About the Chamber

About the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce

Mission: The Forest Grove / Cornelius Chamber promotes a diverse, inclusive, and thriving business community working together to ensure an equitable and sustainable future where businesses succeed and people prosper.

Our resources include membership dues and money raised through a variety of activities, from the Annual Dinner Auction to advertising sales. Our most important resource is our members. Unlike other businesses, our members collaborate to provide services to each other.

Chamber members contribute their business skills and expertise to a variety of committees that are charged by the board of directors to take action on behalf of chamber members.

When you consider that a company membership is not reserved for the owner or manager only, and that all employees are encouraged to participate and contribute, you can see that the Chamber has a veritable army of experts who can work together to advance the commercial, financial and civic interests of our community.

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce Goals

Create a Strong Local Economy

  • Encourage Chamber members and residents to shop locally.
  • Promote the interests of our business community and work to bring new business.
  • Respond to visitor and local inquiries with references to Chamber member businesses and support services.
  • Maintain the Chamber website at with detailed information about business opportunities, the community, and our membership.

Provide Networking Opportunities

  • Facilitate opportunities for business people to acquaint themselves with others in the community.
  • Business After Hours, introductions at the monthly luncheon, newsletter business profiles, and event sponsorship bring our business and community leaders together to work toward common goals.

Support the Interests of Business

  • Represent business concerns to local, regional, state and federal entities.
  • Provide opportunities for chamber members to become better acquainted with candidates and representatives by holding forums and informational meetings.

Promote the Community

  • Provide information on community attractions and events on our website, to visitors, and through relocation packets and mailings.
  • Maintain an up-to-date website with current information that allows visitors to view our community on their computer screen.