What is the Chamber

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What Is The Orofino Chamber Of Commerce?

We Are Working For You!

Since 1949 the Orofino Chamber Of Commerce has been working as a nonprofit organization dedicated to our members. We are made up of over 110 businesses, individuals and organizations. When you become a chamber member, you invest in the future of the business community and ensure that the chamber keeps working toward its mission… to promote economic commerce in Orofino by advocating economic vitality, high quality of life and wise use and development of our resources for the benefit of all residents. The Chamber’s mission is achieved through the hard work and dedication of volunteers and Professional staff, working together to make our community successful. When you’re a member of the Orofino Chamber of Commerce, you’re in great company!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Business Promotion & Advertising: Every chamber member is listed in the Business Directory of our Chamber Website (www.orofino.com). This allows us to promote your business or organization to the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Search Engine Optimization: With each business listing we link to your website… this makes you more visible to your clients while promoting Orofino on the World Wide Web.

Meet your fellow business owners at chamber events such as Business After Hours, Chamber luncheon’s and other special events. Simply stated, people love to do business with people they know. The chamber is a unique force that allows you to be recognized through your contributions of time, talent and treasure. Compared to traditional advertising, chamber events and programs allow potential customers to know you and your business/organization on a first name basis.

The Orofino Chamber Of Commerce Office is the front door to our community. When people want to find a business or service in town… they call us! We refer our Chamber members first, let us be your word of mouth advertising!

We would love to distribute your flyers, business cards, menu’s and discount offers! Your promotional materials are given to walk-in traffic, enclosed in relocation packets and displayed in our business card displays located in high traffic areas of Orofino.

We meet the first Wednesday of every month to discuss Orofino’s current happenings and events, get reports from each of our committee’s and have a short presentation from a local representative. We are in the development stages of a Quarterly Newsletter that will keep you up to date with Orofino Community events & Chamber news.

Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of forms. Want to market your business at the Orofino Chamber Of Commerce Auction, the Orofino 4th of July Fireworks, The Happy Hookers Golf Scramble or any other Chamber sponsored event? Contact us for information on how you can use these forums to promote your business. We also offer Co-op Advertising where you can access less expensive group rates in publications such as the Discover Magazine, the Clearwater Tribune and KLER radio.

We will serve as your eyes, ears and voice to local, state and federal levels of government. We are your advocate for legislation designed to help you make a profit.

The Chamber office, located at 217 First Street, Orofino, is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 3 pm. We have all types of promotional and information resources. Local government and business have provided us with everything from business startup kits and tax information to relocation packets, up to date maps of Orofino and Dworshak Reservoir, we even have lists of popular fishing hotspots! You name it, we have it!

The Chamber office sells and redeems Chamber Cash which is a program developed to keep our local citizens shopping locally and give them a chance to find out what our businesses have to offer. In 2016 we sold $14,225 in chamber cash… that is almost $15,000 that is going to be spent locally!  To find out who accepts Chamber Cash please click here!

We work for you! The Chamber is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the membership to three-year terms, with three members elected each year. It is the goal of the Chamber to have members that represent as many business sectors as possible.  You Hold The Power: All members in good standing are eligible to vote in the Board of Directors election held once a year.

Our services and business promotion will bring customers to your door. The Orofino Chamber of Commerce is funded by dues paid by the membership and annual events that promote a high quality of life and beautification for all. We are both working toward a common goal… commercial, industrial and civic development. Our power is derived from a great mutual effort made by the community. As the Chamber membership grows, we are able to build a more productive and fruitful business environment as well as enhance professional opportunities. Every new business and organization that joins the Chamber means a larger network of clients, patients, and citizens who need your professional services.

Our Crazy Skills

Marketing For YOU 100
Marketing For Orofino 100
Economic Vitality Is Our Top Priority 100
Dedicated To Helping Orofino’s Businesses Succeed! 100
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Meet Our Team

Melina Johnson
Melina JohnsonExecutive Director at Orofino Chamber of Commerce
Melina has been with us since 2017.
Stephanie Deyo
Stephanie DeyoOnline Content Manager Orofino Chamber Of Commerce
Stephanie manages all online content including www.orofino.com; Facebook; Twitter; Instagram; Pinterest; Google Plus and more….

What the Chamber Does for Our Community:

Community Clean Up & Arbor Day Celebration:

Let’s take PRIDE in our beautiful community! The last Saturday of April we work to clean up our streets, parks, roadways. We plant trees, protect our drinking water, recycle and finally enjoy a clean community!
After we all work to get the community clean from 7 am to 12 pm you can come enjoy a free hot dog & German dog lunch from 11:30 to noon for those signed up to clean up.

The Maniac “The Best Dam Race In Idaho”

The Maniac offers runners and walkers two unique choices, either a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or a 3K (1.86 miles) run/walk experience. Participants check-in at the Dworshak Viewpoint starting at 8 am, with the race beginning at 10 am. Participants follow along with the outlined 3K or 5K course across the Dworshak Dam to the midpoint check-in station and then return along the course to the finish line where there are food, drinks, and other activities.

4th of July Fireworks, BBQ & Concert in the Park:

You don’t want to miss this annual celebration held at the Orofino City Park. There is a BBQ and free live music starting at 5 pm. At night the valley lights up with a huge fireworks display that can be seen for miles around.
The chamber has small flags and glow sticks for kids to enjoy for free. So come out for a fun night of dancing, activities, food, and community spirit as we celebrate our nations Independence Day. A Free Professional Fireworks Show will light up the night sky at 10:10 p.m.

Friday Night Blues & Brews:

Enjoy a laid-back evening at Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge on the Patio with live music by The Phoenix Blues Band!

Riverbank BBQ and Music Fest:

Orofino Chamber of Commerce brings a large all day Music & BBQ Festival to Orofino the second
Saturday in August. Plan for a whole day of live entertainment, lots of food vendors and a
refreshing drink.

Trick or Treat Rockin The Street:

A fun free Halloween event where the Orofino Chamber of Commerce Invites the public to
wander Orofino’s Johnson Ave and visit dozens of vendors who are giving out candy and celebrating the holiday in all of its ghoulish fun!

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Christmas Festival:

In celebration of the holiday season, Orofino’s Christmas Festival is a two-day season tradition
that takes place shortly after Thanksgiving each year. The celebration begins with a lighted
night parade & a Community Christmas Tree lighting event. Festivities continue throughout the
weekend with a host of Christmas open houses and activities.

Beautify Orofino Projects:

  • Hanging Flower Pots downtown that adorn our streets with color and beauty
  • Business Sponsored Program that provides beautiful town Banners. They promote our
    chamber businesses throughout all of Orofino and are a great welcoming for our tourists.
  • Christmas wreaths that hang downtown and on riverside bring a nice addition to the
    holiday spirit
  • Cannon Park was updated with benches, flowers, shrubs, and bark
  • Beautify Heritage Plaza: The first thing you see when you enter Orofino. We added a
    log water fountain, visitors kiosk that showcases what to do in Orofino, bark, flowers, and
    plants.
  • Install and maintain the American Flag that is towering 70 ft. above ground at the
    entrance to our city park.
  • Unique shopping district seating
We Are Orofino’s Tourism and Information Destination!

We Host www.orofino.com as well as an “Orofino Adventure Guide” that is published on Itunes and Google Play.  We also publish several documents that lead tourists to Orofino’s tourism destinations as well as point out places to stay, eat and shop.  We also have an “in person” location where tourists and locals alike can stop and chat with our Chamber Director in order to get information or give feedback on local businesses.

What are you waiting for??? It’s time to join the chamber or come visit Orofino!!!