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The Temple City Chamber of Commerce, established March 1, 1924, is dedicated to supporting a blend of retail, commercial and government activities that reflects the vibrant local economy. The Chamber is extremely active in the city, participating in and sponsoring community events, such as the Camellia Festival, Concerts in the Park and the Miss Temple City Ambassador Program.

Charter membership is open to businesses, professionals, residents, service clubs and churches. Numerous education and networking opportunities are afforded to members through business seminars and workshops. Additionally, the Small Business Administration (SBA), San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership and joint San Gabriel Valley Chambers of Commerce functions are open to members. For businesses starting out or expanding, the Chamber provides mailing labels and various business “start-up” materials to give them a head-start in a competitive business environment. The Chamber also keeps members informed of all local, state and federal legislation affecting businesses.

Shopping for goods and services within the Temple City limits is critically important to sustain the health of our municipality and the strength of the local economy. This is because the largest source of revenue for Temple City’s general fund is derived from sales tax. Therefore, every taxable purchase made in Temple City, from Temple City retailers, helps to secure the city’s financial future. So shop local with pride!

Temple City has much to offer prospective businesses. The city has a diverse and active middle-to-upper income population, quality schools and a strategic location. The city boasts a skilled, well-educated labor force with a strong work ethic. For those aged 25 and older in Temple City, 83.5 percent hold high school diplomas or higher, 28.5 percent have earned a bachelor’s degrees and 8.9 percent have obtained graduate or professional degrees. Therefore, businesses relocating to Temple City can fill positions with qualified workers, and the many institutions of higher education in the area can be relied upon for continued training. Historically, unemployment rates tend to be lower in Temple City than the rest of California.

The diverse economic base of Temple City reflects varied industries. The most common industries in which male residents are employed are: construction (10%); professional, scientific and technical services (7%); educational services (6%); administrative and support and waste management services (6%); hospitality and food services (5%); public administration (5%); and healthcare (4%). The most common industries for females are: educational services (13%); healthcare (11%); finance and insurance (10%); professional, scientific and technical services (8%); hospitality and food services (5%); public administration (4%); and social assistance (4%).

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Financial Institutions

Accessing reliable, trustworthy financial resources is critical for both residents and businesspersons, and Temple City offers ready access to capital. A multitude of full-service institutions are located throughout the city, providing clients competitive financial programs and services.

Many merchants and residents consult the local branches of Wells Fargo Bank, where community reinvestment is an integral part of the company’s corporate culture. Wells Fargo has long understood that it can be no stronger, nor more successful, than the neighborhoods and communities in which it does business. Supporting these communities allows the bank to better meet its customers' financial needs. As the economy continues its recovery, this investment in the community is particularly valuable. Check out the Temple City Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.templecitychamber.org for a listing of financial industry members in the area.

Temple City Chamber of Commerce
9050 Las Tunas Drive
Temple City, CA 91780-1834
Phone: 626-286-3101
Fax: 626-286-2590
E-mail: info@templecitychamber.org

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