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Meet the Community Award nominees part 4: Citizen of the Year

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager I’m back with our fourth and final round of nominees for this year’s Community Awards, as well as a reminder that our online silent auction is official

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Thanks for our best Shop Small Sweepstakes yet!

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Please excuse my quick interruption of the Community Award nominee announcements for this Chamber Chatter about the 2021 Shop Small Sweepstakes. We offi

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Meet the Community Award nominees part 3: Business of the Year

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Welcome to the third installment of our announcements of the Community Award nominees! This week we’re excited to introduce the nominees for Business of

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Chamber News: Latimer Quilt and Textile Center a hidden gem for Tillamook

This December, the center celebrates 30 years as a Chamber member, community resource by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Nestled alongside the Wilson River in a former schoolhouse sits one

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Meet the Community Award nominees part 2: Small Business of the Year

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Last week in the Chamber Chatter, we announced the Community Awards nominees for Development Project of the Year and Program of the Year. If you missed tho

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Meet the Community Award nominees part 1: Development Project of the Year and Program of the Year

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager As the holiday season nears its end, the Chamber wants to give the community a reason to continue celebrating — and we don’t just mean New Year’s Eve

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‘Imagine with me’: A vision for building strong community

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director I heard one time from an industry colleague, “Everything you touch turns to gold” and I didn’t know how to respond. While it’s not 100% accurate, i

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Last call for Community Awards nominations

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager There’s still time to make your nominations for the 2022 Community Awards — but you’ll need to submit your honorees before this Friday! Our nominatio

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Giving thanks for the little moments

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director A few days ago, as I was driving into the office for the workday, I noticed that I was having a particularly wonderful day. I had gotten to drop my daughte

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Chamber News: Garibaldi Portside Bistro owners buy Barview Jetty Store

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Dennis and Amanda Cavitt love to combine history and business. After starting a successful restaurant in 2016, for example, the couple took a leap of fa

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Digital Membership Plaques Are Here!

Download your digital membership plaque here to display on your website and social media. (Right click on the image and select "Save As").  

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Get rewarded for shopping local on Small Business Saturday

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager When I was growing up, my parents always told me that it’s important to do the right thing, even when no one is looking or there is no prize for good beh

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Make your nominations for the 2021 Community Awards

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director You’ve probably seen it all over social media: Early November always brings the age-old question with it, of whether this month is Thanksgiving season or

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Big tasks, lengthy solutions: Housing

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director If you’re a regular reader of the Chamber Chatter, you know that we often write about all the events the Chamber has coming up or projects we have accomp

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Tillamook Mid County Parks & Rec District Meeting Agenda: 10.18.21

To read a full copy of the Tillamook Mid County Parks & Rec District Meeting Agenda click here:  Parks & Rec 10.18.21 Agenda

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Join us for Downtown Trick-or-Treat

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager One of my biggest claims to fame is the fact that I have only worn one store-bought Halloween costume in my entire life. Call it tradition or insanity, I

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Chamber News: Riverside Floral grows in-home business to full-scale storefront

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Much like the plants on display in its windows, Downtown Tillamook’s newest store has a backstory rooted in growth. What started as a seedling positio

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Hot off the press: Tillamook Living Magazine is officially in circulation

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager The second edition of the Tillamook Living Magazine arrived at the Chamber last month, and it feels like it’s all I’ve been able to talk about since. I

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More EIDL grants and loan limit increase

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director Federal Aid for Small Businesses is still available, and it is being overlooked by many small businesses. We get it — there has been so many programs to

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Shop, enter and win with the fifth annual Shop Small Sweepstakes

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager Golden and red leaves, crisp air and occasional rainy downpour mean two things: My favorite season has arrived, and it’s time for the Shop Small Sweepsta

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From my Chamber internship comes a community foundation

by Brooke Johnston Operations Assistant Intern Time flies when you’re having fun — and especially when you’re helping the Chamber build a new charitable organization that will benefit your h

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Now Hiring: Tourism Social Media Manager

The Tillamook Chamber is currently accepting applications for a part-time, contracted Tourism Social Media Manager position.  The Tourism Social Media Manager will create and manage content to showca

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Join us Sept. 25 for the Tillamook Farmers Market Season Finale

by Sayde Walker Tillamook Farmers Market Manager It’s hard to believe that the end of September is already upon us, and if you are anything like me you are already planning your Halloween costum

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Learn What’s Up Around Town at Mornings on Main Street

by Ashley Christensen Programs and Events Manager Although many of our Chamber events take place in the evening, once a month we host a special function for the early birds in our community. The a

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Welcome Your New Employees with the Tillamook Toolkit

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director This week as Food Roots, one of our Chamber members, announced the addition of two new employees to its staff, our team at the Chamber packaged up two Till

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Employer Health Plans a Big Benefit of Chamber Membership

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director Did you know that the Tillamook Chamber offers employers access to a health insurance program? It seems to be one of the Chamber’s best-kept secrets —

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What’s Brewin’ is on for August

by Ashley Christensen Programs and Events Manager After a short interim away from the Chamber office to spend time with my new baby, I’m jumping back in this month to once again start planning a

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Chamber News: New owners, same smiles: Davis family takes over Kelly’s Brighton Marina

by Mallory Gruben Communications Manager There are several parallels between the former and new owners of Kelly’s Brighton Marina — their bright demeanors, their enthusiasm for outdoor adventu

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Chamber’s Tillamook apparel on sale at the County Fair

by Justin Aufdermauer Executive Director It must be Tillamook County Fair season, because lately I’ve been dreaming of elephant ears, Pig ‘n’ Fords and new Tillamook jacket designs! Here

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Hitting Our Stride at the Tillamook Farmers Market

by Sayde Walker Tillamook Farmers Market Manager We are just at the halfway point of the Tillamook Farmers Market season. If you haven’t been to visit yet, I encourage you to do so! We are almos

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