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The Weekly - Week of April 2nd
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
Remember: Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
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
April 6 - 7:22-9:00 am
320 N Main Avenue, Suite 203, Gresham

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Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
It's a sign of vitality in the community when a new business opens and friends celebrate! Fun ribbon cutting at Sammy's Shabby Shop. Thanks Riverview Community Bank for your sponsorship of Ribbon Cuttings.

Travis Stovall, Owner of eRep, TriMet Board Member, former Executive Director of EMEA, former Chamber Board President and CURRENT CHEF A LA KING at the April 24th Try Local Tuesday at Riegelmann's Appliance. Will Travis add the Golden Whisk award to his many accomplishments?

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

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

Thank you
Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
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
Nutrition is the foundation of our health. We can feed or fight "dis-ease" in the body daily with our nutritional choices. Trade chips and snack packs for seasonal fruits. Use fruits to sweeten your water and kick the soda.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Fun facts: The cheese slicer was invented in Norway in 1925 by Thor Bjorklund. Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, and more Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state ( Source:

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
April 6 - 7:22-9:00 am
320 N Main Avenue, Suite 203, Gresham

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

Visitors Center
Five Favorite Spring Trips to the Gorge
Spring fever got you itching for a a road trip? Travel Oregon has your prescription. Check out some of their favorite Columbia River Gorge trip ideas for the best in wine tasting, road biking, wildflower hiking and plain old road tripping.

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.