Why Join the Chamber? Reason # 23,563

At this point, you’ve built a stellar website, and got your local rankings in place. Congratulations! Pat yourself on the back because you’ve taken the most important steps to get your internet marketing on the right track.

So what now? You sit back and wait for the calls to roll in? Yes… and no. While your phone will start ringing a lot more, there are still steps you can take to boost your SEO and get more high-quality calls.

One way you can bolster your online presence is to join your local Chamber of Commerce. If you’re not familiar, a Chamber of Commerce is a group dedicated to protecting and promoting the local business community.

Keep reading to find out specifics on how joining your local Chamber of Commerce can impact your Google rankings on local searches. This ultimately helps potential customers find you through organic searches.

Gain credibility with customers and Google. Most customers don’t just want a low price. Discerning homeowners are searching for a company that has a strong reputation. By joining a local Chamber of Commerce, you can better attract the attention of quality customers. While you’re gaining credibility within your area, you’re also gaining credibility on search engines like Google. These search engines look at Chamber memberships as a sign that you are operating as a real business, involved with the local community.

Build valuable links. As a member of your local Chamber of Commerce, you also get to be listed on their website, which provides a valuable backlink to your website. Backlinks from credible organizations help boost your ranking on Google, ultimately helping more people in the area find your business through organic search. So now the decision is up to you.

While you will have to invest a couple hundred dollars on an annual membership, it is money well spent in the long run. Get in touch with your local Chamber of Commerce to join if you haven’t already… it’s time to start reaping the benefits.

New Members Our Town Publishers

An Our Town Publication is the perfect place to tell the story of your business community.

Our Town print publications and websites are designed to let you talk directly to your current and future customers with not only a beautiful, full color ad, but also tell the “story of your business” as well.

Print publications and websites feature a story about the town, almanac-style information, calendar of events and a business directory with additional content available specific to your town.

Printed copies are available for participating businesses to distribute throughout the year. Additional copies can be provided to chambers of commerce and local business associations as needed.

Our Town Publishers is headquartered in the heart of the Yamhill Valley in McMinnville, Oregon. Robert Sudeith, Senior Partner and Sales Director, has a wealth of experience in the sales and marketing filed. He comes to Our Town Publishers most recently from a community newspaper where he was the corporate general manager who oversaw all aspects of the business as well as a sales team of 8 – 10 reps. Christy Nielsen, Senior Partner and Creative Director, also comes from a sales and marketing background. She was the advertising director for a community newspaper before making the switch to graphic design, website creation and social media management.

Give them a call today to see what Our Town Publishers can do for your town.

https://www.ourtownpublishers.com/

New Members

Grocery Outlet

We are excited to inform you that Grocery Outlet Bargain Market will open their doors to its much-anticipated location in Dallas on February 14th! Be sure to welcome them to our community along with several distinguished guest during the Grand Opening ceremonies, beginning at 8:55 am.

Grocery Outlet also have a few special activities planned including: gifting the first 200 customers in line a Grocery Outlet gift card valued at $5 to $200. Additionally, they have pledged to donate to The Kindness Club what is equivalent to what customers save the first hour the store is open, from 9:15 am to 10:15 am!

This is a wonderful addition to our community and we hope to see you there!


Focal Point Photography

Focal Point is the Willamette Valleys premier camera shop. They buy, sell, and trade new and used camera gear as well as rent camera equipment.

Dealing in both camera bodies and lenses, Focal Point Photography carries the latest and greatest in off camera flashes, hot lights, studio strobes and lighting modifiers. Their service is not complete without: guidance on purchasing the correct photo equipment to fit your personal needs, assistance with purchase of any lighting equipment or studio set up requirements, personal camera bag fitting for all of your photo equipment, and camera equipment maintenance and repair.

Call or come by and see why they are the Willamette Valley’s premier destination for photography beginners, hobbyists, and professionals.

http://www.focalpointphoto.com/


Hayden Homes

A community isn’t just a collection of homes. It’s a collection of people. That is why Hayden Homes doesn’t just consider themselves new home builders. Instead, they are a collection of people committed to building the best possible new homes for our friends, parents, children and neighbors.

