Posted by: Scott Radcliffe on Friday, February 21, 2020



In life, we all have a purpose. For some, the knowledge of purpose comes early at a young age. For others, it can take a while. In business, a company had surely better have a purpose. For the Cerritos Chamber of Commerce, our purpose is clear; if you are reading this, you are our purpose.

Just to define a few more aspects of our purpose, I thought that I would share some thoughts. Hopefully, I can clarify a few items and perhaps foster a deeper engagement; hence, the purpose for this writing. The Cerritos Chamber offers a long list of benefits for our Members and each has at least one purpose, some have several. There are too many to embellish in detail in one writing, therefore I will visit this topic again in the future.

Our basic membership level includes a couple of immediate tangible benefits that alone are worth joining. The first is our listing of all members on the Chamber’s website. In today’s ever-increasing world of on-line searches for the products and services we need and desire a business should utilize all available channels to enhance and improve their search ranking. It is our purpose to assist our members to assist with increasing their ranking. I will also add that being listed on the Chamber’s Directory Listing is a strong confidence factor for folks searching for a quality business (let’s face it, the bad businesses don’t join the Chamber of Commerce). So another purpose of the website listing is to guide visitors to reputable businesses.

Being listed in the printed Business Directory is another tangible benefit. Our Business Directory is a beautiful full color magazine that includes a list of every member with address and contact information. One purpose is to have a media resource that promotes all of our members. The Directory is also used as a selling tool when we visit non-members and new businesses. Another purpose of the Business Directory is to have a resource that can be distributed in mass. There are copies available at numerous locations in the city and of course, at the Chamber office. Stop in and pick one up. It immediately becomes a resource for the recipient.

Both of these benefits have real tangible value that literally pays for the annual dues of a basic membership. Magazine and website advertising would cost much more. Join the Chamber and get your business listed in both, now that’s purpose.


We added a couple of new members to the team this week.

GILMAR Automotive Group is a family-owned and operated Automobile Brokerage serving all of California. They specialize in making the car buying experience very personal and comfortable as they delivery exactly what you are looking for right to your home or office. Visit their website at www.gilmarautogroup.com and check out their testimonials and the broad range of vehicles they have delivered.

Claremont Lincoln University is an online, accredited, non-profit graduate university with a mission to equip students with 21st Century leadership skills for engaging in solutions that improve the world for the benefit of all. There is no denying that as our world becomes smaller, the leadership challenges we face become more complex. Their socially conscious, affordable online master's degrees teach the skills, behaviors and mindsets needed to navigate diverse interests and find common ground for peaceful and inclusive solutions. Additionally, they will be offering Cerritos Chamber Members a discount.

 “Being a part of the Chamber has helped me and Farmers Merchant Bank be a part of the business community and gain valuable knowledge that we didn’t have prior to joining the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce.” – Amanda Blanton, Assistant Vice President Branch Banking Coordinator.

 And don't forget one more purpose, early voting poles open tomorrow.


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