Chamber at a Glance
Mission
Since 1978, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce proactively serves as the business advocate to strengthen the  business climate in Gilbert.

Strategic Statement
Above all, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce will lead the business community by providing    programs and services and will participate in partnerships that are innovative and relevant and that are representative of our membership’s diverse industries, expertise, size and interests.
  • Business advocate
  • Business resource
  • Technology leader
  • Community partner
  • Leadership development
  • Organizational relevance
What We Do

  • We advocate for business;
  • We provide meaningful connections and assistance to help business grow;
  • We collaborate with the education community to prepare a world-class workforce; and
  • We prepare business and community leaders for the future.

Representation
The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership-based organization with more than 625 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and representing more than 47,000 employees.

The Chamber is governed by a board of directors. Members of the board are representative of the various segments of our membership to ensure new ideas and expertise as we plan for programs and  services on behalf of the business community.


Community Partnerships
The Gilbert Chamber partners regularly communicates with and supports the initiatives of the educational partners serving our community, including Arizona State University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Gilbert Public Schools, Higley Unified School District, Northern Arizona      University, area charter schools, and others.

The Gilbert Chamber is a founding member of the East Valley Chambers of Commerce Alliance (EVCCA) - a partnership of the Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe Chambers of Commerce.

Staff and volunteers of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce work directly with the staff and        leadership with the Town of Gilbert across several departments and initiatives.

Our staff serves in various leadership positions throughout the community including non-profit boards, committees, stakeholder groups, and taskforces.


National Research
When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 80 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

When a company is involved in a chamber, consumers are 10
percent more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
  • Benefits of joining a Chamber:
  • Customer referrals;
  • Ongoing training/education;
  • Increased visibility;
  • Money-saving discounts; and
  • Low-cost advertising!
According to a national survey of 2,000 adults conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm.