• Chamber Info

  • Since 1912 your Chamber has been working for you 

    The Chamber Mission Statement

    To Promote, support and improve the business and economic climate within its service area, to enrich the lives of its citizenry and encourage a stronger sense of community.

    Join us on this mission!

    To Learn more about these benefits, don’t hesitate to call us at 707-961-6300 or send an email to chamber@mcn.org

    Over 400 businesses and organizations make up the Chamber Network from Westport to Gualala. Join them in one of the many social events the Chamber organizes:

    • Monthly Chamber Mixers

    • Ribbon Cuttings used to promote your business, services or products

    • Annual Showcase Mixer/Business Expo

    Marketing and Promotion

    Our goal is to help make your business as efficient and profitable as possible. We understand that you have limited resources and budget. We also understand the need to use multiple formats to promote your business, services and products. We offer many different ways to effortlessly promote your business:

    • Publicize in the Chambers weekly electronic “Chamber Member’s Bulletin”, distributed to both members and non-members in
      the community

    • Get featured on the Chamber’s Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest

    • Market your business through the Chamber website and Visitor Guide/business directory distributed throughout California Welcome Centers and AAA Offices

    • Sponsor or participate in the many community events the Chamber organizes including the Whale Festivals, Fourth of July parade and Fort Bragg Fireworks

    • Showcase your business in our special member monthly display at the Chamber (first come first served)

    • Display your brochures at the Chamber of Commerce

    • Receive word of mouth referrals

    • Get your rack cards sent directly to your target audience by being included in our visitor, wedding or relocation packets 

    Education is never a waste

    Social media a mystery? Does the thought of setting up a website leave you cold? The Chamber continually brings you important information and assistance through multiple programs and publications:

    • Attend business improvement workshops
    • Gain valuable information from the 12@12 lunch sessions

    And the list goes on...

    • Benefit from Chamber’s advocacy with local government
    • Qualify for member-to-member discount
    • Benefit from “Shop Local” promotions
    • Receive the CEO’s Annual Report
    • Free Membership mailing labels (one time only) 
    • Certificate of Origin at discounted prices for members 
    • Support the Film office’s mission to bring filming, commercials and photo shoots to Mendocino County
    • Membership in the Chamber is tax deductible as a business expense
    • The Chamber is proud to constantly listen and evolve to meet your needs, with new programs being added to bring more and more value to your membership 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis Resources for Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

    Mendocino County Enters the State’s Red Tier

    Effective March 14, 2021, Mendocino County has been given the green light to enter the Red Tier according to the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. With this new Red Tier, comes an ease of some COVID-19 precautions. 

    “I am thrilled that we can open our economy up further as a result of our dwindling COVID-19 case numbers,” said County Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren. “We have worked hard as a county to accomplish this. To those who ask me what they can do to continue to remain safe from this virus, I say this: Please get vaccinated for COVID-19 when it is your turn. Do not turn down a vaccine unless for medical reason. Continue to avoid large gatherings, and please remain masked while in public. The biggest thing anyone can do to keep others around them safe is to continue to get tested for COVID-19 at least once per month. This helps our county open up further, and it ensures that you are not asymptomatically spreading the virus to others. Those who have been vaccinated should still get tested monthly, since you can still spread the virus even if vaccinated.”

    COVID-19 precaution status of business sectors as mandated by the state (as of 3/14/21): 

    Grocery Stores: May now admit 100% capacity. 

    Retail: May now admit a max of 50% capacity.

    Shopping Centers: May now admit a max of 50% capacity.

    Museums: May now have indoor activities with a max of 25% capacity.

    Places of Worship: May continue to have indoor activities with a max of 25% capacity. 

    Movie theaters: May now have indoor activities with a max of either 100 people OR 25% capacity, whichever is fewer.

    Gyms: May now have indoor activities with a max of 10% capacity.

    Restaurants Including Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries serving meals: May now have indoor activities with a max of 100 people OR 25% capacity, whichever is fewer.

    Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries (where no meal is provided): May continue to operate outdoors with the following modifications: Patrons must make reservations and sit at tables, staying for a max of 90 minutes, and all serving of alcoholic beverages must end at 8 PM.

    Bars (where no meal is provided): Must remain closed.

    Long-Term Care Facilities: May restart in-person visits, while carefully maintaining specific COVID-19 precautions, such as COVID-19 screenings for both residents and visitors, facial covering usage, etc. This will likely take a few days to put in place. Please contact the facility before going in person and review the state’s guidance concerning Long-Term Facilities here: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-20-22.aspx 

    For a detailed overview of business-specific mandates, please visit: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx (Under “Risk Criteria” – “specific tier based on risk-based criteria”)


    We will be posting resources to help our local businesses during this difficult and unprecedented crisis.  

    The Chamber is here to support you and our goal is to provide as much information as possible so that you will have access to resources that can help you through this extremely challenging time.

    Although our office is closed, I'll be working from home and available via phone and email.  I've temporarily laid off my staff to mitigate the impact on the Chamber budget.

    For eNews submissions:  
    chambernews@mcn.org
    *Please note that all submissions should be regarding announcements that follow all state and local orders. We ask that events are not submitted at this time unless they are virtual events or webinars.

    Please let me know how else I can support you and your businesses.

    I hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected under these stressful times.

    Take care, STAY HOME and be well.
    Sharon
    To reach me call 707-961-6302. 
    chamberceo@mcn.org



    Love Local mendoThis Shop Local program is created and launched as a partnership of the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, the Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce, the Willits Chamber of Commerce, and community leaders.

    Love Local Mendo Website


    Click Here For the Application

     



    It is designed to represent businesses from Hopland to Laytonville, across the county to Boonville, Fort Bragg and the South coast. The focus of the campaign is to create a central marketing effort to support local businesses to generate income while closed to the public.

    The campaign is a perfect platform to market your services, gift cards, and products. It will directly link customers to your selling platform. (delivery, curbside pickup, etc. within the guidelines of the most recent Shelter In Place orders must be observed)

     

     
     
     
     
     
     


     


     


    County of Mendocino COVID-19 updates

    Mendocino County has an up-to-date information site including business resources.  Our two coastal districts also have very active Facebook Groups:

    4th District :: 5th District

    City of Fort Bragg press releases

    West Business Development Center

    How your business may be impacted and resources to help.

    Community Foundation Resources

    KOZT Resource Page

    MCN Update page

    A message for business that use Square

    Today Square Online Store released the option for curbside pickup, and later this week a local delivery feature will be available for all businesses so that you can quickly adapt to this changing environment. They are also waiving curbside pickup and delivery fees for the next three months. Square Online Store already offers online orders for in-store pickup with no monthly fee. They are refunding all software subscription fees for the month of March.

    KGUA Resources