business people, share interests and learn about how similar businesses can become a client or referral source.

Chamber membership will get your businesses name before the public and business community. Chamber members have exposure through referrals and free listings in the Chamber’s Business Directory, the City Map, and the Chamber’s website.

The Chamber publishes a directory that is distributed to all residents and businesses of Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley (Approximate distribution of 18,000 locations). All members receive a free listing in the business directory. Additional advertising space can be purchased for maximum exposure.

On alternative years, the Chamber publishes a map that is distributed throughout the community to tourists, hotels, realtors, and in relocation packets. This is the only Menlo Park specific map in publication and your membership gives you a free listing and priority to advertising space.

The Chamber’s weekly newsletter keeps you up to date on what is happening around Menlo Park. Each week the newsletter features important business news, Chamber member happenings, as well as community related events in the area.

The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods or services to be purchased in the area. We refer only our Chamber members to these newcomers, visitors and area residents by using our membership database and our Membership Directory.

The Chamber’s web site includes a directory of our entire membership! Individuals searching our business directory will be able to find you. If you already have a web site, the Chamber provides you a direct link from your member listing back to your site free of charge.

The Chamber’s mailing labels, available for purchase, can give you direct access to a prime audience of business prospects. This is a “members only” opportunity.

Send your message out to the entire business community through our newsletter, the Business Directory or by displaying your business cards and brochures in our office.

What’s the easiest thing you can do to establish credibility with a customer? The Chamber of Commerce membership decal on your window tells visitors you mean business and you care about your community.

During the year the Chamber of Commerce presents or co-sponsors seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to business people in our town, many offered at little or no cost. Watch the Chamber’s weekly newsletter for dates and specific information.

Take advantage of years of business acumen with our SCORE counselors. SCORE provides expert free consulting from experienced mentors in San Francisco and at the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. Contact us and we can set up a one-hour free consultation with a SCORE counselor. They can help you with a business plan or answer any variety of questions you might have. SCORE also offers cost-effective workshops and a number of other resources.

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