What is Merced County Indian Chambers?

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What is the Merced County Indian Chamber of Commerce?

The Merced County Indian Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary 501 c (6) non-profit organization, which has been in existence since 2019. With a large Indian population in Merced County, it is obvious that the Indian Chamber has a strong influence in our area. Consequently, the Indian Chamber has far-reaching implications by having access to the buying power, labor market, and economic development of the Indian population in our County.  

 

The Chamber’s membership consists of Indian and non-Indian businesses and professional individuals who all share a mutual desire to ensure a healthy economic and socio-economic base to benefit Merced County and its communities.

What does the Merced County Indian Chamber do?

The mission of the Indian Chamber is to promote Indian and non-Indian businesses and professionals; encourage economic development (business and industrial/manufacturing investments); provide a forum in which business issues are advocated; to encourage, network and market our membership’s products and services, and to create partnerships that will benefit and enhance the business climate and community throughout Merced County.

 

Additionally, the Indian Chamber supports a local education system that inspires the highest levels of student achievement and learning opportunities; and promotes a health care system that cares for the critical needs of our citizens.

How does the Merced County Indian Chamber work?

The Indian Chamber is governed by its Board of Directors, which determines the policies and programs of the Indian Chamber. The Board of Directors employs an Executive Director whose responsibility is toorganize and execute the Chamber’s programs and carry out its policies.

The Indian Chamber obtains its finances from the dues collected from its membership. The Chamber is run like a business, incurring operational costs and expenses and works within the budget of its organization.

YOU and the Merced County Indian Chamber

Through your involvement with the Indian Chamber, every Chamber member contributes to an organizational effort that benefits the local business economy while promoting your business.

JOIN TODAY! The opportunities available to you as a Indian Chamber member are profitable and rewarding.

WHY JOIN?

  • Provide Business Referrals:  The Indian Chamber receives numerous requests each year for recommendations on products or services to be purchased in the area.  We refer our members to local residents, newcomers, visitors and requesting such products and services.

  • Membership Directory Listing:  Members will be included in the Indian Chamber’s on-line directory website listing.  This provides an excellent opportunity for individuals to search for your specific products or services.

  • POWERFUL Networking:  Throughout the year the Indian Chamber presents information on seminars and workshops on issues relating to small business development, current and upcoming legislative issues affecting business and other related information at little or no cost. 

  • Business Connectors and Ribbon Cuttings:  Our Business Connectors and ribbon cuttings are a great setting for providing business-to-business networking opportunities to establish new relationships and business contacts.  Chamber Members host an open house or ribbon cutting at their business location inviting attendees to a first-hand view of their products or services.