About the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber
We are proud to have the opportunity to serve our business community since 1873 and we look forward to many more years promoting and supporting our growing list of members. The Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce works to create a strong local economy, promote the community and represent the interests of business with government.
Our mission is “To drive prosperity by supporting our business community while celebrating our unique history and heritage.” Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for businesses to work together to accomplish what no business can do by itself. Our work is directed by 15 elected Board of Directors and seven Advisory members from the business community and managed by Executive Director Skip Hauke and his staff who carry out the mission.
The Chamber is also a great resource for local, regional and state visitor information. Inside our official Oregon Welcome Center in Astoria and our Warrenton Visitor Center, we are able to direct visitors and locals to the businesses, attractions, events and services they need. Be sure to check out the Membership Directory in the back of this guide for a comprehensive list of business and organizations.
We provide multiple monthly opportunities for business leaders to connect with each other and strive to provide information about what is happening in our community. The Chamber produces two major events each year. The Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival brings up to 20,000 visitors to the community. The very popular Great Columbia Crossing, a 10K Run/Walk across the Astoria-Megler Bridge, is the only time pedestrians are allowed on the bridge.
The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber has a proactive media relations program, working with travel media to generate stories about the area as an ideal vacation destination. During the years, we’ve been featured in hundreds of articles, including recent stories in The New York Times, Washington Post, Sunset Magazine, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine and Budget Travel. Media mentions may be as brief as a hotel or restaurant review or a multi-page feature piece about the area as a travel destination.
If you have a business or organization in the area, your first and best marketing move is joining the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce. Our staff is ready to serve you in any way we can.