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The Weekly - Week of February 5th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
"Timing, perseverance and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success." ~ Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
February 9 - 7:22-9:00 am
277 NE 223rd Avenue, Gresham
New Members
Quick Links

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Chamber in Pictures
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Click on the video above to see the Chamber's latest tourism video "Gresham Is..."
The Winter Olympics start this week. The Gresham Outlook flashed some of the colors found in the Olympic rings during a tour of their printing facility on January 18th for the Chamber's Leadership Academy. 
Chamber members Janine Gladfelter, U.S. Bank and Paul Gladfelter, North West Canine Cakes, one of the Chamber's busiest couples, being photo bombed by Kirk Moormann, 4site Web Services, half of another Chamber busy couple.

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
Case Study Insurance
Home Instead Senior Care

1-4 years

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
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
Add to your valentine's perfect evening with a soothing massage. Use almond oil or coconut oil with a few drops of relaxing essential oils such as lavender, cedarwood or ylang ylang.  
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Did you know that of 85,000 chemicals for home cleaning in existence today, only 200 have been tested by the EPA? What is in your laundry detergents, toilet cleaners, window cleaners, counter cleaners, etc.? 
Feeling tired? Exercise! Studies find that moderate exercise for 30 minutes improves energy, even when you feel tired. Exercise stimulates blood and oxygen circulation, giving your body more energy. 

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 9 - 7:22-9:00 am
277 NE 223rd Avenue, Gresham

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

Visitors Center
The 7 Wonders of Oregon
There are 7 Wonders of the World, and not a single one of them is here in Oregon. All we can figure is whoever came up with the list must have never set foot here. They must have never seen Mt. Hood or the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge. They certainly didn't explore the Oregon Coast. The exposed earth of the Painted Hills, Smith Rock's towers of volcanic ash and the airplane peaks of the Wallowas were overlooked as well. Even Crater Lake, the deepest lake in America, was left off their list. So we see your Wonders, world. And raise you 7 of our own.

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.