The Craigmont Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1959. In 1992, the bylaws were amended by renaming the Chamber to the Greater Craigmont Chamber of Commerce, serving the communities of Craigmont, Winchester, and Reubens. The bylaws were amended again in September, 2013 to rename it to Craigmont Greater Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Meeting sites alternate between the communities of Craigmont and Winchester.
The Craigmont Greater Area Chamber of Commerce Mission Statement is to improve the welfare of each of our communities by promoting new businesses, and retaining and/or expanding existing businesses. In addition to economic development, the Chamber seeks to improve tourism by offering several unique opportunities to the prospective traveler.
Visitors have a chance of visiting several museums in the area, the Wolf Education and Research Center, a State Park, historic railroad trestles, and historic landmarks from the Lewis & Clark era. An abundance of recreational opportunities are available, such as sightseeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, camping, picnicking, white-water rafting, and canoeing.
The Chamber plays an integral part in each of the communities by providing financial support through our annual Community Chest Fund Drive. Each year donations are made to our respective communities’ celebrations such as the Craigmont June Picnic and Winchester Days 4th of July Fireworks Display. A $1,400 scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving graduating senior from Highland High School. Donations are made to each communities’ library and Reuben’s Christmas party for children.