Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance
May Networking Event

May 12 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Bullwinkles in Wilsonville
$25 per person
Includes bowling, snacks, and one drink ticket

Join us in reconnecting with your fellow tourism partners at this informal networking event. Thursday, May 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm Bullwinkles in Wilsonville 29111 Town Center Loop West - Wilsonville, OR 97070 $25 per person Includes bowling, snacks and one drink per person Friends are so much better in 3-D! We hope to see you there!
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Looking for an Executive Director

The Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization comprised of business professionals who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the civic and commercial progress of our community.

The Greater Newport Chamber has a major impact on local businesses, income, and future growth of the area.

The Executive Director is the key management leader of the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce, and acts as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, media and general public.

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors

General Responsibilities:

Board Governance: Works with the board to fulfill the organizations mission.
• Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
• Responsible for leading the chamber in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
• Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function property and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develop resources necessary to ensure the financial health of the organization.
• Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support the chamber’s mission.
• Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the chamber, including submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
• Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
• Responsible for the hiring, supervision, and retention of staff.
• Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-today operation of the nonprofit.
• Review and approve contracts for services.
• Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on
behalf of the organization.

Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through
programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
• Enhancement of the chamber’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working
closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
• Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to
strategically enhance the chamber’s Mission
• Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues
• Oversight on all existing programs.

Professional Qualifications desired
• A bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business or related fields is preferred. 5 years of
comparable experience in business, community, and organizational leadership, may be considered in
lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
• Financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
• A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
• Experience in event planning and management, Fundraising, and marketing.
• Knowledge of business operations and practices; ability to understand and interact with businesses of all sizes and industries.
• Supervisory experience in leading, delegating, motivating and team building.
• Proven leadership skills, diplomatic, self-motivated, analytical and has a clear understanding of the vital role the chamber plays in supporting and enhancing the business community.
• Demonstrates excellence in public speaking, presentation, communication and writing abilities
• Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.

Salary: Depends on Experience and includes benefit package. Exempt position.

How to Apply:
Applicants must provide a cover letter, a resume to include three professional references, and business writing sample that describes the candidates’ thoughts about the future development and activities with which the Chamber should be involved.

Application materials should be emailed to newportchamberdirectorapp@gmail.com No phone calls please. Application deadline: 5/09/2022 5:00pm 
News Around the State
Save the Date: 2022 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit
The 2022 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit, in partnership with the Oregon Trails Summit, will take place October 27-29 at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches and surrounding areas on the west side of Mt. Hood – Wy’East – traditional lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and other Indigenous bands. The summit combines fun and high impact, in-person networking opportunities with conference programming on the important issues, educational content, trails stewardship work parties, and in-field tours and workshops. Registration will open this summer and scholarships will be available.

Interested in submitting a session proposal? Learn more here. The deadline to submit a proposal is May 27.

Want to help bring exciting keynotes and increase access to the summit? Sponsorship opportunities are available here.

National Travel & Tourism Week, May 1-7
U.S. Travel’s National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is May 1-7. Help celebrate #NTTW22 and this year’s theme #FutureOfTravel by using logos, social graphics, Zoom backgrounds and more which can be accessed through the new toolkit. Watch and share the new NTTW theme video here. If your business or community plans to host an in-person or virtual event, be sure to tell U.S. Travel about your plans.

ATTA Adventure Elevate Conference Coming to Eugene, May 3-5
Adventure Travel Trade Association’s annual North America-based, three-day intensive educational and networking conference Adventure Elevate will take place in Eugene May 3-5. Through thought-leading educational sessions and creative networking opportunities, Adventure Elevate will be a platform for the adventure travel community to promote tourism work together, illuminating and reflecting a path forward for the travel industry. Registration is filling up quickly. More information is available here.

IPW 2022, Orlando, June 4-11, 2022
U.S. Travel Association’s IPW will continue to reunite and rebuild the global travel industry in 2022, providing an in-person platform to conduct business and renew our relationships around the world. As the leading inbound travel trade show, past IPWs have generated more than $5.5 billion in future travel by connecting U.S. travel exhibitors with travel buyers and media to promote their product and negotiate future business, securing America’s position as a foremost global travel destination and showcasing the best of what the U.S. has to offer. Travel Oregon and Travel Portland will be representing Oregon as their adjacent booths showcase Oregon and the Oregon team. Valuable leads from this trade show is one of your OTTA membership benefits.
World Athletics Championships Hosted in Eugene, July 15-24
This summer, Eugene, Oregon will host the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, one of the largest sporting events in the world, with approximately 2,000 athletes from more than 200 nations competing for 49 gold medals. For the first time in history, the event will be hosted in the U.S.

Wildhorse Resort Becomes New Destination on the “Road to the LPGA”
Wildhorse Resort will be hosting the Epson Tour LPGA qualifying event on September 2-4. This will be the 17th stop on the 2022 Epson Tour welcoming professional female golfers from all over the US and more than 40 countries around the world. They will host the tour for at least two years. Two Pro-Am tournaments will start on August 31. Wildhorse is expecting over 2000 visitors for this tournament. For more information contact Mary Liberty-Traughber, PR Manager, Wildhorse Resort & Casino: mary.liberty@wildhorseresort.com
Calendar of Events

May 1 - 7 - National Travel and Tourism Week
May 11 – OTIS Training
May 12 - OTTA May Networking Event - Bullwinkle's Wilsonville - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Oregon Tour & Travel Alliance