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Chamber of Commerce Student Memberships for Graduate Students

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Special Membership Offer
for students enrolled in the San Francisco State University
Graduate School of Business*

"For a community to achieve greatness, it must start with a focus on education and job creation," says Lee Blitch, CEO and President of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. "Job creation generates the revenues that make all other government services possible, and jobs cannot be generated unless a community has an educated work force.The Chamber with its mission of attracting, developing and retaining jobs is closely connected to San Francisco State University's mission of preparing an educated work force ready for today's and tomorrow's world. As the Chamber and San Francisco Center for Economic Development promote San Francisco as 'the No. 1 place to do business,' we lead with the city's strongest attribute - its diverse and educated work force."

Of San Francisco's highly educated work force (50 percent have a bachelor's degree or higher), many are graduates of SFSU - and the university's student population reflects the diverse cultures of the city and region. "In addition, more than 80 percent of SFSU's graduates stay in the area," notes Blitch. University alums include Mayor Willie Brown Jr.; Supervisor Tom Ammiano; Manny Mashouf, chair & founder of bebe Clothing Inc.; Annette Benning and Danny Glover.

In partnership with San Francisco State University (SFSU), the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is committed to bridging the gap between higher education and the world of business. As part of this initiative, the Chamber is offering students enrolled in the SFSU Graduate School of Business an exclusive opportunity to get connected with the San Francisco business community.

Now you can join the city's premier business organization at a special annual membership rate of $35, an exceptional savings off our standard annual investment which starts at more than $500, and take advantage of the following Student Membership benefits for twelve full months.

  • Access business contacts at Chamber mixers - meet the city's best and brightest
    Build relationships with professionals in your field in a relaxed setting at our after hours events. Chamber mixers are ideal for growing your network of business and social contacts.
  • Subscribe to the Monday Report - San Francisco business online
    Get connected to the business community through our widely read e-newsletter, The Monday Report, featuring a weekly calendar of events and the latest economic development and political news at a glance.
  • Develop Practical Professional Skills - your Career Advantage
    Practice the networking and negotiation skills you need to transition into the business world.
  • Gain Visibility & Credibility Now
    List your name in a special section of our online and printed membership directories for employers or potential business partners to see. You can also gain an interviewing edge by including your affiliation with the San Francisco Chamber on your resume.
  • Connect the Dots - understand the effects of local government on economic vitality
    Be an informed voter by referring to the Chamber's simplified voter guides or participate in our forums to join the debate with civic leaders and elected officials who, with the Chamber, are shaping key legislation in San Francisco and beyond.

Take advantage of this exclusive* SFSU Graduate School of Business/San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Student Membership offer.

Register Online

For more information, contact Leslie Foley at or 415-352-8821.

* The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Student Membership is being offered as a pilot program in partnership with the Graduate School of Business of San Francisco State University. If the program is successful, the Chamber plans to invite students who are enrolled in other courses of study and other local colleges and universities to participate.

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