The Portland Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization that assesses the needs of local business owners and executives. Our programs, products and events are created to deliver the strategic business solutions our members need.
The Portland Chamber has 300 members, 80 percent are small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. So what is the Chamber? We are your business solutions partner, specializing in tools to help you grow your business.
- Strengthening our Local Economy
- Promoting the Community
- Providing Networking Opportunities
- Representing the Interest of Business with Government
- Build Community Leadership and Development
Mission Statement: To produce a business and family friendly environment resulting in dynamic growth for Portland.
The Chamber is a private organization funded primarily by annual investments paid by member businesses. We are a 501(c)6 non-profit, not a government agency. While the Portland Chamber works with the City of Portland to make our community a great place to do business and to live, we are not a division of the City.
Membership in the Portland Chamber of Commerce is open to all businesses that are willing to voluntarily invest annually in its operation. Benefits of membership include opportunities to network with other business people, increase your corporate visibility, be visible in the community, access valuable information, receive discounts from other members and receive heightened credibility within the Business Community.
The Chamber is a business organization comprised of business leaders who work to improve our local community and the Portland trade area's business climate. We are not a government or city agency. Our volunteer board of directors governs the Chamber, and a professional staff runs its day-to-day operations. The effectiveness of the Chamber as an organization is entirely dependent upon the support and involvement of its membership.
The work of the Chamber is to strengthen our community by identifying both existing and forthcoming needs, problems, and opportunities. The Chamber seeks to develop solutions by forming committees representing our members to help the Chamber staff implement and achieve its goals. The Chamber regularly reviews its programs, goals and results to ensure our community the kind of healthy environment to promote prosperity and continued growth.