Local Chamber Advocacy, HR Help Receive Recognition at Summit

Nick Ortiz
Nick Ortiz, CalChamber vice president of small business advocacy

Working together, the California Chamber of Commerce and local chambers of commerce are a solid force as advocates for business-friendly policies and helping California businesses comply with complex laws and regulations.

On May 8, the CalChamber recognized 13 local chambers as Advocacy Champions and nine as HR Champions.

Advocacy Champions

This is the second year the Advocacy Champion Award has been given to recognize chambers for excellence in business advocacy. The 2024 awardees are incredible advocates for business-friendly policies and are leaders in driving impactful change in their region.

Recipients of the 2024 award are as follows:

  • Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce;
  • Fremont Chamber of Commerce;
  • Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce;
  • Lodi District Chamber of Commerce;
  • Murrieta/Wildomar Chamber of Commerce;
  • Orange County Business Council;
  • Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce;
  • San Jose Chamber of Commerce;
  • San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce;
  • Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce;
  • Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce;
  • Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors’ Center; and
  • Valley Industry & Commerce Association.

Advocacy Champions published vote records of their state legislators on key business issues, joined coalition efforts to let state elected officials know about community sentiment on issues of interest to members, voiced the local chamber’s position at legislative policy committee hearings and met with state elected officials on important policy issues.

HR Champions

The HR Champion Award was created in 2023 to recognize chambers who excelled in helping their members comply with California employment laws. The 2024 recipients of the award are as follows:

  • Fresno Chamber of Commerce;
  • Gilroy Chamber of Commerce;
  • Imperial Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce;
  • Oakdale Chamber of Commerce;
  • Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce;
  • Porterville Chamber of Commerce;
  • Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce;
  • Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce; and
  • Whittier Area Chamber of Commerce.

Staff Contact: Nick Ortiz