Chambers of Commerce
Since our founding in 1910, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has supported local businesses in their quest to build a strong community. From the earliest days, Chamber members have supported a strong and successful local economy, beautiful business and residential districts, as well as a superior public education program and City infrastructure. The Chamber has been the hub for local business people to connect with and support the broader community. Our mission is to promote and maintain the community's continued economic vitality and quality of life by creating and supporting a positive environment for business; articulating business concerns; and encouraging cooperation among Palo Alto businesses and between the business community and city government, residents and other key constituencies. The Chamber is a non-profit organization governed by an active Board of Directors and a small professional staff. The Chamber’s membership consists of approximately 550 businesses; a diverse mix of small businesses, merchants, and professionals; nationally recognized corporations, educational and health institutions; and community organizations.