Community Awards Banquet

Save the date for Community Awards Banquet 2019! This year marks the 62nd Anniversary of the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce hosting the Annual Community Awards Banquet. This event is a time for us to come together as a community to recognize, honor, and thank those individuals and businesses that have made an impact on our community!

These are individuals that have earned their recognition through volunteerism and by dedicating their lives, and businesses to the betterment of Dallas and all of its citizens. We are honored to be able to join with other citizens in our community to recognize and thank these wonderful, and special individuals.

The Ceremony will be held Friday, February 22nd at the Majestic in downtown Dallas beginning at 6 pm for a cocktail hour, sponsored by MAK Metals. We look forward to celebrating Dallas’ generosity and collaboration with you.

This Year’s Award Winners

  • Business of the Year – Grandma’s Attic
  • Young Professional of the Year – Britneigh Hammill
  • Junior First Citizen – Aubrey Miller
  • Outstanding Organization – Kindness Club
  • First Citizen – Pete McDowell
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Jim Fairchild

Purchase your tickets today, and we are look forward to seeing you there! https://www.dallasoregon.org/awards/

A special thank you to our sponsors:

Award Sponsors

Cocktail Hour Sponsor

Catering Sponsor

Decorating Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Sweepstakes Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor
Willamette Valley Fiber

Table Sponsor
Chemeketa Community College
The City of Dallas
Oregon State Credit Union

Music Sponsor
Grand Hotel

World Cup Avicii Mac Miller Stan Lee “Black Panther” Meghan Markle AnthonyBourdain Stephen Hawking

Wake Up Wednesday News

AdvoCare

Lisa Preston will be holding a Nutrition Class on November 6th, at 6 pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to best balance your diet for you.

http://www.YouBeGreater.com

 

West Valley Taphouse

Don’t miss their Halloween party next Saturday, October 27th! Kids costume contest will take place at around 7 pm, and adults at 9 pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join in some community fun!

http://westvalleytaphouse.com/

 

CASA

Casino Night is this Saturday, October 20th! Great date night with no kids, food catered by Wild Pear, and wonderful raffle prizes. All proceeds will go to benefit kids in Polk County. Tickets are on sale for $45 on CASA website.

https://www.casaofpolk.com/2018-casino-night

 

Chamber of Commerce

Mid-Willamette Valley Leadership Summit tickets are now available! On November 6th, we will gather at Dallas Retirement Village to grow as business and community leaders. We invite all leaders and their teams from the Mid-Willamette Valley to come learn how to implement proven methods for growing as a community of understanding. We will lean about having an outward mindset by an organization that has a proven method to change lives and transform organizations. In the afternoon session, we’ll hear from a procurement specialist who will share secrets to obtaining contracts to increase your business revenue.

https://www.dallasoregon.org/leadership-summit/

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley strives to make an impact in our community. Recently they donated money to every class room in Dallas to make sure teachers had the funds they need to teach our children. Now United Way is holding a pajama drive for Dallas foster children. New pajamas are needed for children of all ages, but teens in particular. You can drop off your donations at the Chamber office.

https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/

 

Visitors Center

Dallas Area Visitors Center is working close with the students at the Morrison Campus to plan this year’s Trick N Treat, providing weekly “Event Planning” classes. The students are learning everything from logistics planning, marketing, PR, and budgeting to securing sponsors, getting donations and working with the community. The students are actively looking for donations of bags of candy and small prizes to hand out to the little ghouls and goblins! We are expecting 500 kiddo’s dressed up and ready to Trick N’ Treat!  Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber Office or at the Morrison Campus!

https://www.exploredallasoregon.org/halloween.html

1st Annual Chocolate for Charity Contest! Benefitting the 2018 Trick N’ Treat Celebrations!

  • The contest runs from 8:00 am on Wednesday October 17th to 8:00 am on Wednesday October 31st.
  • For every two (2) bags of candy donated to the Trick N’ Treat Celebration, you will receive on (1) entry into the drawing. You may enter as many times as you’d like. Example: 10 bags of candy donated = 5 entries into the drawing.
  • You must write your name and contact information on the entry form.
  • October 31st, 2018 at 8 am a student from the Morrison Campus will draw a winning entry form.
  • Winner will be called or emailed notifying them of their winnings.

