Events and Activities
Business Networking Mixers
Business Networking Mixers are held in the late afternoons or early evenings and are hosted by at a different Chamber member’s place of business each month. Chamber members are able to relax, mingle and network with other guests while enjoying complimentary refreshments and beverages. Business Networking Mixers are a benefit of Chamber membership and are free.
Mixin’ in the Mornin’ Speed Networking & Breakfast Mixers
Mixin’ in the Mornin’ Speed Networking & Breakfast Mixers are held from 8:30 am – 10:00 am and start with a full breakfast buffet, welcome and a brief speaker presentation by the Event Sponsor. Next, two groups are formed, sitting across from one another, and real fun and mixin’ begins. The goal of speed networking is to meet as many people as possible, exchange business cards, and share a quick 1 minute speech about you and your business. Many business relationships have initiated as a result of connecting through Mixin’ in the Mornin’ Speed Networking & Breakfast Mixer.
Business Networking Luncheons
The Chamber’s Business Networking Luncheons are held on a wide variety of topics including the annual State of the City, State of the County, State of the Nation, and State of the District. The annual Holiday Luncheon is combined with our Holiday Collection Drive that benefits a different Chamber non-profit organization. Culminating the year is the Installation Luncheon which not only presents and installs the new Board of Directors, but is a celebration of the previous year’s successes and accomplishments while recognizing and rewarding individual and business members. With an average attendance of 100 community and business leaders in attendance, the Business Networking Luncheons are great professional, business development, and networking opportunities. Luncheon Event and Table Sponsorships are available.
Professional Development Workshops
The Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce offers Professional Development Workshops throughout the year. Workshop topics have included the annual Labor Law Update, Hiring, Firing & Documenting Employees, Immigration Law: Employers Compliance Issues, and ADA Compliance: How to Make Your Business Accessible & Compliant to Protect You from American with Disabilities Act Lawsuits. Workshops are presented by experts in their fields and are attended by both small and large business owners, managers, and Human Resources personnel and open to the public. These morning workshops include a continental breakfast and workbook. Chamber members receive a reduced rate as a benefit of Chamber membership.
Business Conference Luncheons
For a more comprehensive learning opportunity, the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce has developed an annual Spring Business Conference Luncheon Workshop. These conferences are educational opportunities designed to enhance the knowledge base of Chamber members and their employees as well as the general public. Workshops are presented by successful business professionals who share their expertise in a variety of fields. Topics have included The Power of Online Marketing with break out sessions that focused specifically on Social Media, Online Marketing, and E Commerce. The timely topic and latest information of Cybersecurity and its implications to the business owner as well as the consumer have been added to the Chamber’s line up of presentations. Speakers are available for one-to-one questions after the event. Sponsorships are available.
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Ceremonies
Chamber members can gain recognition & visibility in the local community by hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate a new business opening or an existing remodeled business or anniversary. Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Opening Ceremonies are a true member benefit and is a free service available to Chamber members only. The Chamber provides the large scissors and ribbon and publishes the celebration with photos and an article in the Chamber monthly newsletter and online. The event is attended by Chamber staff, Ambassadors, and Board Members. The Chamber staff presents the business with a Membership Plaque while local city and government officials are invited to present proclamations and certificates as well.
Community Holiday Drives
While many of our Chamber events have been specifically created for our membership, some events have been established to promote good will and provide a venue for Chamber members to involve their employees and customers to give back to their community. Each November, the Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce selects a non-profit organization to be the recipient of the Chamber’s Holiday Drive. The selected non-profit organization gives the Chamber a wish list of items that would benefit their organization. Both Chamber and non Chamber businesses may elect to have a collection box delivered to their businesses to collect donations. The Chamber promotes the Holiday Drive to its membership as well as to the community. All donations are delivered to the Chamber’s annual Holiday Luncheon in December, where they are presented to the recipient’s organization.
Philanthropic Events & Activities
Chamber members have many opportunities to connect with the community through Chamber events and activities. By embracing the spirit of giving back, Chamber members can learn about and connect with Cerritos Regional Chamber’s non-profit organizations. Businesses may show their support of the community by asking attendees of their Ribbon Cutting events to donate a specific item for a non-profit organization. Restaurants might help community organizations with their fundraising efforts by giving back a percentage of an organization’s proceeds when they hold a fundraiser at their business. Chamber members can promote themselves through financial sponsorships or by donating raffle or door prizes at Chamber and community events. The Chamber helps businesses connect with community and charitable organizations as well as promote their community relationship events.