//Getting to Know Your Chamber of Commerce

Getting to Know Your Chamber of Commerce

What is the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce?

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven and professionally staffed nonprofit 501(c)(6) association of business people committed to improving the economic climate and quality of life in the Chehalem Valley. The organization primarily serves the cities of Newberg, Dundee and St. Paul although membership is open to anyone who lives, works or does business in the area.  The Chamber consists of 400+ members, who are business and organizations, but also includes schools, public agencies, churches, other nonprofit organizations and individuals.

How does the Chamber work?

The Chamber is organized to take action on major issues affecting the economic well being of the community. The Chamber’s vision is to advance community prosperity.  The Chamber’s policies and programs are determined by its members through a 20 member Board of Directors led by the elected President of the Board. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and directs the implementation of the organization’s policies programs and supervises staff. The Chamber works through standing committees and focuses on issues in such areas as public policy, local government, tourism, transportation, and education. Issues are researched at the committee level. Actions are proposed to the Board and become policy once approved by the Board. Positions and policy statements are then publicized through a variety of media.

What does the Chamber do?

We are an organization of business members committed to fostering relationships between members and the community. We serve the interest of our members by acting as a catalyst for a vibrant sustainable economy. The organization has been an active advocate for business in the Chehalem Valley since 1941. We are in business to help you do business.

Visitors Center and Relocation Services

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is the “front door” of our community, providing information and resources to both residents and visitors. The Chamber operates a Visitor Center that is housed in the Chamber office, with community and visitor information for Newberg and the surrounding region. We also stock one of the best selections of statewide tourist information. If you are planning to visit Newberg for business or pleasure, contact us for a list of things to see and do in our area.

Area residents are invited to stop by our Visitor Center when looking for information on day trips or places to visit in Oregon. Our knowledgeable Chamber staff is happy to help you with vacation planning, information for family and class reunions, or for business meetings and conferences.


INITIATIVES

Build a Strong Local Economy

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to involvement and leadership in programs within the community which serve to create a strong local economy and developed workforce.

Promote the Chehalem Valley

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce works to promote the area through recruitment of new small business, the promotion of current business in the Chehalem Valley and the branding of the Chehalem Valley as a quality place to do business.

Create Business Development Opportunities

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce serves its membership by providing opportunities for them to interact with other business professionals, public officials and the general public.

Represent Government and Political Issues of Business

The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce works on behalf of its membership and business interests within the Chehalem Valley to educate local, county and state officials on the impact of legislation and/or local ordinances on our local economy.  Additionally the Chamber focuses on keeping Chamber members current on legislative issues, which affect their business.

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