Contact Us

Madras – Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
274 SW 4th Street
PO Box 770
Madras, OR 97741
541-475-2350
800-967-3564
541-475-4341 fax
office@madraschamber.com

About Us

aboutus

Situated in scenic Central Oregon, Jefferson County is a blend of industry, agriculture and recreation. Residents enjoy panoramic mountain vistas, countless recreational opportunities and friendly people. The county offers a slower pace, yet is close to the larger city amenities available in Bend and Portland.

Jefferson County is made up of diverse people, places and terrain. The scenery unfolds as the forest of the Cascade Range gives way to the high desert plateaus of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. View ten million years of geology where the canyons of Cove Palisades and the Crooked River Gorge document the region’s volcanic history. Delight in the beauty and solitude where the headwaters of the Metolius originate near Camp Sherman and eventually joins the Crooked and Deschutes rivers to form Lake Billy Chinook.

We are home to state high school champions, international manufacturers, one of the most popular water recreation destinations in the state, a Native American owned resort, the world’s largest producer of carrot seed, an award-winning winery, and some of the purest water on the planet.

Mission Statement

To enhance the economic vitality and livability of our culturally diverse communities.

The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce will, for the region and its members served by the Chamber:

  • Contribute to and facilitate the success of its members,
  • Create a community focus and direction,
  • Enhance livability within Jefferson County,
  • Promote cultural diversity,
  • Facilitate economic vitality,
  • And through the satisfaction of these ends, will build a better future for its members and Jefferson County.
Member-Shop-Member Program

The Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Member-Shop-Member Program is a marketing program that involves our Membership being able to offer specials, discounts and coupons on their Services or Products.

Each Member will be provided two Membership Identification Cards with your name and year they joined the Chamber. How the program works is that by the 20th of each month you can call and register your special, to be put in the following months newsletter. This way when a “Member” comes in and shows you their ID Card, you can offer them a lucrative discount, coupon or special only to Members of the Madras-Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.

This is a program designed to have people come to your place of business that have never been there before and hopefully they will become long lasting customers. It will only work if our members participate in the Program. The only cost to you the member is of your “coupon or special offer”. There will be no fee for particpating in the Member Shop Member Program.

Membership Benefits

Networking

networking

As a Chamber member, you have the opportunity to participate in networking activities that the Chamber sponsors, including Coffee Cuppers on Friday mornings, Business After Hours, forums, open houses and other events. These are great opportunities to promote your business, and find out what is going on in the community.

Brochure Display

Chamber of Commerce members are invited to display their brochures and business cards in the lobby of the Chamber. What better way to promote your business to the thousands of locals and visitors that pass through the Chamber office each year?

Monthly Newsletter and Insert

Each month, the Chamber newsletter is sent to more than 500 members and community leaders in Jefferson County and throughout the State of Oregon and into Washington State. Members are entitled, at no charge, to insert an 8.5 x 11 flier in one issue of the newsletter per year. “Business Card” sized ads are available for $25.00 for members and are perfect for advertising a coupon offer or an upcoming special.

Chamber Directory

The annual Chamber Directory is the #1 marketing tool for members. Published by the Madras Pioneer, members are listed according to business categories. Nearly 10,000 directories are expected to be distributed in Jefferson County and beyond . Advertising opportunities are available to area businesses. For advertising inquiries, please contact the Madras Pioneer at 541-475-2275.

Newcomer Packets

The Chamber distributes newcomer packets to all new residents of Jefferson County, upon request. Chamber members may offer a coupon or flyer in these packets at no cost.

Business Assistance and Advocacy

The Chamber has assembled a business assistance network which is available to advise existing and new businesses. This network consists of people with expertise in finance, management, utilities, government and planning. Also, the Chamber of Commerce represents area businesses to the local government and community.

Information Resources

Chamber members are entitled to receive the member lists at no charge. The Membership lists are available to non-members for $12.00. We also keep a database of county-wide churches, clubs and organizations, including contact persons.

Community Support

By being a recognized member of the Chamber of Commerce, you are exhibiting community involvement and support. The Chamber organizes a variety of events in Jefferson County such as parades, The 4th of July Party in the Park and other community activities. These events help unite our residents and create a stronger sense of community.

Marketing and Promoting

The Chamber of Commerce actively markets and promotes Jefferson County’s commercial and industrial properties, agriculture and tourism. We do this locally, regionally, statewide and nationally. By becoming a member of the Chamber, you help make these efforts possible.

Visitor Information

The Chamber of Commerce fields more than 8,000 telephone calls requesting information on Jefferson County each year and we are dedicated to promoting your business to visitors. Tools we use include dining and lodging guides, highlighting Chamber members.

Chamber Administration

Board of Directors

Laura Crocker

Laura Crocker

President
Chachka Group

Kathy Duman

Kathy Duman

Vice President
Eagle Crest Realty

Star Todd

Star Todd

Secretary/Treasurer
Madras Computers

Tom Brown

Tom Brown

City of Madras

Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Payne West Insurance

Royce Embanks

Royce Embanks

Studio on 5th

Pat Hanenkrat

Pat Hanenkrat

City of Metolius

John Hatfield

John Hatfield

Jefferson County

Staff

Joe Krenowicz

Joe Krenowicz

Executive Director

Helen Houts

Helen Houts

Administrative Assistant