Escondido Chamber of Commerce Vision
To serve the interests of member businesses while advocating business advancement, economic growth and job creation for the benefit of Escondido.
Member Services: Our members will have access to unique networking and promotional opportunities, educational programs, business services and special events – all designed to help their business succeed.
Excellence: We will deliver programs, services and products of the highest quality that meet the expectations of our members.
Focus: We will focus on the needs of our members and find ways to provide programs, services and benefits that are cost-effective, beneficial and convenient.
Community: We will remain committed to improving the quality of life of the residents of Escondido by promoting initiatives that create a vibrant community. We will build and enhance relationships and public/private partnerships within the organization and community.
Respect: We will respect the diversity of people, businesses and of ideas as strengths to be sought and utilized in the Chamber.
Integrity: We will be open, candid and fair; honor our commitments; adhere to high ethical standards and objectives.
Leadership: We will be visionary and future-oriented, while respectful of our history and past commitments, in our thinking, decision-making, and programming.
Technology: We will foster the use of new technologies, delivering programs, services and opportunities to educate our members to the practical applications of new technologies.
History of The Escondido Chamber of Commerce
The Escondido Board of Trade was the forerunner of the Escondido Chamber that was founded in 1886. The name was changed to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in 1895. In 1911, the first Chairman was elected at the first annual meeting of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.
In 2005, with the support of the City of Escondido, Chamber Members, and the Escondido community, a new building was built.