If you’re a Millennial and want to be a future leader or entrepreneur, the Chamber can help. Plus, it’s important you know the Chamber is not just for older professionals. You can get a lot of value from it too.
7 Reasons Millennials Need Chamber Membership
The Chamber is filled with seasoned professionals who can help you and guide you, once you get to know them. We provide countless opportunities to network and strike up informal mentorship relationships with others in your industry or desired industry.
If you’re watching your expenses, you’ll appreciate our member-to-member discounts. This program allows member businesses to provide special discounts to members of the Chamber.
Backing for Entrepreneurs
If you would like to run your own business someday, it helps to have someone to bounce ideas off of, go to for funding (or help you find sources for it), and receive suggestions from someone who has walked that same path. The Chamber can help you meet those influential people.
Are you tired of going for interviews and being told you’re lacking leadership experience for the management role you want? If so, the Chamber can help.
The Chamber has plenty of volunteer opportunities including ambassadorships, committee memberships, task forces, and board roles. Getting involved with the Chamber can help in several ways. You can build that resume quickly and meet people making hiring decisions. The Alameda Chamber is also putting together a Young Professionals Group that can help you lead in a group of your peers.
You may not give much thought to the advocacy the Chamber does on behalf of businesses in our community. But you would’ve if you owned a business that was shut down because of COVID. We’re working tirelessly during the COVID pandemic to ensure that the voice of business is being heard in regard to things like closings and funding.
Sure, you could send your own letter to your state rep or congressperson. But contrary to what your poli sci professor may tell you, one voice is not as powerful as a group like the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, which reflects the concerns and interests of our business community.
Do you have the skills to do what you want to do? Do you spend a lot of time on YouTube trying to find good videos to watch to learn new things? The Chamber can help. Stop wasting time trying to find credible, up-to-date sources for information on professional development. The Chamber offers bi-monthly webinars and events. These programs help you sharpen your skills and increase your knowledge in areas important to business.
Have you considered a new career or industry? The Chamber can put you in touch with people that can help make that possible.
Also, any recruiter will tell you about the “hidden job market.” That phrase refers to all the jobs that are available that are never published because they are filled before that happens.
Positions are often filled by someone who knows someone. The Chamber can help you discover these amazing opportunities. With introductions from the Chamber, you’ll become that someone who someone knows through networking and introductions.
We know you’re ready to take on the world and you want to cast aside anything the generations before you set forth. But Chamber membership has some really incredible opportunities for about the same price per month that the coffee and avocado toast are costing you.
Not only is membership a great investment in your professional development but if you work for someone right now, they may already be a member. You could be receiving these benefits at no cost to you.
Contact us today (or speak to your employer) about membership and how you can start using the benefits immediately.