October 2021 Member Focus


The resilience of this community continues to amaze me!

Businesses have continued to partner, adapt and evaluate business plans going forward and great things are happening because of it. It hasn’t been easy but the feeling around the community is businesses are getting stronger.

There are so many ways to help support each other and one of the coolest ways I know of is the Explore The Dalles Gift Card! This card ensures all dollars spent in The Dalles stay in our local community. It is also the only gift card that can be used at over 30 business. The program offers different attractions, services, eateries, retailers, and wellness experiences to choose from. There is truly something for everyone when you purchase an Explore The Dalles Gift Card. It makes for the perfect gift for everyone from your co-workers to employees, teachers to your mail person, plus all your best friends of course! We are always looking for more businesses to add so if you are interested in stretching your reach call the Chamber today and get signed up to be part of the Explore The Dalles Gift Card Program. This program genuinely is a win/win for all involved!

Supporting our local businesses and economy is only going to become more important as we move into the slower time of year. The Dalles is full of community activities and volunteer opportunities, and you can find out more and get involved by checking our Community Calendar. Now is a great time to reflect and get involved in a cause that you are passionate about. The Dalles Chamber encourages you to give back and help us continue to move this amazing community forward.


Megan Thompson
Cascade Cherry Growers
Chair, The Dalles Chamber of Commerce