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Networking & Committees 2017-03-04T18:11:30+00:00
Having fun at the Annual Golf Tournament

Have Fun, Make Friends and Serve Your Community

Involvement Opportunities

Building relationships is fundamental to the growth and success of any business. A proven and effective way to build relationships with fellow chamber members is by holding a leadership position, serving on a chamber committee or attending a large variety of Chamber Events.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of 13 elected and 2 appointed members. Board members serve three year terms with no more than five positions being elected each year. Board nominations are accepted at any time. A single slate of nominees is selected by the nominating committee based on an application and industry representation. The single slate vote is voted by the membership annually in the fall.

Networking

Click here for upcoming chamber and public events.

Co-Chairs:
Francisco Stoller, The Kelly Group
Joel Stude, A-dec

Greeters is the largest professional business networking group in Yamhill County. Attendance ranges from 60 to 100 participants every week. Held on Fridays from 8 to 9am, members congregate at a different business location each week. There is no better way to meet potential business clients than through a chamber networking event like Greeters.

Event Chair: Patty Musick, Chehalem Valley Chamber

On the second Tuesday of each month a Chamber member hosts a 5 to 7pm Wine On Tuesday gathering featuring wine, appetizers, music, door prizes and more. The social event is relaxing and enjoyable, offering an effective way to network and make connections to strengthen your business.

Additional Committees

Chair:  Teri Council, A-dec
Ribbon Cutting & Member Benefits Workshop Chair: Vida Ice, Arbonne International

The Chamber Ambassador team is comprised of a tenured team of chamber volunteers who enjoy working with our newest chamber members. The mission of the Chamber Ambassadors is to mentor new members and ensure that they are educated and equipped to maximize all of the benefits of chamber membership.

Committee Chair: Chelsea Stude, ReThread Alterations

Nominated by their peers and selected by an independent committee of business and community leaders, the annual community awards banquet celebrates Chehalem Valley’s finest businesses and citizens. The annual dinner is the largest community-wide banquet and is held in March each year.

Chair: Carr Biggerstaff, Chehalem Valley Innovation Accelerator

The mission of the Economic Development Task Force is to bring good jobs to Newberg and Dundee by creating a great reputation for our community and its business environment. Our goals are to retain and attract business to maintain a diverse and robust economy, maximize employment opportunities, grow the city’s tax base and enhance the quality of life in the Chehalem Valley. The committee works collaboratively with local government, regional business organizations, commercial real estate firms, educational institutions, human resource professionals and manufacturers to implement strategies aimed at retaining existing business and attracting new business.

Chair: Jamie Morgan-Stasney, Metropolitan Land Group

Monitors and takes positions on local and state legislative issues and is an advocate on behalf of chamber member businesses. Organizes candidate forums and provides other educational opportunities for members to stay informed.

Presenting Sponsor: A-dec

Leadership Newberg serves a vital role in developing tomorrow’s community leaders and volunteers. The leadership development class meets once per month and strives to develop informed civic-oriented leaders who are interested in helping shape and direct the future of the Chehalem Valley. Classes are limited to 20 participants with sessions starting annually each September.

Chair: Merissa Baller, Baller Home Loans

The Chamber’s Eleventh annual golf tournament will again be held at the beautiful Chehalem Glenn Golf Course in Newberg on August 18, 2017. The golf tournament is a great way to network with business owners and decision makers in a relaxed environment. The event features a great continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf and a delicious BBQ Awards Luncheon.

Co-Chairs:
Betty Vergets, Newberg Ace Hardware
Teri Council, A-dec

2017 Title Sponsor: Chehalem Valley Brewing Co.

Held on July 21st and 22nd, in conjunction with Newberg’s Old Fashioned Festival, the Brews & BBQ event will feature great local craft brews, local wine and fantastic BBQ along with foot-stomping music. The event is conveniently located on First Street, across from City Hall, and only 3 blocks from the main Old Fashioned Festival. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Old Fashioned Festival.

Chair: Joel Stude, A-dec

This committee works to foster relationships between Chamber members and local educational institutions to support workforce development efforts. The purpose of this work is to find the most meaningful and effective approach to empower students and business with access to both skills and workforce networks.