Our members are our partners! A Chamber membership is an investment in and a partnership with a local business community of 300+ members. We strive to implement programs to help businesses remain informed and successful while advancing the economic well-being of our community. While these pursuits are ever-evolving, below are a few examples of some of the advantages of a Wallowa County Chamber membership.
Directory Listing – Each member receives a business directory listing on our website. We make sure that our members are top of mind in the local community and for visitors.
Marketing – The Chamber provides you with near-endless marketing opportunities to make your business more visible and successful. Our ever-evolving marketing partnerships include social media, digital, print, and more.
Business Referrals – On a daily basis, the Chamber receives requests via phone, email, social media, web request form, etc. for recommendations on goods and services in our area. We refer these newcomers, tourists, residents and businesses to Chamber Members.
Visitor Information – The Chamber promotes its members to residents, tourists and visitors each year and works closely with the Eastern Oregon Visitor Association (EOVA) and Travel Oregon.
Brochure Display and Distribution – The Chamber invites members to display brochures in the Visitor Center. This type of display offers exposure to the public and other Chamber members. If you would like to take advantage of this benefit, please mail or bring your brochures to the Chamber.
Business and Community Development - The Chamber offers access to a variety of programs, services, and workshops to enhance leadership and business skills.
Weekly Newsletter – Members receive a weekly email about upcoming events and programs that directly relate to and affect the Wallowa County community.
"Buy Local" Buckskin Bucks Program - Our highly successful Buy Local program keeps dollars circulating amongst our local members. Learn more about the program here.
Business After-Hours Networking Events – These events are great opportunities to gather in an informal setting and grow your business by making new contacts and connections. Hosting an After-Hours event is a great way to shine a light on your business or organization! Learn more here.
Ribbon Cuttings – Whether you are a new member or an existing member moving to a new location, expanding your business or launching a new product, the Chamber is always ready to help celebrate success with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Business Deduction – Chamber membership is considered a business expense by the Internal Revenue Service. There are circumstances that cause this to vary, so be sure to check with your tax professional.
Job Postings – Chamber members may post jobs at no additional cost on the Chamber Job Postings web page. Available job postings will also display on your member listing.
Group Health Insurance – Access to the Bend Chamber of Commerce group health insurance plan is available to Chamber members. Reach out to Wheatland Insurance locally to learn more and see if this option it the right fit for you.
Membership Decal – Display it proudly so that all who enter your establishment will know that you are a quality business and that you have made an investment in our community to ensure that Wallowa County remains a great place to work, live, and visit.