Feb. 8 - Business After Hours at McMinnville Surgical Associates

Feb. 9 - Greeters at New Leaf Midtown

Feb. 16 - Greeters at Fircrest Community - The Apartments

Feb. 20 - Women in Business "Alzheimer's and Dementia - Learn What You Don't Know"

Feb. 27 - 2018 Economic Forum

March 7 - Connect at Lunch - Nancy Jo's Burgers & Fries



  wvmc Recology

waste management

CandD Landscape
McMinnville Water & Light

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.
MACC e-News - February 2018           Vol. 29 - #2
With the New Year it is time to think about hosting GREETERS. We have some dates available in the New Year, but it is filling up fast. Contact Holly at:  hgleason@mcminnville.org to find out if hosting is part of your membership level and the dates available. This is a great way to share your story with an average of 87 people and wonderful exposure for your business.

THANK YOU, Reinvesting Members!

Life Care Center Of McMinnville - 1980
Michelbook Country Club - 1980
Willamette Valley Medical Center - 1980
Comcast Business - 1982
Gerber Collision & Glass - 1984
Print Northwest - 1991
American Cancer Society - 1996
Gills Point S Tire & Auto Service - 1996
Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli - 1996
Mac Auto Supply - 1996
Olde Stone Village - 1996
Women's Health Care - 1996
Yamhill County Real Estate Guide LLC - 1996
Miller Technologies - 2000
Henderson House - 2001
All About Smiles - 2002
West Hills Physical Therapy - 2003
Open Hand Kempo - 2004
Rite Way Electric - 2004
Pacific Residential Mortgage, Inc. - 2004
Serendipity Ice Cream - 2005
Honest Chocolates - 2005
La Rambla Restaurant - 2005
AmeriTitle - 2006
Encore Home Furnishings - 2006
Domino's Pizza - 2006
3rd Street Pizza Co. - 2007
Pets Stop Inn LLC - 2007
Yamhill County Historical Society - 2007
''See Ya Later'' Foundation, Inc. - 2009
Xtreme Auto Spa - 2010
Habitat for Humanity ReStore - 2010
Tree-ific Arbor Care Inc. - 2010
DeVo's Screen Printing - 2010
Chinook Winds Casino Resort - 2012
Chehalem Valley Dance Academy - 2012
Bug Busters Pest Control - 2013
Dairy Queen - 2013
Accu-Tech Automotive - 2013
Gem Creole Saloon - 2014
Jerry Sodorff Photography - 2015
Vacasa - 2015
Mann Mortgage, LLC - 2015
Staples - 2015
ATS Appliance Repair LLC - 2015
Cross and Crown Inc. - 2015
Simpson Electrical Construction Co. - 2016
McMinnville Neighbors - 2016
Larissa DeHart Insurance, LLC (Farmers Insurance) - 2016
Breathe Body & Spa - 2016
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center and Foundation - 2016
Planet Fitness - 2016
Country Financial - Tualatin Valley - 2016
McMinnville Free Clinic - 2016
First Student, Inc. - 2016
Country Financial - 2016
Douglas on Third - 2016
Jackson Family Wines - 2017
UFP McMinnville LLC - 2017
M.A.I.D.S - 2017
TLC - Transitional Life Care - 2017
Valley View Retirement Village - 2017

Celebrating February Member Anniversaries!

Dear Chamber Member,
An outstanding benefit of being a member of the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is being able to promote your business in the 2018 Community Profile & Membership Directory.  One of the Chamber's most requested publications, the directory is used throughout our community as well as a publication that is requested and sent out 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.
Your Chamber of Commerce is once again producing this publication in-house, and Chamber staff 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: 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!! 
FMI simply reply to this email including your name, company and telephone number.  Or call Holly or Rhonda directly at (503) 472-6196 or email: EMAIL TODAY  See Informational Flyer at:  2018 - 2019 Membership Directory & Community Guide

Do you want to reach a new market?
Do you want to get in touch with folks who have just bought a house and are committed to the McMinnville Area? We have the perfect opportunity for you to reach these people -  The Welcome Home Packet

This program is a monthly mailing of your information to new home owners in McMinnville, folks who are either new to the area or new to home ownership who need to know what you have to offer them! You can be part of this welcoming arm of the community for only
$35 per month and the inserts you would like to be included in the packet. Please contact Holly at hgleason@mcminnville.org   or call 503-472-6196.

by accessing the Chamber's   Advocacy Updates

First Federal Customer Ballots
First Federal's  popular Customer Ballots program is occurring again this January and February, with ballots mailed out to customers in early January.  First Federal customers, by their votes, will determine which Yamhill County nonprofits will share $40,000.  The deadline for the return of ballots is February 28.  Last year, 85 Yamhill County nonprofits shared in the proceeds, with Homeward Bound Pets, YCAP Food Bank, Soup Kitchen @ St. Barnabas, Pregnancy Counseling & Information Center, and Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission receiving the highest number of votes.

Creative Company Completes New Client Work
McMinnville-based award-winning marketing and branding firm, Creative Company, has recently completed two brochures to promote weddings and corporate clients for Salem Convention Center; a new website to launch a Fruit Club for Dragonberry Produce; and brand messaging and web content for Authority Software.

