Monthly Newsletter
Monthly Updates from the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce
October Issue | 2019
'Nuts & Bolts' to Build Your Organization's Strategic...

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration at 8:30 a.m., Presentation starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch included Title 'Nuts & Bolts' to Build Your Nonprofit Organization's Strategic Plan -...

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Workshops that Work at BMCC - Pendleton Chamber of Commerce

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Eastern Oregon Career Summit

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM, at the Pendleton Convention Center.

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Oregon Veterans' Behavorial Health Forums

October 8, 10:30 - 1:30pm at the Pendleton Convention Center

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U Count 2020 - Umatilla County, Pendleton

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm, Pendleton Convention Center RSVP – Pendleton

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U Count 2020 - Umatilla County, Hermiston

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm, Hermiston Conference Center RSVP – Hermiston

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Pillars of Successful Partnerships w/ Alison Hart

Friday, October 25th 9:00am - 1pm in Ontario, OR.

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Our partners at the Pendleton Downtown Association have created a Facebook fundraiser to help raise funds for those affected by Sunday's fire .

If you would like to donate on Facebook, please click here .

If you are unable to donate today, please consider sharing the fundraiser on your page in support. Pleaes reach out to the Pendleton Downtown Association for more information: wmurack@pendletondowntown.org, (541) 304-3912.
Westward Ho! Parade 2019
Kristen & Cheri carry the Travel Pendleton + Pendleton Chamber flags in the Westward Ho! Parade.
Our Ambassadors had an excellent time
riding in the wagon!
Photo by the Martin family
Photo by the Martin family
Welcome Jessica!
Come say hello to Jessica at the Pendleton Chamber office! She's our new Administrative Coordinator and joins us from the Athena area. She likes to ride horses, go on road trips, gardening, and spend time with her kids!
Morning Buzz hosted by Salvation Army - Pendleton...

Join us for Morning Buzz hosted by your Pendleton Chamber Network! Enjoy coffee provided by Roosters Country Kitchen and breakfast treats. This event is free and open to the public - This month's host is member Salvation Army! Tuesday, October 1, ...

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Kick it Up After 5 - Blue Mountain Community College -...

Join us for the Pendleton Chamber's Kick It Up After 5 event with our membership! Each month, a featured business opens their doors to our business network + community! This Month's Host: Blue Mountain Community College Thursday, October 10...

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Now scheduling 2020
Have you thought about hosting an event with the Chamber? Get more people into your businesses, create networking opportunities, and market your services, programs, or events at the same time!

Sponsor a Kick it Up After 5 or Morning Buzz!

Contact Janelle for more information.

Our 2019 Luncheon Series focuses on events & partnerships and their economic impact in our community!

Pendleton City Council will be our guest speakers at October's Luncheon.

Tuesday, October 15th 11:45am - 1:00pm
Pendleton Convention Center
Tickets $15 for Members, $18 for Others

Also featured is member business Walmart of Pendleton

We hope to see you there for a delicious lunch, great discussion, networking opportunities, and DOOR PRIZES!
Welcome New Pendleton Chamber Members!
Village LLC

Reilly Miller
241 SW 4th St.
Pilot Rock, OR 97868


Paradise Rose Chuckwagon Catering

Rod McGuire
66325 Upper Creek Rd.
Arlington, OR 97812

541-454-2929 paradiserosecatering.com

Silver Falls Dermatology

Rachael Rossman
1100 Southgate Suite 6
Pendleton, OR 97801

1-866-599-DERM (3376)

Member Appreciation Night, August 29th at Heritage Station Museum

 We had an excellent turn out for Operation Thank you!

We are so grateful to our Members and our sponsors for a successful event. Thank you!
All Chamber members in good standing are welcome to serve on our committees and our Board of Directors.

This team helps plan the overall direction of the Chamber. They seek input from area leaders and represent the variety of sectors Pendleton hosts. New members are elected in the Fall. These positions are three year terms. Members of the Board of Directors are requested to serve on at least one other Chamber committee.

As the longest standing Committee, the Ambassadors are a group of business leaders committed to helping the Chamber fulfill our core competencies. Some examples of activities include welcoming new business (ribbon cutting ceremonies), welcoming visiting dignitaries and conventions, honoring Chamber Member anniversaries and other milestones, helping coordinate Kick It Up After 5’s.

This committee is charged with development and implementation of a membership plan that includes high touches and mentors for new members to help them get engaged. In addition to membership development and member benefit monitoring, this Committee helps plan quarterly lunches, workshops, seminars, etc.

The mission of the Travel Pendleton Committee is to promote, market and sell Pendleton as a destination to increase overnight stays. Marketing outside of 97801, they create/facilitate new community-wide events, and give numerous familiarization tours to writers, tour operators and more.

This Committee provides frontline customer service training to those individuals making first contact with our visitors. This Committee is also charged to coordinate the Chamber’s Comprehensive Marketing Plan with other Community Tourism Marketing Partners like the Pendleton Convention Center, Pendleton Downtown Association, Pendleton Round-Up Association, Happy Canyon Company, Oregon East Symphony, Pendleton Center for the Arts, Heritage Station Museum, and more.

In addition to producing the Economic Outlook event that focuses on national, state, and regional forecasts and economic development experts – the Committee works with City Economic Development to recruit primary sector business; works with Resource Partners like the Small Business Development Center and provides good relocation information to potential and new residents. This committee is connecting economic development stakeholders to augment any missing pieces.

This group watches for new government action and legislation that affects local business owners. They make recommendations to the Board of Directors about actions they feel need to be taken. They develop broad based position statements in alignment with your interests and needs.

These teams are short-lived, often annual groups that support major events for the Chamber. These include the First Citizen’s Banquet and the 2A Basketball Tournament.

Please reach out to the Chamber staff should you have an interest in serving on any of our committees!
Oxford Suites Celebrates 30 years of Hospitality
Spur Ceremony
The Pendleton Chamber Ambassadors presented Cari Shaffer and staff with
a ceremonial Spur on Monday, September 30.
Member Benefit
Premier, Silver, and Visionary Members: Make sure you use your newsletter advertising credit by end of year! Send information to membership@pendletonchamber by November 25th.
Visionary Chamber Member
Silver Chamber Members
Kristine Taylor Allstate Agency
Premier Chamber Members