Week of July 16th 2018
Your Weekly News
Seeds to Grow
Lynn Snodgrass
I'm always losing my car keys, my temper, my memory and my patience...so losing weight should be a breeze.

Thank you to our Renewing Members
Visiting Angels
Al's Garden Center
Breakfast Lions Club
Nicholas Restaurant
Apple of His Eye Charity
NW Urgent Care
Crunch Fitness

Welcome Our Newest Members

Amy Rose Davis
Freelance Writer

DF Construction

Grand Canyon University
Chamber in Pictures
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Biggest community event of the year brings out all kinds of people. Chamber member, Cha Cha the Clown loves the Gresham Art Festival. Join her and over 200 vendors for a great 2 day event.
Wine and beer go hand in hand with art and auctions. A bonus is music! Friday night “Art Under the Stars” is a benefit auction for Gresham Outdoor Public Art. An outdoor concert and charity auction in downtown Gresham. Don’t miss your chance to bid on a special piece of art, enjoy good wine and music, and help GOPA continue to fund outdoor public art.  
This Week's AM
Friday, July 20th | 7:22-9:00 am
The Bold Orange & Something Blue
501 NE Hood Avenue, Suite 130
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
More Upcoming Events
Would Major League Baseball be a winning decision for Oregon? Register for the July 17 th Business & Leaders Luncheon to get the real story.
Business Leaders Luncheon
Tuesday July 17th 2018
11:30-1:00 pm
Persimmon Country Club
500 SE Butler Road, Gresham

Sponsored By:
Emerging Professionals
Wednesday July 18th 2018
5:30-7:00 pm

Are you a pool shark? Come prove it.

Fun, social event

Meet Board President
 Stayce Blume, Skyland Pub

Skyland Pub
3175 S Troutdale Road, Troutdale

Sponsored By:

Try Local Tuesday
Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
5:30-9:00 pm

Gresham GreyWolves Game
3600 NE 17th Street, Gresham

Gates open at 5:30pm
Game starts at 6:35pm

Join us this evening to network with fellow Chamber members and guests. Bring a friend!

Sponsored By:
Gresham Ford
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
It’s Summer of Safety time again — join PGE at community events where they can make it fun for your kids to learn how to use electricity safely and wisely. See schedule of local fairs and festivals where you can find PGE this summer at www.PortlandGeneral.com/summerofsafety.  

  How Long is That Potato Salad Safe?: Picnics and barbecues promise great times with friends and family on long summer days. Don’t ruin the memories by risking food poisoning! Keep foods on ice in well-insulated coolers, cook meat until it’s no longer pink inside, and if the temperature is 90 or above, don’t eat foods that have been out (even on ice) for more than an hour.
Purchasing or remodeling a house? Smelling unwanted odors? Diffuse cleansing essential oils like Lemon, Siberian Fir, and Melaleuca. Use a few drops in baking soda and sprinkle on carpets before vacuuming.

Make sure your systems are clean and secure by having an anti-virus/malware installed and running, firewall settings for external and internal use, ensure Identity management, and encryption. Have an IT professional available to add or strengthen these as needed.


Meditation is an important component in Traditional Chinese Medicine for relieving stress. Anyone can do it, there’s no expense involved and you don’t need special clothing or equipment to enjoy it. It produces a state of relaxation while calming the mind. And it can take as little as 10 minutes to practice.

Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 23rd 2018
Glendoveer Golf Course
Shotgun start at 9:00am



A golf team of 4 for only $500
Individual Fee $135

Sponsorship opportunities are still available

Contact Shelley Wright for more information

Golf Tournament Sponsored by
Therapeutic Associates | Avamere at Sandy | Cricket Wireless
Business & Accounting Solutions | KG Specialties | Metro East Web Academy
Gresham Family Chiropractic | Mt. Hood Community College
American Medical Response AMR | Skyland Pub | Visiting Angels
Tourism
THE PAINTED HILLS

The hills get their name from the delicately colored stratifications in the soil and the yellows, golds, blacks and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon. Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the claystones differ with ever-changing light and moisture levels. Once you see them for yourself, it’s pretty easy to understand why the Painted Hills are one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.



