National Chamber of Commerce Week
This week marks National Chamber of Commerce week- and gives us reason to reflect what a Chamber does and how a Chamber can help you, your business, and the community at large. Here at the Lodi District Chamber of Commerce, we pride ourselves on being a 3 C Chamber. What is a 3 C Chamber, you ask? The 3 Cs stand for: Catalyst, Convener, and Champion.
- Catalyst- the Lodi Chamber acts as a catalyst of business growth and success in Lodi. As part of our Vision 2020 project, we have worked diligently on Economic Competitiveness and Business Development and will continue with both of these with the Grow In Lodi phase to be unveiled later this year.
- Convener- our goal is to be a convener of leaders and influencers in our community to inspire POSITIVE change. Because we are a member driven organization, we are able to create opportunities for important members of our community to meet, network, and foster great ideas that would be beneficial to our town.
- Champion- while the Lodi Chamber understands the need for business growth and a healthy business community, we also take great pride at being a Champion for the community. Where there is good to be done or where we can help in any way, we try our best to. Whether that's shine a light on organizations like The Village or the WOW Museum and their fundraising efforts to volunteer opportunities with the City or Love Lodi, we work alongside our members and citizens of Lodi to make our town the best it can be.
The Lodi District Chamber of Commerce also provides a huge benefit to Chamber members in terms of CONNECTIONS with hundreds of networking events each year. On top of networking events and mixers, the Chamber hosts free monthly seminars- open to ALL business owners - to learn from titans of industry on topics like "marketing", "DIY video making", "Hiring The Right People For Your Team," and much more! These seminars are graciously sponsored by Wells Fargo and provide an immeasurable amount of information to local business owners. It's just another way your local Chamber works FOR YOU.
We also want to hear FROM you, our members! What have you found to be MOST beneficial about joining the Chamber of Commerce? And what would you change or like to see added to your membership?