Why Join the Hillsboro Chamber...

There are many reasons why we feel joining the Hillsboro Chamber is a great decision for you and your business.  Here are what we feel are the Top 10 reasons for joining the Chamber:

 

Heighten Your Company’s Visibility and Exposure
The Chamber offers cost-effective opportunities for you to maximize your company’s exposure and to reach your customers and potential customers through our website directory, Hillsboro Magazine, targeted advertising, marketing and sponsorships.

 

Gain a Voice in Government
As the voice for the business community, the Hillsboro Chamber leads the way in the area of public policy locally, regionally and at the state level. The Chamber’s Board of Directors with its Public Policy Committee develops a cohesive, unified agenda each legislative session; ensuring that what’s in the best interest of business will resonate as the loud-and-clear message carried to our elected leaders during the Legislative Session.  We’re on your side.

 

Make Business Contacts
Chamber Membership = DOING MORE BUSINESS.  The Chamber’s most fundamental mission is to generate more business activity for our community.  The Chamber initiates more business to business commerce and more opportunities for networking and connecting local professionals than is available through any other local organization. Chamber membership allows you to participate in everything from Net@Nite networking events to the annual Buy Local Purchaser’s Expo; and from Wake Up! Hillsboro to the Building Your Business seminar series—all are designed to give your business the competitive advantage.

 

Take Advantage of Business Counseling, Training & Resources

The Chamber has many viable business partners that help to provide our members with the most comprehensive and up to date business resources and assistance. The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is a valuable resource for its members and the business community.

 

Get Credibility by Association

When people know you are a member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, they know you are part of a group of professionals and business leaders working together to positively impact both the economy and the quality of life in our community.

 

Increase Your Community Involvement & Support

The Chamber is the lead partner on many of the Hillsboro 2020 and 2035 action items as well as being involved in many of the various celebrations and large events in our area.  We can help your organization align with the future of Hillsboro, help you to be seen as an involved member of the business community and be your conduit for participation in and support of voluntarism and leadership in great Hillsboro.

 

Build Business Relationships

So often it isn’t what you know, it’s who you know.  By taking advantage of our more than 200 annual events and classes, you can build personal and professional relationships with members and business leaders in Hillsboro, you can gain a sphere of influence and referral network for your services and increase your business exposure dramatically.

 

Find Access to Community Leaders & Elected Officials

The Hillsboro Chamber is widely recognized as the voice of business for our area.  We are actively engaged in all elections that have any impact on your ability to do business in Hillsboro.  We bring forth all candidates and both sides of every issue in numerous formats and make them available to our business members so they can be informed and make educated choices that will lead to an improved business climate and business-friendly state.

 

Benefit from a Strong Local Economy

Our economic development team, Small Business Resource Center, Online Business Toolkit and SCORE business counseling are available to all those who are seeking to strengthen their core business strategies.  The Chamber represents issues to city council and supports the need to cut through any barriers to quick and affordable licensing and permitting processes.  Our shop local programs and promotion of local businesses are designed to keep our dollars local, thereby keeping jobs and businesses strong.

 

Utilize the Professional Staff

Being a Chamber member offers you access to our professional staff. Use our staff as an extension of your business staff to help solve your business problems and address your business needs.

 

There you have just 10 great reasons the join the Hillsboro Chamber.  We feel there are countless more benefits that you will quickly discover for you and your business.  For more information please contact us at 503/726-2148 or Heidi Mead. We look forward to getting to know you!

 

Benefits of Membership


Networking

Meet new people, see new businesses, get your finger on the pulse of Hillsboro! The Chamber hosts a monthly Business Forum, a monthly Business Exchange, and weekly Focus on Business events, just to name a few.  Check our online calendar for upcoming events. We encourage members to show up and get involved!

 

Representing the Interests of Business with Government

The Hillsboro Chamber is the voice of the Hillsboro business community.  With nearly 800 members representing 46,000 employees, the Hillsboro Chamber works year-round to ensure local elected officials and other decision makers are educated on the impact their actions have on the local economy. As a result of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce’s lobbying activities, the percentage of dues that may be deducted as an ordinary and necessary business expense is subject to restriction.  We estimate the nondeductible percentage of your dues payment to be 3%.

 

Committees

Come be a part of these people working towards their goals of making Hillsboro a safe, clean, and healthy place to live and do business. Committees range from Education to Business Connections, and from Agriculture/Forestry to Government Affairs. Collectively, these committees can do together what none of us can accomplish alone.

 

Promotional Opportunities

The Chamber Visitor Guide & Member Directory offers Chamber members an excellent opportunity to successfully market their businesses with cost-effective display advertising. Other advertising opportunities include the Hillsboro/Washington County Map, "Serving the Silicon Forest" - A high tech focus, Hillsboro Relocation packets and our monthly newsletter, the Hillsboro Business Advocate.

 

Referrals

The Chamber receives many calls each day asking for referrals. Chamber members are always referred to the general public first.

Interested in Joining?

 

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Heidi Mead

503.726.2148

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