Chamber San Mateo County

Membership Benefits

Our Purpose

We support businesses and everyone they serve to build a brighter future for San Mateo County.


  • Progress Seminar, bringing together business, government, education, and labor for over 55 years.
  • Chamber Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon honoring Chair of the Chair’s Person of the Year, Cornerstone Award, Tom Mohr Champion of Education Award recipients, and Woman of the Year Winners.
  • Good Morning San Mateo County Series features local, county, and business leaders from the San Mateo County.
  • Birdies for Business – Annual Golf Tournament supporting Chamber and SAMCEDA.
  • Legislative Bus Trip to the California State Capitol.
  • “Off the Clock” networking opportunities complimentary to Chamber Members.
  • Coffee Talk community forums are complimentary for Chamber members.

Bonus Opportunities for our Members

  • Eligibility for membership with Provident Credit Union San Mateo Credit Union, Stanford Credit Union, and/or Patelco Credit Union.
  • Online newsletter distribution, keeping you up-to-date on Chamber information, important local news, and member highlights.
  • Candidate Forum during local elections.
  • Legislative representation on the local and state level.
  • Business Referrals (Members Only).
  • Committee participation: Education, Economic Development, Transportation & Housing, Government Relations, Menlo Park Business Committee, and Belmont Business Committee.
  • A 10-month professional development seminar series, Leadership Redwood City, Belmont, Menlo Park, San Carlos; from September to June, for emerging leaders.
  • Direct exposure to key business and community decision makers through committee participation, Progress Seminar and other collaborative events.
  • Numerous involvement opportunities to volunteer time and/or donations to Chamber events such as Golf Tournaments.
  • Enrichment opportunities such as participation in the Legislative Capitol Bus Tour.

San Carlos State of the city address

Good Morning San Mateo County: A morning program that gathers community leaders, business owners, nonprofit executives and staffers at the same table, and enables us to reconnect, engage and learn from each other.


We were thrilled to bring back the highly anticipated Progress Seminar to the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country the weekend of April 19 – April 21, 2024.

As always, this event created a vibrant environment for all attendees to connect, gain knowledge, and forge valuable relationships. Kicking off the program, we were honored to host HeartMath, an organization offering a unique approach to conflict resolution and mindfulness. This year’s breakout topics included discussions on San Mateo County’s efforts to reach decarbonization by 2035, making a meaningful impact on the housing crisis, exploring employment challenges and solutions, and an addendum to HeartMath’s opening session. The Luncheon General Session featured a timely and insightful conversation on the burgeoning life sciences sector in our region, highlighting ways our local officials can foster its growth while ensuring community benefits. To conclude the weekend, our Sunday morning Closing Session featured an engaging and candid discussion with esteemed guests Congressman Kevin Mullin and Assemblymember Diane Papan.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our exceptional Progress Seminar Co-Chairs: the astute San Mateo County Executive Officer Mike Callagy; President & CEO of SAMCEDA Rosanne Foust, the esteemed; San Mateo Labor Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer Julie Lind, and Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment at San Francisco State University, Dr. Jamillah Moore, whose collective efforts were instrumental in the success of this Seminar. We also express our deepest appreciation to the dedicated planning committee and our generous sponsors, whose unwavering support enables us to consistently provide a pivotal platform for decision-makers and stakeholders to collaborate on key issues and find effective solutions to the challenges confronting San Mateo County.

Advertising Your Business Enrichment Opportunities

  • Community Guide & Membership Directory, a free classified listing for members. Ad space available, fee-based.
  • Free Link to your website from the Chamber’s Online Membership Directory.
  • Solo email drops to all Chamber Members, fee-based.
  • Event sponsorship opportunities.