Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce? 

The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber of commerce serving LGBT business owners and professionals and their allies in the six-county Greater Sacramento area. Like any chamber of commerce, Rainbow Chamber provides programming and services designed to help member businesses succeed and grow, including monthly networking mixers, educational and professional development workshops, government contracting opportunities, and partnerships with other community and business organizations. In addition, Rainbow Chamber works closely with government agencies and community-based organizations to help build a diverse, inclusive and prosperous business environment in Sacramento and California. The Chamber also works to build relationships with other diversity organizations and to support policies and laws that promote LGBT equality. The Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce is one of six LGBT chambers in California affiliated with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

How do I become a member of Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce?

You may join Rainbow Chamber by completing our online application or by submitting a completed printed application to Rainbow Chamber, PO Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816.

How much does it cost to join the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce?

Membership dues depend on the size of your business and the level of membership benefits you wish to receiving, ranging in cost annually from $100 for a non-profit organization to a VIP membership for $500.  Corporate partnerships are available at a cost ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. For information about the membership and corporate partnership levels, see our Membership Application.

What are the benefits of becoming a Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce member?

All members are invited to attend monthly networking mixers and other Rainbow Chamber events at no cost or at a low membership rate. All members are invited to create a profile in our online Member Directory complete with your company logo, URL and contact information, hours of business, discounts and specials offered to other Chamber members, photos, and more. Rainbow Chamber members are invited to participate with the Chamber in numerous community events such as Sacramento Pride and the LGBT Wedding Expo. Perhaps most importantly, by becoming a Rainbow Chamber member you become part of a regional and national movement to foster diversity, inclusion, equality and economic prosperity for all people.

Do I have to be a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender person in order to join the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce?

No. Rainbow Chamber welcomes members of all gender identities and sexual orientations. Many of the most active Rainbow Chamber members are not LGBT people, including several past and present Chamber board members.

Why would a person who is not LGBT want to join the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce? 

The reasons people join Rainbow Chamber are as diverse as our membership. Some business owners and professionals are interested in reaching an audience or customer base they might not otherwise come in contact with. Studies show that LGBT people prefer to do business with those who market specifically to them and who show support for equality by supporting LGBT events and organizations—even when it costs more to do so.  Others join as a way of showing support for LGBT equality. Still others join to meet and network with talented, savvy business owners, or because Rainbow Chamber offers programs and events to help them grow their businesses or professional practices.

How do I get in touch with the Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce?

Rainbow Chamber maintains an office at 1722 J Street, Suite 8, Sacramento, CA 95811.  The Chamber mailing address is P.O. Box 160126, Sacramento, CA 95816-0126. Because the Chamber office is staffed part-time, the best way to reach the Chamber is to call (916) 266-9630 and leave a message. Chamber staff will return call at their earliest convenience. Or contact us online.