July 2021 Member Focus


Looking back on this last year and a half, it is obvious that this has been an extremely bumpy part of our lives and this pandemic had more of an impact on our situations than any other influence. It’s a huge comfort to look back and be reminded that we MADE IT through our struggles. Let’s start having some fun as we continue to open up, fully.

July is a great month to start having fun! Enter the Fort Dalles Fourth parade! See the 2021 Little Royals on The Dalles Chambers float and enjoy the activities around The Dalles while you wait for the fireworks display at 10:00 pm! Then, It’s all about the Cherry! Our Cherry Fun in the Sun celebration goes the entire month of July! Guests can enjoy the Cherry Trail, the Great Cherry Hunt, Selfies with Bigfoot, Window Decorating Contest, and Vendor Pop-ups at The Dalles Chamber! You can find out more about these events at TheDallesChamber.com! The Chamber wants people to get out there and join in the fun! Remember to check the Community Calendar for the many events happening about town this summer. Let’s work together to make this tourist season a success.

As you are out enjoying the fun activities around The Dalles Area, please be patient with our small businesses. Many of them are operating with reduced a staff and they appreciate your kindness and understanding.

I’ve enjoyed my time of being chair of the chamber board, spending time with Lisa and all the board members, but the time comes to turn it over to Megan Thompson. I will continue to serve on the board as outgoing chair, and I look forward to that.


Connie Ford
Zim’s Brau Haus Restaurant & Sports Bar
Chair of the Board,
The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce