About the Chamber

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

According to Wikipedia, a chamber of commerce is "a form of business network, for example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local societies to advocate on behalf of the business community. Local businesses are members, and they elect a board of directors or executive council to set policy for the chamber. The board or council then hires a President, CEO or Executive Director, plus staffing appropriate to size, to run the organization."

Our Mission: 

The Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau is a partnership of community and business professionals working together to strengthen a sustainable socio-economic climate in our unique Coastside community. This membership organization builds business relationships and represents the interests of business and community with government.

The Half Moon Bay area coastside boasts 30,000 residents and the Chamber proudly serves nearly 700 members. The Chamber strives to improve the public’s awareness of the diversity of businesses available on the coast through publications, this website and various media outreach. With the numerous campaigns, locals are now realizing the importance of investing their dollar on this side of the hill.

The Chamber works constantly to create a strong local economy, promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interests of business with government and encourage a sustainable future. 

Click here to see the Chamber’s business plan.

Creating a Strong Local Economy

Promoting the Community

  • Full color Half Moon Bay Coastside Visitor Guide distributed to 13,000 visitors annually
  • Produce the  official Half Moon Bay Coastside Street Map, highlighting Chamber members
  • Work to improve the quality of life by supporting non-profit partners

Building Business Relationships

  • Over 100 direct referrals daily to members
  • Numerous networking opportunities including, but not limited to Network@Night mixer events
  • Engaged in social media platforms: Facebook and Twitter, for online networking 24/7
  • Seminars and workshops to improve business practices and provide networking opportunities
  • Chamber committee participation helps make lasting networking connections

Representing the Interest of Business with Government/Political Action

Encouraging a Sustainable Future


There are numerous benefits for businesses that join the Chamber. Don’t you think it’s time you become a member?