About the Chambers of Commerce Alliance

The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties serves as a useful resource and effective advocacy partner for regional chambers that are interested in strengthening our business climate through better policy making.

Originally formed as the Regional Legislative Alliance, the Chambers of Commerce Alliance changed its name in 2009 and re-launched its web site and advocacy programs. The Alliance prides itself for its regular presence in the State Capitol and influence on a variety of state, local and federal issues.

The Alliance is guided by its policy platform, which is adopted annually and serves as our advocacy agenda. Positions are taken by our board of directors with following input from our member chambers and strategic partners along with consideration given to existing positions and historic stances. The goal is to support legislative efforts that improve the region’s business climate and to oppose proposals that will likely cause job losses.

The Alliance is funded through non-public sources, and all proceeds are invested directly into Alliance operations with priority given to advocacy. Also, the Alliance accepts funds from regional employers the most generous of whom are recognize as Capitol Circle Members. For more information, please email info@chamberalliance.biz.

Membership is limited to local chambers of commerce, and strategic partners are encouraged to participate in the Alliance. Each chamber member is permitted to cast one vote per issue.

Mission Statement

To foster collaboration among the region’s chambers of commerce and to advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate.



Past Board Presidents

  • Patricia Kistler (Carpinteria Valley Chamber)
  • Tom Kelley (Camarillo Chamber)
  • Kristen Miller (Goleta Valley Chamber)
  • Nancy Lindholm (Oxnard Chamber)
  • Zoe Taylor (Ventura Chamber)
  • Suzanne Scar (Oxnard Chamber)
  • Leigh Nixon (Simi Valley Chamber)

DISCLAIMER

The public policy positions adopted and expressed by the Chambers Alliance should not necessarily imply that those are the same positions of our members and supporters.

2016 Officers

Board President
Scott Eicher
Ojai Valley Chamber

Board Vice President
Jill Lederer
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber

Treasurer
Nancy Lindholm
Oxnard Chamber

Secretary
Ken Oplinger
The Chamber of the
Santa Barbara Region

Director At Large
Gary Cushing
Camarillo Chamber

Immediate Past President
Patricia Kistler
Carpinteria Valley Chamber


Administrator
Lobbyist – Fred Main
Clear Advocacy

Members

Camarillo Chamber
camarillochamber.org

Carpinteria Valley Chamber
carpchamber.org

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber
conejochamber.org

Goleta Valley Chamber
goletavalleychamber.com/

Moorpark Chamber
moorparkchamber.com

Ojai Valley Chamber
ojaichamber.org

Oxnard Chamber
oxnardchamber.org

Pt. Hueneme Chamber
huenemechamber.com

The Chamber of the
Santa Barbara Region

sbchamber.org

Santa Paula Chamber
santapaulachamber.com

Simi Valley Chamber
simivalleychamber.org

Ventura Chamber
venturachamber.com