Our Chamber

Alameda Chamber & Economic
Alliance Objectives

We are the voice of the business community and are here to represent and advocate on behalf of businesses in Alameda. Since our incorporation more than 90 years ago, the Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance has played these roles and many others.

We are in the business of building a thriving community as:

  • A catalyst for business growth. With an eye on innovation and a focus on the future, the chamber provides easy access to business resources, information, and training to support the growth of businesses and their employees.
  • A convener of leaders and influencers bringing together diverse voices through networking events and community meetings. The chamber is a non-partisan, pro-business organization that is uniquely positioned to host conversations that will improve our community and help everyone grow.
  • A champion for a stronger community. The Chamber identifies strategic partnerships for business retention and growth, workforce development, sponsorship, and leadership development within the community.  The Chamber’s reputation as a business leader is a highly-sought-after endorsement.

Join us in our mission as a leading champion to advance entrepreneurialism and economic vitality and prosperity for the City of Alameda.

You are invited to become part of our organization and help promote business in Alameda.

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 fosters and sustains a robust and prosperous economy in Alameda. As a fervent advocate, we champion businesses of all scales and diverse backgrounds, nurturing an inclusive and vibrant business community. We convene leaders and influencers, uniting them in collaborative and ingenious solutions. With unwavering passion and foresight, we serve as a catalytic force, igniting and nurturing economic and business growth across the region.

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance's Vision

To be the trusted resource and visionary leader, backing a future where sustainability and resilience are the cornerstones of our thriving economy.  We strive to cultivate a dynamic business landscape that embraces innovative solutions, ensuring long-term environmental and economic stewardship for generations to come.

Through strategic economic and workforce development initiatives, we aim to nurture a diverse range of industries, attract investments, and forge partnerships, fostering an inclusive and robust economy that enriches the lives of Alameda residents and businesses alike.

Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance's Values

These core values reflect the essence of the Alameda Chamber and Economic Alliance’s commitment to fostering economic growth, community well-being, and collaboration among businesses and stakeholders.

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.

COLLABORATION – The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance is most successful when its members thrive. We believe in the power of collaboration and cooperation. We foster an environment where businesses, community leaders, and individuals work together to create a thriving and interconnected local economy. We also connect people, community, resources, and commerce through meaningful networking events and functioning committees based on the needs of Alameda.

INTEGRITY – We uphold the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and transparency. Our actions are guided by principles that ensure the trust of our members, partners, and the community we serve.

INNOVATION – We embrace innovation as a catalyst for growth and progress. We encourage creative thinking and continuously seek new ideas, technologies, and strategies that drive economic development.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – We are committed to our community’s well-being. We actively engage with residents, businesses, and organizations to understand their needs, support their aspirations, and contribute to a vibrant community.

SUSTAINABILITY – We are dedicated to sustainable practices that contribute to the long-term prosperity of our community and environment. We promote responsible growth, environmental stewardship, and the preservation of local resources.

INCLUSIVITY & DIVERSITY – We embrace diversity in all its forms and are committed to creating an inclusive environment that respects and values the contributions of every individual and business within our community.

INTEGRITY – We uphold the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and transparency. Our actions are guided by principles that ensure the trust of our members, partners, and the community we serve.

ADVOCACY – We advocate for the interests of our members and the broader business community. We work diligently to promote favorable policies, regulations, and opportunities that drive economic vitality.

ADAPTABILITY  – We recognize that economic landscapes evolve. We remain agile and adaptable to changing circumstances, ensuring our strategies and initiatives remain relevant and effective.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT –  We are dedicated to empowering our workforce through continuous learning and skill development by providing resources, education, and opportunities that enhance their skills, knowledge, and capacity to thrive in a competitive marketplace. We believe that investing in the growth and potential of our workforce not only benefits individuals but also strengthens our community’s economic foundation. We are committed to providing resources and opportunities for education, training, and mentorship that enable individuals to reach their full potential, contribute effectively to the local economy, and drive sustainable progress.

Want to know more? Contact Madlen Saddik at 510-522-0414 or connect@alamedachamber.com.