What Do Our Members Have To Say?

I wanted to take a moment to just thank you for doing such an amazing job keeping us updated on what’s happening locally and in the state of Oregon. I am a member of six chambers around the state of Oregon and McMinnville chamber by far does the best job in keeping their membership informed on what’s relevant to business owners and providing value to us. I wanted to let you know how appreciative I am of you and your team, you should be very proud of what you’ve done for your Community and all of us business owners in 2020.” Lucinda Hage, Broker/Owner Coldwell Banker Professional Group, (Member since 2015)

“I want to say ‘Thank you’ for all the great work you do for us, not only as a business but for the Chamber as a whole. We are a community of business’s and families and friends. I may not attend meetings or events often (I used too, years back) but value the information, comradery and support. This past year has been one that has required quick and concise information shared and you have kept us up to speed. Again, thank you for keeping us informed and directing the Chamber as we move through the challenges.”  Sue Miller, VP/Treasurer/Owner Courier Direct, Inc. (Member since 2009)

“We have found the emails and updates from the McMinnville Area Chamber to be valuable to our company. They Rock!” Renee Sterba, Cascade Water Systems LLC

“During our annual Greeters event (virtual this year), I offered discounts and prizes to the members. When we opened, Chamber members were lined up 7-8 deep, even before we opened the doors that was followed by a steady stream. I did not expect that response since we were unable to meet at the store this year. I am humbled by the support.” David Toth, Kathleen’s Hallmark

“The Chamber webinar on cyber security was really practical & helpful for our small business and I was able to get a lot of questions I had answered. Thank you Chamber!”  Lesley Anderson, Boho Yoga

“Thank you for these updates.  I’m impressed that the Chamber has provided this service.  This is added value to membership.  Your partnership with communication in times when our community is so in need of information and updates.   Thank you again.”  Julie Delano, Alliance Services

“I am loving being a chamber member so very much! Thank you for supporting us in ways that touch both our hearts and our bottom line in a very meaningful way!”  Marie L Jennings, Parkland Village Retirement Community

We  appreciate all the support Chamber provides!  It is great practicing in a community with such supporters of small business. Thank you for all you do! Nic Clark, OD, McMinnville Family Eye Care

Last May my Daughter and I decided to come downtown to 3rd street, fairly early in the morning, for a good cup of coffee. We grabbed our coffee to go, and then we walked the streets and peeked into the windows of the closed stores.  I found an alley way we hadn’t seen before, so we turned down this alley and as soon as we did, we noticed in bright spray paint, painted onto the alley wall the following words:  “If things do not go RIGHT…….go LEFT!”

We both stood there in awe and just shook our heads up and down, muttering yes, under our breath.  We talked about what that meant to us, and walked out of the alley way, leaving that very prophetic quote behind us.  As we exited the alley we heard voices and we TURNED left.  That LEFT corner turn, led us to a large body of people on the sidewalk and inside The Oak. It was a McMinnville Chamber of Commerce Greeters Meeting.  We were invited in, we listened, we watched and later that day we met Holly at the Chamber office, and became members, and the rest is history.  Love our new friends and community.  Suzanne Parker & Sandy Thornton, Red Rover Promo