GET TO KNOW THE GREATER FLAGSTAFF CHAMBER
Who We Are:
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce is an independent, non-profit organization supported by its members through donations, membership dues and fundraising events in order to promote businesses and advocate on their behalf.
We are not a government agency or a part of the City of Flagstaff, though we do collaborate on many initiatives.
The Chamber was founded in 1891 as the Board of Trade, making it more than 125 years old. It formally incorporated as an official Chamber of Commerce in 1949.
We are a community problem solver that promotes Flagstaff community and its economy. The Chamber knows that a great climate for businesses and organizations must be carefully curated and that their interests must be championed.
The vast majority of our 1,100 members are small businesses employing less than 10 people.
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce Mission:
Advancing a strong business climate and vibrant economy by being an advocate for business and a catalyst for community and economic development in the greater Flagstaff region.
The Greater Flagstaff Chamber is Dedicated to:
- Creating a Strong Local Economy
- Promoting Business & Community
- Providing Networking Opportunities
- Representing the Interests of Business before Government
- Influencing Political Action
Hear from these long standing members of the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce about SHOP Local and our small business advocacy.
Learn more about the Chamber’s initiatives and divisions.
SHOP LOCAL, formally Buy•Dine•Stay in Flagstaff, is a shop local campaign created by local business leaders for local businesses. It was launched in 2005 to highlight the importance of supporting our local economy by spending your dollars here in Flagstaff. The Greater Flagstaff Chamber encourages members to use the the SHOP LOCAL logo for fliers, advertising and online marketing materials.
As a thank you to K-12 teachers who live or work in Flagstaff, we have arranged for teachers to enjoy discounts at a wide range of retail and service providers, including restaurants, spas and office supply stores. Teachers just need to show their school identification card upon purchase.
In 2005, the Greater Flagstaff Chamber formed BizPAC, an independent, pro-business political action committee designed to raise and spend money on behalf of candidates and propositions at the local level that affect the business community. BizPAC remains active today and has participated in raising funds to support candidates as well as take positions on various ordinances.
This Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce signature workforce development initiative partners Chamber members with middle- and high-school classrooms to explore careers available at local companies and the baseline soft skills that are necessary to obtain and keep a job. Flagstaff teachers and school counselors have told the Chamber how these interactions with businesses create “light bulb” moments.
Meet the Chamber
The Board of Directors, Chamber Ambassadors and the team at the Greater Flagstaff Chamber consists of local business and community leaders with a local, business and community focus. Learn more about our team, ambassadors and board at the Chamber by clicking below.