Coloma-Lotus Chamber logo Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce
Promoting business and community in the Coloma-Lotus Valley

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

About the Chamber of Commerce

I would like to apply for employment with the Chamber. Do you have any positions open?
Thank you for your interest, but at present we have only one staffed part-time Coordinator position. We always welcome volunteer help however!
Where is your office located?
At present we have no office location. See our contact page for information about contacting us electronically or via postal mail.

Membership

Whom do you accept as members? Do I need a sponsor?
As business members, we welcome all businesses physically located in the Coloma-Lotus area of El Dorado County, and outfitters with recreational permits for the South Fork of the American River. We also welcome businesses located outside the valley if they provide services to our community members and do not directly compete with Valley businesses. Those non-local businesses need to be approved by our Membership Committee. We also offer Associate memberships for our community members. If you are interested in joining, please see our membership page or contact us.
How can I join your group?
Please see our membership page for details about membership and how to contact us for more information.
What is the deadline for membership applications?
We welcome new members year-round, but if you want to be included in the printed 2014 Coloma-Lotus Guide we need your application and payment by February 26, 2014. Distribution of the Guides begins in the spring; please contact us if you would like a supply delivered to your place of business.
The Guide sounds great! Can I purchase advertising in it?
We were hoping you would ask. Advertising sales are now open. Rates start at $175 for a business-card sized ad. Larger sizes are available. Discounts are available for "early birds" and Standard or Premium Chamber members. Please contact us for more information.
I'm getting a Premium membership. How do I get my logo to you, and what size and format do you need?
We need your logo, photograph, or other image in either JPEG or GIF format. Animated GIFs are not allowed. The maximum image size is 100 x 100 pixels, and the file size should not exceed 8k bytes. This sample logo illustrates the maximum dimension (100 pixels square) with a 2k file size.

If you're not sure what this means, or if you need help converting an image from another format or from hardcopy, please contact us. Questions are free but there is a modest fee if we need to scan or convert your image for you.