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Looking back on Prineville – Crook County Chamber of Commerce in 2022

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 by 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.

With a partnership between Meta, Rachael Gass Organizational Consulting and Coaching, and the Prineville – Crook County Chamber we were able to offer a no-cost Women In Leadership program to local businesses looking to strengthen their workforce. This program focused on helping women enhance their impact from where they sit, regardless of title or position. Topics discussed were harnessing values and strengths to the Imposter Syndrome, the language we use, managing your energy (not our time), and the “why” behind why all these things are hard. Feedback the Chamber received was that the attendees thought it was extremely successful, with one stating, “Great presentation of valuable information. I’ve already experienced self-improvement since the first class.” It is programs like these that the Chamber hopes to expand upon in 2023.

We also created a way for members to post local jobs with the creation of Prinevillejobs.com. In the past, this webpage listed all local jobs that appeared with a feed of local Google job listings. The new page gives our members the opportunity to go in and share hiring opportunities locally. This is normally a tedious and costly service that websites like LinkedIn and Indeed offer, but a free service with an annual Chamber Membership. We regularly see this page as one of the most visited on our site and the goal is to help our businesses find employees and help our community locate jobs.

We had a goal in 2022 to grow our Shop Prineville e-gift card program and did that by more than doubling the number of local businesses available for redemption. This program was set up by the Chamber to help keep local dollars spent within our community, and not online or in other towns. With 30 local restaurants, retailers, and businesses now on board, the opportunities to spend your dollars locally keep growing. In December, we ran a buy-one-get-one-free gift card program which boosted the sale of the local e-gift cards. These e-gift cards can be purchased on the Prineville Chamber website, which also includes a list of participating merchants.  We continue to conduct a comprehensive outreach campaign to inform local businesses about this opportunity and inform the public on how to purchase. The cards purchased can be redeemed at any participating Prineville – Crook County business and they allow customers to print, text, or email the e-gift card. Instructions for how to purchase the card and how to become a participating merchant are online at https://prinevillechamber.com/shop-prineville.

As we start 2023, we continue to forge forward with our goals as stated below:

  1. Provide valued support to chamber members through the provision of direct services for business development; leadership development, education; marketing: and community promotion.
  2. Make the Prineville-Crook County Chamber the best business and community resource citizens look to for information, support, & leadership in the region.
  3. Serve as the convener and coalition builder around areas of development, economic importance, and other issues critical to our region.
  4. Champion business development, a vital economy and a high-value community, as foundations for quality of life in our region
  5. Connect to other like-minded organizations in the Central Oregon region to create a collective voice that in turn strengthens livability and vitality in Crook County.
  6. Make Crook County and Prineville a destination of choice in which to do business as well as to live, work, and play.

The Prineville Crook County Chamber definitely made some changes in how we operated and what we offered in 2022, but we’re also proud of what hasn’t changed in Crook County: our steadfast commitment to delivering for our members, businesses, and the community at the very highest levels, and to making sure we are there to meet your needs. We look forward to serving Prineville and Crook County in 2023.


Board Member


Prineville Lions Club

My husband and I have lived in Prineville for 17 years. I retired from the Banking Industry after 18 years, most recently working for Oregonians Credit Union. I enjoy the trails and camping in the Crook County

In addition to that, I have volunteered for the Crooked River roundup for 15 years, am the current President of the Prineville Lions, a member of the Prineville Elks and a Member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

I was an active member of the Chamber Ambassador Committee for 15 years and supported all the Prineville-Crook County Chamber events and projects.

The Prineville Chamber represents all of Crook County and its individuals, organizations and business and I feel with my volunteering and networking I am able to support the Vision and Mission of the

Duane Porter


Meet Duane.

Financial Advisor, DFP Financial and Consulting

I grew up on a small cattle ranch in rural Southern Oregon which taught me the values of hard work, family, and a rural way of life.  I made the move to Central Oregon in 1993 for all of its beauty and activities.  Over the last 3 decades in Central Oregon, I have seen and experienced the incredible growth and expansion of this wonderful area.  In 2018 my wife and I decided to return to a rural lifestyle in Crook County.  With its diverse community, wide variety, and ever-expanding industry, the area has maintained a small-town rural feel and culture.

