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About the Chamber

The Douglas Chamber of Commerce began as the Good Roads Club,” whicwas incorporated in Douglas in 1910 with 119 members and capitalization of  $50,000. it was a popular social club with a primary goal to establish a way to improve the road system to enjoy the new automobile. In 1918, the Good Roads Clubvoted to become the Douglas Chamber of Commerce . One of the first projects was enlisting moral and financial support for the development of Yellow- stone Hwy, the west entrance into Douglas. The Yellowstone Highway for years was lined with large boulders painted yellow to mark the trail to YellowstonPark.

 Today the Chamber helps create a strong local economy through collaboration with many community groups to address issues surrounding technology, work- force, health card, education and legislation to formulate strategies to meet the needs of business people and to make a positive difference in our community.

 The Chamber is the face of Douglasoperating as the information center for the community to refer businesses, outdoor recreation opportunities, tourism information, shopping, events, motels/hotels and restaurants, and relocation information, hunting information educational information and other quality of life initiatives in our community.


 The Douglas Chamber promotes Douglas, its businesses, and the surrounding areas of Converse County by operating seven days a week, as the Official Visitor Information Center” at the Douglas Railroad Interpretative Museum.
 

The Chamber is located in the historic  FE & MV Railroad Passenger Depot, which was an important building in Douglas that helped establish the town of Douglas. In 1950, the building was closed to passenger traffic and in the 1990s became the location for the Douglas Chamber of Commerce. Today the site features seven historic railcars, including the #5633 steam locomotive on display. Open year round, 7 days a week, the museum and visitor center are available for viewing. Seasonal hours apply.