This people-first mentality is evident in everything they do. They provide the highest quality work while delivering the greatest value on each and every new home that they build. Hayden Homes build wealth for their homeowners. They hire and source materials locally. Hayden Homes invests in the community, and they help others in need.

With new home communities in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Hayden Homes offer affordable new homes that fit your needs at any stage in life, backed by their commitment to quality. Come learn what makes a Hayden Home the right new home for both you and the entire Pacific Northwest.

https://www.hayden-homes.com/state/new-homes-oregon/#region-willamettevalley


Welcome to our new members! We are excited to work for you while you are at work.

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Munchys Delivery

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is pleased to welcome a new member to our business community; Munchy’s Delivery!

Munchy’s Delivery works with a team of professional “Delivery Partners” who are innovating the way people eat. Through the Munchy’s Delivery platform people can connect with delivery partners who pick up the food from local restaurants and have them delivered to you in less than an hour.

Munchy’s Delivery has currently partnered with thirteen local restaurants such as; El Pique, Skippers, Burger King, Burgerville, Dallas Dutch Bro’s Coffee, and KFC. Tiffany, the District Manager, is working hard to provide even more options to their customers.

Munchy’s also has its own “convenience store” where customers can buy everything from candy bars to cold medicine and diapers and have them delivered.

“We’ll hopefully get into groceries in the future,” Richard Duncan, owner said.

The cost for delivery from Munchy’s varies. There is a base $2.99 delivery fee, and there is also a charge starting at 1 percent based on the restaurant. Delivery orders have a minimum of $7 to $10 purchase, depending on the restaurant.

Munchy’s won’t deliver more than five miles away from the restaurant, Richard Duncan said. Munchy’s delivery times are 10 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to midnight on Friday and Saturday. Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are accepted.

https://www.munchysdelivery.com/

Chamber Luncheon

For our December Chamber Luncheon our CEO, JD Shinn, will be presenting “The State of the Chamber.” This is a great opportunity to not only learn about what we have been doing for you in the year 2018 while you are at work, but also learn what Chamber resources are available to you.

New members to the Chamber, or if you are taking over for a former business representative, you are highly encourage you to attend this Luncheon. We will be reviewing your Chamber Login, and how best to encourage your SEO, and get more click to your website. If you are not a Chamber member, but are considering becoming one “The State of the Chamber” is an excellent one to attend. We will cover what is a Chamber, and how we help you and the Dallas community. We also encourage any former Chamber members to attend and see what changes we have made to our organizations, thanks to conversations with you!

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce is designed to be a Catalyst, Convener, and Champion. We spark growth in business through programming and services that keep your business engaged in activities that move the Dallas Area towards a successful future. We provide unique opportunities for business leaders to influence civic, social and business initiatives that support community growth. We help build a strong community by connecting our broad and diverse members to people, entities and issues that are important to business success.

Before coming to Dallas, JD spent time on staff with the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, where he participated in a workforce development project called the Career Achievement Network. While serving at Salem Chamber he went back to school to finish his Bachelor’s degree. Shinn earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management & Organizational Leadership from George Fox University. He is tasked with leading the Chamber and Visitor Center into casting a new vision. JD is a Dallas High School Graduate. He brings a passion for people and an attitude of servant leadership to the community.

This year we are very excited to share with you what we have done in the year 2018, what we see happening in the future, and hearing from you what you want to see.

“Improving Our Community, One Business at a Time.”

 

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Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring

Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring has been at the same location since 1949, in the quiet and peaceful town of Dallas. We are pleased to announce that they have recently joined the Chamber of Commerce community.

They have over 3,000 square feet of fully updated showroom and warehouse full of carpet, vinyl and laminate floor for immediate sale. Their expert installers have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge about installation and floor care. The showrooms are staffed with flooring experts who go through continuous training to understand consumer needs, recommend the best possible floor choice based on your needs, lifestyle, and budget. Because of a long lasting tradition of excellence, well known by many, they have installed for many local businesses, schools, homes, and governor’s offices, including the Governor’s Mansion.

Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring guarantee their sales and installation. Their four sales people have over 100 years of flooring experience and can guide you to the best products to fulfill your needs. Their estimates are free and you are welcome to check out samples to take home. If you cannot come to their showroom, they will bring the store to you. They will bring samples to your home and provide assistance in selecting the right floor for your needs. Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring have a state-of-the-art website where you can view flooring options and get information on how to select a new floor when you want, and where you want.