In 2019 after 25 years in Insurance and Investments, my wife and I decided to open DFP Financial & Consulting, a Private Wealth Management, Planning, and Consulting Firm.   We completely enjoy the people, community and all Crook County has to offer.  Being part of the Prineville Chamber is an important focus for us to give back to and help the business of the community.

In our spare time we enjoy our family and grandchildren; camping, riding horses and doing all that Central Oregon and Crook County offers, and fly fishing the Crooked River as often as possible.


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Andrea weaver


Meet Andrea.

Recreation Coordinator, Crook County Parks & Recreation

I grew up on the North Oregon Coast in a small tight knit community. About 18 years ago my husband and I started traveling to Central Oregon a few times a year to escape the rain. We always talked about wanting to move to the Prineville area. We enjoyed the small town feel as well as the ranching lifestyle the area offers. In the fall of 2020 we made the move with our  three teenage daughters and we are so glad we did!

In the spring of 2021 I started with Crook County Parks & Recreation. A few months after that I took the Recreation Coordinator position. I love  working with Parks & Rec. I have met so many wonderful people in Prineville which has helped with adjusting to a new environment.

I got involved with the Chamber to learn more about the community and to grow relationships.

In my spare time I love working with my family on our ranch as well as watching my girls play sports and show livestock.

Casie Allen

board member

Meet Casie.

Owner - Bayberry Lane

My family has called Prineville home for several generations. Being born and raised in this amazing community, I have always felt so incredibly blessed. I strive to be an active part of the community and volunteer regularly. I am deeply involved in 4H, several youth sports programs, and have served on many other local boards and committees. 

My mom and I own a small downtown boutique called Bayberry Lane. Our motto is local people supporting local people. We enjoy being able to give back and strive to love the people of Prineville well. 

Being on the Chamber Board has allowed me to not only serve and express my opinions as a business owner, but also as a local who wants to foster a community that is able to adapt to change while holding on to their core values.




Signet Realty

I am the Owner & Lead Coordinator at Firefly Events and I have been planning and coordinating events for over a decade.   I also recently took on a role as a local real estate broker here in Crook County. 

I grew up around southern Oregon. I made a road trip to Prineville with a cousin, on that trip I was introduced to a handsome young Prineville man that later became my husband. I love Prineville and although I wasn’t raised here over the last 16 years it truly has come to feel like my hometown.

I was working for a business that was a Chamber member and I was looking for opportunities to get involved in the community. After several years of attending Chamber functions I was encouraged to join the Ambassador team and then the Board. It has been a great learning experience and a lot of fun to be part of the Chamber both as a member and on the Board.

I love the weather in Prineville. After growing up in the valley with so many days of rain, I truly appreciated having (mostly) defined seasons. Summertime in Prineville is definitely my all-time favorite! We enjoy paddle boarding at Ochoco reservoir, swimming at the Prineville reservoir, floating the refreshing Crooked River, hiking the Barnes Butte or Chimney Rock trails and riding our ATV’s on the many OHV trails.

Alexandra Greenberg

Vice President

Meet Alexandra

Chiropractor, Slater Chiropractic

I was born and raised in Prineville where I graduated from Crook County High School in 2009.  After that, I moved to Portland where I attended both Pacific University and the University of Western States for Chiropractic School. 

After ten years, I returned to Prineville and am now an Associate Chiropractor at Slater Chiropractic.

Since moving back, I have enjoyed how close this community is and realized how much I missed all that Crook County has to offer compared to the big city.  I started attending Chamber events to become more involved in our community and am excited to continue working with the Chamber as Vice President of the board.

I love spending my free time with friends and family, and enjoy getting out to explore all of Central Oregon.  I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, camping, kayaking and many other outdoor activities available in this beautiful area I get to call home.