In 2004, some very business-minded individuals realized that having a Chamber of Commerce is vital to growing and sustaining a healthy business community. Hence, the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce was founded.
From a borrowed office in a local bank building, to a great storefront on Mission Street, the Chamber has become a collaborative, innovative and creative organization that works tirelessly for the local businesses. We utilize the unique characteristics of the South Pasadena community and work to create events and activities that encourage residents and visitors to Shop/Eat/Do in South Pasadena. The quarterly Arts Crawls are the very popular “neighborhood-night-on-the-town” events where businesses stay open later on a Saturday night and offer special events and activities. Our signature event, the Eclectic Music Festival & Arts Crawl, is a one-of-a-kind, grassroots event that brings arts of all genres to the streets of town. Bands, musicians, artists, food, galleries, activities for kids of all ages – bring people to the business district and they enjoy an afternoon and evening exploring and experiencing all that “is” South Pasadena.
We advocate for local businesses. We have several very active committees, and serve on several others. Together with the City staff, the Chamber is working on the economic development of the city, bringing in the right businesses to augment all that is already here, and encouraging the residents of the SGV to explore South Pas.
Located at the South Pasadena station of the Metro Gold Line, with plenty of free parking, we invite you to Eat/Shop/Do in South Pasadena!
Mission Statement: To partner with businesses to support, promote and advocate for their interests; and to connect and build relationships and attract people and businesses to South Pasadena.