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Do you have something to say? Don't miss out on telling people!
Plan ahead and submit your Member and Community news to the Chamber by the 20th of the month for inclusion.

Is your chamber membership listing correct and up to date?  Login to the member portal and check your membership listing TODAY! There is a new 2017 - 2018 Membership Directory and Community Profile coming out, and we want to make sure your listing is correct www.mcminnville.org

If you need your member login information - please contact Holly at the Chamber office 503.472.6196 or email her: hgleason@mcminnville.org

2017 Community Profile & Membership Directory

An outstanding benefit of being a member of the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is being able to promote your business in the 2017 Community Profile & Membership Directory.  One of the Chamber's most requested publications, the directory is given to all current and prospective chamber members and is used throughout our community.  The Chamber also distributes this publication across the U.S. in response to inquiries from an extensive group of prospective customers who are interested in doing business in, visiting or relocating to the McMinnville area.
We are proud to be partnering with Lawton Publishing to produce this important Chamber publication.  Not only is Lawton a valued McMinnville Area Chamber member, but they are also leaders in the field of Chamber publishing.  Donna Eslinger, a Senior Account Executive with Lawton Publishing, will be contacting you soon to discuss your advertising in this Members-Only opportunity.
Your Chamber and our publisher both know the importance of marketing for your business.  As a result, your display advertisement will be seen in multiple ways:
  • in the printed publication
  • via mobile devices; taking advantage of the Free QR Code placed on your ad gives Apple and Android mobile users a way to easily learn more about your business.
  • via the internet through the online eBook Directory linked to the Chamber's website at www.mcminnville.org.  Viewers will be linked to your website from your online display advertisement
By choosing to participate, you will be working with the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce in making this valuable marketing piece a success, as well as joining prominent businesses working together to grow and sustain the economic vitality of our community.  We encourage you learn more about this limited, first-reserved marketing opportunity for your business. ACT SOON!!
For more information simply reply to this email including your name, company and telephone number.  Or call Donna directly at 417-496-2711 or email: DonnaE@lawton-publishing.com .

''See Ya Later'' Foundation, Inc.
3rd Street Pizza Co.
All About Smiles
American Cancer Society
Guesthouse Vineyard Inn
Child Care Resource & Referral of Marion, Polk & Yamhill Counties
Comcast Business
Encore Home Furnishings
Olde Stone Village
Women's Health Care
Yamhill County Historical Society
Yamhill County Real Estate Guide LLC
Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli
Henderson House
Hinmon Agency
Honest Chocolates
Domino's Pizza
La Rambla Restaurant
Life Care Center Of McMinnville
Mac Auto Supply
Open Hand Kempo
McMinnville Tire Factory
Michelbook Estates Inc.
Miller Technologies
Pacific Frame & Gallery
Pacific Residential Mortgage, Inc.
Pets Stop Inn LLC
Print Northwest
Rite Way Electric
Serendipity Ice Cream
True Form Collision Repair
West Hills Physical Therapy
Willamette Valley Medical Center
Larissa DeHart Insurance, LLC (Farmers Insurance)
Xtreme Auto Spa
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Tree-ific Arbor Care Inc.
DeVo's Screen Printing
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Chehalem Valley Dance Academy
Bug Busters Pest Control
Dairy Queen
Accu-Tech Automotive
ATS Appliance Repair LLC
JW Millegan, Inc.
Gem Creole Saloon
Westcorp Mortgage
Jerry Sodorff Photography
Cross and Crown Inc.
Simpson Electrical Construction Co.
Jade Photography
McMinnville Living
Breathe Body & Spa
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Foundation

McMinnville-based award-winning marketing and branding firm, Creative Company, has added a new Art Director to its team. Marlon Alojepan brings more than a decade of experience and a fresh perspective-he balances outstanding design with meticulous execution. With a BFA in Graphic Design and more than 15 years in the field, Alojepan brings a wealth of knowledge, creative vision and a refined style to the Creative Company team. His history working with small businesses to work for the impressive sports giant, Nike, means he can adapt his style and vision to fit, and exceed, client expectations.

"We're delighted to have Marlon join our team. His experience and keen eye in design, branding and print round out the team well. We're looking forward to more award-winning work in 2017!" offered Jennifer Larsen Morrow, president of Creative Company. Alojepan collaborates to make every piece, every design forward thinking and visually striking, balancing exceptional art with thoughtful design. He has already taken on the creative lead on Creative Company's new re-brand campaign. And he adds a bit more tropical flavor-he's the third person at Creative Company with strong ties to the Hawaiian Islands.

When he's not keeping busy for Creative Company clients, Alojepan immerses himself in aesthetics. If he isn't at a car show enjoying beautiful cars, he's exploring Pinterest or Behance, just soaking up art and design ideas.

McMinnville Love Locks will be unveiling their first art piece that is dedicated to place love locks (padlocks) on as an expression of your love to your companion, partner, pet or in memory of someone. A Launch Party for McMinnville Love Locks is on February 14, 2017, from 12 - 8pm in the Granary District parking lot. 

One of the ways that McMinnville Love Locks is giving to Grad night is by holding an annual fundraiser for MHS Grad Night so on Feb 14th we will be selling hot choc, coffee and Voodoo Donuts at the Launch Party. The second way that McMinnville Love Locks is giving to MHS Grad Night is by making some of the products with the help of MHS students to be sold by McMinnville Love Locks and a percentage of the sales is then given to each graduating class. We hope you will join us and support McMinnville Love Locks supporting MHS Grad Night!

