Chamber President Letter

Welcome. We’re excited to have you here and invite you to get to know the chamber better.

For more than 90 years, the Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance has proudly served as the voice of the business community in our beloved city.

But just because we have staying power doesn’t mean that we aren’t innovating in 2024. Our mission is clear: to build a thriving community, to champion businesses, to convene leaders and influencers, and to act as a catalyst for growth and prosperity.

We are your catalyst for business growth. With a visionary eye on innovation and a firm focus on the future, we are committed to providing easy access to essential business resources, information, and training to support the growth of businesses and their employees. We are here to help you thrive and succeed.

Our chamber brings diverse voices together through networking events and community meetings. The chamber is a non-partisan, pro-business organization, uniquely positioned to host conversations that will enhance our community and help everyone grow. We believe in the power of unity and the strength of a collective voice.

By identifying strategic partnerships for business retention and growth, workforce development, sponsorship, and leadership development within Alameda, we look to be your champions for a stronger community. Our reputation as a business leader is a highly-sought-after endorsement, and we are proud to use our influence for the betterment of Alameda.

Our vision is to create a vibrant, diverse community by championing Alameda business, convening leaders for educational opportunities, advocating for growth, and acting as a catalyst for change. But we can’t do it alone.

We invite you to join us in our mission as leading champions to advance entrepreneurialism and economic vitality for the City of Alameda. You are invited to become part of our organization and help promote business in Alameda. Together, we can achieve greatness and make a lasting impact on our community.
Let us work together to shape the future of Alameda and create a thriving economy for all. Join us in our mission and be part of something greater than yourself.

I look forward to meeting and working with each of you for a better future.


Madlen Saddik

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A chamber of commerce is an organization of businesses seeking to further their collective interests while advancing their community, region, state, or nation. Business owners in towns, cities, and other territories voluntarily form these local societies/networks to advocate on behalf of the community at large, economic prosperity and business interests. Chambers have existed in the US for more than two centuries, with many having been established before the jurisdictions they represent.

Chamber missions vary, but they all tend to focus to some degree on five primary goals:

  • Building communities (regions/states/nations) to which residents, visitors, and investors are attracted
  • Promoting those communities
  • Striving to ensure future prosperity via a pro-business climate
  • Representing the unified voice of the employer community
  • Reducing transactional friction through well-functioning networks

Chambers have other features in common. Most are led by private-sector employers, self-funded, organized around boards/committees of volunteers, and are independent. They share a common ambition for sustained prosperity of their community/region, built on thriving employers.

Alameda Chamber & Economic
Alliance's Strategic Plan

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance's Mission

The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance is the preeminent organization behind the building and supporting of a thriving economy for Alameda.

We are a champion for businesses of all sizes and backgrounds, convener of leaders and influencers dedicated to innovative solutions, and a catalyst positioned to spark economic and business growth.

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance's Vision

To create a vibrant, diverse community by championing Alameda business, convening leaders to create educational opportunities, advocating for growth, and acting as a catalyst for change.

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance's Values

FOCUS – The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance supports each of our members as individuals, basing assistance on their specific needs rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach.

CONNECTION – We connect people, community, resources, and commerce through meaningful networking events and functioning committees based on the needs of Alameda.

COMMUNICATION – We help make your business presence known by getting your messaging out into the community through our newsletter and social media.

COLLABORATION – The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance is most successful when its members thrive. We are committed to the prosperity of each member business and the economic community as a whole.

SERVE AND GIVE – The Chamber exists to serve our members in all aspects of their businesses and provide them with the resources they need to succeed. When businesses succeed, our community thrives.

Want to know more? Contact Madlen Saddik at 510-522-0414 or