About the Chamber

Who We Are

The Half Moon Bay Coastside Chamber of Commerce (Coastside Chamber) is a community-focused 501(c)6 nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Coastside business community. Started in the 1960s to advocate on behalf of agriculture, we have steadily grown to support all of the different industries found on the Coastside. Every business, every entrepreneur, and every employee is vital to a thriving community. We appreciate everyone who supports our mission for business development, economic recovery, and workforce support.

A CATALYST Our team listens to our members to help identify challenging issues and work with the appropriate leaders to overcome obstacles. We strive for real change by getting to the heart of roadblocks and supporting well-rounded thoughtful solutions.

A CONVENER Collaboration is our very favorite thing! Whether it's bringing businesses together to find mutually beneficial projects or connecting legislators with those effected by policy, the Chamber supports relationship building that brings about positive opportunities for growth!

A CHAMPION We are the voice of the Coastside business community. We attend so many meetings it makes heads spin! But our dedication to showing up allows us to be in the room or on the call when decisions are being made that will effect businesses and their employees.

Our Mission

To advocate, inform, and support the Coastside business community through leadership and the power of collaboration and inclusion.

Our Vision

The Half Moon Bay Coastside from Montara to Pescadero has a strong network of diverse, growing businesses that together provide sustainable prosperity for the entire community.

Our Core Values

BE COLLABORATIVE Approach everything with a "we over me" mentality.

BE PASSIONATE Care deeply about the success of our members.

BE ADAPTIVE Be ready to change or chart new pathways to best serve our members.

BE A PROBLEM SOLVER Dive into issues to help find workable solutions.

Areas of Focus

ADVOCACY & LEGISLATION Review legislation and work with local policymakers on bills and ordinances that support economic recovery and Coastside business development.

EFFECTIVE COMMITTEES Work with our members to revitalize our committees to develop and strengthen our projects, events, and services to best fit the business community needs.

ECONOMIC STIMULUS Increase the impactfulness of our community events and programs to support economic recovery.

FINANCIAL STABILITY Work with members to increase the meaningfulness of our events and programs for mutually beneficial revenue generation.

EDUCATION & PROGRAMMING Create a business development series of workshops and seminars to bring tools, skills, and knowledge to Coastside businesses of all types.

DYNAMIC TEAM The Chamber strives to hire an Economic Development professional to support identified projects that will help the Coastside business community thrive. 

OUTBOUND MARKETING Refresh the 'Shop Local' campaign to help the business community connect with locals and promote economic vitality that is less reliant on tourism.

BRANDING Create a stronger sense of inclusion by rebranding and refocusing the Chamber to align with the needs of the entire Coastside business community.