"In my 30 year career I have worked with Chambers of Commerce across the globe and have spoken at their conferences and events including for the International Chamber of Commerce. My experience with the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce has far exceeded my expectations based on those previous experiences. The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce is incredibly welcoming of new members and the staff and Ambassadors in particular have gone out of their way to make Olaf and myself welcome and to help promote our business – Lacuna Galleries. The opportunity to utilize the Chamber network to outreach into connected networks and organizations has allowed us to expand our business and personal relationships to benefit our business, businesses in Santa Fe and the wider community."
Sheryle Moon Owner and Director - Lacuna Galleries
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Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce was established in 1882 as the Santa Fe Board of Trade; the Chamber has since been the voice of the region’s business community. The Chamber has helped turn the Santa Fe area into one of the best places in the country to live, work and raise a family all while helping over 1,000 member businesses thrive. The Chamber has been successful in doing so through the following goals:
CREATING A STRONGER LOCAL ECONOMY The Chamber’s number one priority is to help member businesses grow and make Santa Fe a great place to do business through:
Working with government agencies to develop cooperative programs that foster a positive climate for economic development.
Supporting the tourism industry which generates millions of dollars in the Santa Fe area
Working to streamline permitting processes
Bringing together community members around issues affecting business and economic development including: transportation, infrastructure, technology, health care, education, legislation etc.
Working for government policies that promote rather than inhibit business growth
Producing the Santa Fe Business Expo which brings together hundreds of local business in April each year
Educating businesspeople through cooperative programs with SCORE Santa Fe, the SBDC, Santa Fe Futures and the Santa Fe Business Incubator
PROMOTING THE COMMUNITY
Encouraging visitors from all over the world to vacation and convene in Santa Fe
REPRESENTING BUSINESS ISSUES THROUGH LOBBYING AND POLITICAL ACTION
Continual lobbying at the City, County and State levels for issues of concern to Santa Fe businesses
Connecting 1,000 state legislators and businesspeople at the annual Legislative Reception
Partnering with the Association of Commerce and Industry in producing Business Day with legislators and other events (e.g. New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange Outreach and Education)
Producing an annual Legislative Agenda that forms the basis of lobbying efforts
Alerting members as to important issues facing local business
The Chamber is the number one business resource citizens look to in the community. The area's economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work performed by The Chamber. That is why we seek to have a major impact on business, income and future growth of the Santa Fe area. FAQ
The Mission of the Santa Fe Chamber is to strengthen the local economy and serve as the Voice of Business in community affairs.
Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1928, Santa Fe, NM 87504 (505) 988-3279