Fruitland Facts: The founders of the Fruitland Chamber of Commerce were Nalia Gordy (Gordy's Pantry and Petrol), Dave Morgan (Unfinished Furniture Warehouse), Henry Tilman (Bank of Fruitland), Rick Pollitt (City of Fruitland's Town Manager), and Bunk Mann(Mann Insurance Associates).
Fruitland Facts: The first Fruitland Chamber meeting was held on April 29,1992 at City Hall. Thirty people representing 26 local businesses were in attendance.
Fruitland Facts: The Fruitland Chamber raises money for the Fruitland Scholarship fund, which gives away at least two $500 scholarships each year.
Fruitland Facts: The first Christmas Lighting Ceremony was held on November 30, 1992. The first Christmas Parade was held on December 12, 1993.The Christmas Parade lasted 4 years and was eventually replaced by our popular and unique Easter Parade.
Fruitland Facts: The first "Business of the Year" Award was presented to Mann Insurance Associates in 1996.Since 1997, this business has been known as Mann and Gray Insurance.Mann and Gray was the recipient of the Business of the Year Award in 2008.
Fruitland Facts: The first "Citizen of the Year Award" was presented to Alfred H. Stewart in 1993. The first "Police Officer of the Year Award" was presented in 2005 to then-Chief Paul Jackson.
With over 50 member businesses involved in the Fruitland Chamber, we are here to encourage business and community growth in our town. We invite your to browse our website and contact us with any questions. Please explore our featured sections for more information.
Our mission is "Bringing Unity to the Community." This guiding principle is a part of our core. If your business would like to network, bring unity to our community and join the chamber, please contact us!
Fruitland Chamber Members come from a diverse set of businesses. Visit our Member Directory to view the current list of participating businesses in our community. Find specific contact information including websites and direct email addresses for local businesses that can help you with whatever need you're looking to fill!
Fruitland Chamber Events section of the website includes information on our annual events and our regularly scheduled chamber meetings.
Our chamber is involved in our community! Visit the Community section of the website for more information on the Fruitland Chamber of Commerce College Scholarship or information on our Community Recognition Awards.