Atascadero, Calif. – August 8, 2022: The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce has launched a Membership Campaign Drive entitled, Together We Will Move Atascadero Forward from August 1st – September 30, 2022.  This membership drive will be a concentrated effort to increase membership and promote the mission of the Chamber; to Empower OUR business community. Membership in your local Chamber strengthens the voice of business and is an integral part of your success and ours.

“A larger chamber organization means a stronger and more informed voice, enhanced services, and better networking for our members,” said Josh Cross, Chamber CEO & President. “The chamber is the primary organization that works to promote our local economy.  Programs, events, and small business resource assistance are the primary ways we can help grow your business, while ensuring a positive economic environment in which to operate.”

Those who join during the campaign receive extra benefits:

  • 13 months of membership (one month free)
  • One additional E-Flyer distributed to over 3,000 recipients
  • One additional category listing on Chamber website
  • A Google Review
  • Inclusion in the 2023 Official Destination and Relocation Guide

Cost is only $24 per month. Joining provides business and non-profit leaders, access to more than $1,400 in advertising opportunities as well as connections made through networking with the chamber’s nearly 600 current members, especially at chamber-hosted events.  These events provide promotional opportunities as part of the chamber’s effort to deliver affordable marketing and promotional strategies that increase a business’ client base.

“When you participate in your local Chamber, you join a network of nearly 600 local businesses providing opportunities for business alliances and access to potential clients,” said Julie Matthews, Chamber Director of Membership. “The Membership Drive will conclude with a Business Walk on September 28, in which members of the community and the Chamber team will visit over 500 businesses in a two-hour period.”

The Chamber also maintains close watch on state and local legislation that affect businesses and converses with government officials to ensure business owner’s views are heard. It actively seeks new businesses that will improve the economic health of the Atascadero community.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce website, “Local Chambers of Commerce are the nation’s strongest small business advocates, providing a voice for thousands of small businesses across America. When businesses succeed, communities succeed, and your local Chamber is there every step of the way empowering your business to grow and thrive.”

Cross notes that the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce exists to be the catalyst for business growth, the convener for leaders and influencers who get things done, and champion for a stronger community. As their campaign slogan says, “Together, we will Move Atascadero Forward.”

For more information, please contact Julie Matthews at 805.466.2044 or Sign up to become a member or find additional details at

About Us
The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce exists to be the Catalyst for business growth, the Convener for leaders and influencers, and the Champion for a stronger Atascadero community. Together, we #MoveAtascaderoForward.

CONTACT: Dawn Smith, Director of Communications
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
303.968.7049 cell