Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce promotes the island
Part of running business nearly anywhere in the world is joining together with other local businesses in a chamber of commerce. Networking, lobbying and mutual promotion are just some of the many benefits that business owners find when they come together in an organization that works together.
While parasailing charter boats, kayak tour guides and backcountry hiking operators may be unique to Catalina Island, the benefits of a chamber of commerce are universal and Catalina Island is no different. The Catalina Island hosts monthly chamber mixers and works to better the business environment on the island. While Catalina Island’s chamber of commerce supports local businesses as a traditional chamber, it also has a much more extensive role as Catalina Island’s primary tourism promoter. As the Catalina Island Visitors Bureau, the chamber hosts an award-winning website, publishes a colorful and compelling Visitors Guide and is open to assist Catalina Island visitors seven days a week from its office on the green Pleasure Pier. The chamber also offers an extensive calendar of events, prints a visitors’ map and represents Catalina Island at trade shows.
Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and Catalina Island Real Estate are among hundreds of businesses that support the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce through membership, donations and volunteer hours.