They know floors because that is all they do. They will help you choose the perfect floor for your lifestyle and your budget. It’s their pleasure to advise you of the benefits and features of their products. Why? Because Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring want you to be happy with your new floor for years to com.

With their Lifetime Warranty on our broadloom carpet collections from Infinity Nylon Carpet Fiber, Alexander Smith, American Showcase, Softique, Legendary Beauty and Premier Stainmaster there is no reason to go anywhere else! These brands offer the peace of mind you demand out of your investment while delivering the highest fashion available in carpet.

All of their Exclusive Carpet Brands are manufactured with pride in the United States.

Dallas Chamber of Commerce is proud to have Kliever’s Abbey Carpet and Flooring join our membership. We thank them for 69 years of amazing customer service!

 

https://dallasor.abbeycarpet.com/

Dallas Downtown Association

Dallas Chamber of Commerce is pleased to welcome our new member, Dallas Downtown Association!

The Dallas Downtown Association, or DDA, exists to foster a vibrant downtown at the heart of our city. With beautiful buildings, safe and clean streets, and engaged business owners, Dallas has all the ingredients needed for thriving downtown district.

The Dallas Downtown Association works toward a revitalized downtown by sponsoring enhancements to the physical appearance of downtown such as murals reflecting Dallas history and the restored Blue Garden sign. Dallas Downtown Association also contributes with cleanup and landscape work on the downtown streetscape, and producing or contributing to special events designed to raise awareness and attract visitors to our historic downtown district.

The mission of the Dallas Downtown Association is to encourage and inspire the arts, restoration, economic vitality and community spirit in the historic downtown district.

The Dallas Downtown Association invites you to reflect on the importance of a vital, healthy downtown district. Our downtown was in the past and can be again the heart of our community. The benefits of revitalizing downtown Dallas are exciting to contemplate.

As the traditional symbol of our community, the downtown district not only expresses our history but also speaks to our potential. As the central core of Dallas, our downtown should welcome and nurture retail businesses and help reinvest revenue from those businesses back into our community.

Increasing the availability of goods and services downtown will in turn attract visitors and increase foot traffic, giving citizens and visitors a shared place to congregate. The creation and retention of new jobs in downtown Dallas will reflect positively on our community’s image and give a boost to property values as well.

The Dallas Downtown Association is a key player in promoting a vital, active downtown in Dallas. Being a DDA member offers numerous benefits. This includes a powerful voice in Dallas’ downtown revitalization, and downtown networking opportunities. Marketing opportunities through Dallas Downtown Association social medial exposure. You receive first access to DDA events, sponsorship opportunities, and participation in promotions. They encourage members to participate in planning specific to downtown projects, with opportunities to attend Oregon Main Street training events and workshops at a free or reduced rate.

They welcome anyone who shares their passion to renew and re-energize downtown Dallas!

 

https://dallasdowntownassociation.org/

Dallas Adopt A Family

The Dallas Adopt a Family Committee would like to thank you for supporting us and taking the time to give back to our Dallas community. In 2017 over 200 families and 12 youth were adopted totaling more than 1,000 individuals, including 622 children.  

The holidays are just around the corner and we know our community needs will be high this year. If you are able, we are asking for your help to adopt a local family by providing food for a Christmas meal and gifts for each child in the home. If you are unable to shop, but would still like to adopt a family, monetary donations are welcome. We have volunteers that will take care of the shopping and wrapping for you.

In November, we will be registering families in need of assistance. As families register they will be matched with our generous donors. Donors can expect to receive their adoption packet no later than the first week of December.

If you are interested in adopting a family, please complete the online donor registration form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DAAFHelp  and return it to the Dallas Resource Center (182 SW Academy St. Suite 220). Donor registration must be completed and received no later than Thursday, November 29th at 5pm.

With your help, we can make this a wonderful Christmas for the families in our community.

Thank you,

 Dallas Adopt a Family Committee

 

Interested in volunteering? Simply complete the online form at the attached link above. Shopping Day will be held on Monday, December 17th, and Wrapping Day is Tuesday, December 17th.On December 19th Donors may drop off their wrapped gifts and foods. Thursday, December 20th volunteers will be assisting families as they pick up what the community has provided.

