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The Weekly - Week of April 23rd
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
When in doubt whether to offer counsel or advice, wait until you are asked.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Renewing Members
Spring Expo
Early Bird Special!
Friday AMs
Member Job Openings
Member Event Calendar
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
April 27 - 7:22-9:00 am
1394 NW Civic Drive, Gresham

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Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
Great way to meet new business opportunities. Julie Nolta of Julie Nolta Design networking with David Ligatich of Gresham Biscuits Cafe at a Chamber Expo. Only 9 new member table spots left at this printing. Register online.

Gresham-Barlow School District groundbreakings are making news. The third school groundbreaking is Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 pm, North Gresham Elementary School. Join the celebration.

Pamplin and The Gresham Outlook celebrating the recent remodel of their publishing facility. This is where the Chamber directory is printed and distributed. Don't miss the chance to be in 13,000 copies that will be distributed. Deadline is rapidly approaching.

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
Some warm olive oil with 20 drops of Rosemary essential oil may support strong, healthy, growing hair. Massage into your scalp and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Consistency is key.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Before purchasing personal care products like makeup and cleansers, got to and check the ingredients. Choose as organic as possible.

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.

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

20 years

10-19 years
Gresham Elks Lodge #1805

5-9 years

1-4 years

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
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

Golf Tournament Sponsored by

Additional Sponsors

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
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

May 18 - 7:22-9:00 am
Salt Academy and Performing Arts Co., 333 N Main Avenue, Gresham

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.

Visitors Center
Oregon Fast Facts 3.0
Did you know:
  • Oregon is pronounced OR-UH-GUN, never OR-EE-GONE
  • The Oregon hazelnut is the state's official nut, and Oregon grows 99% of the entire U.S. commercial crop
  • The pear is Oregon's state fruit, ranking as the top-selling tree fruit crop
  • There are more than 750 vineyards in Oregon, producing more than 70 different varietals of wine grapes
  • Letting an attendant pump your gas is mandatory; you may not pump your own in the state of Oregon

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.