The Moraga Chamber of Commerce (MCOC) is run by volunteers from the Moraga business community and an Executive Ditector, with the common goal of helping our town grow wisely. Our aim is to carefully consider the needs of families, educational organizations, businesses and town government.
Nop-Profit Tax ID 501 c(6) #94-2761369
Our Mission Statement:
To advance economic vitality by providing advocacy, information and services to our members and the Moraga community.
Our Mailing Address is:
1480 Moraga Road, Suite C # 254
Moraga, CA 94556
Our Physical Address is: 370 Park Street #7B in the Rheem Shopping Center
Any member of our Board of Directors would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Download our membership application
Download a copy of ByLaws_2015.pdf
Benefits of Membership in the Moraga Chamber of Commerce
Here is just a partial list of what your Chamber provides to both its members and to the health of the Town of Moraga:
1) Marketing Support. Marketing, with an emphasis on Community Marketing, is key to a successful business environment in Moraga. Because of this, the Chamber has put resources toward a diversified marketing program.
2) Community Connections. The Chamber works directly with the Town as sub committee members in such things as updating the SIgn Ordinance, Small Business referendum and coordinating emergency information from the Town to the Businesses. The Chamber also holds a position on the Associated Students Board at Saint Mary’s College where we both work to enhance the Town/Gown experience. In partnership with the Moraga Planning Department, the Chamber produced a pamphlet – How to Open a Business specificall in Moraga.
3) Networking Opportunities. General morning member meetings provide you with the opportunity to network with your fellow business people and with Town Management. Mixers are held at our host member’s location and are purely a time to meet each other, welcome new and interested members in a social setting.
4) ShopMoragaFirst.com. This website provides your customers with a direct link to you with information and links. As a member, you are highlighted on the site. You can also place a description of your business, as well as promotions and advertisements to promote your business. This website can help visitors and potential customers find you. Your dues support this effort.
5) MoragaChamber.org. This is an information packed website that both you and your customers can use. The site has been updated and modernized. Your dues support this effort.
6) Farmers Market. The establishment of this Sunday market is the direct result of Chamber work.
7) Moraga Community Faire at the Rheem Shopping Center, This annual May event is the largest the Chamber sponsors. Its purpose is to introduce and showcase the businesses and professional services that exist right here in Moraga. Launched in 2007, the faire has drawn increasingly larger crowds from a wide geographical radius. In its 10th year, 2016, an estimated attendance of 3000 visitors came from all over the county and beyond. Beginning with 37 merchants and artists in 2007, this year there were over 60 booths, from businesses, artists, organizations and schools. Many kids activities are available. The Faire has had excellent financial sponsorship from both corporate and private businesses in Moraga. To create a family-friendly atmosphere, there are great activities for kids, and for adults, wine tasting, bands, a classic car show, and hot food and ice cream. This event designed to aid in the recognition of the Moraga business community has achieved its goal. This wonderful annual event provides a showcase for you to present your products and services to the community at large.
8) Chamber Directory. This published directory was sent to all the Moraga homeowners in 2014 and provided them with an easy way to find Chamber members. It is published every two years and be out before the end of 2016.
9) Restaurant Brochure. This colorful tri-fold piece is in its 2nd printing. It is posted on our website for download by St. Mary’s students, faculty, employees, parents and others.
10) Booth set-ups. Pear Festival, the Moraga Community Faire, the 4th of July event and the St. Mary’s Welcome to the new incoming freshmen all promote shopping Moraga first.
11) Partnerships. Partnerships with various community-based entities. We have now established firm relationships with the Junior Women’s Club, the Moraga Educational Foundation, Kiwanis, Rotary, Saint Mary’s College and more. There is evidence that these memberships have shifted their thinking and habits to shop in Moraga first; these Moraga residents have demonstrated their understanding between their shopping habits and the business community’s ability to, in turn, support them. This support did not exist prior to the establishment of these relationships by your Chamber.
12) Marketing Study. This summer the Chamber generated a Market Survey regarding preference of busienesses and service in the Rheem Shopping Center. There were over 1000 respondents coming from residents of Moraga, Orinda, Lafayette and Saint Mary’s College – both students and faculty/staff. The results of this survey were then presented to US Realty Partners, the new owners of the Rheem Center.
13) Monetary Donations. We’ve given financial support to: the Moraga Educational Foundation, the 4th of July fireworks, the Holiday Tree at the Commons Park and the Rheem Theatre,
Moraga Junior Women’s Association and the AAUW.
14) Dedicated and committed volunteers see that your Chamber operates in a manner that you, the members, direct. Please step up and participate to make our Chamber an even stronger business health advocate.