FAQs

What is the Chamber?

The Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce is an independent non-profit (501 c6) organization of businessmen and women show are investing their resources in community development programs – working together to improve the economic, civic and cultural fortitude of Cedar Hill.

The Cedar Hill Chamber represents a unique partnership with business, civic, educational and citizen leaders in Cedar Hill as well as in the southwest sector of Dallas County, also known as the Best Southwest Partnership. The goal of this partnership is to serve and enhance our community through business growth and development.

How does the Chamber Function?

The Cedar Hill Chamber accomplishes its work through a combination of paid staff and volunteers. The governing structure of the Chamber consists of the Board of Directors, including an Executive Board, representing tall segments of our community. Articles of Incorporation, Constitution and by-laws and a Policy Manual govern activities of the Chamber.

Each year the Chamber board develops a Program of Work designed to enhance our community. Careful analysis of the community needs, challenges and future issues is done in order to develop the Program of Work. Implementation of the Program is made possible through the involvement of working committees comprised of member volunteers and community leaders. The members, their efforts, voice and commitment toward these programs are the backbone of the organization.

Meetings of the committees and councils are held at varying times and locations each month, but there are general membership gatherings that occur regularly.

Can non-members attend Chamber events?

We welcome you to attend meetings or events in order to learn more about us. After attending a couple, you will learn the value of membership and we will ask that you join. Monthly Member luncheons are open to non members for an increased fee. Annual events are open to the public.

If I don’t have a business can I join the Chamber?

Absolutely! We have many citizens that join to be involved in their community. As an individual member you will receive all the news of upcoming community events, new businesses moving to town, and ways to volunteer. The individual level is $175 annually.

I am not a member of the Chamber, can I still volunteer?

Yes. We invite you to check out all our non profit agencies and see where you can give back. Non Profit Members

What is a Ribbon Cutting?

By definition, a ribbon cutting is a public ceremony conducted to inaugurate the opening to the general public of a new building or business, or to celebrate the joining of the chamber.

One of the benefits of joining the Chamber of Commerce is to publicize and market your business in every way possible. Hosting a ribbon cutting is the perfect way to advertise your business in several area print media.

We want to be able to tell fellow members and the community what you and your business are all about. We need a brief (three sentence) description about you and/or your business and include a tagline. To maximize your exposure we also need a logo and a few photos. We will use this info in various ways, for example Chamber Newsletter, the calendar, weekly updates and to send along with your ribbon cutting pictures to all media publications.