Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Join The Chamber?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to growing a healthy business community through the support of its individual members and community alliances. TVCC has demonstrated a proven track record since 1966, advocating for the well-being of the business community as a whole by connecting local businesses with the tools they need to be a thriving success. The TVCC is continually positioning itself as an invaluable business resource and is looking forward to welcoming new members, while continuing to meet the unique and individual needs of its current members with the belief that when one business thrives, the business community as a whole succeeds.

For more information on these benefits, contact us. Call the Chamber at 951.676.5090 or email katie@temecula.org. Our team is here to help your business thrive! Click Here to Join Now

How Do I Sponsor an Event?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a diverse schedule of events to serve our members’ interests. Known most for the premium opportunity to build business connections, Temecula Valley Chamber activities and events are also perfect for those looking for heightened visibility.

Aligning your business with Temecula Valley Chamber events through sponsorship puts your company directly in front of business professionals and civic leaders. With a multitude of events produced each year, our sponsorship opportunities range in scope and price, and have the ability to meet important marketing objectives for companies both  large and small, with varying budgets and business objectives. Sponsorships start at $50.

For more information on upcoming events you can contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or email jennifer@temecula.org

How do I host an event at my place of business?

The Chamber hosts their monthly evening networking mixer on the third Wednesday from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This event allows our Mixer hosts the opportunity to open their doors to over 250 people from the business community and network in a semi-formal setting. For more information, please contact the Events Department at (951) 676-5090.

What educational classes does the Chamber offer?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a diverse schedule of educational events to serve our members’ interests and cater to each business individually.

POWER NETWORKING WORKSHOP
Highly popular and innovative workshops feature comprehensive instruction on how to employ effective networking tactics and strategies to create solid professional relationships. Quarterly the 1st Tuesday of the Month at the TVCC. 12-1 :30pm

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Valuable and relevant workshops taught by business professionals. Topics may include; Sales, Marketing and Branding, Leadership, QuickBooks, Company Management, etc. Each quarterly series includes four classes held every other Friday from 9:00-11 :ooam at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange.

BUSINESS ENCOUNTER
Geared toward helping and supporting small businesses each forum features a member speaker addressing a unique topic. Held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 12 :00-1 :30pm at the Temecula Chamber.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER “Open for Business; What you need to know about starting your business”
If you are a new or aspiring business owner this workshop is a must! Discuss the steps to take towards starting your business. The workshop is presented by an SBDC Business Consultant who will discuss informational topics such as: Legal Forms of Organization, Licensing and Permits, Becoming an Entrepreneur, Business Planning and Small Business Financing. Held four times throughout the year at the TVCC. 9-11am

What type of networking events does the Chamber offer?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a diverse schedule of networking events to serve our members’ interests and cater to each business individually.

COFFEE CONNECTION
Open house style networking event. Open to members and non-members and attracts many of the local business owners. Held 1st Friday of the month, 8-9:30am at the TVCC.

BUSINESS MIXER
Held at member business locations providing a prime opportunity to network with the 200-300 guests in attendance. Held the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7:30pm.

MORNING MIXER
Provides guests the opportunity to introduce themselves and network with one another to assist in growing their business. Each event includes two presentations by members and self-introductions. Held the 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9:15am at BJ’s Restaurant.

TVCC OPEN HOUSE
All new members, current members and those interested in learning how the Chamber can work for their business are invited to attend. Everyone is welcome. Held every other month, 4:00-5:30pm at the TVCC.

MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT
Annual meeting, celebration and recognition of all members. Milestone members are recognized in gratitude of their partnership and years of membership.

AWARDS GALA
This premier black-tie banquet and awards ceremony of Temecula, with 600 guests in attendance, awards the past year’s achievements for Citizen of the Year; Sterling, Bronze, Gold, and Platinum Businesses of the Year; Emerald & Ruby Organizations of the Year, Service/Charitable Organization of the Year; Valley Young Professional of the Year; Ambassador of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Recipient.

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
500 community leaders and guests attend State of the City held in partnership with the City of Temecula. This informative presentation highlights the City’s past accomplishments, current projects, and gives an insight on what the future holds for Temecula.

ECONOMIC FORECAST
Learn how the current economic trends and conditions will impact our global and local economy. This annual event is attended by over 250 businesses and community members. (Sponsorships range from $600 – $2,000)

WINE COUNTRY CLASSIC
Wine Country Classic offers the over 150 participants an alternative meeting destination. The event provides a great opportunity for those playing in the tournament to build strong business relationships and foster networking.

