How big is the Chamber?
The Dalles Chamber has 500 members, four full-time and two part-time staff members, committees and task forces, and a strong group of dedicated volunteers.
Who runs the Chamber?
A 17-member Board of Directors made up of professional men and women, representing all segments of our membership. Directors may be elected to serve two consecutive 3-year terms.
When are meetings held?
Committee meetings and task forces are held at varying times each month. There are two general membership meetings that occur on a regular basis.
Are my employees eligible to attend meetings?
All of your employees are welcome to attend and of our meetings, either in your place or with you. Watch for flyers in your newsletter, on this website or that are part of our weekly email blast and let them select the programs that are of interest.
What’s the best way to get the most out of my membership?
Our most satisfied members are those who get involved. They attend Power Breakfast and Business After Hours; are actively involved on committees; participate in Chamber programs; and use the Chamber as a source of information. Chamber membership is a full contact sport. It is the perfect place to grow contacts that will help your business.
How do I advertise through the Chamber?
Chamber members receive a variety of free advertising opportunities. Your business is listed in the Business Directory on this website and can be found by category and key word search. Each member business also receives two listing (alphabetical and categorical) in our Membership Directory. Finally, each member has the opportunity to display their 4½”X8½” brochure at the Chamber’s visitor information center.
Other advertising opportunities include:
What is the Chamber’s relationship with City and County Government?
While not directly connected with local government, the Chamber works closely with city staff and Council members, County Commissioners, State Legislators, and other state and local officials. The Chamber does contract with the City to provide visitor information services and community marketing.
Does the Chamber endorse candidates?
No. The Chamber will take action on ballot measures and other issues that affect our members, the business community, local industry and our community.
How do I get on a committee?
Contact the chair person in charge of the committee and let them know that you are interested in joining the committee. They will invite you to the next meeting and introduce you to other committee members.