Week of August 20th, 2018
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Seeds to Grow
Maybe if we start telling people the brain is an app they will start using it.

Chamber in Pictures
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Purchase tickets online - https://tinyurl.com/gaccgolf   Depending on when you open this newsletter, you have less that 54 hours to win over $2500 in prizes. Timbers package, BBQ package, pamper your pet package, and more. Drawing is 2:00, Thursday Aug 23.
Leadership Academy applications are available until Aug 31 st . Ask any of these 2017-18 class students if it was beneficial to them personally and fun too. Senator Jackie Winters was an inspirational speaker during the class day in Salem.

Know someone that wants a full time or part time job?  Our local school district bus transportation companies are looking for reliable workers. Check out the job section in this newsletter for details, greshamchamber.org/jobs/ ,

This Week's AM
Friday, Aug 24th | 7:22-9:00 AM
575 NE 2nd Street., Gresham, OR 97030
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Business & Leaders Luncheon
Tuesday, Aug 21st | 11:30-1:00 PM
I f you need the drug, can you pay the price?
Persimmon Country Club
500 SE Butler Road, Gresham
Will prescription drug price transparency bring prices down?
Drug prices can increase overnight and our employees pay the price. HB 4005A provided the first step in a complicated process. 
What is next? 

Speaker: Dave Hunt, Sr. VP for Government Affairs, Strategies 360 Oregon

$20 members/$35 future members/$5 beverage only
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Try Local Tuesday
M t Hood Lanes
Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Free shoes and bowling!  
Try Local Tuesday is all about discovering retail establishments in the Greater Gresham area.
Try Local Tuesday is our way of supporting local businesses and introducing others to the great options we have right in our backyard.
Join us this evening to network with fellow Chamber members and guests. Bring a friend!

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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Use PGE’s free Energy Tracker to help manage your energy usage. You can compare use by time of day, week, month or year as well as set alerts to keep track of your bill. 

It's time for a personal spa day. Take 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and a few drops of calming oils into a bath. Soak and then apply your favorite natural, non-toxic moisturizer.
Check Devices on the Network

Knowing who is on your network is a key part of your network performance and security. Periodically get on your router and check the traffic and connected devices for anything unusual. If you need help feel free to contact us.

Serotonin is the molecule of will power, and is a primary “feel good” chemical created naturally in the body. Increase serotonin by remembering a happy event, hanging out with people you like, and listening to your favorite music. ROCK ON!!!
Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 23rd 2018
Glendoveer Golf Course
Shotgun start at 9:00am

Only Four Spots Left!

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/Toyota
American Medical Response AMR | Grand Canyon University
Henningsen Cold Storage| Skyland Pub | Jerry’s Custom Paint
 Visiting Angels | Gresham Senior Center
Sandy River Marketing | Oregonians Credit Union | Marathon Printing
Warren Allen, LLP | Pacific Office Automation | Gresham Modern Dentistry
All About Automotive | COUNTRY Financial | Chris Cakes NW
Gresham GreyWolves | Columbia Distributing | Regency of Gresham

Sometimes when you’re road tripping with the family, the best entertainment for everyone in the car is absolutely free — and this is especially true here in Oregon. From geologic wonders to good old conspiracy fun, check out these treasures that are sure to bring out the kid in all of us. Read More

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.
Try Local First

A Backpack Can Make a Difference!

Lots of demo and new construction is happening at our schools. Heavy equipment and contractors are working full-time as a result of the recent Bond Measures passed by our community. It is exciting to see hundreds of millions of dollars being used to renew and rebuild our schools. Gresham High School is especially visible from both sides of the campus. You can see the project in process. The rebuilding and remodeling of Reynolds High School is visible driving by as well. Powell Valley Elementary is on my way to work and home each day. I am amazed at the progress made daily!  We will truly have schools that will be the envy of the entire Metro area, if not the entire State of Oregon.

That being said, we all know that the funds to make the construction a reality comes from property taxes. While 40% of that revenue comes from residential property taxes the remaining 60% is derived from the business and commercial real estate property taxes.  As a result, businesses have seen a substantial increase in their cost for doing business. Even if they rent, those costs are usually passed on to the renter/business owner.  So when shopping for “Back to School” items remember it is local businesses that are helping to fund all these construction projects that will benefit our children for years to come.  Shoes, backpacks, binders, pants, shirts, coats, pencils, markers, lunch boxes, can be purchased locally. Those purchases help pay the taxes that support the bonds. Buying a back pack full of back to school items at local businesses will help those businesses prosper. Then they can continue to support education as well as the extracurricular activities that are sponsored by these same proprietors. Continue to support our schools by shopping as local as possible. Go backpack shopping in your own back yard.  “Try Local First” !
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