Collectively, the Chambers have approximately 2,300 members and a business network that extends way beyond just their membership database. It is estimated that the Chambers could reach 10,000 or more businesses in the Tri-City region with a “call to action” regarding critical business legislation. This platform is designed to offer a quick and efficient way for businesses to contact their legislators on items of concern.
The CEO’s of all three Chambers are active members of the Western Association of Chamber Executives, an organization that places a high priority on their member organizations engaging in advocacy.
“For the Oceanside Chamber, this is a very timely investment. At our annual planning session last fall, part of our plan for 2020 was to encourage our members to engage in advocacy on their own behalf. Throughout the COVID crisis, we have found our business community to be more willing than ever to fight for what is important. This platform will make it easier and more efficient for our business owners to communicate their concerns to their legislators at all levels of government”, said Scott Ashton, CEO of the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
“Advocacy has always been integral to the support the Vista Chamber provides for the business community. During the pandemic, the importance of this work became even more clear. We realize the value of collaboration with our neighbor Chambers and are thrilled to partner with them to further the impact of our advocacy efforts,” said Rachel Beld, CEO of the Vista Chamber of Commerce.
“The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce has always placed a high priority on advocating for our members and helping them to mobilize when issues arise that affect them. The COVID pandemic has necessitated that we increase those efforts on all fronts. This platform will allow us to mobilize and activate legislative responses more efficiently than ever before, said Bret Schanzenbach, CEO of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce.