Incorporated in 1944, the Taft District Chamber of Commerce strives to serve the business community in a variety of ways.

Making the decision to open or continue to operate a business can be a challenge and we are here to support you.  From grand openings, ribbon cuttings, and business mixers, to helping to promote and sustain your business, we are here for you! 

Our office holds weekly Sit n Sip meetings, monthly mixers, and a variety of events throughout the year that connect our members to potential new customers.  We stay connected to our members through our weekly emails, monthly newsletters, and availability of our office, as well as through Facebook and our website.  We assist many individuals, both in person and on the phone, as well as when we are out in the community. 

In addition to hosting events, which increases tourism to our town, we continue to encourage and promote Taft Chamber members.  Anyone seeking a product or service is referred to you, our Chamber member first!  One of the many benefits of being a Chamber includes free referral service to our members.  Members can also include their flyers and information in our emails, newsletter, and in our office.

We take pride in our relationship with the City of Taft and appreciate their continued support.  Our relationship with the City Council, City Staff, and elected officials is a large part of our success.  Additionally, our sponsors and members have trust and confidence in our ability to succeed.  We can never thank these businesses and individuals enough for their contributions to the Chamber and the City of Taft. 

The Taft Chamber has an active and involved Board of Directors.  This group of 25 leaders are engaged and supportive of our events and continually strive to contribute to the Chamber and to our community.  Our Board is completely voluntary, but each individual brings unique perspectives and talents to ensure the success of our organization. 

When you sign on to become a member of the Chamber, you are becoming a part of a group of businesses dedicated to Taft.  We encourage shopping local and employing people in our communities for optimal success of your own business.

Join us TODAY!  You will start receiving your benefits and community connections immediately.  This is a great investment for your business and your community!  Thank you for investing in Taft.  We appreciate you!

 

The City of Taft is working to bring new business
and growth to the town

The City of Taft was incorporated in 1910; boosting major growth with the discovery of oil.  Taft's current population is roughly 10,000, with the Greater Taft area's population of 19,000.

Taft is in the center of the Midway-Sunset Oilfield, the largest oilfield in the lower forty-eight states.  Iconic companies currently in operation in Taft include Chevron, AERA Energy, Exxon Mobil, Phillips 66, California Resources Corporation, Key Energy, Holmes Western and many other locally owned and operated companies.

In addition to oil, Taft has many locally owned shops, restaurants, hair salons, antique stores, and more.  Businesses along Center Street, Main Street, and North Street are working together to revitalize the downtown and work with the Chamber to host events throughout the year.

Taft has an active recreation district that includes many top notch parks, state of the art weight room and gymnasium, 4-lane bowling alley, skate park, and softball fields.  Schools in the area are well managed and students are learning the skills necessary to be successful.  Taft College was recently ranked #2 in the nation for Community Colleges and offers a wide range of programs and certificates available to all students.