The Week of 02/09/2021
“Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s more like a cha-cha.”

~Robert Brault

Be Optimistic
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Welcome New Members

Wise Coatings LLC

Renewing Members

Best Western Sandy Inn

Lenny Martin Painting LLC

Navigate Financial

Courtyard by Marriott Portland East

PDG Construction Services, Inc.

Columbia Collection Services

Arcadia Senior Living

Willoughby Hearing

Good News Community Health Center

Gresham Historical Society & Museum

La Carreta of Gresham

Worksystems, Inc.

Denton Plastics
Chamber in Pictures
Legislative session has started but with COVID restrictions. 

Public testimony is limited but letters and emails are not. Representative Janell Bynum is one of several voices for our area. 

Watch for Chamber updates as we monitor business-related legislation.
Represenative Bynum
Two years ago on February 15th, we celebrated with Don of Sandy River Marketing Inc. for their ribbon cutting. Marketing opens many doors with or without the pandemic impact. Add a marketing professional to your tool box. Check the Chamber Directory for our many marketing companies.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Topic: A, B, C’s at the Local Level
A. Opening schools is not just a flip of the switch.
B. School bond and beautiful schools.
C. What about sports?

Dr. A. Katrise Perera sits at the table on all three of these A,B,C’s. Jordan Ely, CFO of Gresham-Barlow School District, will be part of the conversation too. Join in to hear what is happening and why.
FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

The inner strengths you've discovered and valuable lessons you've learned this past year have helped you hang tough. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help your business continue to grow stronger. The 9th Annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest returns February 16th.
This Week's AM on Zoom
Friday AM "Via Zoom"

Navigate Financial

Friday, Feb. 12th, 2021 | 7:22 AM - 8:30 AM
Tips, Tools, & Press Releases
What should I do when I need to replace a burned out fuse?

Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse). If a fuse continues to blow, you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.

If you experience a flood, please do not do the following while you wait for professional help:
Don't leave wet fabrics in place. Hang furs and leather goods. Don't leave books, magazines or other colored items on wet carpet or floors. Don't use your household vacuum to remove water.
Disney Cruise Line dining room Cast members represent, on average, 86 different nationalities.

Mushrooms can keep you healthy!
Sorry, not magic mushrooms… Medicinal mushrooms like Turkey Tail, Reishi, Cordyceps, and Chaga improve immune function, help cellular energy production, and support gut health.
Share your pearls of wisdom?
To post a tip, email the details to Please remember to keep it to 40 words or less.
Travel Oregon
 A Dog’s Guide to the
Gorge and Mt. Hood

Hood River is the cat’s meow for dogs. Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and about 45 minutes from snow-covered trails on Mt. Hood, this picturesque city has lots of dog-friendly trails, beaches, restaurants and places to stay. Walk through downtown Hood River and you’re bound to find bowls of water, “dog parking” at restaurants and plenty of dog treats for your pooch.

Friday AM Meetings

"You at 7:22"
Need to Promote Your Event?

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Member Job Postings
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Jobs in the Gresham Area
Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce Pandemic Business Recovery and Resources
COVID Resources
Gresham Area Businesses
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