Benefits for Members
Benefits for the Business Community
The Chamber is the leading business organization in Big Bear, focused on the economic vitality and growth of our community. We advocate for business interests to government, utility and emergency agencies. The Chamber is small enough to form personal relationships with our members, but big enough to offer valuable member benefits and personal service.
Annual Chamber Events
The Chamber hosts an Annual Golf Tournament in the summer, a fall Career and Community College Fair in the early fall, an Annual Fundraising Gala, more than 20 networking mixers,
Chamber - Trusted and Reliable Source for Potential Customers
85% of consumers turn to the local Chamber of Commerce for a referral. We are a trusted and reliable resource for internet, telephone and visiting potential customers.
Roads and Traffic eAlerts
During the winter, the Chamber stays on top of mountain road conditions - closures, accidents, delays, chain controls and more. Members get a Chamber eAlert to help them plan, be safe and be aware.
The Chamber advocates for business with government officials, utilities, highway and road, emergency, and other officials on behalf of our members. Our Government Affairs - Regional Traffic Advisory Committee meets monthly to share information between local government, agencies and other
Member Conference Room Use
Members may reserve and use the Chamber conference room that seats 30 persons comfortably. Non-members may rent the room for $150 per day.
Members pay no fee to attend our Power Breakfasts and Evening Mixers are held on Tuesdays between April and mid-December to help new members connect with other business people and provide an informal setting to strengthen your visibility in the community. Members may schedule to host a mixer at their business location for added promotional exposure and also donate items and services to our promotional drawings held during the mixers. Non-members may attend with a small fee.
Every Friday, look for eNews with local business news, events, industry trends, member highlights, helpful links and updates on government and agency issues that affect you.
Ribbon-Cutting/Grand Opening for Members
The Chamber will schedule and promote, photograph, and attend your special event with red ribbon and our “big scissors” to get your event noticed.
Training and Seminars
The Chamber hosts seminars on topics that businesses request and need most. We inform our members about other trainings offered for business owners.
Member Information Center (MIC)
Create login credentials and begin using this convenient tool to update your profile information and your Chamber webpage, register for Chamber events, advertise job opening, post special discounts and deals, and review your billing and more.
Through the MIC, you may add your events to our online community calendar, add photos and videos and more.
Business Directory Online
Internet visitors search for businesses through the Business Directory Search at www.bigbearchamber.com. You may set up your own business web page. or turn to staff to set it up!
Business to Business Marketing
Sponsorships, eBlasts, donations for events, and custom-crafted ideas are welcome.
Social Media Presence
Let the Chamber help get the word out about events, news, and your business to traditional and social media.
Seek and post job openings through the MIC Job Board.
New Membership Benefit
Introducing MemberPlusNow, members can do everything "Chamber" on their mobile device with the FREE mobile app, Member Plus! Using your Chamber login credentials to access the app, you may search and view the member directory, register for Chamber events, post job openings and deals, update your profile information, and view and pay invoices.The MemberPlus Mobile App is simple to use:
- Download the FREE app from Google Play or the iTunes store
- Use your Chamber login credentials to sign on
- The interface connects with the Chamber Member Information Center
- With MemberPlus, you can be the first to get Chamber alerts about scams, emergencies, weather and road closures and conditions. Simply "opt-in.
- Members access the Members-Only Information Center through MemberPlus.