Meet the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

About the West San Antonio Chamber

Established in 1994 by Col. Jimmy Casiano and a group of well intentioned Westside business owners and stakeholders all in an effort to provide the Western Sector business community with a voice to help promote growth and commerce.

About the Staff
The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is led by President, Gabe Farias. A former small business owner and Chief of Staff to Councilwoman Jennifer Ramos, Farias brings his 18 plus years of private and public sector work experience to the position.

Trish Gonzales and Valerie Vazquez make up the Sales and Office staff of the chamber. Gonzales currently serves as the Membership Director and Vazquez sits as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager.

About the Board of Directors
Comprised of a diverse group of Western Sector leaders, the Board of Directors of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce proudly boasts a strong record of service.

Led by Board Chairman and Senior Manager of Government Relations at CPS Energy John Leal, the Board of Directors boasts a strong and dedicated group of Chamber policy makers.

The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce currently boasts a membership of 345 members. This includes a diverse, dedicated and participatory group of both Small and Large business from the Greater San Antonio area.

Chamber Coverage Area
The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce covers a large sector of San Antonio which includes 29 different Zip Codes and eight different City Council Districts. The boundaries include everything west of Downtown and I-10 on the northwest side of San Antonio and of IH-35 on the southwest side of San Antonio leading to Loop 1604 .

West Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Anniversary Celebrations
The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce offers free ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its members! We also celebrate Chamber member grand openings, reopenings, remodels, and anniversaries with fun, exciting events at your business location.
Typically, the celebrations are held during normal business hours and feature light refreshments provided by the business. The Chamber brings the ribbon and scissors and publicizes your celebration. The Chamber advertises your event with an invitation e-mail to the Chamber community, in the online calendar, and on the Chamber website.

West Chamber Events

The West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce offers several events and networking opportunities that are both well attended and reasonably priced. These events offer our members and prospective members with opportunities to network and market their business.

The West Chamber events range from small networking breakfast opportunities to large banquet and gala style events. With our benchmark events like the State of the District Banquet featuring Congressman Charles Gonzalez and our West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Legacy Gala to our Annual Golf Tournament to our Social Mixer series, there is an event for everyone at the West San Antonio Chamber.

West San Antonio Chamber’s partial event list includes the following:
  1. State of the Chamber/Installation of Officers Breakfast
  2. State of the District Featuring Congressman Charles Gonzalez
  3. West Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament
  4. Annual Breakfast with the Mayor Featuring Mayor Julian Castro
  5. Quarterly Business Breakfast Series Exclusively at Pico De Gallo Mexican Restaurant
  6. West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Annual Legacy Gala
  7. West San Antonio Chamber Annual Holiday Season Christmas Mixer
  8. West Chamber Spring Fiesta Mixer
  9. West Chamber BEEP Small Business Education Series