"The support from the Visalia Chamber to help rezone East Main Street has allowed me as a developer, who's on the forefront of reviving the area, early success at signing up key tenents."

JR Shannon
SK Ranch-CRS Farming

"As an attorney and a 30+ year member of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, the contacts generated with other Chamber members have been invaluable in developing my law practice, and in becoming better known in the community. As Visalia's mayor, I always appreciate the Chamber's insights and comments about business issues facing the city."

E. Warren Gubler
Gubler & Abbott, LLP

"The Chamber represents all of our interests at the legislative level which is critical to the economic success of the Central Valley. As a member of the Chamber, I am able to network with other business professionals and stay apprised of issues that affect all business."

Liz Wynn
Executive Director
Visalia Emergency Aid Council

"My Chamber membership provides my business opportunities to promote and market our services through multiple platforms. During the last year, Kaweah Delta has promoted events, workshops, services, and new facilities using the Visalia Chamber of Commerce. We appreciate being able to reach other Chamber members through newsletters, e-blasts, social media, and the Chamber website."

Dru Quesnoy
Director of Marketing

Kaweah Delta Health Care District

“Our Chamber membership ensures that my voice as a business leader is heard. I recently attended multiple sign ordinance meetings held by the City of Visalia and was impressed with the way that the Chamber advocated for Visalia Mall and other businesses to make sure that the ordinance was fair and helped the business community.”

Richard Feder
General Manager
Visalia Mall

"My Chamber membership ensures that I have the opportunity to mentor and help future business leaders in our community. This year I had the opportunity to sit on the Investor Panel for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy and I was amazed that as high school students, they were taking the initiative to start their own business. I was excited to be able to give them ideas, and support them through the process."

Tony Benevento
ServiceMaster by Benevento

"My Chamber membership gives my organization the opportunity to meet potential supporters, volunteers and donors through participation in Chamber events. This year Family Services of Tulare County received the Non-Profit of the year award at the 63rd Annual Awards Celebration. I was able to tell our story to everyone in attendance and thank the community who has helped us to grow and continue to provide services."

Caity Meader
Executive Director
Family Services of Tulare County

"I am a member of the chamber because membership with the Visalia Chamber of Commerce is invaluable. The Chamber is a one stop shop for all your business and relocation needs. Where else do you have at your disposal contacts for networking, visitor information, and workshops to grow and substantiate your business?  Your membership with the Chamber provides you with county, state, and federal representation in government, all for pennies a day. I would say that you CANNOT afford to not be a part of “YOUR” local chamber. It is an investment that continues to be a must have in business."

Darlene Mayfield
Director of Resource Development
Saint Anthony's Retreat

“As a small business owner I manage my expenses very closely and can testify that joining the chamber provides a positive return on investment.  Attending Chamber-hosted events such as mixers or ribbon cuttings provides a great way to network and grow my business.  The chamber has many features that can assist you in whatever aspect your business requires.”

Karen Gross
State Farm Insurance

“I support the Chamber because… The Chamber touches on many aspects that affect business. Supporting pro-business attitudes, recruitment, retention, education, and networking are all core to the Chamber's mission. Visalia Medical Clinic is proud to be a sponsor of the Chamber, to serve on its Board, and to support the work of an excellent staff.”

Rick Strid, CEO 
Visalia Medical Clinic

“The Visalia Chamber of Commerce offers its members a ton of opportunities to network via meetings, newsletters, Lunch Bytes, customer appreciation days, and much more. You are always up to date on local business news and the Chamber provides many inexpensive ways to market your products and services.”

Jerry Ormonde
ABLE Industries

“I feel a Chamber membership is synonymous with quality and credibility.  The Visalia Chamber has a huge following of very involved people from many organizations. The members are both large and small which gives everybody great networking opportunities. Getting involved with the Chamber and becoming an Ambassador has helped to grow my business. The key for any business is to get involved.”

Ryan Purkiss, Certified Financial Planner™
Thiesen-Dueker Financial Consulting Group

"The opportunity to network with other business professionals is very valuable and the chamber has given us a way to make that happen.  By utilizing the newsletter and e-mail blasts, our organization has been able to extend our reach to local businesses and significantly increase attendance at our monthly meetings."

Teresa M. Inglehart, SPHR
President of Society for Human Resource Management
(SHRM) Tulare-Kings County Chapter

“I believe the opportunity to announce a new service or event with an e-mail blast from the Chamber is highly beneficial to all its members.  A simple phone call to the Chamber gets our message relayed to hundreds of professionals and businesses.  Attendance at the Quail Park Retirement Village special events has increased significantly due to this service.”

Sandy Hagar
Community Relations Director
Quail Park Retirement Village