About the Chamber of Commerce
West Valley ~ Warner Center
The mission of this Chamber shall be to represent, support, educate and promote the appropriate business interests of the West Valley ~ Warner Center Chamber of Commerce Members and the community.
The West Valley ~ Warner Center Chamber of Commerce is comprised of professional business men and women who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those who live and work here...now and in the future.
Since its inception in 1930, the Chamber has been dedicated to community service, organizing special events that benefit charitable groups, and coordinating various committees and programs to address the social, political and economic concerns of residents and businesses in the Woodland Hills area. The Chamber's 21-member Board of Directors and full-time office staff work throughout the year to guide Chamber members and serve the needs of the community.
Our chamber also belongs to VICA. VEDC, Valley Economic Alliance, the California Chamber of Commerce, Biz Fed Organizations www.bizfed.org and the United Chamber of Commerce www.unitedchambers.org
As one of the largest and most influential Chambers in the San Fernando Valley, the West Valley ~ Warner Center Chamber of Commerce helps its member businesses succeed by providing:
- marketing partner
- networking opportunities
- publicity and exposure
- personal and professional development
- an improved environment in which to conduct business
- legislative action on behalf of business
- business guidance, counseling and publications.
The West Valley ~ Warner Center Chamber of Commerce is a professional organization serving its members, local businesses, the community and visitors to the area. The Chamber provides an annual Business Directory and Business Newsletters, keeping the membership fully informed about organizational and community events.
Each month, the Chamber arranges for a Networking Breakfast, a Business Luncheon and a Networking Mixer.
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Some of the services the Chamber provides are:
Published annually and distributed throughout the community. Each member in good standing receives two complimentary listings in the index by company name and categorically by type of business.
This business newsletter keeps you informed on what is going on in the Chamber, introduction of new members, "Members in the News" section describing members' accomplishments and news about the community at large. You can place an advertisement or include a flyer in the Newsletter.
Only Chamber members are referred to businesses or individuals who call for names of firms. We direct business to you from the Chamber office and through our networking events.
For a nominal charge, the Chamber offers members names/addresses on labels for your promotional usage.
Networking Breakfasts, Business Luncheons & Networking Mixers
Each month the Chamber arranges for these three events, which offer an exceptional opportunity to meet with other members and guests to exchange business cards, give and receive referrals, and introduce yourself and your business to others.
The Chamber sponsors annual events such as the Educational Awards, Community Events, Installation Dinner, Festival in the Park and other exciting and relevant celebrations.
The Chamber has various commitees to meet your involvement interests, including Education, Government Affairs, Membership/Ambassador, Neighborhood Beautification, Marketing/PR and Special Events.
Your membership investment in the Chamber is tax deductible as a business expense!
Members/visitors get information from our website members are listed in the online Business Directory. This includes a link to members' own websites.
Each member receives a display suitable for displaying at their place of business, to indicate membership in the Chamber of Commerce. Each member is also provided a "proud member" logo to attach to electronic signatures.
Small Business Assistance
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has established a resource library at our Chamber.
The Chamber staff can arrange for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at your business, grand opening or ground-breaking event.
Full-Time Professional Staff
Our staff works to solve community problems while carrying out the Chamber's Program of Action. The staff works with and for you, and coordinates monthly networking events, committee meetings, the bi-monthly Business News and the annual Business Directory.
The Chamber answers inquiries about Woodland Hills from local businesses and individuals as well as phone calls and Emails that come from across the country.
Educational & Career Seminars
The Chamber offers informative seminars throughout the year.
The Chamber studies and takes action on Local, State and Federal issues affecting our business community.
Certificates of Origin
The Chamber provides this service for area businesses that ship products to foreign countries. The certificates verify country of origin and/or price of product and are often required because of treaty organizations and duties enforced by foreign governments. These certificates are FREE to members.