About the Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce

The Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business and represents more than 200 businesses throughout Umatilla and Walla Walla County. Our supporting mission is to help businesses connect with new and current clients throughout the year.

Chamber Committees

Chamber Ambassadors

Seeks out, connects with, and welcomes new businesses and volunteers; identifies and relays needs of business owners to the correct community entities; facilitates Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings for new businesses; plans the Ambassador’s Breakfast and Annual Christmas Magic Parade


A community of businesses and residents working together to serve as the stewards of positive future growth while maintaining the great traditions and personality unique to Milton-Freewater.


To provide a professional and dedicated leadership that supports our business community while promoting favorable economic growth and quality of life in Milton-Freewater.


Educate, advocate, and communicate — with our staff and a 12-member board of directors, we support our members through economic and community development, government relations, and events.

The Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce ensures a thriving economy by working closely with business and community leaders to promote commerce, trade, and industry. This includes recruiting new companies, developing a welcoming environment for entrepreneurs, and helping to grow existing businesses. These efforts result in job creation and a diverse local economy.

Additionally, the Chamber nurtures small businesses by providing the resources they need to get started and keep going including research, low-cost marketing, networking opportunities, and promotion of your business to existing members.

Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings are performed by our Ambassadors to help promote and support new local businesses. These events are always super fun! They are usually held in the evening to encourage new visitors and result in increased foot traffic and sales for the business. 

To begin the process of schedule your Ribbon Cutting or Grand Opening, email [email protected] or call (541) 938-5563. 

Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce Board Members

The Board of Directors for the Chamber is comprised of property owners, business owners, residents, people with a vested interest in Milton-Freewater.

2022-2023 Board Members
President: Susan Dohrmann
Vice President: Carol Irving
Treasurer: Janet Millar
Secretary: Kim Munk
Members: Stacie Lieuallen, Kevin Smith, Andrew Mavromatis, Celso Romero, Scott Nokleby, Jeff Adams, John Borcherts, Amber Lynn Eggleston Kralman
Executive Director:  Maryelizabeth E. Garcia