About Bend Chamber
Since 1926 the Bend Chamber has worked to support its mission.
From traditional Ribbon Cuttings to newer and more progressive programs such as Bend YP, Leadership Bend and What’s Brewing, the Bend Chamber provides the tools and the resources Bend businesses and the community at large need to succeed.
Membership in the Bend Chamber of Commerce...
is much more than a plaque on the wall, the fulfillment of a sense of civic obligation, or the means to generate new business. Rather, membership represents a commitment to the continued prosperity of the Bend economy.
As one of the only Chambers of Commerce in the Western United States that is predominantly supported by members, the Bend Chamber does not receive government funding for operations and, as such, remains an unbiased advocate for the best interests of the business community. This allows the Chamber to lobby hard on behalf of its members when it comes to civic matters and to take on controversial issues others cannot or do not for political and other reasons.
The Bend Chamber has been here for the business community for over 97 years. Encouraging business development, support, retention, and recruitment to community development, information dissemination, and issues management, the Bend Chamber takes the lead – yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
For businesses seeking education, outreach, advocacy, networking, and more, and who want their membership dollars to work hard for them in the hands of local stewards, there is and always has been one clear leader, the Bend Chamber.
Representing over 1,500 businesses with more than 25,000 employees, the Bend Chamber serves to create and support a strong local economy. From serving as the voice of small business to government on local issues to networking opportunities, community support, the Bend Chamber is dedicated to creating and supporting a strong local economy. We’re also one of the largest Chambers of Commerce in Oregon and one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest.
Bend Chamber’s roots run deep in Bend’s history. Although business alliances have existed in Bend as early as 1907, the Chamber’s membership began to rise in the 1920s and 1930s, as area visitors began discovering Bend’s unique recreational haven. Over the years, the number of Chamber members has grown steadily with Bend residents.