San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce
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James Dantona

Your Chamber

Since 1904 the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has been dedicated to serving our member through work to enhance the economic prosperity and community well-being of San Luis Obispo County. Above all our focus is creating the best possible environment for people to live, raise families and pursue their passions in the place they love.

Our Chamber is the oldest and largest voluntary organization in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. As an independent nonprofit corporation (not affiliated with government or any other agency), we uniquely serve the needs of our nearly 1,400 members and the more than 38,000 individuals they collectively employ.

We succeed thanks to highly engaged volunteers supported by a team of professional staff. In fact this potent combination does what no service club, government agency or individual business could accomplish alone: enhance and promote San Luis Obispo as a place to do business and enjoy life.

In addition, we stay true to a few principles that we believe keep San Luis Obispo one of the world’s greatest places to live and work.

Keep existing businesses prosperous and selectively attract new companies.
Attract more high-paying head-of-household jobs.
Protect air quality, open space and sense of community.
Develop future community leadership.
Promote high-quality education.
Help businesses understand and embrace diversity.
Grow San Luis Obispo in a manner consistent with protecting community character and quality of life.

We invite you to get engaged! Be an active participant in and caretaker of the place you have chosen to build your life.

Mission & Core Values

For well over a century the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice of the business community. We started with a simple goal, ensure that San Luis Obispo continues to be a prosperous city for its businesses and residents.

The Mission has evolved since it’s 1905 inception, but the goal has stayed the same.

In 2013, staff and a number of volunteers began the task of updating our Mission Statement to more clearly reflect what it is that the San Luis Obispo Chamber is all about. While we were at it we decided to create a list of values that guide our organization.

With that said, we are excited and proud to share our Mission Statement and Core Values.


Your San Luis Obispo Chamber connects the business community with ideas, inspiration, and bringing people together to shape the place we love.


Ask what’s possible:
We listen, stay open and challenge ourselves to ask if there is a better way.

Rise above self-interest:
We look beyond ourselves to make long-range decisions we believe are in the best interest of our community.

Target amazing:
We are committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving positive change.

Build relationships:
We bring people together to cultivate a sense of connection and belonging.

Connect diverse perspectives:
We believe diversity and depth of thought lead to better outcomes.

Grit to achieve what we believe in:
We aren’t afraid to make tough choices and put in the work for the things we believe in.

Oh, and we like to have fun!

(805) 781-2777
ZIP Code
895 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401