Chamber of Commerce 101

Hazen Chamber of Commerce Mission

Our mission is to represent its membership, to provide leadership opportunities, advocacy, and economic growth for a more vibrant and sustainable community.  

What can the chamber do for my business?

  • Opportunities for growth (professionally and individually)
  • Access to resources (call on other members/experts for advice)

  • Community involvement/volunteerism (helps them give back to their area)

  • Collaboration (a place to troubleshoot and cheer each other on)

  • Sponsorship and advertising

  • Chamber websites can be powerful 

  • The chamber does the leg work in bringing people together

For Every $100 Spent at a Locally Owned Business:

  • $73 remains in local economy
  • $27 leaves local economy

Locally Owned Business

  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy
  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy

For Every $100 Spent At a Non-Locally Owned Business:

  • $43 remains in local economy
  • $57 leaves local economy

Non-Locally Owned Business

  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy
  • Remains in Local Economy
  • Leaves Local Economy

GoLocal! ND is all about economic diversification, one of the top priorities of Vision West ND. Vision West ND is a regional grassroots effort to promote and enhance quality of life and economic expansion in western North Dakota. Vision West ND is a network that shares information, experiences, and resources for positive planning at the local levels. The GoLocal! ND project is funded through a Bush Foundation grant to Vision West ND.

Our goal

  • The goal of Vision West ND’s GoLocal! ND initiative is to help create thriving local economies throughout western North Dakota by maximizing the potential of local businesses and transferring market share (business, government, and consumer purchases) from non-locally owned businesses to locally-owned businesses.