What Our Members Say About Us
The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce is working hard to help your business grow, speak out on behalf of business at local and state levels, and is commited to creating economic prosperity. These are just a few of the things are Members are saying about us:
In January of 2014, Artizen Staffing became a Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce member. Since then, they have been an invaluable partner to our success as a business operating in Sonoma County. From day one, they took a genuine interest in who we were, what we did and how that fit into the broader business community. They met with us in person, referred us to businesses to assist with our needs and likewise connected us to businesses in need of our services. In addition, the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce offers and we have participated in their many other member benefits which include low cost educational programs, numerous types of Business to Business networking events, professional development activities, and tools to promote our company. If you’re new to Sonoma County or you’ve been debating joining the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, all we can say is that most Chamber memberships are useful but membership in the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce is truly priceless!
Rosanna Hayden, Owner, Artizen Staffing
Redwood Credit Union believes supporting local businesses is essential—perhaps now more than ever. The Santa Rosa Chamber provides a strong support network, and also helps local businesses to support each other. When local businesses are successful, they can grow, create jobs and help our community thrive. The Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for local businesses to connect and share ideas. The Chamber offers a number of great educational programs, networking events, and professional development opportunities that can benefit anyone in the local business community. We’ve found the more you engage with the Chamber and its participating businesses, the more benefit you get from being a Member. RCU has created many great partnerships with local businesses through our participation with the Chamber.
Brett Martinez, President/CEO, Redwood Credit Union
When I joined the Summit State Bank team, I immediately got involved with the Chamber and joined the Ambassador team. Since then, it has been an invaluable experience to network with many of Sonoma County’s business owners and leaders and connect with Santa Rosa’s business community. It has been extremely valuable for business development and I have made many great friends in the process! I wish that businesses in the community who have not been able or willing to experience the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce would take the time to learn more about the amazing things that the Chamber does to make Santa Rosa a great place to do business – Advocacy, Sonoma County BEST, CPAC, YPN, Leadership Santa Rosa, etc. It has been a great pleasure and honor to be part of such a dynamic organization and I look forward to many more years of involvement!”
Emily Harrington, AVP/Branch Manager, Summit State Bank
When we established Innovative Business Solutions, Inc. in Rohnert Park in July of 1991, one of our first orders of business was to join the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. From the perspective of gaining face to face access to business, education and political leaders across Sonoma County; establishing credibility for our payroll company as one that supports a healthy economic climate for all local entities; and investing our marketing dollars for the greatest leverage and exposure for our new company, it was one of the smartest investments we have ever made.
Bob Reynolds and Dave Tieken, Co-founders, Innovative Business Solutions
The core question in regards to Chamber membership is WHAT IS THE VALUE? Leap Solutions Group has experienced a great return on its investment (translation - value) since becoming members in 2005. We can trace our business growth in part to our Chamber membership. We have grown our business and expanded here in Sonoma County because we have increased our network with clients and potential clients through the Chamber. The partners not only volunteer for the Chamber, but recruited the President/CEO, Jonathan Coe, in 2009. Because of our involvement, we have garnered name recognition, new clients, business growth and as a small business, a voice within our community. We like to say that while we are taking care of our business, the Chamber is representing our business to the greater community. The value includes advocacy, networking, business growth and community involvement. We encourage you to join us and become a fellow Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce member.
Chuck McPherson and Scott Ormerod, Partners, Leap Solutions Group LLC
We have been Chamber members since the winery opened in 1994. It has been a great experience getting to know other businesses and leaders, and we have become more involved in the local community.
The networking events and the relationships that have been established are one of our greatest sources of awareness of the winery. We have seen a direct link with our involvement in the Chamber and increases in traffic in our tasting room, booking of events, and ultimately increases in revenue.
Rene C. Byck, Owner, Paradise Ridge Winery