The Week of November 8th, 2022
Every time you feel yourself being pulled into other people's drama, repeat these words, "Not my circus, not my monkeys".
The Gresham Area Chamber did not endorse a candidate in the governor's race. However, the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce endorsed Christine Drazan. The Village Retirement Center is just one of the many places Drazan has visited in East County.
Rotary Steak Fry in Gresham Oregon
Board Members Steve Brown, The Outlook/Pamplin Media Group, and Andrew Speer, Portland General Electric are looking forward to the Annual Membership Meeting scheduled for November 18th, 2022 at the Friday AM. The vote for two new board members will be on the agenda that day. Save the date.
Will the Gresham Area Chamber repeat the Adopt a Cop month-long program for 2023? Heck YES. Watch for details
Lila Leathers
We are sad to tell you that Lila Leathers, Leathers Fuels, passed away on November 1st. A beloved community member, past Chamber President, winner of the Family Business Award in 2022, sister of Sheriff Bob Skipper (above photo), and generous to a fault. Lila will be missed by many for so many reasons.
Who should attend the upcoming Gresham Fall Business Expo? YOU should!
Candidates who received but did not return questionnaire: Kimberly Rice, Ricki Ruiz, Amelia Salvador, Walt Trandum, James Heib, Darcy Lund, Tom Stanley, Amanda Orozco-Beach, Mario Palmero, Eddy Morales.

Process for endorsement consideration:
Questionnaire is sent to candidates with deadline for return.
Only candidates who return questionnaires are considered for endorsement.
After review and or interview, Government Affairs Council makes recommendations to Board.
Board votes on recommendations. 
Chamber membership is not criteria for endorsement.
No Friday Am Meeting
Thank You Veterans

No Friday Networking Meeting

The Chamber Office will be Closed
Columbia Slough Watershed Council
Mountainview Christian Church
Sunny Han's Wok & Grill
Did you know your Dash Warning Lights indicate the importance by color? Green is an indicator of operation, not a warning. Amber indicates an issue that needs to be addressed in the near future. Red is an urgent warning that needs to be addressed immediately.

Did you know? We are the number 1 ranked hospice in the Portland Metro Area on Care Compare for 4 years running.
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With its grand Victorian houses perched on cascading hillsides overlooking the Columbia River, Astoria welcomes you to the oldest city in Oregon. But have you ever wondered what made this port town flourish in the wild Pacific Northwest? Find out more by exploring Uniontown, Astoria’s historic cannery neighborhood, where you can still experience the spirit of yesteryear.
This information is taken directly from Travel Oregon Website.  
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The Chamber office will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you and yours a season full of thankfulness!
Read how the Chamber has helped other Gresham Area businesses thrive!
The best thanks we can receive is
your recommendation to other local businesses.
Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce
(503) 665-1131