• Business Advocacy

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  • Representing Business to Government

    Chambers of Commerce were formed for the purpose of representing the interests of the business community and still serve that purpose today.  In fact, the closest private building to the white house is the office of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

    The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce employs government affairs professionals who work year round representing the members of our Chamber to representatives of local, state and federal government.


  • The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce worked to help defeat Assembly Bill 5, which would have been disastrous to my business.  They were able to help get me meetings with our local representatives and were able to intelligently speak to the negative effects of the legislation on my behalf.

    - Neil McMillan, Owner, Express Employment Professionals

  • Government Affairs versus Political Action

    While they sound similar, Government Affairs and Political Action are two distinct tactics that may be deployed by advocacy organizations.

    • Government Affairs is the work of educating decision makers on the effects of proposed legislation.  This work is done with elected officials in their official capacity and has nothing to do with elections.
    • Political Action is the work done during an election to recruit, raise money and help elect business friendly candidates to office.

    The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce engages in government affairs.  We do not engage in political action on behalf of candidates and do not have a political action committee.

  • What We Believe – Our Legislative Agenda

    Annually, the Board of Directors of the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce approve a Legislative Agenda.  It is a document that outlines the position of the Chamber on a wide variety of local, state and federal public policy issues.

  • Our Partners

    The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is not alone in its effort to represent business to government.  We are a part of coalitions of business organizations sending unified messages to our elected officials about the types of policies that make it easier to do business in our community.

  • We are a member of this advocacy organization that is a coalition of the Chambers of Commerce in our region.  By working together the Chamber alliance is able to better represent the businesses of the Gold Coast region.


  • CalChamber, as it is also known, is the single strongest voice of business in the California State Capitol.  Its members include hundreds of Chambers of Commerce and its Board of Directors include some of the largest employers in California.  Their infamous Job Killer List program has successfully defeated hundreds of pieces of legislation proposed in the state capitol.


  • The U.S. Chamber is the oldest business advocacy organization and continues to be very influential in affecting policy change.  The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce is a 5-star accredited chamber through the US Chamber.


  • Be in the Know

    The Capitol Connection e-newsletter provides a monthly update about local, state and federal issues affecting the Conejo Valley.  It normally includes headlines with brief commentary and link to primary sources or news articles reporting on the issue.

  • Get Involved

    If you would like to get involved with the Chamber’s Business Advocacy Program, use the link below to sign up to receive action alerts from the Chamber.







    To learn more, contact Adam Haverstock at ahaverstock@conejochamber.org or call 805.370.0035.