Creative Company completed two new brochures for Salem Convention Center
Planning, writing and layout by the Creative Company team, and photos from Ron Cooper and other local photographers, have produced two new brochures to promote Salem Convention Center for both weddings and business events. Using a unique roll-fold layout, the 5.25 inch square brochure for brides highlights examples of beautiful decor, plus services, food and location for an indoor wedding at Salem Convention Center.

Formatted as a 10 x 7 inch horizontal booklet, another brochure promotes the Center as an ideal location for events, meetings, trade shows and social occasions. Content covers catering options, flexible space, proximity to downtown and other services and features which have helped Salem Convention Center earn "Best Convention/Conference Venue in Oregon" for 2015, 2016 and 2017 from Northwest Meetings & Events. 

From wholesale fresh produce to a unique fruit club
Creative Company client, Dragonberry Produce, a leading boutique shipper of fresh fruit based in Canby, has launched a new fruit club. Applying their expertise in sourcing and shipping exceptional and unique fruit, especially from Asia, the Club offers subscriptions or gifts of 3, 6 or 12 months of fresh fruit. The website was designed and written by Creative Company and uses photos from a local photographer, Daniel Hurst. Creative Company partnered with a McMinnville programmer to build the beautiful new site at www.dragonberryclub.com

MEDP Creates Finance Panel to Help Businesses Access Capital
The McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) is presenting an interactive financial resource panel to highlight a variety of tools and services to help businesses Get to the Money. The panel will be relevant to both emerging entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners in a growth phase.
The event, called MEDP NEXT: Getting to the Money, will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 11:00am - 1:30pm on the Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus. Guests will have an opportunity to network and connect with panelist following the financial resource panel. Tickets are $35.00 and includes lunch.
Experts will discuss and share real world scenarios regarding the array of financial resources found through the SBDC (Small Business Development Center), SCORE, CAT (Capital Access Team), SCALE Oregon, SBA (Small Business Administration), EDLF (Entrepreneurial Development Loan Fund), and Business Oregon. Attendees will be able to learn from experts and connect to the right solutions and resources for "getting to the money."
MEDP Executive Director Jody Christensen discusses the importance of the event stating: "One of the most common questions we get in our office is 'what financial resources are available for my company?' This panel will help reveal the variety of programs throughout Oregon that can help companies and organizations access the tools they need to help their businesses grow."
Panelist include SBDC Director Celia Nunez, CAT Business Adviser Joanne Scharer, First Federal Savings & Loans Commercial Relationship Manager Tyler Birman, Team Lead and Northwest Oregon CAT Advisor Noah Broackman, Business Oregon Regional Development Officer Dennie Houle, Citizens Bank VP and Commercial Loan Officer Teresa Smith, and KeyBank Vice President and Senior SBA Specialist Eric Bergson.
MEDP NEXT: Getting to the Money is part of MEDP's NEXT: Strategic Solutions for Traded Sector Businesses. The NEXT Series is designed to offer training, insight, and practical knowledge to companies operating in Yamhill County. "Getting to the Money" was designed to bring multiple resources throughout Oregon together to clarify and educate about available programs, who qualifies, and what the steps to take to access these resources.
To register for MEDP NEXT: Getting to the Money, please visit MEDP's website: mcminnvillebusiness.com/next-getting-to-the-money.

Main Street Drivers Voted "Best Car/Limo Service"

See Ya Later Basketball Camp
SYL Foundation's 12th annual 2-day Basketball Camp: Friday/Saturday, March 30st & 31st at Linfield College. Camp is open to 1st - 8th graders. Limit: 200. Two sessions: Grades 1st - 4th from 9am - noon and Grades 5th - 8th from 1pm - 5pm.  This Camp will help kids learn basketball fundamentals in a positive & fun atmosphere. Special guest: Jon "Superhandles" Hildebrandt will demonstrate & teach ball-handling skills. Registration info: www.SeeYaLater.org.  Scholarships are available. FMI: Carmen at 503-434-1730.

Hospital Volunteers Wanted
As a Willamette Valley Medical Center volunteer you play an important part in helping, from greeting and escorting patients to assisting with routine clerical tasks, your smile and kind words can make a difference every time. As part of our team you will receive a complimentary meal in our cafeteria.  Your contribution to the hospital and community is recognized and appreciated by all. Please contact Hailey Okeif at 503-472 6131 ext. 8399.

I nterested in sponsoring this wonderful program? Contact HOLLY at the Chamber Office at (503) 472-6196  Lemonade Day Sponsorship Package

2018 4th Floor Members
Betty Lou's, Inc. Columbia Bank | Express Employment Professionals Freelin-Wade  Les Schwab Tire Center |  Meggitt Polymers & Composites |  Spirit Mountain Casino
MACC (McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce) e-news is a monthly email communication program. It provides a tool for your business to share news and promotional information with other Chamber members. Please contact the Chamber office (503) 472-6196 if you would like to advertise in the e-news or to be removed from the distribution list.