Donations are needed for wrapping paper, ribbon, tape, gift tags, laundry baskets, laundry detergent, toilet paper, and $25 Safeway and Walmart gift card. All donations can be dropped off at the Dallas Community Resource Center before December 18th.

Dallas Adopt a Family matches local families with community member, agencies, businesses, clubs, and churches who would like to “adopt” them for Christmas. Each adopted family receives food to prepare a Christmas meal and a gift for each child from ages zero to eighteen.

Welcoming Parkside Self Defense

Parkside Self Defense instructors are trained professionals with experience in Taekwondo, Karate, Aikido, Kenpo, Judo, and Mixed Martial Arts. They actively teach the character building traits that develop black belts from the inside out; focus, discipline, self-control and perseverance to name a few. They maintain a staff of highly skilled, thoroughly educated professionals to give you the very best in martial arts education in the Dallas, Oregon area. Parkside Self Defense is on a constant quest to be the best, so their students can always expect the very best in martial art training.

Parkside Self Defense is designed as a personal development system as well as a self-defense system. Their classes are filled with excitement, yet focused on developing the inner qualities of a champion. Learning builds a sense of accomplishment. With each new accomplishment the student’s self-confidence grows, and confidence is the first step in the empowerment of a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Once they begin to develop a student’s self-confidence, they are then able to instill the values of respect, courtesy, honesty, perseverance, and integrity that are the foundation of martial arts dating back thousands of years.

Furthermore, your child will develop perseverance, which is a non-quitting spirit to overcome life’s obstacles. Instilling a non-quitting spirit helps a child overcome challenges, to succeed in the face of adversity – to be a goal setter, and a goal-getter.

These combined physical and character foundations that Parkside Self Defense develops helps children excel in their academic life, sports, and social environment. It ensures that they will have the confidence in themselves and the character to make the right decisions when confronted with negative peer pressure. They will be leaders, not followers.

At Parkside Self Defense their instructors are here to guide, instruct, and motivate each child to be the best that they can be. It can be heartbreaking for a child to sit on the bench because he or she is not “good enough” to make the team. How sad it is that this world has placed this type of negative pressure on our youth at such an early age..

They believe that in order to build a champion kid, a coach needs to understand that each child has his or her own unique abilities. Their program allows your child to find the inner-strength and confidence to know they can achieve anything they put their minds to.

The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors center is pleased to welcome Parkside Self Defense into our Chamber community!

 

https://parksideselfdefense.com/

Debbie Butler – Windermere Real Estate

Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center would like to congratulate and welcome Debbie Butler with Windermere Real Estate to our family. Debbie Butler is your real estate broker serving Dallas, Monmouth, and the Willamette Valley.

As your Real Estate Broker, Debbie understands that buying or selling a home is a very important time in your life. Moving, packing and important decisions affecting your future. Debbie will work diligently to make sure things go as smooth as possible while guiding you through the process. Communication is key. Rest assured Debbie will work closely with you keeping you informed during your property or home transaction. Her website is full of home staging tips and inspection information to ensure her clients are as informed as possible during the buying and selling process.

Debbie Butler is a native Oregonian who enjoys the beautiful outdoors and all the amenities the Willamette Valley has to offer. She resides in Dallas, Oregon and has had a passion for real estate since buying her first home at age 20.

Serving Dallas, Monmouth, Salem and the Willamette Valley. It would be her pleasure to help you in your next home or property transaction.

Please be sure to give a warm welcome Debbie Butler with Windermere Real Estate.

 

From my first contact with Debbie Butler, she led me confidently and professionally through the sale of my home of thirty-two years. I would, and have, recommend Debbie to anyone seeking a great support of the process of buying or selling a home.” –Jo M.

Debbie is a wonderful realtor and person. I have had the chance to know her personally now for a couple years, and when it came time for my parents to find someone with experience and knowledge helping them sell their old home and find their current one I knew that NO ONE would be a better choice than Debbie. She is patient, calm, understanding, knowledgeable and tough when it’s time to be tough. She showed nothing but kindness to my parents who are older, and listened to all their concerns as they popped up. I would and will HIGHLY recommend her to all my friends and family looking to buy property in Oregon.” – Jennifer B.