MONTE CARLO EXTRAVAGANZA
Members not only have an opportunity to meet other members, but they also enjoy a fun-filled evening in a casino-style atmosphere with many opportunities to win cash and prizes. Over 300 people attend this event.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
This half day annual event combines inspirational speakers, business exhibits and panel discussions on topics such as effective communication, work/life balance, mentoring and health and wellness. Over 300 business women attend this event which includes an expo of 50 local businesses displaying their products and services.

LEGISLATIVE SUMMIT
Legislative Summit informs and educates member businesses on important legislative issues. This event promotes community partnerships and examines how government agencies, businesses, education and non-profit organizations can work together to lobby important civic and educational issues. This event is attended by 250 business and community leaders.

ULTIMATE BUSINESS MIXER & EXPO
This annual event gives members the opportunity to showcase their business. This event is free to the public and is a great way to meet other local businesses and network with over 300 potential new clients.

GLOW BALL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Glow Ball Tournament is unlike any other golf event out there! This tournament is a four person scramble with 9 holes played at night. Players receive glow in the dark golf balls and follow a glowing path on the course.
(Sponsorships range from $150-$500)

CITY WALKS
This event provides members the opportunity to introduce themselves to the business community. All members are invited to participate. Held four times throughout the year.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Looking for a great way to maximize your Chamber Membership? Join the Ambassador Program and be the first to meet new members. The Ambassador program promotes the enhancement and ideals of the Membership Committee. Individual members are trained to become a mentor for the incoming new members of the Chamber. Ambassadors facilitate and promote Chamber events, welcome new members and outreach to the Chamber membership as a whole.

For more information on upcoming networking opportunities please contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or visit our events calendar

How do I start a business?

Considering the Temecula area for starting a business? The Chamber offers assistance with business and employee relocation, and information on the market statistics. The Chamber is an effective business tool and a comprehensive source of information on doing business in the Temecula Valley. Click here for more information on how to start a business.

Do you offer business counseling?

SBDC AND SCORE ONE ON ONE COUNSELING
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and SCORE counselors provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDC and SCORE offer no cost, extensive one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services. Complimentary 1 hour business counseling sessions. Business counselors meet with individual businesses at the TVCC. Call the TVCC at 951-676-5090 to schedule appointments.

I’m looking to relocate to Temecula. Where do I get more information on the community?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce offers relocation information to businesses and individuals looking to move into the area. For more information click here or please can contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or info@temecula.org

I’m unable to attend an event. Can I still promote my business?

The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a diverse schedule of events to serve our members’ interests. Known most for the premium opportunity to build business connections, Temecula Valley Chamber activities and events are also perfect for those looking for heightened visibility.

If you are unable to attend an event and would still like to market your business you can do so through event sponsorship or prize donation.

For more information please visit 951-676-5090 or brooke@temecula.org

How do I schedule my Ribbon Cutting ceremony?

One of the many benefits of being a Chamber member is the ability to schedule a ribbon cutting for your business.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with other Chamber members.

To schedule your ribbon cutting please contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or katie@temecula.org

What is an Ambassador?

An Ambassador is a volunteer from the Chamber membership who donates their time to assist the Chamber in various activities.

A sample of Ambassador Activities include the following: 
Welcome Calls to new members
Retention Calls to exiting members
Ribbon Cuttings
Greeters at Networking Events
Hosts at Networking Events
Event Promotion and Marketing
Committee Involvement

Click here to learn more or about the Chamber’s Ambassador Program

How do I get involved in a committee?

The Chamber is a membership organization led by volunteers. With the assistance of Chamber staff, a variety of committees are organized to provide membership input on Chamber services and to look at issues and recommend responses to the Chamber Board of Directors. Many committees are open to any interested Chamber member.

For more information please contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or info@temecula.org

Where is the Chamber located?
Location

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
26790 Ynez Court, Ste. A
Temecula, CA 92591
P: 951.676.5090
F: 951.694.0201

Click here for directions
What advertising opportunities does the Chamber offer?

Since 1966 The Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce has made every effort to promote business development. The TVCC is the largest and most respected business organization in the area, with more than 950 members and over 2,000 visitors to our office each month.

We currently offer the following high-impact advertising options:
Digital Lobby Ad
Display of Member Business Cards/Brochures in TVCC lobby
Lobby Display Ads
Online Directory Listing
Enhanced Online Directory Listing
Website Advertising
Email Newsletter Advertising
Temecula Today Newsletter
Display TVCC membership plaque and window decal in your place of business
Member News Email- Businesses have the opportunity to include any specials, events or business promotion in the E-News.
Write an informative article in the Temecula Today Newsletter­The Temecula Today Newsletter is a publication mailed to approximately 1,100 members and dignitaries bi-monthly. This publication is also distributed to the business community and available online.

For more information please contact the Chamber at 951-676-5090 or jennifer@temecula.org