Chamber History

The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce (“RACC”) has a long and distinguished history of service to Roseburg and Douglas County businesses. Support of local business began in 1908 with the Roseburg Commercial Club, the forbearer to the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce, which officially organized as a chamber of commerce and became incorporated in 1932.


How the chamber has served its members and the local business community has never been static, but fluid to meet the times and the needs of business. The primary work of the Roseburg Chamber Area Chamber of Commerce has always been founded in the promotion, protection and advancement of business to create a strong local economy. 


The progression of the chamber and its service to the Douglas County business community is a credit to the chamber’s understanding of the need to evolve and its ability to bring together the best professionals and volunteer resources.  Whether through professional staff, the thousands of volunteer committee and task force members or committed volunteer board leadership, the chamber’s strength has always been borne in the grassroots alliance of business leaders. It’s all about strength in numbers uniting as a common voice.


The chamber is particularly proud of the many business and community leaders that have served in the highest capacity as chairman or chairwoman of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors. See our complete list of the amazing men and women who served as past RACC Board Chairs.


The chamber also has a history of recognizing business and community leaders for their long-time dedication to service in 

Roseburg and throughout Douglas County. Awarding its prestigious First Citizen honors each year to outstanding individuals recognized for their long tenure of volunteerism in our community. First Citizens are distinguished by the giving of their time and talents in a multitude of arenas and activities outside their professional vocation these recognized business and community leaders inspire others with their community; minded dedication.


Undeniably as history and the chamber’s current work shows, the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to evolve and to ensure it focuses on the best path to serve, protect, promote and advocate for the businesses of Douglas County.

Charles F. Lee, P.C.

“I believe in supporting every aspect of our beautiful community. It is my goal to be both a successful lawyer and a contributing factor to the improvements and development of Douglas County. I have a deep-rooted love for history and believe that Roseburg is full of wonderful and interesting history. I want as many people… Read more “Charles F. Lee, P.C.”

Charles F. Lee, P.C.
Attorney at Law

Norm Gershon

“Our chamber is a powerful voice for local business interests, and the regular forums and committees provide important opportunities to affect policy and become informed.”

Norm Gershon
Past RACC Board Chair

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