• Frequently Asked Questions


    What is a Chamber?

    The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce assists small business owners in building their businesses by providing business services, programs, and access to those that will expedite the achievement of their goals. Through our relationships with numerous agencies, the Hispanic Chamber is equipped with insight and knowledge to assist businesses with certification, education, expansion and restructuring. Contact the Hispanic Chamber for a list of partnering agencies.


    What can the Hispanic chamber do for me – a small business owner?

    The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce assists small business owners in building their businesses by providing business services, programs, and access to those that will expedite the achievement of their goals. Through our relationships with numerous agencies, the Hispanic Chamber is equipped with insight and knowledge to assist businesses with certification, education, expansion and restructuring.

     

    Do you have to be Hispanic to join the Hispanic Chamber?

    No. In fact our membership base consists of business owners and professionals from all ethnic backgrounds who all share a mutual desire to grow San Joaquin County business community and enhance the quality of life in our city.


    Does my business have to be located in San Joaquin County to be a member of your chamber?

    Not at all. All businesses are eligible and welcome for membership in the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


    Who runs the Hispanic Chamber?

    The president, board of directors and volunteer committees, in conjunction with staff, carry out the work of the San Joauqin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


    Are there any requirements to join?

    There are no specific requirements.


    Is there a fee to join the Hispanic Chamber?

    Yes. A yearly fee is assessed based on the number of employees. Dues vary for business owners, non-business owners, individuals, and corporations.


    Can I pay my dues with a credit card?

    Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


    What is requested of me as a member of the Hispanic Chamber?

    A member is strongly encouraged to participate in the programs available and attend as many events as possible. The programs and events are an added value to the everyday operation of a business and help to establish relationships with other chamber members that can provide ideas to improve and grow your business.


    Where can I find a listing of upcoming events?

    All upcoming events are listed on our website, and mentioned in our weekly email blasts. A list can also be emailed or faxed upon request.