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The Weekly - Week of February 12th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
"Eating words has never given me indigestion." ~ Winston Churchill

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Surprise Party!
Renewing Members
Health & Wellness
Ask the Expert
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
February 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
400 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham
New Members
Quick Links

The Weekly is

Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
Sam Michener, Barlow High School graduate, now a member of the USA Bobsled Team, at the Opening Ceremony last week. Good luck Sam! 

On February 14th Oregon turns 157 years old. Click on the video above to learn 18 facts you may not know about the Beaver State.

The Chamber's own Claudia Stewart shows off her Mardi Gras spirit. Happy Fat Tuesday!

Surprise Party!
(our version of a flash mob)
Let's surprise...

808 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

Friday, February 23rd
11:30-1:00 pm

Join the fun, bring a friend.
Have some lunch.
Support a member!


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

29 years
10-19 years
Elmer's Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Fred Meyer, Gresham

5-9 years
1-4 years

Health & Wellness
SEPSIS and the Flu
We have all been more than inundated with information about this year's dangerous flu, but are you aware of all that can result from contracting this year's flu? Health experts aren't sure why this year is different than others, but it is now evident that it can be deadly and taking precautions could save a life. Get your flu shot-although the flu vaccination isn't likely to be as effective this year as in the past, it's still very important. The flu can weaken the immune system which leaves people of all ages more vulnerable to serious infections. One of the complications of these infections is called SEPSIS and has been mentioned often during this year's flu epidemic. Severe sepsis strikes more than a million Americans every year and 15 to 30 percent of those people die. Click here to find out what you need to know.

Health & Wellness Sponsored by

Ask the Expert
In the month's Ask the Expert -
3 Easy Steps To Prepare For An Emergency

Watch the video and learn more.

Ask the Expert Sponsored by

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Gresham-Barlow School District - School Bond Update
Historic doors to return in Gresham High School reconstruction. Click here to find out the role of a former GHS art teacher played in making this happen.

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
It's never too late for romance. Set the mood with low light, diffuse your favorite mood oil (cinnamon or clary sage) and cozy up to your "Other" or a lovely glass of wine. Splurge for a new movie or reminisce with an old.   
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
This is a fun Norwegian fact: In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch completely to digital. I wonder what folks listen to? Do they have all music stations? 
Average ER wait times are more than double those of Urgent Care clinics. Health tip: Choose Urgent Care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries. You'll receive treatment quickly without breaking the bank. 

Portland General Electric - Renewable Power
We're aiming for an energy mix that's 70% carbon free by 2040. Soon, even more of your power will come from renewable resources. The Oregon Public Utility Commission has given the green light to our plan for meeting the region's need for clean, reliable and affordable energy needs in the near and longer-term future. Click here to learn more about our plans for a responsible, diverse energy mix.

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.

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.


Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
February 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
400 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

February 23 - 7:22-9:00 am
21640 SE Stark Street, Gresham

Speed Networking AM
March 2 - 7:22-9:00 am
Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 NE Division Street, Gresham

March 9 - 7:22-9:00 am
MOB4 Building, 25050 SE Stark Street, Gresham (Use main hospital entry, follow signs for MOB4)

Visitors Center
The Oregon Coast: A Winter Odyssey
This epic 5-minute time-lapse video captures what we love about the Oregon Coast in wintertime: crashing waves, peaceful sunsets and everything in between.

Watch the video to see winter on the Oregon Coast

Bike Friendly Business Program
Bike Friendly Business Program
The Chamber has been recognized as a Bike Friendly Business. Congratulations to these Chamber members who are also recognized as Bike Friendly Businesses:

- Best Western Sandy Inn - Boring Brewing Co/Boring Winery
- Buddha Kat Winery - Cafe Delirium
- Columbia Gorge Outlets - Frenzi Frozen Yogurt
- Gresham Bicycle Center
- Gresham Ford
- Gresham Grocery Outlet
- Gresham ReStore
- Hampton Inn
- Jazzy Bagel Co.
- McMenamins Edgefield
- Nicholas Restaurant
- Oregonians Credit Union
- Origin's Coffee House
- Riverview Community Bank
- Sunny Han's Wok & Grill
- The Hoppy Brewer

Click here to read more about our Bike Friendly Businesses. If you are interested in becoming a Bike Friendly Business, contact the office for more information at 503-665-1131.