Week of August 13th, 2018
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Seeds to Grow
Buying the right computer and getting it to work properly is no more complicated than building a nuclear reactor from wristwatch parts in a darkened room using only your teeth.
-Dave Barry

Thank you to our Renewing Members

Armworks Hand Therapy
Tara Ballenger - More Realty
Yoshida's Inc.
Mortgage Express
Springdale Job Corps
The Rotary Club of Gresham
Right Way Bookkeeping
Thomsen Orchards, Inc.
Chamber in Pictures
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$5.00 for a chance at Timbers package valued at $ 1,100? Really? 5 for $20? Really?  The answer is yes. Call the office to get as many raffle tickets as you can afford for the chance to win this and other packages or email gacc@greshamchamber.org to order your raffle tickets.  Hurry though.
Another GREAT raffle package you can win. Over $ 700 in our Barbecue package. And of course it includes a barbecue grill.  $ 5.00 tickets going fast. Call the chamber office to get your chance to win. Drawing is Thursday, August 23 at 2:00. Nope, you don’t need to be present to win. But you can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket.  
This Week's AM
Friday, Aug 17th | 7:20-9:00 AM
5003 W. Powell Blvd., Gresham, OR 97080
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Ribbon Cutting
Friday, Aug 17th | 9:15-9:30 AM
52 NW  2nd  Street, Gresham, OR 97030
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More Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Commit to your marketing. Be genuine. Be relentless. Be bold.  
Featuring Kayla Viramontes
The Bold Orange and Something Blue

Olive Garden
2330 SE Burnside Road, Gresham, OR 97080

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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. 

Prepping for going back to school? Along with the pencil pouch and back pack, remember your essential oil hand sanitizer, essential oils for focus and calming. No one needs sick days or stress.

Separating network devices by type, department, etc is a crucial part of a networks posture and performance and often a requirement by regulations. Setting up isolation, VLANs & subnets doesn't have to difficult though.
Oxytocin is the chemical your brain creates when we feel warm and fuzzy. Increase this chemical simply by cuddling with your pet, or giving someone you like or care about a hug – I mean a real hug. And if you’re not sure what a real hug feels like wrap your arms around someone, take a deep breath and hold on for at least 17 seconds!
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

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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

From a painterly alpine lake in the Wallowas to a quiet multi-fingered lake on the Coast, here are a few lake retreats all across Oregon, where you can kayak, canoe, SUP (stand up paddle-board), boat, hike, cast a line — or do nothing but chill on the shore with a cold drink in hand.
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 and Wellness
How to fight off mosquitoes and ticks —and avoid the diseases they can spread ?

You need an effective insect repellent. But even the best bug spray won't help much if you don't apply it properly . And while repellents are generally safe, even for pregnant women and children, that's only true if you put them on right. These seven tips are from Consumer Reports and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • Apply Sunscreen First If you’re going to be in the sun, first rub in your sunscreen, let absorb into your skin, and then apply the repellent on top. If you need to apply more sunscreen later, you don’t necessarily need to reapply bug spray unless you notice that the insects are beginning to bother you. Note that we don't recommend products that combine a sunscreen and a repellent—and neither does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That's because sunscreen should be reapplied more often than bug spray repellent, so you could end up applying more repellent than necessary. 
  • Put it on Smoothly and Evenly—But Not Too Much
Mosquitoes and ticks can be aggressive biters. They can find and bite an exposed section of skin the size of a dime. So you want to make sure you cover every inch. Shake the bottle and spray evenly onto your uncovered skin and clothes from about four to eight inches away, as directed on the label. But don't overdo it: For insect repellents, more is not better. You don’t want to lather insect repellent on like a thick lotion. Rather, a light dusting is sufficient. And it’s best to avoid breathing in repellent, so try to be in a well-ventilated space away from open flames when applying. 
  • Don't Spray Under Your Clothes
While wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants can help you avoid mosquito bites, you should still spray your clothes with repellent for extra protection. (First apply to an inconspicuous location to check for possible damage.) But never spray it underneath your clothes: That's not only unnecessary, but may increase the risks.
  • Use Your Hands for Sensitive, Hard-to-Reach Spots
Never spray sunscreen directly onto your face or your ears. Instead, spray some onto your hands and spread it on your face, neck, and outside of your ears, being careful to avoid your eyes and nostrils. Don’t forget to rub it onto your head if you’re bald. If you’re going to be eating, wash your hands after applying. But bug sprays can aggravate open cuts and wounds, so avoid areas with broken or irritated skin. 
  • Don't Forget Ankles and Knees
Mosquitoes tend to be attracted to certain hotspots on the body, including the ankles, feet, and knees. And since ticks usually hop onto you from plants on the ground, your exposed ankles are a primary target. 
  • Extra Care for Children
According to the CDC, you should never apply any kind of insect repellent to children under the age of two months. For older children, never spray directly onto their skin. Spray onto your hands first and then rub onto their exposed skin and face. Be sure to avoid their hands, since they tend to stick their fingers into their eyes and mouth. And as always, avoid their eyes, nostrils, and mouth when rubbing.
7. Re-apply Only When Necessary
In tests, top-rated repellents all protected against both ticks and mosquitoes for at least 7 hours. Still, some people tend to attract more bugs than others, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so if bugs are starting to bite again, that’s your cue that it’s time for more. And insect repellents can wash off in water, so if you’re swimming or perspiring heavily, you should think about re-applying afterward.  

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