What is a chamber of Commerce?

A century ago, only 40 major U.S. cities had a chamber of commerce. Today, there are more than 7,000 chambers, boards of trade, and designated non-profits advancing the interests of their communities. Political and civic leaders across the country recognize that a chamber creates a stronger, more dynamic community.

Companies are interested in a range of issues, from health care and transportation to education and workforce development. Further, scarce resources are causing politicians, nonprofits, and business leaders to collaborate more than ever. A chamber is uniquely qualified to be the focal point for this collaborative effort and to effect positive change for both businesses and the community.

Who Are Chamber’s Members?

Chamber of commerce members are businesses, organizations, and individuals concerned with the socioeconomic climate of a community. These groups have joined together because they stand a better chance of getting things done when speaking with one voice. Chamber members include the small hardware store on the corner, the mom-and-pop diner, the established bank downtown, and your local sports team. There is no limit or restrictions on the number or kinds of members that choose to get involved in a chamber of commerce.


The OCIACC consists of dedicated group of philanthropists, business and community leaders who are creating an environment for the Iranian-American community to network and connect. The OCIACC offers members a wide range of benefits, services, programs and information. As a Chamber of Commerce we focus on working together to help grow business community as well as to support those in need. At OCIACC we encourage a philanthropic spirit for the benefit of our County with partnerships and programs.

Why do we exist?

Support economic relations between Iranian and American businesses and promote the development of our members in the Orange County area.

What can we bring? To whom?

Our local team & members will bring you their expertise in various fields to help you develop your business in Orange County. Our experts are here to provide you with any tips that will improve your knowledge of business culture.

What do we want to achieve?

Build a strong community in Orange county area and reinforce the business environment of Iranians and Americans.

How are we going to achieve?

Events, networking, panels, educational workshops, collaboration with other local organizations to achieve our goals.