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The Weekly - Week of February 26th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
Auto correct has become my worst enema.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Member Event Calendar
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
Speed Networking
March 2 - 7:22-9:00 am
Gresham Elks Lodge, 3330 NE Division Street, Gresham
New Members
Quick Links

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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
1-4 years

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Two simple easy recipes for non-SLS shampoo and conditioner. Shampoo: Mix 1 TBS baking powder to 1 cup water. This cleans and leaves your hair shiny. Conditioner: Mix 1 TBS vinegar to 1 cup water. Want them to smell wonderful, add 1 drop essential oil. 
A pregnant woman can pass antibodies onto her developing baby by getting the flu shot. This can protect a newborn from the flu after birth. 

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
A carrier oil dilutes essential oils and "carries" them to the skin. For sensitive skin and hot oils (Clove, Thyme, Oregano, Cinnamon, Cassia and Peppermint) use a carrier oil for dilution (coconut oil, almond oil, or jojoba oil).

Finance of America Mortgage - Clackamas Branch - Home Buyer Tips
In a recent survey, only 6% of home shoppers said they would stop their current home search if mortgage rates were to rise above 5%. Not too bad.

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"
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

March 23 - 7:22-9:00 am
SERVPRO of Gresham, 21640 SE Stark 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
Little Crater Lake
Did you know that we have a Crater Lake in our own backyard? Little Crater Lake is located on Mt. Hood in a beautiful alpine meadow full of summertime wildflowers, and is also a good spot for wildlife viewing and birding. It is accessible by a paved walkway. But the best part of Little Crater Lake is the lake, or pond, itself. It is very small but very deep, and it is "gin clear" with an iridescent blue-green color.

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.