The East Portland Chamber of Commerce supports small businesses on Portland’s eastside. By joining the Chamber, you increase the strength of your business and the strength of the voice for small businesses. Becoming involved in the Chamber increases your network and opportunities to grow your business, partnerships, and friendships. Additionally, it gives you a way to make your voice heard with city government. By speaking through the Chamber of Commerce, we can combine our voices, get the attention of the decision-makers, and make our voice heard. Together as members we can Grow, Learn & Be Heard.
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Top 10 Reasons to Join the East Portland Chamber of Commerce
- Advocacy: Have the Chamber speak out for you and other business people
- Seminars: Learn new ways to grow your business and be profitable
- Leadership: Gain skills to speak out at Chamber forums and be heard by government officials and decision makers
- Involvement: Join in Chamber Activities to shape rules and policies affecting business
- Experts: Tap into the experience and knowledge of other Chamber members
- Information: Receive the Chamber newsletter with timely information and practical business tips
- Networking: Promote your business at weekly and quarterly Chamber gatherings
- Connecting: Reach potential customers through the Chamber website and events.
- Referrals: Meet other business people through the Chamber so they can refer to you.
- Discounts: Receive special discounts from fellow Chamber members.
Together we can Grow, Learn & Be Heard
By joining the East Portland Chamber of Commerce you will grow, learn and be heard. You have become a member of a vital business organization that will work hard for you. Enjoy these membership benefits:
- FREE access to weekly networking meetings – build relationships to do business with people you know and trust.
- Monthly government affairs forums – meet local elected officials and make your voice heard with decision-makers on issues that affect your business.
- Monthly education and training seminars, led by members and local businesses, to help you grow your business.
- FREE weekly newsletter with timely information, business tips, and upcoming events.
- FREE profile on the Chamber website to market your business and drive more traffic to your website.
- FREE announcements about your business on the Chamber website and Facebook page.
- FREE support from the Chamber Ambassadors for ribbon cuttings, grand openings, business expansions and special events – increase your visibility and community support.
- Monthly speed networking meetings to build referrals and generate new business.
- Opportunities to host Chamber meetings at your place of business.
- Collaboration with other business and community organizations to make East Portland a more prosperous place to live, work and play.
- Exclusive access to golf, bowling, after hours parties and other seasonal events – additional opportunities for networking, marketing your business and having fun.
- Opportunities to build your leadership and communication skills by serving on chamber committees, working on special events, mentoring new members or serving on the board.
- Special member -o-member discounts allow you to drive members to your business by offering a discount to chamber members.
- Opportunity to talk about your business or upcoming event for two extra minutes by offering a “Giveaway” at any AM meeting.