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 and community leaders for over 50 years.
  • Chamber Annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon honoring Chair of the Board Person of the Year, Cornerstone Award, Tom Mohr Champion of Education Award recipients, and Winners.
  • Good Morning San Mateo County Series is held 4 times a year and features local, county, and business leaders from the San Mateo County.
  • Birdies for Business – Annual Golf Tournament supporting Chamber and SAMCEDA.
  • Economic Outlook – Chamber and SAMCEDA partner every year to bring to their members an excellent program which provides an economic forecast in the New Year.
  • Annual Legislative Bus Trip to the California State Capitol.
  • Bi-monthly Networking Mixers complimentary to Chamber Members
  • Coffee Talk community forums complimentary to Chamber members.

Bonus Opportunities

  • Eligibility for membership with Provident Credit Union San Mateo Credit Union and/or Stanford Credit Union.
  • Online Newsletter.
  • Candidate Forum during local elections.
  • Legislative representation on the local and state level.
  • Business Referrals (Members Only).

Economic Outlook 2020


Guests hear an Economic Forecast from Charles Dougherty, Vice President, Wells Fargo & Company

Added Opportunities

  • Committee participation: Education, Economic Development, Transportation & Housing and Government Relations. And coming soon: Life Sciences 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.
  • Referrals from Chamber callers and walk-ins and free placement of marketing collateral at the Chamber Office.
  • 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.

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 delighted to offer our registered attendees an incredible lineup of speakers to discuss to the most important and crucial concerns facing San Mateo County this year. With the help of Peninsula Television, the Chamber conference room was transformed into a studio where the filming and recording took place. Held as a series over the course of three Fridays in November, and included keynote presentations from Fiona Ma, California State Secretary, Dr. Shashank Joshi, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, & Education at Stanford University, and Steven Herman, White House Bureau Chief for Voice of America. Panel discussions covered such critical topics as: the future of office in San Mateo County Strong and the response to crisis, and reimagining government.

Our 2020 Progress Seminar included 5 breakout panels each covering topics such as housing, transit infrastructure, future of mobility, workforce development and the psychology of change. Over 350 San Mateo County business & community leaders attend our flagship event, including over 70 first time attendees, 49 elected local officials representing 17 Bay Area cities and 2 counties, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.


Thanks to our Progress Seminar Co-Chairs: Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom, President & CEO of SAMCEDA Rosanne Foust, the Planning Committee, and our generous sponsors. Their support ensures we continue to provide a forum for our decision makers and interested parties so they can continue to collaborate on key issues.


Legislative Bus Trip to our State Capitol! Each year our Chamber charters a luxe bus to Sacramento where 40 business and community members tour the state capitol building and meet with their district representatives such as, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Assembymember Marc Berman, and Assemblymember Kevin Mullin.

Leadership Redwood City Belmont Menlo Park San Carlos: In dynamic sessions held one Friday a month, September through June, participants learn about timely and relevant issues of vital concern to their city; and learn how they can effectively shape the future of their community, their organization, or their business.

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.