What is a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership-based organization dedicated to improving the business climate and quality of living within a specific region. Though they often work with large public agencies, chambers are not departments of any government organization. Our mission is to promote the prosperity of the area business community and to promote a spirit of cooperation among business, government and community.
How do I join?
Click here to download an official Application for Membership.
How does the Chamber benefit Oroville?
The Oroville Chamber acts as an information bureau for visitors and residents of the greater Oroville area. Every year the Chamber sends at least 8,000 Visitor & Tourism and Relocation Packets to persons interested in either visiting or moving to Oroville. We also distribute information about Oroville during fishing, boating and equestrian shows that we attend annually throughout California. On the Internet, the Oroville Chamber’s Web site promotes the attractions, schools, events and business within the Oroville area and receives several thousand visitors annually.
Each year, the Chamber sponsors or co-sponsors several popular community events, including Feather Fiesta Days, the Salmon Festival and more. Our office provides contact and event information to visitors from throughout the area and state.
Who are Chamber members?
Members of the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce represent virtually every sector of the business community. Each member pays annual dues to support and maintain the Chamber’s program of work. In return, Chamber members receive several benefits (listed below) and help to promote the city of Oroville.
What benefits do I get?
Membership in the Oroville Chamber of Commerce comes with many great benefits:
* Customer referrals* Advertising opportunities within the Chamber newsletters, Web site, and office
* Free New Member Welcome and profile with picture in our weekly & monthly newsletters
* One free insert in the Chamber Newsletter (you provide 500 8.5” X 11” copies by deadline)
* Access to the Chamber’s digital image library
* Use of the Chamber’s bulk mail stamp
* Access to the Chamber’s databases of media outlets, businesses and more
* Free (and paid) links on the Chamber’s Web site
* Inclusion within relevant Chamber publications
* Subscription to Chamber's monthly and weekly newsletters
* Networking opportunities
* Low and no cost advertising
* Free Traffic Catcher Website
How does the chamber support the community?
The Chamber sponsors and co-sponsors several important community events throughout Oroville. Some of these events include Feather Fiesta Days, the Salmon Festival, Parade of Lights, and more. As an information bureau the Chamber is involved in most of the other events in Oroville as well, either by providing information about the event, providing insurance, distributing promotional materials or selling tickets. The Chamber staff pride’s itself on being keenly aware of everything Oroville has to offer and sharing that knowledge with visitors and residents alike.
As a non-profit organization, the Chamber also hosts several fundraisers to support its budget. During Feather Fiesta Days, the Chamber hosts the annual classic car Gold Rush Car Show. The Bounty of Oroville is especially geared towards showcasing locally grown or made products, produce, wine, olive oil, and prepared foods. Each November the Chamber hosts its AnnualArt Auction & Wine Tasting. Several wines from the Oroville region give the evening a festive atmosphere while local art and merchandise are auctioned off to benefit the Chamber.
Why should I be a Chamber member?
As a member of the Oroville Area Chamber of Commerce, you can be confident that your membership dues are an investment in both your business and the community of Oroville. The Chamber’s sole purpose is to promote Oroville as a wonderful community in which to live, visit and do business. As Oroville becomes more popular, your business will realize the effects and benefits of Chamber membership through increased tourism, a stronger local economy and a higher quality of life within the community.
You can also realize financial benefits of joining the Chamber. The Chamber’s bulk mail stamp can save you considerable amounts of postage on large mailings, and advertising within the Chamber’s newsletter or Web site can promote your business to thousands of potential customers. Hosting an Open House can bring dozens of potential customers to see you facility and services, while utilizing the Chamber’s digital library can save you money on advertising costs.
Consumers Call on the Chamber for Business Listings
Every day we receive inquiries from folks looking for a specific kind of business, whether it's a travel agency, gift store, restaraunt, or RV park. We open our membership files and look under the various categories and give the customer the information about each business listed. We don't use the phone book because, after all, we refer to Chamber Members. ...We want to refer them to YOUR business...
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