The Los Banos Chamber of Commerce -
What is it?
Ribbon cuttings are a formal way to welcome new businesses into the Los Banos Chamber of Commerce
and to the City of Los Banos. Come join us! Photo by Charles Guest
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
A voluntary organization representing all segments of the business community with the potential for directing the energies and efforts of its membership and volunteer committees toward the accomplishment of common goals.
What does the Chamber do?
Advance the interests business community and be the “home guard” for the free enterprise system. Endeavor to learn the businessperson’s point of view and present it when addressing legislative matters. Other local projects include community service events, visitor development, and other projects of community interest.
How does it work?
Volunteer committees that analyze problems, develop solutions and take action to achieve goals. A professional staff is employed to carry out the day to day business of the organization and to assist committees in completing their work.
How is it administered?
A Board of Directors, elected by the membership, determines the policies and direction of the Chamber and employs an Executive Director who is responsible for carrying out the Board of Directors policy and the day to day administrative functions.
How is it financed?
Since they are an voluntary organization, Chamber operational costs are apportioned among its members. All share a mutual desire to achieve a better community, thus making Chamber of Commerce membership dues a tangible investment in the present and future welfare of their community. Other sources of income are from, fundraising activities, marketing and advertising fees collected during production of local area maps, magazines and and other promotional activities.
Click here to learn about the Directors of the Los Banos Chamber of Commerce.
Geneva Brett, President of the Los Banos Chamber of Commerce, tries her hand at quick-draw shooting at the Spring Street Fair.
Photo by Charles Guest