Here at the Prineville–Crook County Chamber of Commerce, our staff and board of directors set goals each year as to what we want to accomplish, and when looking back, we realized that in 2022, we truly met or exceeded them.

As a membership organization and visitor center, most of what we do falls into the service category. We are here to serve our members, our community and our visitors. In 2022, we started looking at what we could do to make our offerings more accessible and far-reaching to those we serve. Many of our member services became available online. We created a process so that new businesses could sign up for membership online. When we had an event, we made online forms for registration. For our visitors, we created a way for our visiting outdoor enthusiasts to purchase our local rockhound maps online and cyclists to register their local trip on a form that let us know who they were, where they were going and when they would return. In each of these areas, we saw an increase in usage. Our online membership registration was used frequently, rockhound map sales increased more than 65% in 2022, and we saw more cyclists than ever show up to our office as the starting point to explore the roadways in our county.

Kim Daniels is the executive director of the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at 541-447-6304.