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Do I have to own a business to be a member of the Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce?
No. Individuals, associations and organizations, non-profits, not-for profits, out-of-area suppliers, government agencies are all welcome. The membership fees vary among the membership types.
If I join, can I give a presentation to the Chamber Membership?
Yes! There are three ways to share your company’s vital information in the Chamber’s monthly meetings. Any company that signs up to provide the refreshments for that month’s meeting has the privilege of giving a brief presentation (approximately 3-5 minutes). Secondly every Chamber meeting concludes with round-the-room, company-by-company sharing of a news update or other announcement about their company. Finally, your company may be eligible to be a featured speaker at a Chamber meeting. Contact the Chamber President for further information. (PS…you may also want to explore doing an After Hours event at your company where you can give a presentation to attendees.)
Can I be elected to a Chamber Board of Directors position if I am not a business and/or I live outside the area?
Yes! With a primary mission of local business development, The Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce By-laws require at least 5 of the 7 members be business owners in good standing. The other two positions can be held by a member in good standing from any membership category. They have full voting privileges. Additionally the Chamber Board appoints up to 5 associate members (typically in quasi advisor positions, usually for networking the strengths of other organizations and individual member strengths). The associate members are non-voting members.
If I were elected to the Board, how long would my term of service run?
Chamber Board members serve for two years. Many choose to run for an additional term.
How can I find out more about volunteering?
There are many volunteer opportunities with the Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber President (see Board Members under About the Chamber for contact information). The President will connect you with current opportunities that fit your available commitment of time and resources.
Does the Chamber offer any business workshops?
Yes. Typically there is one a year. Watch the Events & Activities page for upcoming workshops.