Frequently Asked Questions
A Chamber of Commerce is an action agency designed to meet the community’s needs. The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of individuals and businesses who band together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of Norwalk. It is a community resource clearinghouse, a public relations counselor, a legislative advocate, and an information and promotion medium.
A volunteer Board of Directors sets policy for the Chamber. The policies are implemented by the President/Executive Director and paid staff.
Committees are the backbone of the Chamber. They accomplish the organization’s Goals and Objectives. The needs of the community and the policies of the Chamber determine the number and kinds of these action groups.
The variety of the Chamber’s activities is virtually unlimited, depending on Norwalk’s needs and the desire and ability of the Chamber to meet those needs. First, we are a business networking organization. Second, we serve as a community resource by providing information to people who are interested in relocating or visiting our city.
The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization that is funded by membership dues, annual fundraisers, and the City of Norwalk.
The Norwalk Chamber of Commerce does not function as a regulatory agency. Therefore, we do not log complaints or take action against businesses. Chamber membership is strictly voluntary.
Yes. We can tell you about a business; if they are a member of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. You can also look up a business in our Business Directory. If not a member, and they are not in the telephone book, you can contact the Business License Department at the City of Norwalk (562.929.5713) and verify if they do business in Norwalk.
Many people are surprised to learn that 85% of all Chamber members are small businesses with 25 or fewer employees. Many programs are designed with small business needs in mind.