Join The West Columbia Gorge Chamber Of Commerce To Support Our Communities!
What is the West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce? We’re a non-profit organization based in the West Columbia Gorge area. Our goal is to advance the interests of our communities, including civic, industrial, commercial, and general interests. The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce invests in our communities to work towards betterment for all.
Member Highlight: Bonneville Lock & Dam Visitor Center
Today, we’re highlighting the Bonneville Lock & Dam Visitor Center as one of our members. The Bonneville Lock & Dam is a pillar in our local area that plays several crucial roles for the area. Not only is the Bonneville Lock & Dam responsible for power generation in the Pacific Northwest, but also flood risk management, water quality improvement, irrigation, and fish and wildlife habitat and recreation.
Today the Bonneville Lock & Dam Visitor Center is a national historic landmark. The dam is named for Army Captain Benjamin Bonneville, a visionary who led explorations of the Oregon area and was responsible for charting extensive sections of what we eventually came to call the Oregon Trail. Histrionically known for being a project that provided jobs during The Great Depression, its role in location transportation, and its contributions to local industrial development, the Bonneville Lock & Dam is part of what has made life as we know it possible in the Pacific Northwest. The visitor center features Colonial-Revival style architecture that offers visitors a look into the past.
Become A Member Of The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce
The West Columbia Gorge Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to connecting commerce and communities to create economic vitality. We know the values of integrity, community, leadership, and commerce. We envision a bright future for our members and for the entire Columbia West Gorge area. Together we can transform the West Columbia Gorge into a dynamic economic force in the Northwest business community. Interested in joining us? Simply contact us or call 503-669-7473 today to learn more.