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The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is an independent business advocacy organization that is not affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or any other Chamber of Commerce.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Monthly Membership Mixers

When are Membership Mixers?
Membership Mixers are the third Wednesday of the month. They run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and are open house style. A business card is required for entrance and there is no cost to attend.

Where are Membership Mixers?
Membership Mixers vary in location throughout the county. Locations and directions to the mixers are always posted on www.slochamber.org.

Can I bring a guest or non-member to a Membership Mixer?
Non-members and/or guests are allowed to attend one mixer to ‘check out’ the event. After one attendance, they will be contacted regarding joining the Chamber.

Can my business host a Membership Mixer?
Yes. Please note that Membership Mixers book several months in advance, sometimes even years in advance.

Good Morning San Luis Obispo

When is Good Morning San Luis Obispo (GMSLO)?
GMSLO is the fourth Thursday of every month at Grace Church (1350 Osos Street). Doors open at 7 a.m. for networking; the program begins at 7:30 a.m. and is completed by 8:45 a.m. We suggest that you arrive no later than 7:20 a.m. as attendance is between 250-300 members. Please note that in November the date is not the fourth Thursday due to Thanksgiving and is changed to either the fourth Tuesday or fifth Thursday depending on the year. Also, there is no December Good Morning SLO.

What is a soapbox at GMSLO?
A soapbox is a purchased two minute ‘commercial’ placed between invited speakers. It includes the ability to distribute fliers at the table tops. Note that soapboxes can book months in advance

Can I distribute fliers at GMSLO?
As a member you can distribute fliers at GMSLO. You will need to bring a minimum of 260 fliers and arrive by 7 a.m. to distribute them. Please note that there is a modest fee of $75 to distribute fliers, you can pay it at the door that morning. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

How do I sign my business or organization up for a ribbon-cutting ceremony?
Please contact the Member Services Department . Note that we recommend the ribbon-cutting ceremonies be conducted Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 p.m. to accommodate our volunteer Ambassadors who attend the event.

Can I borrow the Chamber’s ribbon cutting scissors?
No, as a policy we do not lend the scissors out but are happy to facilitate a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

e-Flyers 

When are e-Flyers due and when are they distributed?
e-Flyers are due the third Wednesday of the month and email out the following Monday. Please visit www.slochamber.org, under “About the Chamber/Promotional Opportunities” for more information.

Mailing Labels

Are member mailing labels available for purchase?
Yes, the Chamber’s membership mail list can be purchased in either printed mailing labels or in an excel spreadsheet. They are one-time only and the Chamber requires a use agreement to be signed. Payment must be received in full prior to labels being created. We ask for 48-hours lead time to produce the labels.

Are member email lists available for purchase?
No, as a policy the Chamber does not sell the emails of its members.

How many mailing labels are available?
Approximately 3,000.

Database Changes

How can I make changes to the Chamber database, i.e. add an employee to receive email correspondence, change email address, phone number etc.?
To make any change to the database (your business profile) please email Lori Silva with the change at lori@slochamber.org

For more detailed information please contact the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce at (805) 781-2777 and one of our Information Specialists will assist you.

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