Newport Oregon has a very strong Chamber of Commerce. The community are very active and supportive of the of local businesses in the community and events which enhance the experience of living in the Newport not only for the business owners, but the residences, and visitors.
Martek Real Estate is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and I regularly attend the Friday luncheons where a different business is highlighted each week and interesting speakers talk about what is going on in the community. In June 2016, I volunteered to become an Ambassador for the Chamber which requires more of a commitments than just attending Chamber lunches when convenient. As an ambassador I not only attend lunches, but also attend and support the monthly “Business After Hours” hosted various business where Chamber members can gather and learn more about the company hosting the event. I also attend “New Member Showcase” where the Ambassadors gather early Friday mornings at a new member’s location or at the Chamber office is they don’t have a physical store front where we meet the owners who take the opportunity to talk about their business. I enjoy learning about the history of the business and the services they offer and the owners. It is an opportunity to learn more about the community and also provide insights to my buyer clients that are considering a move to Newport.
In addition to attending fun events, luncheons, and getting to know the business community, it is also great to associate with the other Ambassadors and Chamber Members and I really enjoy their company.