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The Weekly - Week of February 19th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
"Earn your leadership every day." ~ Michael Jordan

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Surprise Party!
Try Local First
Renewing Members
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Member Event Calendar
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
February 23 - 7:22-9:00 am
21640 SE Stark Street, Gresham
*Parking available in the main lot and on the side street
New Members
Quick Links

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Congratulations iCandy on your new location! What a wonderful place to hold the City of Gresham's 113th birthday celebration last Monday.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be over this coming weekend. We wish all the local Olympians the best of luck in their events. Sam Michener, former Barlow High School graduate, will be competing in the Bobsled events on the 24th and 25th.

Look who stopped by the Chamber office on Valentine's Day! She also visits kids at Reynolds High School. What a way to show love.

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!


Try Local First
Volunteer Locally
There are many ways you can make a difference - one is to simply write a check to a local church or charity. There are many in our Chamber that do great work in our community and funds are always needed to support the projects they are building and the people they serve. However, if you truly want to make your life brighter and see the difference yourself - volunteer! Read more...

Try Local First Sponsored by

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

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Gresham Ford - Drive 4 UR School Fundraiser
Gresham Ford and local schools are working together to raise as much as $8,000 for our local students.

Finance of America Mortgage - Clackamas Branch - Home Buyer Tips
Two-thirds of home buyers said they searched 3+ months before going under contract. Twenty-seven percent said they were outbid by another buyer.

Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Question...If you remove everything from a surface is it sanitary? Another interesting question...If you clean a surface completely, why would you need bleach? It's great to ask these types of questions in relation to the chemicals we use to clean our homes, cars, and offices. 
Get your flu shot early! It takes about two weeks after getting your flu shot for antibodies to develop in your body and start protecting against flu virus infection.  

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.

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
In the midst of winter and Oregon rain, you can find a bit of summer in citrus essential oils. Orange, Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit and Tangerine support the body and are uplifting to the mood.

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 23 - 7:22-9:00 am
21640 SE Stark Street, Gresham
*Parking available in the main lot and on the side street

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 (Follow signs to building MOB4 and use main entry)

March 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
U.S. Bank on 3rd Street, 2445 SE 3rd Street, Gresham

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
Oneonta Gorge
Located in the Columbia River Gorge, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Oneonta Gorge provides a truly unique hiking experience. Comprised of four waterfalls, what makes the hike memorable is how hikers gain access to Lower Oneonta Falls. To get there, hikers must wade upstream from the creek's outlet. Depending on the season, water can be shallow or waist-deep. And be sure and stop by the Multnomah Falls Lodge after your hike and enjoy authentic northwestern cuisine.

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.