Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions, we have answers!
A Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses operating as a 501(c)6 non-profit membership organization. Chambers of Commerce seek to further their collective business interests while advancing the economic well-being of their community, region, etc. While a Chamber of Commerce works with the government, it is not a government entity.
The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce serves a strong network of 300+ diverse businesses, organizations, and individuals. Our members include big and small, traditional and enterprising, corporate and creative businesses, non-profit organizations, and more. The Chamber works to support entrepreneurs, encourage innovation and promote economic growth in Wallowa County. Learn more and join today!
The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for Wallowa County!
As the DMO, we promote the economic development of Wallowa County by increasing visits from travelers, which generates overnight lodging, visits to our local restaurants, shops, and more. DMOs are the most important tourism marketing organizations in their respective tourist destinations, as they are directly responsible for marketing the destination brand through travel and tourism “product awareness” to visitors.
A Chamber membership is an investment in and a partnership with a local business community of 300+ members and provides you with near-endless marketing opportunities to make your business more visible and successful. The Chamber also provides priceless networking, connections, business referrals, diverse programs, access to training and education opportunities, fun events and much more. Learn more about the benefits of Chamber membership.
Joining the Chamber is easy! Simply complete our online Membership Application. You are welcome to pay your dues with a debit or credit card or have us invoice you. We know how valuable your time is, so we made the application process as easy as possible!
Yes! Chamber dues are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes as a business expense. There are circumstances that cause this to vary, so be sure to check with your tax professional.
The Wallowa County Chamber does provide access to the Bend Chamber of Commerce Group Health Insurance Plan. Through this partnership, we are able to connect our members to a group plan with more benefits and more affordable options than most small group plans in the marketplace. Participating member organizations can customize a plan from a variety of options from PacificSource, so you and your employees can acquire health benefits that best fit your needs. We know different businesses have varying needs when it comes to health insurance, and we are proud to be able to offer access to this option. Reach out to Wheatland Insurance locally to learn more and see if this option it the right fit for you.
We sure do! We feature exclusive postings listed by our Chamber members on a Job Search page on our website.