A Word from Our CEO, Wendy Gerig
The fundamental role of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce is to serve. We do all we can on a day- to-day basis to serve not only our members, but the community at large. The Chamber serves businesses throughout Roseville and Granite Bay in five specific ways. The following list clearly portrays the significance of the Roseville Chamber in making the local business community, as well as the community at large, a better place to live, work and play.
1) The Roseville Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to helping local companies grow their business by taking the lead in programs and efforts that help in creating a strong local economy and making our community a great place to do business. For example, the tourism committee actively promotes Roseville as an outstanding place to visit, with hundreds of places to dine and shop. One major example of this is the recent development of the South Placer County Tourism Business Improvement District (SPCTBID), an effort on the part of Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln and the local lodging facilities to increase the dollars available to spend on an effective marketing campaign for tourism.
2) We also take the lead in promoting the community by helping to recruit new businesses to locate here, participating in efforts to improve our quality of life and by advocating our community as a great place for people to find employment, do business and raise a family.
3) The networking opportunities at Roseville Chamber have provided an opportunity for members to sell their products and services to their peers and benefit from ideas and savings that have enhanced their bottom line. Some examples include our member-to-member discounts, advertising opportunities, our events, such as our annual Roseville Economic Expo, Splash fundraiser, monthly Breakfasts, Lunches and the Small Business Speakers Series. In an average year the Chamber brings thousands of members and local business owners together to exchange information and business opportunities.
4) The Roseville Chamber also works year-round to ensure local elected officials and other decision makers are educated on the impact their actions have on the local economy. The Chamber is constantly representing the interests of the business community within the government and serving as a liaison on a variety of business-related issues. The Roseville Insight, the Chamber’s newsletter, updates members on a every other month as to which bills, proposals, etc. the Chamber is fighting for or against. In addition, the Chamber Website provides a myriad of links for its membership to further their knowledge of the latest legislation and contact appropriate government representatives.
5) Finally, the Roseville Chamber is concerned about making sure that local politicians understand issues from a business point of view. We are taking political action in the best interest of our members. For instance, we try to persuade City Council members to take an active role in the Chamber and a number of them reside on various committees. The Government Relations Committee provides an exceptional forum for members and government officials to maintain a constant form of interaction.
As you can clearly see from the examples outlined here, the role of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce is to serve. We focus on service at every level, from the economy to the community, from networking to political action and beyond. Your role as a member of the Chamber is significant, as you are the backbone to this network of service. So, take pride in your membership and make the most of every opportunity presented to you and every service and resource provided to you, beginning with our valuable Website business directory.