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The Chambers most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for the community. The Chamber initiates more business to business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than most other local organizations.
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The Santa Monica Chamber offers businesses a local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of business owners and entrepreneurs. Members of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce are a part of a community of over 800 member organizations.


Santa Monica Chamber has afforded me the networking infrastructure that I just wouldn’t have found anywhere else. I’m grateful for the enormous lift it provided as I launched my new career in Santa Monica!

Sydney Sigman


In addition to keeping me informed with all aspects of the City, The Chamber is a great medium for cultivating relationships with local businesses.

Evan Pozarny

Muselli Commercial Realtors

We support the Chamber to have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people who are interested in making Santa Monica a better place to live, work, and play for residents, visitors, and businesses.

John Maceri


The chamber staff has been most helpful in getting my business built by being a wonderful liason on city and building matters.

Jonathan Chu

The Independence

As a Business Coach teaching selling/networking, I’m asked a lot about the Santa Monica Chamber. I love sharing that my experience has been outstanding…and I’ve only been a member for a few months. In that short time I have gotten 6 fabulous new clients and referred and connected others that I’ve met at the mixers, speed networking and breakfasts. Santa Monica Chamber = Great Support, Fantastic Connections, Fun New Business!

Laurie Hacking

Step Into More Coaching

Membership in the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce has given me a faster conduit to City Hall and has facilitated interfacing with the City Manager and City Attorney with concerns in my industry as for example when the City passed an Ordinance proposing to ban "sandwich signs" denoting Open Houses in Santa Monica.

Michael Gruning

Pence Hathorn Silver - Partners Trust

I've been a member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. It's offered me, as a local businessman, so many outlets to improve and grow my commercial real estate business. There are several informative committees to join to keep you updated on the local scene, educational seminars offered to better market my products and fine tune my business skills, and many other fun social events to mix it up and get better acquainted. I owe my success to this Chamber. Thank you!

Jeff Jarow

PAR Commercial Brokerage

My membership with the Chamber has enriched both my personal and professional life. The Chamber provides me with valuable educational programs, strong committee partnerships and above all, people work with people they like! The relationships that I have built through the chamber will last a lifetime. It is my privilege to serve and participate. There is tremendous value in being a Chamber member!

Linda "Tish" Tisherman

Staff Support, Inc.

I find that the best benefit is the interaction with business leaders and local government officials to improve the economic environment for our community. I consider my company's chamber membership a contribution to the well being of our city.

Richard Lawrence

National Bank of California




The Santa Monica Chamber offers businesses a local platform to tap into the power of an already established community of business owners and entrepreneurs. Members of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce are a part of a community of over 800 member organizations.

Meet our team

We provide the environment to help our members prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a healthy local economy and quality of life.

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Judy Kruger

President & CEO

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Matt Stauffer

Executive Vice President of External Affairs

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Susan Hojer

Vice President of Membership & Development

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Getting Started in Los Angeles

10 Key steps to starting a business in Los Angeles.
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Spaces and Opportunities

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Incentives and financial

A list of resources for Santa Monica businesses.
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Business in Santa Monica

A list of resources & incentives.
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Life in Santa Monica

Find out what it means to live & do business in Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica Chamber Foundation
The Mission of the Santa Monica Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is to provide educational opportunities through programs, funding, and mentorships that will improve the quality of education in our schools along with providing professional development opportunities to the business community.

Updates and Events



Join the Young Professionals Seyhart’s premier wellness sanctuary for a fun evening of networking! Meet Young Professional Chamber Members and share your ideas and business updates in a beautiful setting.



Join us for an exciting lunch program about the future of business in Santa Monica, with featured speakers: David White, Greg Laemmle, Joe Bhakdi, Jasson Crockett, and keynote speaker Annie Lee, CFO, Universal Music Group



The Young Professionals Committee is thrilled to present our 3rd Annual Leadership Santa Monica Academy Program. Participants of the program will gain valuable insight and experience from many of our city’s leaders from both the public and private