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At the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce it’s our priority to keep our members informed of any current legislation, member calls to action and upcoming events and programs. If you have any questions about current news please call 541-672-2648. To see all upcoming events Click Here

Preview of 2020 Oregon Legislative Session... Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us for a recap of the long 2019 Oregon session at the chamber’s November Membership Meeting at the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Monday, November 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Reservation deadline Thursday, November 21 by 12:00 p.m. The chambers meeting is generously sponsored by Pacific Power. Purchase ticket now.

Panel Presentations from Economic Forecast 2020

Distinguished expert panelists who presented at the chamber’s Economic Forecast 2020 program on November 14, 2019 have generously shared with the membership their powerpoint presentations below.

 

Overall Economy (J. Tapogna)

Lessons Learned on Rural Economic Recovery (K. Buehler)

Housing & Real Estate Industry (J. Rogers)

Employment & Labor Industry (N. Beleiciks)

Timber & Wood Products Industry (H. Heikkila)

 

Chamber Opposes South Umpqua Scenic Waterway Designation Study

Chamber Now Accepting Nominations for Annual Honors and Recognitions

The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for outstanding businesses, chamber volunteer of the year and male and female first citizen honors. Honorees will be announced at the chamber’s annual awards dinner on January 23, 2020.

 

“Business of the year” recognitions include three categories for small, medium and large-sized chamber business members. The chamber also wants to recognize a Chamber Volunteer of the Year and a local business known for its innovation. These recognitions are available to any business that has been a member of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce for at least the past two years. 

 

Each year, the chamber is honored to present male and female first citizens award to local residents who are recognized for their long tenure of volunteerism in our community. First citizens are distinguished by the giving of their time and talents in multiple area and activities outside their professional vocation. These recognized business and community leaders inspire other with their community-minded dedication. Deadline for submitting all nomination packets is Friday, December 13, 2019. Download nominations forms below.

 

Small, Medium & Large Business of the Year Nomination Form

Volunteer & Innovator of the Year Nomination Form

Male & Female First Citizen Nomination Form

Chamber Commencing Comprehensive Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Study in Fall of 2019

In order to better serve our business members and all businesses in Douglas County, the chamber is undertaking a comprehensive BR&E study this fall. Results from the survey will definitely show what needs to be done now and in the future to ensure our businesses have the resources, talent, infrastructure and whatever else they need to grow. Strong businesses mean a strong community.

 

The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to working with our businesses, local governments and other partners to help grow a strong local economy. If you’re business is interested in participating, and willing to be interviewed….please say “Yes”… in our BR&E study, please let us know! Count me in!

Chamber Launches New Website

After months…but what felt like years…the chamber launched its new website. The new RACC website was developed to better serve our members and the local business community, as well as local citizens, visitors and individuals and businesses looking to relocate to beautiful Douglas County.

 

Members will now have member-only access to resources, information and opportunities offered by the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Resources and information the chamber expect to only grow with time.

 

The new website also give the chamber a perfect opportunity to tell its story. Our history, our leadership, what we stand for and how hard we fight to protect and represent the interests of our local businesses, are front and center on the new site. Check it out!

Chamber Responds to City RFP for Visitor Services/Destination Promotion

As an advocate and in support of our local hospitality and tourism industries, the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce submitted a proposal in response to the city of Roseburg’s RFP for visitor services and destination promotion.

For a look at the chamber’s complete proposal for services…Click Here.

Chamber Opposes HB 2020 . . . and More!

Your Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce joined with Douglas County businesses, chambers of commerce, the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce and business organizations across the state to opposed HB 2020, Cap and Trade legislation. The chamber joined opposition coalitions and submitted written testimony opposing the bill from early on in the legislative session.

The RACC took a position on many pieces of legislation it felt impacted local business during the 2019 session. For more information….Click Here.