Oregon State University Extension Office announces that the Oregon State University Yamhill County Extension Office will be hosting a Real Colors® Facilitator Certification Training Class on April 18-20, 2017 in McMinnville, Oregon. The Real Colors® program uses a personality-type assessment to help people better understand individual motivations and communication styles. Participants identify their own style and learn about those of others, laying the groundwork for developing plans and goals that accommodate different types of personalities.

Participants who complete the training will be certified as Real Color® Facilitators who can conduct workshops with employees, leaders, managers and supervisors in organizations. Attendees must attend all three days of the training to be certified. The April 18-20, 2017 Real Colors® Facilitator Training Class is being conducted by the National Curriculum and Training Institute ("NCTI"); the creators/developers of the Real Colors® program ( www.realcolors.org).
Learn more about Real Colors® and register at

Linfield Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of newly created work by Portland-based artist Laura Hughes. Designed to take advantage of the gallery's unique architecture, Almost Perfect is a mixed media, sight-based installation that changes throughout the day.  The exhibition is on view from Feb. 15th to March 11th.  An artist talk will be held at Delkin Hall in the Vivian Bull Music Center on Feb. 15th at 5PM followed directly by a reception in the gallery. Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

This free training in English for you and your supervisors on federal and state labor and safety requirements will help protect you and your migrant, seasonal, and H-2a workers. The forum will cover wage and hour requirements, safety in transportation and housing, field sanitation and more. Training provided by the US DOL Wage and Hour Division and the State of Oregon's OSHA, brought to you by the Oregon Employment Department at WorkSource Yamhill.

SEATING IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: https://aglawsforum.eventbrite.com OR CALL (503) 434-7580
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 8:15 am to 8:45 am - check-in // 8:45 am to 12:00 pm forum
Location: WorkSource Yamhill: 370 NE Norton Lane, McMinnville OR

Yamhill County Public Health and Yamhill Community Care Organization will offer a free presentation on current research into how to prevent youth behavioral disorders. The event will feature Dennis Embry Ph.D., the CEO/President of PAXIS Institute in Tucson, Arizona and co-investigator at the Center on Prevention and Early Intervention at Johns Hopkins University and Anthony Biglan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Oregon Research Institute.
The presentation entitled "Nurturing the Wellbeing of Children, Youth, and Families in Yamhill County" will begin at 5 p.m., Feb. 13 at the Linfield Ice Auditorium, at Melrose Hall, 900 SE Baker St. in McMinnville. This event is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Please visit Yamhill_youth.eventbrite.com to reserve a seat.
For information about this story, contact Samantha Kinney, Community Health and Wellness Coordinator, at 503-474-6309 or kinneys@co.yamhill.or.us

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Plastic Bag Ban Information & Legislative Leaders, Governor Lay Out Session Priorities, AND more!

Dayton Community Development Association or (Downtown Dayton)
www.daytonoregon.org // (971) 241-2076
The Dayton Community Development Association ("Downtown Dayton") is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to making Dayton a great place to live, shop and visit through Promotion, Beautification and Economic Development. 

Serenity Palliative Care & Hospice
6444 Fairway Ave., Salem
www.serenityhospice.org // (503) 991-5228
There are many hospices, but only one Serenity Hospice. At Serenity, we take our commitment to providing care at the end of your life or your loved ones life as seriously as if you were our own family member. We have cared for our own family members. We believe your journey should be focused on living each of your days fully, however YOU define that. That means we provide care for all aspects of your life: physical, emotional, spiritual. We care for you and those who care about you. We do this by doing "Whatever it Takes When it Matters Most." We do it by holding ourselves to the highest ethical standards and with the integrity you would expect of someone coming into the most intimate places of your life. 

The Good Land Company
426 NE 3rd Street (upstairs), McMinnville // www.goodlandcompany.com
(971) 219-1344
Experience matters! The Good Land Company is a full service real estate brokerage offering expertise in residential, commercial, land, and development consulting. I bring my passion, knowledge and service to every transaction.  It's about the details: I stay fully involved until you're happy. My goal is to assist you in meeting yours.

Country Financial, Joshua Zook, Representative
2150 Country Drive S., Salem
(503) 375-2684 // www.countryfinancial.com
Born and raised in the Willamette Valley I am excited to now raise my family here. I graduated from Western Mennonite High School. After working for Les Schwab in Southern Oregon for 8 years I wanted to be able to help people on a different level. It was this desire that led me to a change to a career in the insurance and financial industry. I take great pride in  provide financial security through insurance and investment products.

2017 4th Floor Members
Betty Lou's, Inc. Cascade Steel |  Columbia State Bank | Express Employment Professionals Freelin-Wade  Les Schwab Tire Center |  Meggitt Polymers & Composites |  Spirit Mountain Casino
MACC (McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce) Biz Blurbs is a weekly member-to-member email communication program. It provides a tool for your business to share news and promotional information with other Chamber members, for a nominal fee. Please contact the Chamber office (503) 472-6196 if you would like to advertise on MACC Biz Blurbs or to be removed from the MACC Biz Blurbs.