Benefits of Joining the Chamber of Commerce

Involvement, Resource, Representation, Networking

Things you may not know about the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce:

  • The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce has been connecting Yuma commerce since 1905. 
  • We currently have over 775 members, representing over 17,000 employees.
  • We are fully funded by memberships and events.  
  • We foster capitalism and advocate for less government intrusion into businesses and lobby to reduce costly over-regulation and the high cost of compliance.  

Your membership with the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce connects you to the community and local businesses.

To maximize the effectiveness of your Chamber membership, we have created many outlets for you, and us, to actively promote your business:


Access to the membership directory

As a Chamber member, you have access to the Chamber's Membership Directory. You can log in and manage your listing to include your contacts, addresses, phone and fax numbers, as well as pay your membership online.

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Chamber Events: 

*Good Morning, Yuma!
This breakfast is on the second Thursday of every month and is attended by over 150 businesses.  Promotional opportunities include:

  • Soap Box (60 seconds)
  • PowerPoint Slide
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Distribute Promotional Material

*Monthly Mixers
Chamber Mixers are held after business hours on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and are attended over 100 business people.  Promotional opportunities include: 

  • Face to Face Networking
  • Sponsorship Opportunities

*Lunch & Learn
These lunch events occur once every quarter, during lunch time.  Every Lunch & Learn features a guest speaker who will touch on topics relevant to your business, employees and growth in our community.  Promotional opportunities include:

  • Sponsorship Benefits
  • Face to Face Networking

*Military Appreciation Day
Join us as we salute active military personnel, military veterans and their families. Yuma has had a long relationship with the armed forces – back to the days of Fort Yuma and the Colorado River State Historic Park (fka Yuma Quartermaster Depot). We take pride in being known as Arizona's most patriotic city.  Families can visit military displays, enjoy guest speakers, listen to live music and enjoy lots of family fun.  

Promotional opportunities include: 

  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Booth Opportunities
  • Committee Involvement
 *Community Expo

This annual event takes place in September and is an exciting showcase of our members! Members have exclusive rights to booths at this event.  Spend some one-on-one time with local residents and promote your business.  This event also hosts fun entertainment and food options to add energy to the day.  Before this event opens to the public, the Chamber hosts a MEGA MIXER, where only other members can attend and talk to you about your business.  

Promotional opportunities include:

  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Exclusive Booth Rights
  • Face-to-Face time with Yuma
  • Mega Mixer Participation

*Awards and Installation Dinner

This annual event is a special one, as we take time to swear in the incoming board members.  We also give away four special awards: Member of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and the Athena International Award. 

Promotional opportunities include:

  • Event sponsorship
  • Award sponsorships 

*Candidate Forums for City and County Elected Officials 

These forums are held during a Good Morning, Yuma! breakfast or a Lunch & Learn event, when needed.  We give candidates the opportunity to speak on their hot-button issues. 

 Chamber Publications: 

The Yuma County Chamber of Commerce is responsible for a few publications over the course of the year.  In these publications, members have a chance to promote themselves to a wide range of viewers. 

*Website Advertising 

*Yuma Area Map Ad 

*Annual Business Directory Ads 

 Initiatives & Partnerships: 

The Chamber of Commerce has taken on various projects to help better our community and to establish stronger relationships between businesses and the people who live here.  These stronger relationships with the community build better relationships with your business. These projects include: 

*Managing the Armed Forces Park on Gila Street

*Participation in: 

  • Arizona Chamber Executives 
  • Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
  • Arizona Town Hall 
  • AWC Economic Summit 
  • First Things First
  • Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation 
  • Somerton Chamber of Commerce 
  • United for Yuma 
  • Visit Yuma (formerly Yuma Visitors Bureau)
  • Western Association of Chamber Executives 
  • Yuma 50 
  • Yuma Association of Realtors 
  • Yuma Area Agricultural Council
  • Yuma Council for CASA
  • Yuma County Fair Association
  • Yuma Southwest Contractors Association 
  • Yuma Youth Leadership Program 

Awards Programs:  

The Chamber of Commerce takes time during the year to find special people in the Yuma community and recognize them.  The purpose of these award programs is to honor those who make a difference in Yuma; to the economy and to the well-being of the community 

*S. June Pallack Excellence in Education Awards for non-teaching personnel in Yuma County 

*Awards Program for the Yuma County Sheriff's Office

  • Deputy of the Year
  • Detention Officer of the Year 

*Awards for the Annual Dinner:

  • Athena International Award
  • Small Business Person
  • Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year 
  • Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year 

*Military Awards Programs for: 

  • MCAS Yuma Marine of the Year 
  • MCAS Yuma NCO of the Year 
  • USN Sailor of the Year
  • YPG Soldier of the Year
  • YPG NCO of the Year 

*Summer Works in Yuma Program to employ teachers in the summertime


There are various committees in the Yuma Community that come out of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce.  These committees include: 

*Military Affairs 





Other Benefits of Membership: 

In addition to the opportunities listed above, here are a few other benefits members receive: 

*Ribbon Cuttings

*Grand Openings

*Open Houses

*"Chamber Chatter," Weekly radio show on KBLU 560AM every Wednesday at 8 a.m. 

*Networking, Marketing & Advertising opportunities which gives credibility and visibility in the community 

*Fully optimized website to give your Directory Listing more exposure

*Bi-Annual Chamber Business Directory (even years) and Yuma County Map (odd years) 

*Referrals from the Chamber of Commerce Office 

*Membership benefits kit for all new members


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Upcoming Events

July 8, 2021

Good Morning Yuma

Pre-registration is REQUIRED Click here to register

Join us for our first in-person Good Morning, Yuma! since the pandemic!

Thursday, July 8, 2021 6:30 to 8 am
Pivot Point Conference Center
310 N. Madison Ave.


July 28, 2021

Monthly Mixer

Are you burned out on Zoom? Have you had enough of virtual meetings? Us too!

Join us Wednesday, July 28 for our first in-person mixer since February 2020!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 5:30 pm at the Yuma International Airport


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