The Week of November 1st, 2022
Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
Albert Schweitzer
Sharon at the Candidate Forum
Janine Gladfelter at Candidate Forum
Time to vote. The Gresham Chamber endorsed Multnomah County Chair, candidate Dr. Sharon Meieran (left), and Janine Gladfelter, (right) for her re-election to the Gresham City Council.
The Gresham Chamber was pleased so many candidates and attendees participated in the Candidate Forum in September. At the podium is Randy Lauer, candidate for House District 49. The Chamber endorsed his candidacy.
The Fall Expo is just days away. Plan to attend and meet 40 businesses in 90 minutes. Chamber Board member, Ed Chin, All About Adventure Excursions, took full advantage of the previous opportunity. Wednesday, November 9, Gateway Gresham Elks Lodge #1805 is location for the Fall Expo.
Annual Membership Meeting is Friday, November 18th
The election of two new board members, who will join those featured above, will be on the agenda. Exercise your right to vote on new board leadership at the AM, hosted by The Salvation Army Gresham Corps.  We will pause the AM to convene the Annual Meeting. 
Gresham Area Business Expo
Chris from REAP, INC and Brandon, John Deere Portland Regional Distribution Center took advantage of the opportunity previously at an Expo.

Table reservations are almost full. RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!
Gresham Area Chamber Candidate Endorsements 2022
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.
Black Community of Portland
Snugs Services
Nate Stevens Photography
Gresham Locksmith Inc.
Send Out Cards - Gail Fuller
Nectar - Gresham
McDonald & Wetle Inc
First Student, Inc.
Brookdale Mt. Hood Assisted Living
Willard Power Vac
Gresham Station
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
Guide Dogs For The Blind
Powell Valley Assisted Living and Memory Care Community
Did you know? Not all hospice providers are affiliated with “We Honor Veterans,” which is committed to serving and recognizing the unique needs of those who have served us. If you are a veteran, make sure you are aware of your options.
The #1 cause of breakdowns on US Highways is a blown or flat tire. Have your tire tread inspected at every oil change and rotated every 5 to 6,000 miles for optimum longevity and even wear.
Passive vs. Active: Passive - works IF pathogens make it to the filter. Unlikely, before being inhaled by others or falling on surfaces. Active - safely/actively disinfects air and surfaces continuously. Neutralizing pathogens, VOC's, odors, mold, mildew at the source.
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📷 : Jak Wonderly / Travel Southern Oregon
At nearly 96,000 square miles, Oregon alone is 25% larger than all of New England. That’s a lot of ground to cover, and almost half of it is covered with forested acreage. However, the spectrum of Oregon’s colorful fall foliage is less about dying leaves than it is about the surviving trees, shrubs, and vines.
This information is taken directly from Travel Oregon Website.  
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Thank you Veterans
November 11th, 2022

NO Friday AM Meeting

The Chamber office will be closed in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. We thank our Veterans for their service to our great country!

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