Programs & Events
Annual Awards Dinner & Meeting of the Membership
For 70 years the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce has kicked off the new year with a celebration of business at its annual meeting of the membership and awards dinner. This special event, held in March, is a casual dinner with colleague networking, a short program of chamber highlights, business recognition awards, First Citizens’ honors and more.
The chamber is now accepting nominations for Businesses of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Business Innovator and First Citizens. Deadline to nominate is February 2, 2024. Honorees will be announced at the chamber’s annual awards dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2024.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours are hosted by a member business wanting to showcase their business and the products and services they have to offer.
This premier networking event provides an opportunity not just to learn more about the host business, but provides attendees the chance to network with other business and community leaders.
Typically held in November, the chamber’s Economic Forecast program features experts from a variety of industries relevant to Douglas County, recapping the previous year and providing economic projections for the coming year at local, state and national levels.
The half-day event is also a great professional networking opportunity for attendees. This year, Economic Forecast 2024 will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024 from 8:45 to 11:30 am at the Douglas County fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now HERE. Sponsorships are available.
Conversations with Our State Legislators
During Oregon’s “long” Legislative Session, the chamber regularly holds telephone and in-person meetings members of Douglas County’s state delegation.
These one-on-one conversations with legislators is exclusive to our members, providing a unique opportunity to hear first hand what’s happening in Salem and to discuss specific legislation of importance to the chamber and our business community.
Membership Meeting Lunches
The chamber’s monthly membership luncheons include a featured program/speaker(s) presenting a topic of relevance and interest to our local business community. A catered buffet lunch is included with the purchased ticket.
Membership luncheons are another great opportunity to network with fellow business leaders–your future clients and customers.
Project Leadership Roseburg is a professional leadership development program that also provides participants with a comprehensive education of Douglas County.
The nine-month program shares knowledge that fosters dedication and volunteerism in our community to help create a more vibrant Douglas County.
The chamber graduated participants from its 33rd Project Leadership program in May 2023 (see photo right).
Project Leadership Roseburg 2023-24, began on September 14.
Twice a year, typically in the Spring and in the Fall, the chamber hosts Chamber 101 for new and existing members. It is a great opportunity to meet and get to know other new members and chamber staff while learning more about the chamber and the numerous opportunities it provides its membership while learning how to best maximize your chamber membership and benefits.
Visitor Information & Relocation Requests
The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce is a constant resource to visitors interested in spending their leisure time in Roseburg and the entire Land of Umpqua, receiving thousands of inquiries a year.
The chamber provides information daily through telephone, face-to-face conversations, emails and mailings disseminating visitor and relocation information about our area.
Committees, Councils & Task Forces
The Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce accomplishes many of its goals and objectives throughout the year utilizing the invaluable time, talents and dedication of member volunteers serving on chamber committees, councils team and task forces.
There are numerous ways to get more activley involved within the business community and with the chamber. For more information about how you can get involved.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings
Celebrate your grand opening, groundbreaking event or ribbon cutting ceremony with the support of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber will provide you with a step-by-step guide to assist you in your event planning. On your company’s big day, chamber staff will bring large scissors, ribbon and chamber greeters, helping create your perfect photo opportunity!
Summer Woods Tour
Each year the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce partners with Douglas Timber Operators and/or Communities for Healthy Forests for a woods tour that provides insight into the timber industry in Douglas County.
The day provides a variety of tour stops of timber management on private lands, environmental protection areas, previous burn sites, active logging operations and mill operations, to name a few.