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Community Development

The Community Development Division of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce works to create opportunities, programs and partnerships to improve the knowledge and commitment of Ventura’s business leaders and citizens.

This division hosts the annual Poinsettia Awards each December with the goal of recognizing the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals who make a difference in our community.

Our Non-Profit Arm: Ventura Commerce & Education Foundation

Most of the efforts of this division are driven through the chamber’s Ventura Commerce and Education Foundation (VCEF). The Ventura Commerce and Education Foundation was formed to engage businesses in undertaking economic, educational, cultural and environmental projects that promise to benefit Ventura and the regional community. It is anticipated that the projects in the four key areas – and the leadership required to manage them – will have significant impact on the economy of the City of Ventura and the regional community and the health of its business and education communities.

Please go to the Foundation’s page on our website here.  All the information associated with their current projects can be found there.

Poinsettia Awards

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce hosts this exciting event to come together and celebrate the best in our community; the best in business, the best in education, the best in public service, and the best community leaders. The Poinsettia Awards provides the Chamber with the opportunity to recognize the hard work and contributions that make Ventura a truly special place to live and work.

Learn more about this event.