July After Hours Mixer: THE FUN social mixers continue. Thursday July 11th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm we’ll be at Agate Ridge Vineyards for our Chamber After Hours July Social. A great opportunity to deepen networks and friendships with other members, volunteers and community leaders in the Upper Rogue. Invite your friends and members of other groups and organizations so we can help strengthen the local commitment that we all have to the Upper Rogue, and you can’t beat the venue at Agate Ridge Vineyards… Wine tasting will be available as well as the ability to purchase and enjoy wine by the bottle or glass, and we’ll have some food to share as well… We hope to see you all there.
Speaking of Wine: It’s been a very successful year for Chamber Member Crater lake Cellars. They were voted FIRST PLACE PEOPLES CHOICE at the 3-day Battle of the Bones event in Central Point. They also were named BEST OF SHOW at the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival earlier this year one of Oregon’s largest wine events. Congrats to Mary and the team at Crater Lake Cellars and continued success on a fantastic year. Make sure you stop in and support a great industry for all of us in the Upper Rogue, the wine industry.
Music at the Mill: Saturday August 24th is Music at the Mill, a fundraiser for the Upper Rogue Libraries. Tickets are now available for just $25 at The Butte Creek Mill, Prospect Store, Chickadees and KUKAZ KUTZ. Our libraries need our support NOW more than ever. For more information click here:
Business of the Year: At this years annual dinner in October we will begin the tradition of honoring a business in the Upper Rogue as “Business of the Year.” The nominees and the voting will come from you, the chamber members. We are now accepting nominees. e-mail Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org your nominee. Nominations and voting are based on the following criteria:
- Nominee must be an active business operating in the White City, Eagle Point, Upper Rogue area.
- Nominee must be a member in good standing with the Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce.
- Nominee must have been in business for at least 5 years.
Nominee must have demonstrated one or more of the following characteristics:
- Exceptional growth through additional creation of jobs
- Revenue growth
- Innovative products or services
- Provides exemplary customer service
- Volunteers in the Eagle Point Upper Rogue community
- Demonstrates economic support of the Eagle Point Upper Rogue area business community
E-mail your nomination today to email@example.com
Membership Drive: We currently have a record 112 Members! We are looking to grow that number even MORE. July through October we will begin our Membership drive, and the business that is responsible for bringing in the most NEW members will receive a FREE 2014 members ship to the Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber of Commerce. A ‘new’ member is a business that has not been a member of the Eagle Point Upper Rogue Chamber for at least 2 years.
Be the BEST Ambassador: We all gain from the success of each business and each event. So be a great Ambassador of the Chamber and the Upper Rogue. Tens of thousands of visitors will be streaming down Hwy 62 this summer, and when they stop at your place, make sure to recommend another great Upper Rogue business. If someone asks for directions, make sure to ask “Have you been to the Butte Creek Mill?” “Do you like wine?” Make sure to stop by Agate Ridge, or Crater Lake Cellars is right on 62″ “You’ve never had brunch till you had brunch at the Rogue River Lodge” Best prime rib? …can’t beat the Prospect Historic Hotel and Dinner House” “The Rogue River you say… Stop by the Fishing Hole they ARE the Rogue River!” You get the idea. As business owners and individuals we do have some control over our local economy. This summer let’s use that control. One more stop! If we could get every visitor who stops at a shop to stop at ONE more shop that they wouldn’t have, what would that do to our economy? So ambassadors, let’s make that our goal, ONE more stop.
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