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What is a Chamber of Commerce?

A Chamber is a not-for-profit membership organization 501(c)6 of businesses, public officials, non-profits organizations, and professional people whose primary interest is in publicizing, promoting, and developing commercial and industrial opportunities and increasing community livability in their local area.

What is the purpose of the Chamber?

The mission of the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce is to promote a thriving business climate that enhances local economic vitality and community livability. We want to be the driving force, igniting passion for business success and community prosperity.

 

What does the Chamber do?

The Chamber works towards fulfilling its mission by promoting the community and local businesses through advertising, events and education. The Chamber connects businesses with customers or with other businesses. The Chamber works to identify issues that may inhibit business growth and outlines strategies to overcome them.

How is the Chamber funded?

The Chamber is funded exclusively through membership dues, event fees and sponsorships. The Chamber does not receive any government funding except when those entities choose to join and pay dues.

Who can join the Chamber?

The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce serves as the primary business membership organization for the North Santiam River Region, primarily serving Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville/Turner, Scio, and the Santiam Canyon. Any individual, business, firm, association, corporation, partnership, or estate having an interest in the objectives of our local Chamber shall be eligible for membership.

What does membership cost?

There are a variety of membership options ranging from Residential Supporter to Basic Business membership for small business to our Keystone Level membership for businesses that are the pillars of the community, partnering with the Chamber to help us meet our mission objectives. For more information regarding membership packages and pricing, email us for a 2018 Membership Packet.

How does the Chamber connect me to other businesses?

The best way to meet other local business professionals is through our Chamber Greeters events.  The schedule for these week network building events can be found on our Stayton Sublimity Chamber Facebook Page.  Any local business is invited to Greeters once or twice before joining the Chamber. We also host a monthly women’s lunch, monthly business lunch topic forum, and occasional after hours events.  If you are looking to make a specific connection, just call the Chamber office and we will help in any way we can.

How can Chamber membership benefit my business?

The Chamber is always working for local business, even when you don’t have time to participate. Membership tier packages are tailored to fit the needs of businesses in a variety of stages of growth. We encourage you to grow your membership as you grow your business, but we don’t want cost to deter you from investing in the basic membership opportunity. We keep our membership costs competitive in order to provide the right combination of affordability and benefits for every stage of your business growth.

 

Can I sign up for membership online?

We are currently working on launching a new and improved Chamber website. Until then, membership applications are currently available by emailing us. Better yet, feel free to stop by our Chamber Visitor Center, located at 175 E High St in Stayton, to talk with our chamber staff and pick up membership materials.