The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is the only Big Bear business advocate organization in the Valley. The Chamber supports businesses with resources, education, networking opportunities, and government advocacy for the local business community throughout the Big Bear Valley.
The Chamber's Mission
The Big Bear Chamber of Commerce is an assertive, independent advocate for business community interests, exercising its influence to support a strong local economy and the business community, providing networking opportunities, workshops and resources for entrepreneurs, home-based businesses, e-commerce businesses, and traditional brick and mortar businesses throughout the Valley.
The Chamber Board of Directors includes 12 member business professionals, elected by the membership in June. Each director serves a 2-year term, with alternating terms for each Board member.
The Chairman of the Board and three other Board members serve as the Executive Committee, including the chairpersons of the Governmental Affairs/Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (GA-RTAC); the Economic Development Committee, the Finance Committee. See the board of directors here: https://www.bigbearchamber.com/about/meet-the-chamber/
Staff and Hours of Operation
The Chamber is located at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA. Staff includes a full-time Executive Director and a part-time Office Manager who works Monday through Thursday. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and early morning, evenings and weekend events and projects as needed. There is a lock-box for dropping off documents.
The Chamber mission is driven by the 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, which outlines four strategic initiatives and projects including: influencing community leadership; leading balanced economic growth; connecting members with information and resources; and supporting workforce development. See Strategic Plan here: https://www.bigbearchamber.com/about/chamber-strategic-plan/
Join the Chamber
Membership fees for businesses are based on the number of full-time employees (two part-time employees count as a full-time employee. Booster memberships are offered for individuals wishing to support the Chamber. Non-profit organizations may join for a discounted rate.
The Chamber provides valuable benefits to its members including networking, workshops, the eGift program, use of the Chamber conference room, business resources and so much more. See the benefits here: https://www.bigbearchamber.com/benefits-for-members/
There are three easy ways to join the Chamber. Apply online at https://business.bigbearchamber.com/member/newmemberapp/, download the Membership Application, or visit the Chamber.
For more information, call the Chamber at (909) 866-4607 or visit at 630 Bartlett Road, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.