The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is recognized for its achievement in meeting organizational excellence required by the United States Chamber of Commerce and for continued commitment to strengthening the principles of free enterprise.
Champions for Business Success & Quality of Life in our Community.
The objectives of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce are:
- to promote the cultural, educational, civic, commercial, industrial and general development of the Clear Lake Area.
- to aid in the development of all legitimate enterprise designed for the betterment of the area.
- to stand and to work for community harmony.
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce observes all local, state, and federal laws which apply to a nonprofit organization as defined in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Chamber is not a political organization, but will concern itself with governmental affairs when the best interests of the Clear Lake Area are involved.
How We Run
The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is headed by a 21-member Board of Directors elected by the general membership to establish policy, outline goals and direct the efforts of the organization. Board members serve three-year staggered terms with seven elected each year and seven retiring each year. It is the responsibility of the Board to see that the Chamber's annual Program of Work is implemented in an effective manner and that the organization is adequately financed to carry out these goals through its equitable business investment schedule.
Chamber member companies are asked to serve in one of 6 strategic divisions, each of which are headed by a committee chairman. These divisions include: Area Promotions, Business Development, Education, Government Affairs, Member Services, Young Professionals. We also include important industries to the Clear Lake Area. These include: Aerospace, Healthcare, Marine and Tourism.
Participating and non-participating members comprise the organizations. Both member firms that actively participate in the Chamber - either on the Board or through committees - and member firms that do not take an active role in the organization are critical to the success of the organization. Even though a member may be inactive, the membership is important in that it affords the finances for those who do not have time to serve.