Have you had the chance to check out the Meridian Chamber of Commerce?
The Meridian Chamber currently has 650 member businesses and is growing weekly. The Meridian Chamber exists to support and enhance the Meridian community’s thriving business sector by providing events to help grow businesses and network with other Meridian business members as well as providing an important voice for businesses large and small regarding legislation and economic development through the work of our ongoing committees. The Government Affairs Committee formulates a list of Legislative Positions based on issues that the committee feels are important to local Meridian businesses and presents this list to the local Idaho Legislators prior to the Legislative Session each year. Friday morning meetings are held every other week during the session where Chamber members can meet with the Legislators to discuss how the session is moving forward with these issues. Our Economic Development Committee meets monthly to hear and report on development projects in the works in Meridian.
The Chamber plans regularly scheduled monthly events that provide great networking opportunities for our business members.
Our speaker luncheons are held on the first Tuesday of each month, and there is always a timely and informative presentation. We also have quarterly Vendor and Networking Luncheons where we have activities to engage you with other Chamber members and learn about 10 of our business members at their vendor booths. First Friday networking and Business After Hours networking allow one of our business members to host and spotlight their business while providing a fun atmosphere to network and mingle over refreshments.
The Meridian Chamber has four active Leads Groups, with a fifth Lead Group starting soon.
The Leads Groups promote business referrals to the member businesses and have been very successful. Ribbon Cuttings occur each week to welcome new members or celebrate a business relocation or milestone anniversary. Our annual events include our Job Shadow Day, Golf Tournament, Softball for Scholarships tournament, and annual Gala. Visit our website at meridianchamber.org for more information. You can contact Valerie Garrett, Membership Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a member or learning more about membership!
We’d also like to invite you to stop by the Meridian Chamber office at 215 E Franklin Road located right by the Meridian Pool in Storey Park. Our Visitor Center has often-requested maps of Meridian and the state of Idaho, as well as many publications with points of interest to check out in Meridian and our surrounding areas.