309 South River Street, Ste B
PO Box 427
Enterprise, OR 97828
(541) 426- 4622
(800) 585-4121
Fax (541) 426-2032

About the Chamber

The Wallowa County Chamber

About the Wallowa County Chamber

Chamber Structure

The Chamber Board of Directors "Board" is the policy making body of the Chamber. It's members represent the business and professional leadership of Wallowa County. The Board consists of four officers, a president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, past president, and ten directors. Director positions for the board include representatives from Enterprise, Joseph, Lostine, Wallowa, Wallowa Lake, Agriculture, Education, Rural/Outlying Areas, Tourism, and Timber. Officers are elected for a one year term and area directors are elected for a two year term. The president presides over all meetings of the board except in his/her absence when the vice president shall preside.

Executive Committee

The executive committee consists of the president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, and past president. It will exercise the power of the board between the chamber board between the chamber board meetings.

Chamber News

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2012 Committees:

Buy Local Committee, Chair:  Ruby Lathrop

Build upon the existing buy local and buckskin bucks program to bring additional value to the participating member businesses.

Membership Committee, Chair Jolene Cox

Inspired to find new and innovative ways to enhance visibility and increase value for  the chamber’s membership.

Education Committee, Chair: Kathy Casper

Organize continued education opportunities and trainings that benefit business owners, managers and employees; and to support public awareness of the natural resource economy.

Public Relations Committee,  Chair Co-chairs Adrian Harguess and Marc Stauffer

Strengthen the connection and communication between the Chamber and vested community partners including the County, City Governments and Merchant organizations.   Develop a  marketing portfolio for County tourism opportunities. and  (3) Partner in any opportunity to assist the Blue Goose RR.


Influence Governmental Policies

  • Strengthen relationships with local, state & federal representatives.
  • Facilitate forums on issues affecting Wallowa County.
  • Give members the tools to influence governmental policies.

Enhance Membership

  • Conduct ongoing assessment of member needs.
  • Recruit and retain membership.
  • Membership recognition program.
  • Programs of interest to the general membership.

Promote Economic Development

  • Support business creation, retention, and expansion.
  • Facilitate business and economic development educational seminars.
  • Support community development planning.

Market Wallowa County

  • Showcase local businesses.
  • ¬†Maintain an aggressive advertising program for Wallowa County.
  • ¬†Encourage local shopping.
  • Maintain a quality Chamber website.
  • Support package tourism.

Promote Natural Resources

  • Support and encourage natural resource industries.
  • Foster partnership in eco/agri-tourism.
  • Encourage year round recreational opportunities.
  • Support efforts to improve forest health.