5 Reasons to Join The Mt Hood Area Chamber of Commerce
To Expand your knowledge of business growth strategies with participation in Chamber-sponsored workshops and speakers.
To Market your business’ special events, sales, and other promotions with the Chamber’s E-mail blasts and website content.
To Network with other business community leaders and benefit from everyone’s input at meetings and After Hours events.
To Partner in the development of local commerce and tourism-based economy.
To Promote from the Chamber Member Directory listing, email blasts, meetings, and events.
Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce membership brings credibility to your business. You can increase positive perception among customers and business owners when you are a Mt. Hood Area Chamber member. You increase your visibility in the community. You also can grow your business by advertising with the chamber and sponsoring events. Many members get business because fellow members recommend their services on facebook, by word of mouth, etc. Join us and help us help you. Our focus is your business!
The Chamber organizes special events and fundraisers such as The Bite of Mt. Hood that promote local businesses, offset Chamber expenses, fund business marketing and donate to community needs.
Monthly Mt. Hood Area Chamber of Commerce meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at the Mt. Hood Village, from 7:45 am to 9:00 am with free breakfast provided. Meetings feature business and community-related speakers.
“After-hours” gatherings held at local businesses showcase their offerings and provide opportunities for networking with other Chamber members.
Business marketing includes sending out promotional e-flyers for your business and maintaining an events calendar on our website to promote special events at your business.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
How can I find out more about volunteering?
Does the Chamber offer any business workshops?
How do I submit my listing?
HOW TO JOIN THE CHAMBER
Joining the Chamber is as simple as signing up right here on the website.
You can also call the Chamber’s office (503-622-3017) for further information and an application brochure.
New members first year’s dues are prorated.
General Membership Rates:
$ 40 Individual
$ 85 Government Agency
$ 35 Civic
Business Membership Rates:
$ 90 Sole Proprietor (No Employees)
$100 1-5 Employees
$185 6-10 Employees
$260 11-25 Employees
$410 Over 25 Employees
$160 Out of Area Supplier
Ready to join the chamber? Fill out the form below and we will send you a prorated invoice for first year's dues.
You will be notified via email when your membership has been approved. Instructions for creating your business listing will be provided.