Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce

Founding

The Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1985 by a group of local business people who wanted to promote business in the Asian community and provide a forum for the discussion of government policies. Today, the chamber has grown to over 150 members representing very diverse ethnic groups and a range of businesses and professions in both Oakland Chinatown and outside of the Oakland Chinatown area.

Our Mission

"To promote and advocate for business and trade in the Oakland Asian Community"

Our Scope Of Influence:

"A forum for the discussion of government policies; a recognized point of contact for the Asian community to actively voice concerns over economic and social issues."

What else do we do?

  1. Hosts numerous events that give our members opportunities to network with others and promote their business
  2. Promotes events that drive more traffic into Oakland Chinatown and help generate more opportunities for our local merchants and business professionals
  3. Hosts meetings and luncheons with international trade delegations to promote international trade between our members and businesses abroad
  4. Conducts small business training seminars and community meetings so that our members are made aware of changes in business practices, laws, and policies
  5. Communicates community issues and changes to our members through our monthly Dragon Tales Newsletter
  6. Takes an active role in identifying community issues and advocates for policy changes and the needs of our members
  7. Collaborates with other community groups and government entities for the benefit of the Oakland Asian community and business owners

Through our activities, we make Oakland Chinatown a better place for our members to conduct business.