Teams and Task Forces
We pride ourselves being a member driven organization. That means Oregon City Chamber members make the major decisions that move the organization forward. Members serve as participants in our teams and Task Forces both in serving and leading. This includes every team/task force from events, leadership up to and including the Board of Directors is lead and served by Oregon City Chamber members. We value this member leadership as it helps members see the influence of their work in both the business community and community at large and showing strength in Return on Investment (ROI). It also serves to facilitate leadership development throughout the Chamber. Each team is assigned a Chamber staff member to serve as a liaison; all leadership decisions are made by the members. We take great pride in our member representatives and their efforts to better our organization and member experience and to improve opportunities for our business community.
Additionally, the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce is a valued partner with the City of Oregon City City of Oregon City's Historic Review Board (HRB) and Transportation Advisory Committee, the collaborative Beavercreek Employment Area project, as well as other short-term task forces and citizen involvement efforts, each with a Chamber member representing the organization.
No one organization can do everything to keep a vibrant community active, informed and connected. We are proud of our longstanding partnerships with Clackamas County, City of Oregon City, Clackamas Community College, Downtown Association, Oregon City School District, Police and Fire, Tourism, elected officials and many others. It is our honor to work with such respected leaders in all areas of our community and region. Complete list of our Partners
The Ambassadors, the largest standing committee in the Oregon City Chamber, is a group of business leaders committed to helping the Oregon City Chamber fulfill its mission of “working together to build a vibrant economy and enhance the quality of life for the Oregon City community”. Ambassadors are members in good standing who exhibit a willingness to serve in a way that promotes openness and professionalism and are familiar with Chamber membership benefits and can share those benefits with prospective members. Ambassadors are the backbone of the Chamber volunteer force and set the pace for professionalism and business etiquette to the membership. With an enthusiastic team of Ambassadors, who are leaders in their own right, they form a very effective and dedicated group of volunteers.
Ambassadors meet monthly on the second Tuesday to plan the weekly Good Morning Oregon City (GMOC) networking events, monthly Chamber After Hours and membership development. Must be a member of the Oregon City Chamber to participate in the Ambassador program.
Throughout the year opportunities arise for members to participate in event and project planning like Annual Awards Dinner, Leadership. Members of the Oregon City Chamber can step in participate and assist staff in building a specific event or project. Task Forces are specifically developed for short-term work through the planning and implementation of an event or project. Once that is accomplished, the Task Force is closed. Tasks Forces permit busy business owners the opportunity to participate in building the Chamber.
Government & Economic Affairs Committee
It is vital that the business community at large have an advocate to represent business concerns and questions. The Government & Economic Affairs Committee (GEAC) serves that purpose in the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce. This team, comprised of Oregon City Chamber members, representatives from city, county and other organizations, meets monthly to discuss matters as they pertain to business. Topics are determined by immediacy and value to business including like: Worksource, transportation, Willamette Falls Legacy Project or Beavercreek Employment area.
Buy Local Oregon City
To maintain a vibrant economy in our community , keeping monies within the community is a top priority. The Buy Local Oregon City team works on that focus and more. Spreading the message of "Buy Local FIRST!" helps keep monies working for the community, both at the business-to-business and public levels. The Buy Local Oregon City team works with business leaders and the public to spread the message to Buy Local Oregon City FIRST! This team meets monthly on the second Friday at White Rabbit Gifts. Public welcome.