Chamber

Salmon River Chamber of Commerce
By-Laws
As Amended April 11, 2007

Article I: NAME AND PURPOSE

Section 1: This association shall be known and designated as Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.

Section 2: The purpose of the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce is to secure and promote cooperative action among its members on all questions affecting the financial, commercial, civic and industrial interests and general welfare of the people of Riggins and vicinity.

To engage in advertising Riggins and the Salmon River area, its development and undeveloped resources, its scenic beauty, climate, health conditions, forest, grazing, mineral, manufacturing and other advantages and to encourage the use of local products and the development of local industries. 

 The Chamber shall not engage in any advertising or promotion of political agendas unless approved by an authorized vote of the Board of Directors. 

  The Chamber of Commerce does not endorse or promote any religious organization.  As a service to the community and travelers Churches will be given a complimentary listing in the Chamber of Commerce insert stating their Name, Phone number and services times only.  Their agendas and websites will not be linked to the Chamber of Commerce website. 


Article II: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

    Section 1: Any person, firm, cooperation, partnership, or association, either a resident of, or engaged in some activity, or doing business in Riggins or the Salmon River area, and interested in the general welfare and development of the community and in the purpose and objects of the organization shall be eligible for membership. 
   
    Section 2:  Applicants, who subscribe to the objects of this organization
will pay annual membership dues, the classifications and amount of which to be determined from time to time, by the Membership Committee with the approval of the Board of Directors.  Dues are to be payable at the annual meeting to cover the calendar year.

    Section 3:  Members shall be entitled to attend all meetings of the organization and all members shall have equal voting power.  In the event a member is other than an individual, any person duly delegated by such member shall have power to represent it at all meetings of the organization.


Article III:  OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Section 1: There shall be elected from the membership of the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce three directors, of who two shall be elected for a term of two years, and two for a term of one year, at any regular meeting directors may be elected to fill vacancies for unexpired terms.

Section 2: No person shall be elected to membership on the Board of Directors nor continue to serve as a director who is not a paid member of the Salmon River Chamber of Commerce.

Section 3:  The Board of Directors consists of the elected officers and four directors shall have full power and authority to carry on any business, and exercise any and all powers and authority conferred on this organization by these by-laws, a majority of the directors shall constitute a quorum.  Consensus or authorized vote of the Board of Directors may also be obtained via phone, fax or email.

Section 4: The officers of this Chamber shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Treasurer, and a Secretary.   The President shall be chairman of the Board of Directors and the other officers shall be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.

Section 5:  The duties and powers of the officers shall be those implied by their office and such other duties as may be determined by the organization.

The President shall appoint all committees, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, and may discharge committees when their duties have been performed or when they are no longer needed.

The Vice-President shall officiate at the regular and special meetings in absence of the President.



The Treasurer shall have custody of the funds of the chamber and shall pay all usual and customary bills in a timely manner.  All other expenses will be approved by an authorized vote.  The Treasurer shall give an oral report of the account balances and transactions of the Chamber at all meetings.  The Treasurer will also prepare other reports as requested by the Board of Directors.

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the chamber and conduct its correspondence.  The Secretary shall keep the membership list of the chamber and shall submit an annual report at the annual meeting and other reports as requested.  The Secretary will keep copies of the minutes in a binder to be kept for the future.


IV:  MEETINGS

Section 1: Meetings will be held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at noon. The annual meeting of the Salmon River Chamber of commerce shall be on the first regular meeting in January each year.  Officers shall be elected at this meeting.

Section 2: Such other meetings of the chamber shall be held as may be determined by the Board of Directors.

Article V: Committees

Section 1: Finance Committee will prepare a yearly budget and do, or cause to have done a yearly audit of the books.

Section 2: Advertising Committee will consist of at least 3 members of the Chamber of Commerce.  This committee will research, manage, produce and place advertising within parameters set and approval by the Chamber.

Section 3: The Membership committee shall solicit and accept membership and assist the Treasurer in collection of dues.

Section 4:  The Salmon River Economic Development Association (Gem Community) is a sub-committee of the Chamber of Commerce.   Their meetings will coincide with the Chamber of Commerce Meetings.

Section 5: Standing and Special Committees may be added or removed at any time at the discretion of the Board of Directors



ARTICLE VI: MISCELLANEOUS

Section 1: This fiscal year shall coincide with the calendar year.

Section 2: When services and goods are needed by the Chamber of Commerce.  Priority will be given to paid members of the Chamber of Commerce.

Section 3:  There shall be a standing committee on Finance, Roads and Membership.

Section 4:  All bills against the Chamber shall be read before the membership at a regular or special meeting and by vote of the chamber, be paid or rejected.

Section 5:  The committee on roads shall promote the construction and improvements of roads benefiting Riggins and the Salmon River area.

Section 6:  No collection for any purpose shall be taken at any meeting of the Chamber.

Section 7:  The elected members of the Board of Directors shall submit nomination for directors and officers at least one month prior to the elections meeting in January.  Any member of the chamber shall also submit nominations at any time prior to the election.  When there is more than one nomination for any position. The election for that person shall by written ballot.

Section 8:  The Chamber shall not pledge any future action or policy without having it referred to the Board of Directors for recommendation.

Section 9:  These by-laws may be amended by at least two weeks previous announcement of the proposed amendment, and by a 2/3 vote of the members present at a regular meeting thereafter.

 

Member Benefits

The Riggins Chamber of Commerce is an organization that exists to enhance the quality of life for the town of Riggins and its local community. With our business-building resources, unique promotional opportunities, and connections to local business leaders, the Chamber is helping to improve the economic vitality for everyone. We are dedicated to the success of each and every member’s business. After all, these businesses improve the economy, support local activities and make this community an exceptional place to live.

The value and power of your membership provides you with:
 

  • Business Promotion
  • Networking & Education
  • Communication & Public Relations
  • Advocacy & Economic Development



Business Promotion

  • Free listing in our business directory and free direct link to your own website
  • Your business profile page hosted on Chamber website
  • Access to advertising and publicity in our monthly newsletter
  • Your business literature distributed at the Chamber and Visitor Center office
  • Referrals through Chamber and Visitor Center inquiries


Networking & Education

  • Networking opportunities to increase business contacts and to make meaningful connections with business owners  from the town
  • Business Development & Coaching


Communication & Public Relations

  • Weekly Chamber eBlast Newsletters with updates about events, committee meetings and issues impacting business
  • Your special events and news items featured on CHCC website and in monthly e-newsletters.


Advocacy & Economic Development

  • The Riggins Chamber is part of a strong voice and advocates on behalf of the region's business community on critical issues at all levels of government – local, state, and federal.



Join Today

To join the chamber please fill out, print, and return our membership application. If you have questions please give us a call at 208-628-3320. We look forward to serving you.

 

P.O. Box 289 • Riggins, Idaho 83549 • 208-628-3320 • visitrigginsidaho@gmail.com