About the Chamber 1.0
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves to represent and promote the interests of the businesses in our community. We engage with community partners and offer programs to strengthen the business climate in the valley. The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce also serves the community by promoting our area as a destination for business, sports, and leisure travel including tournaments, competitions, trade shows, corporate meetings, and conventions to maximize additional overnight visitors, visitor expenditures, state and local tax revenues, and job opportunities.
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce champions our community’s quality of life and economic vitality through collaborative leadership and sound business advocacy.
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is the leader in creating a more vibrant and prosperous business climate in our region. We unify our community around objectives that will strengthen and grow our local economy, build business diversity and improve our quality of life.
- Business is an essential element of all successful communities. A community’s ability to prosper rests upon the foundation of a healthy economy.
- The interests of residents, businesses, government, educators and the not-for-profit sector are inextricably bound together. All have a stake in the community’s success.
- A regional approach to economic opportunities and issues is essential. For the region to be economically successful, the Wenatchee Valley must be economically successful
- In the conduct of our work, we strive to be an advocate for business, improve commerce, and add value to our members; we will be visionary and open to all possibilities and act with the strength of conviction even in the face of adversity.
The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is also under contract with the City of Wenatchee to provide destination marketing services for our area. The services include operating the Wenatchee Valley Visitor Center and Tasting room as well as promoting our cities and region in order to increase the number of visitors to our area. We strive to promote economic development by increasing visits from tourists, conventioneers and business travelers, which generates overnight lodging, restaurant visits and shopping revenues. This service is currently funded by a portion of our lodging taxes collected locally. We are responsible for the destination brand through travel and tourism marketing, media visits as well as overall brand awareness in our target markets.