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Representing Business Issues

representing business issues The 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.

“Thanks to those involved for their hard work on Chamber Day at the Capitol. For the first timers, they really appreciated seeing the way the system works up there.”

--Greg Roberts, ClearChannel Radio

Listed below are some of the ways we focus on representing business issues:


  • Establish a Political Action Committee to be more effective in advocating for businesses and issues critical to business success.
  • Represent southern Oregon business issues with legislators at the State Capitol in Salem during Chamber Day at the Capitol.
  • At Legislative Hotline, your business can leverage the relationships built and maintained by The Chamber to gain access to your state legislative delegation and ensure the protection of your bottom line.
  • The Chamber stands ready to work before agencies, city, county, state and federal governments, as well as the courts, to ease and manage the burden of environmental and workplace impacts on business.
  • Building on successful programs that have changed the debate on worker’s compensation, transportation, regulation, land use and education, The Chamber will continue to focus on those issues and build on efforts to impact technology, health insurance and tax reform.
  • The Chamber rallies thousands of area business people, other chambers and associations and countless businesses and entrepreneurs in a powerful force that gives us the grassroots strength to win for business at City Hall and in the state’s capitol.

Photo Credit: Chairman Stephen Gambee (right), Mike Montero, Transportation Chair and Steve Lytle, Legislative Action Co-chair discuss business issues important to southern Oregon with Governor Kulongoski in February. Photo courtesy of Rob Werfel Photography.