Friday AM Meetings


"You at 7:22"
AVAILABLE ONLINE! Member Event Calendar
Need to promote your special day event, fundraiser, request for volunteers, meet and greets, classes, meetings and more? Get value by listing your events with the Chamber.

Click here for a complete list of Member Events.

To post an event, email the details to gacc@greshamchamber.org or call 503-665-1131.

Member Job Openings
List Your Job Openings With The Chamber

One of the free benefits of membership is the ability to post job openings on the Chamber's website. To post a job opening send the details in a Word document to the Chamber Office .

Click Here for a list of current job openings.
Health & Wellness - During a Difficult Time
Listening intently to patients and families with minimal interruption is one of the very most important things a physician can do for the success of treatments for cancer. Being a 3- time survivor of breast cancer, only one of my doctors didn’t.  I was very fortunate to have doctors and nurses who listened intently and asked important open-ended questions which made me feel they each genuinely cared about what I answered. Caregivers also need to be reminded of the importance of kindness in serving seriously ill patients. Instead of asking “what’s the matter”, it is much better to ask “what matters to you” and, can lead to a much better outcome for seriously ill patients:
Listen: Listening intently to patients and families, conveys respect for self-knowledge. It also builds trust. It enables doctors to act as trusted guides who provide relevant medical expertise and translate it into a care plan consistent with patients’ values and priorities. Content from Cisco Webex This is content paid for by an advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio . “Millennials and Gen Z will not stick around for companies that remain siloed. “They’re looking for opportunities that allow for dynamic collaboration. And they want and need the right technological tools to work as a team effectively.” — Cheryl Cran, author of “The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast-Paced World” Read More   Simple, open-ended questions can invite patients and families to share information that is important. Intensive-care-unit nurses at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston begin their shifts by asking patients, “What’s the most important thing we can do for you today?”
Empathy:  Nursing scholar Theresa Wiseman identifies four essential attributes of empathy: seeing the world from another’s perspective; avoiding judgment when assessing a situation; recognizing the emotion present and; responding to that emotion in a genuinely caring way.Content from Cisco Webex This is content paid for by an advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio . “Millennials and Gen Z will not stick around for companies that remain siloed. “They’re looking for opportunities that allow for dynamic collaboration. And they want and need the right technological tools to work as a team effectively.” — Cheryl Cran, author of “The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast-Paced World” Read More 
Generous Acts: Kindness often manifests as generous acts. 
Timely Care: Undue waiting — for an appointment, the start of treatment or a consequential test result — can be excruciating for a cancer patient. An institutional commitment to being on time is kind even though delays are sometimes inevitable. 
Gentle Honesty: As stated by a cancer patient: “Cancer is a high-potency word, a word without any positive sometimes. Asking patients how much they want to know about their illness is informative and kind. Most patients want to hear the truth in honest, well-chosen words that convey a sense of partnership and that guide them through difficult decisions.Content from Cisco Webex This is content paid for by an advertiser and published by WP BrandStudio. The Washington Post newsroom was not involved in the creation of this content. Learn more about WP BrandStudio . “Millennials and Gen Z will not stick around for companies that remain siloed. “They’re looking for opportunities that allow for dynamic collaboration. And they want and need the right technological tools to work as a team effectively.” — Cheryl Cran, author of “The Art of Change Leadership: Driving Transformation in a Fast-Paced World” Read More 
Support for Family Caregivers: Cancer patients commonly depend on family members for assistance with medical care, daily needs and emotional support. Family caregivers themselves require training, timely assistance and emotional care to perform their role and to maintain their own health. Research shows the benefits of preparing, empowering and assisting a patient’s family to effectively care for a loved one. A patient is a person first. Caring for human needs as well as medical needs through kind acts is good medicine.
 
Although everyone is different when experiencing cancer, these are very important to most people I have talked with.
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