The Barstow Area Chamber of Commerce strives in its work to improve the economic and quality of life in the Barstow area. The Chamber also offers a broad spectrum of benefits and services to its members that are free or at a reduced rate. Your membership means that you can take advantage of:
Our members make valuable business contacts through committee participation, membership breakfasts, ribbon cuttings, and other Chamber events. See the calendar of events for details of upcoming opportunities.
Advertising that Works
Promote your business to the community through our Business Directory. As a member, you can utilize the member portal and update the message YOU would like presented. In addition, members receive (free of charge) alphabetical and classified listings in the directory. Members can display brochures and material in the Chamber lobby free of charge. New members can have a ribbon cutting ceremony and see the photo in the Desert Dispatch (space permitting at the discretion of the newspaper).
Take advantage of advertising your business on the Chamber's website. Call for details.
During the year, the Chamber receives thousands of requests for business, relocation or demographic information from people interested in the Barstow area. The following documents and packets are utilized to refer Chamber members: Relocation Packet, Demographic Packet, Tourist Packet, Motel/Hotel Brochure, Restaurant Guide, Area Attractions Listing. Members are encouraged to provide the Chamber with brochures that can be included with this information. We always refer Chamber members first!
Business Improvement Online Courses
The chamber offers a wide variety of online business courses, covering a wide range of subjects, to assist with the operation of your business.
Assistance in Solving Business Problems
The Chamber provides counseling and information on how to solve problems in marketing, distribution, operations, accounting, and many other areas of your business. Counseling is provided by qualified people at no cost to the member. Additional business assistance is available through the High Desert Small Business Development Center.