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The Weekly - Week of April 9th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
Feeling pretty proud of myself. The Sesame Street puzzle I bought said 3-5 years, but I finished it in 18 months.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Health & Wellness
Spring Expo
Early Bird Special!
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Member Job Openings
Member Event Calendar
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
Mt. Hood Lanes, 2311 E Powell Blvd., Gresham

DB Fit Mobile Notary, LLC
Quick Links

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
"Chef a la King" Matt Miller is looking for new ways to bring his industry to the "table." Would he REALLY prepare a meal using recycled products? He will unveil his cooking expertise at the Golden Whisk Awards, Try Local Tuesday, April 24th at Riegelmann's Appliance. Get a taste of what a Try Local event can be in Gresham.

Gresham High grads Mayor Shane Bemis and Chamber President Stayce Blume, join Gresham-Barlow School District Superintendent Dr. Perera and Principal Mike Schaefer plus 3 local TV stations to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new Gresham High School. Gresham voters supported the 290 million dollar bond to replace and or repair every building in the district. Fun celebration worthy of these dignitaries, live press coverage and more.

Renewing Members
The Chamber would like to thank and acknowledge the members below who reinvested in our organization by renewing their membership:

10-19 years

5-9 years

1-4 years

Health & Wellness
Financial Scams and Seniors
Millions of older adults fall prey to financial scams every year and everyone is at risk of financial abuse, even people without high incomes and assets. To protect yourself, it's important to understand the most common scams targeting seniors, so you can spot one before it's too late! Using these important tips from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement will help to protect you or an older adult you know. Read more...

Health and Wellness Sponsored by:

Spring Expo
Spring Expo
May 9th
3:30-4:30 pm - Vendor networking
4:30--6:30 pm - Open to the public
Gresham Elks Lodge

Get Your Table Now!
1st time new members for $25
existing members can get a
full table for $75 or half for $50
Click here for a registration form

- Showcase your business to fellow Chamber members
- Great networking opportunities with new, existing
and Board members
- Bring  your business peers and future members

Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament
August 23rd
Glendoveer Golf Course
Shotgun start at 9:00 am

Early Bird Special!
Now through June 30th
A golf team of 4 for only $450
(regular price of $500)

Sponsorships are available
Contact Shelley Wright for more information

Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Looking for a Non-Chemical option for deodorant? Here's a great recipe: Combine 1 TBS cornstarch with 1 TBS baking soda and 1.5 TBS coconut oil. Add 1 drop essential oil.

Portland General Electric - Spring into Action Month
PGE employees volunteered more than 45,000 hours in 2017 through a variety of community programs, and every April our focus turns to the environment. During our Spring into Action month of service, we'll be at it again this month pitching in on projects with Friends of Trees, SOLVE, Columbia Land Trust, Forest Park Conservancy and other environmental partners to protect our natural resources and keep Oregon a great place to live.

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
Many supplements do not require approval from the FDA. To get the best quality of vitamins and supplements, look for: real whole food sources, natural ingredients and daily values that meet (not exceed) your needs.

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
April 13 - 7:22-9:00 am
Mt. Hood Lanes, 2311 E Powell Blvd., Gresham

April 20 - 7:22-9:00 am
City of Gresham Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

April 27 - 7:22-9:00 am
1394 NW Civic Drive, Gresham

May 4 - 7:22-9:00 am
21440 SE Stark Street, Gresham

Visitors Center
Oregon Fast Facts
Did you know:

Member Job Openings

List Your Job Openings With The Chamber

One of the free benefits of membership is the ability to post job openings on the Chamber's website. To post a job opening send the details in a Word document to Julie Hamatake.


Click here for a list of current job openings.


AVAILABLE ONLINE! Member Event Calendar
Need to promote your special day event, fundraiser, request for volunteers, meet and greets, classes, meetings and more? Get value by listing your events with the Chamber.
Click here for a complete list of Member Events.

To post an event, email the details to or call 503-665-1131.

Bike Friendly Businesses
Bike Friendly Businesses Across the Region
The Gresham Chamber and Travel Oregon recognizes businesses who offer a special touch to bike travelers - it may be in the local flavor of the food, the sights to see, local knowledge, or welcoming customer service that transforms a hard day of pedaling into a great day. A number of businesses throughout the region and within our Chamber are recognized as Bike Friendly. Click here to check them out!

If you're a business interested in becoming or being recognized as Bike Friendly, contact the Chamber at or visit Travel Oregon's Bike Friendly Business webpage. We can't wait to see you join this growing list of businesses already recognized in the region.