Modesto Chamber of Commerce, we believe it takes identifying an opportunity and using it to your advantage. We are your door to opportunities. Join 1,600 businesses and organizations that already hold "the key" Chamber membership. You, too, will open the door to opportunities! While youre busy running your business, the Modesto Chamber of Commerce is taking action to improve the local business climate. Staff and volunteers keep this door open between the Chamber and our local, state and federal elected officials. We testify before councils and boards and maintain a constant dialogue, so our voice is heard. We also have representation on numerous advisory groups and committees, addressing topics such as waste water treatment, business license tax, utility users tax, utility costs and various local ordinances. The Chamber maintains close, positive relationships with the SCEDCO (Success Capital Expansion & Development Corporation), City of Modesto, County of Stanislaus, as well as the California and United States Chambers of Commerce, in order to attract business and retain those that already call Modesto "home." We have been successful at lobbying for additional business park land, recommending downtown redevelopment projects and tackling tough business issues relating to economic development, such as improving air service and ground transportation. Our Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau has an excellent track record of capturing bids for large regional/state conventions, bringing hundreds-and many times-thousands of delegates to Modesto. This means business for our community because delegates and their family and friends are busy spending resources on lodging, meals and related products and services.