American of Chamber of Commerce Executives – www.acce.org
The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is a national association uniquely serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of all sizes, your national source for education, information, and networking opportunities.
Associated Oregon Industries – www.aoi.org
AOI is Oregon's largest and most influential comprehensive business association working to lead Oregon to prosperity. AOI is a non-profit association with four experienced professional lobbyists, more than any other organization in Oregon, and the organization offers its members money-saving services and discounts for their businesses. AOI’s mission is: Committed to growing Oregon's economy, quality jobs for our citizens, and healthy communities through strong advocacy of Oregon's businesses.
As the state's premier non-partisan business advocate, AOI represents its members before the legislature and state agencies for issues that pertain to: Education and Workforce Development, Employment Practices, Environment and Energy, Health Care, Retail, Fiscal Policy, and Transportation.
Clackamas County Business Alliance – www.ccba.biz
The Alliance has direct and ongoing contact with local, regional, state and federal policy makers on issues of importance to Clackamas County business. Our relationships with key decision-makers and their staff allows for positive and constructive dialogue on business issues. These relationships offer a mutual benefit to not only to our members, but to those officials and their staff as well as they frequently attend Alliance events, meetings and forums to better understand the concerns and desires of their local business community.
Chamber CEO, Steve Gilmore, has served on the CCBA Board of Directors for the past 2 years.
Oregon Festival & Events Association – www.oregonfestivals.org
Whether you are in charge of producing an event, a key volunteer or a supplier to events, you will benefit from membership in the Oregon Festivals & Events Association. We have information, resources, support and contacts to make your life easier and your event more successful. To assist members in achieving the goals of their respective events. To do this we, provide opportunities for education, promotion, networking and leadership development and promote a better understanding of the contributions of special events within the State of Oregon that enhance the quality of life within each community.
Chamber Membership & Events Director, Brandi Hereford, serves as the Vice President on the OFEA Board and various committees since March 2010.
Oregon State Chamber of Commerce – www.oregonstatechamber.org
The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) is an association of chambers of commerce. It is dedicated to preserving the competitive enterprise system of business by creating a better understanding and appreciation of the importance of a strong economy while contributing to the growth and professionalism of the industry.
Having grown out of the Oregon Chamber Executives, this organization elevates the prominence and image of local chambers and provides a forum for sharing of ideas, management processes and new technology. OSCC is now the central point for joint efforts on behalf of local chambers in legislative affairs, economic development and organizational growth.
Chamber CEO, Steve Gilmore, was elected onto the OSCC Board in October 2011 at the Annual Meeting. Chamber Membership & Events Director, Brandi Hereford, has served as the OSCC Publications & Communications Award Chair and Conference Committee Member since 2008.
US Chamber of Commerce – www.uschamber.com
The U.S. Chamber places the full weight of its organizational capacities behind one overarching mission--strengthening the competitiveness of the U.S. economy to increase opportunity and prosperity for all Americans. We focus on 10 key challenges: Education and Workforce, Energy and Environment, Infrastructure, Legal Reform, Capital Markets, Health Care, Trade, Intellectual Property, Taxes and the Economy, and Labor.
The Chamber’s CEO Steve Gilmore is a graduate the US Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management program, which is one of the oldest professional development programs in the nation. Chamber staff Brandi Hereford is also attending this program and will be graduating from the program in 2013.
Western Association of Chamber Executives – www.waceonline.com
The Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) is the premier organization for education and professional development for chamber executives and staff. W.A.C.E. now represents over 700 chamber professionals in 15 Western states and Canada.
Westside Economic Alliance - www.westside-alliance.org
Westside Economic Alliance is focused on the needs of the Westside of the Portland, OR metropolitan region, which includes Washington County and western Clackamas County, and the cities of Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville.
Westside Economic Alliance is a proactive organization that invites private sector employers, non-profit organizations, and real estate developers to sit at the same table as community leaders to shape local public policy. The result is a unique partnership that benefits both the businesses and communities of the Westside.
By providing a business perspective in the public forum, serving as a source of information and expertise on key public policy issues, and encouraging job creation and economic development, Westside Economic Alliance plays a leading role in managing this high growth region.