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?

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

What does the Chamber do?

The Chamber works towards fulfilling its mission by advocating for and growing the local businesses and our communities through legislative involvement, marketing, events and education. The Chamber connects businesses with customers or with other businesses. The Chamber collaborates with other community leaders 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 revenue 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, serving Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville/Turner, Scio, Jefferson, 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 Partner up to our Keystone Level membership for businesses that as pillars of the community, partnering with the Chamber to help sustain us financially so that we can meet our mission objectives. For more information regarding membership packages and pricing, email us for a 2020 Membership Packet.

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.

How does the Chamber connect me to other businesses?

We offer a variety of network building opportunities including Chamber Greeters, our weekly business to business networking event, Business After Hours, as well business educational & speaker opportunities. In addition, we are happy to introduce members to local leaders and other business professionals to help them create collaborative partnerships that benefit their business and the community.  If you are looking to make a specific connection, just call the Chamber office and we will make it happen.

How can Chamber membership benefit my business?

The Chamber is always working for local business, even when you don’t have time to actively participate in networking. Membership tier packages are tailored to fit the needs of businesses in a variety of stages of growth. We provide a voice for our business community through actively engaging in legislation at the local, regional and state level. We provide an average of 275+ referrals per chamber member business, per year. We operate the Regional Visitor Center and assist with over 1300 inquiries per year. We have built a robust social media platform that showcases local tourism, provides business advocacy and education, promotes local businesses, events and opportunities and connects and informs our communities. We provide sponsorship and advertising opportunities and a local community events calendar that gets over 10K views monthly. The local Chamber is the catalyst for business growth in our region.

What are you waiting for, Join Today!