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The Weekly - Week of April 16th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
I'm getting so old that all my friends in heaven will think I didn't make it.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Ask the Expert
Try Local First
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
City of Gresham Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

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Chamber in Pictures
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"I get to be a sue chef. Sou chef? Shushi chef? Whatever. I'm driving to Riegelmann's." Join Nic to see if his cooking ability helps former president Travis Stovall win the Golden Whisk Award at the Try Local on Tuesday, April 24th.

Exhausted from cleaning up the Main street baseball field? Probably. CaSaundra not only teaches kids to steal and sacrifice, she will be graduating from the Gresham Leadership Academy in two months. Another amazing academy experience and class.

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

30 years

25 years

10-19 years

5-9 years

Ask the Expert
In this month's Ask the Expert - How To
Get Set Up for Fishing

Watch the video and learn more.

Ask the Expert Sponsored by:

Try Local First
What Does Your Study Say?
"Try Local First" goal is to create more local prosperity and jobs. Creating wealth that stays in the community gives security and hope for the future. How does this happen? The multiplier is comprised of three elements - direct, indirect and induced impacts.

Direct impact: Spending done by a business in the local economy to operate the business, including inventory, utilities, equipment and pay to employees. Read more...

Try Local First 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


Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
City of Gresham - Kane Drive Road Closure
The permanent replacement of the Kelly Creek culverts under Kane Drive is scheduled for summer 2018. Kane Drive will be closed for approximately seven week in August and September. Read more...

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
Think of essential oils as a tool that supports what your body is already doing - healing itself. You can support your body from your head to your toes and everything in between.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Tip for a Non-Chemical clean surface: Simply us high quality microfiber and water. Why does this work? It removes everything so there is no need to use chemicals.

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
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

Speed Networking AM - Persimmon Country Club
May 11 - 7:22-9:00 am
500 SE Butler Road, Gresham

Visitors Center
Oregon Fast Facts 2.0
Did you know:
  • Oregon has four National Historic Trails and 14 National Historic Districts, including our namesake trail that pioneered Western expansion and urged dreamers to "Go West."
  • Oregon has more than 7,000 bridges, including 53 covered bridges.
  • Nine historic lighthouses and one light ship dot the Oregon Coast.
  • Oregon is home to 10 Native American tribes.

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.