Prize includes a standard oil change from Mid Valley Ford, your business and logo (if applicable) highlighted on the Chamber and the Visitors Center social media and the Trick N’ Treat webpage.

You can bring your candy donations to any chamber event, including Wake Up Wednesday! You can also stop by the Chamber office. Entry forms will be given at the time of donation.

Special Thanks to Mid Valley Ford!

https://www.exploredallasoregon.org/halloween.html

Wake Up Wednesday News – Part 1

Pfaff-Karren Insurance

Pfaff-Karren Insurance is gearing up for open enrollment. If you or anyone you know have questions concerning your health insurance, and what options might be available to you stop on by. As always the coffee is on and their door is open!

https://pkindependence.com/about/

 

Pacific Power

As always, Pacific Power strives to support their local communities to the best of their ability. This week they will be presenting a check to the Downtown Foundation in order to help preserve our local business, and downtown area.

https://www.pacificpower.net/index.html

Energy Trust of Oregon is working with SmartWatt Energy, Inc. to offer rebates and 0% financing for qualifying businesses that switch to energy-efficient LEDs or other lighting solutions that could lower your energy costs. Are you eligible? You just need to be a Pacific Power customer, and commercial business that doesn’t manufacture goods.

Start with an Energy Analysis: [email protected]

 

Polk County Fairgrounds

Polk County Fairgrounds is working hard implementing upgrades on their facilities. We look forward to seeing the improvements as the months pass by!

https://www.co.polk.or.us/fair

 

Washington Street Steakhouse and Pub

Washington Street Steakhouse has renovated their kitchen and are now rolling out new seafood specials weekly. Stop on in and see what they’ve got cooking!

https://washingtonststeakhouse.com/

 

Mid Valley Ford

It’s no secret that school budgets are tight, often leaving various programs underfunded. In an effort to devise a creative, low-pressure fund-raising opportunity, Ford launched the Drive 4 UR School test-drive program. Ford offers a $20 donation for each valid test-drive, up to $6,000 total, which can be used for sports, booster clubs, music programs and the many other miscellaneous expenses associated with running a school.

http://www.midvalleyford.com/ford-cares

 

Harvest CrossFit

Harvest CrossFit is working hard to train new coaches who have experience training people who have no CrossFit experience. To provide this training to their coaches they are looking for people who are willing to be trained. If you are interested they will need your assistance this Sunday, October 7th, at 1:30 pm. Contact MacLarin if you are interested in participating.

http://www.harvestcrossfit.com/

 

City of Dallas

City of Dallas is looking for business partners interested in decorating the City Park for their 3rd Annual Glow Run on October 13th. If you are interested then please contact Sheila Pierce at City Hall. Don’t forget to dress up in your costume and join the fun!

https://www.ci.dallas.or.us/838/Glow-Run

 

Polk County Tourism Summit on October 24th. Join leaders in the community for the 2018 Polk County Tourism Summit to discuss, learn, and plan for tourism opportunities in Polk County.

https://goo.gl/forms/aJmHPp5rWhiUD3b32

A Car Lot that Gives Back

Most people, when they think of a car lot, don’t think of a community investor.  But we see that in one of our own.  When asked how does a vehicle sales and service company view themselves for community work, Mid Valley Ford’s general manager said, “This community matters and we want to do our part make sure that Dallas is taken care of.”  They involve themselves in giving back to the community through taking care of veterans, involvement in engagement groups and non-profits, as well as making sure they have the lowest priced vehicles in the valley.  In the auto business, as with any other business, it’s a tough thing to break away from the office to do things like be on a board, be a rotarian or meet just to help out on a project for a non-profit.  But Mid Valley Ford finds that to be a priority.  Often folks find that the staff will bend over backwards to make sure the customer finds what they need.  Stop by and see them sometime.  Yes, they have good vehicles.  They also what to connect to you because you are this community and this community matters in the mind of this Dallas business.