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The Weekly - Week of January 8th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
Plan ahead. Whoever first thought of this was a genius. It never loses its importance.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Business Excellence Awards
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
January 19 - 7:22-9:00 am
139 NW 2nd Street, Gresham
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The Weekly is

Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Thanks to Rob Hendrickson, State Farm Insurance, for leading the Ambassadors in 2017. Riverview Community Bank AM was a great place to honor a job well done by Rob.
Dr. Chris, "Best Dad Ever," this is not the only award you win this year!
Gresham Animal Hospital, Gresham Fire Department, Joan Albertson, and Stamp Connection are among the Winners of the Business Excellence Awards. Come see what category and why they won on January 25th. Sign up now before the seats are filled. 
Member Warner Pacific College is inviting all of us to join them for this special event. What a great opportunity to support a member. Might even be a date night for some of us. 

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

1-4 years
Oasis Senior Advisors

Business Excellence Awards
Among the winners and finalists are Stamp Connection.

And join us on January 25th to find out more.
Could winners be MetroEast Community Media,
Family of Friends Mentoring, Gresham Animal Hospital,
Gresham Fire Department
or Joan Albertson?

Business Excellence Awards Luncheon
January 25, 2018 - 11:30-1:30 pm
Pathway Church
Presenting Sponsor
Additional Sponsors
AXIS Design Group
Gresham Ford
Gresham Sanitary Service
Metro East Web Academy

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Legacy - GoHealth Urgent Care - Health Tips
Too much sitting causes excessive pressure on the disks of the spine and is the leading cause of back pain. Health tip: If you have a desk job, consider getting a standing desk or taking short walking breaks every 1-2 hours.

BFit Gyms - Exercise Tips
Schedule exercise like an appointment. Write down exactly when you are going to workout in your calendar or planner. You are the boss of you. And you wouldn't cancel an appointment with the boss, would you? 
Portland General Electric - Winter-Ready?
Is your business winter-ready? Click here to find steps you can take to prepare in case we get hit again with wind or ice this winter.
Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
Need a little extra help with those cravings? Still eating holiday servings? Grapefruit essential oil between meals eases desire for over indulging and can support a healthy appetite.  
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.

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"
January 19 - 7:22-9:00 am
139 NW 2nd Street, Gresham

January 26 - 7:22-9:00 am
301 NE Roberts Avenue, Gresham

February 2 - 7:22-9:00 am
Old Billy Bob's building, 333 N Main Avenue, Gresham

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

Visitors Center
Car-Free Transportation to Mt. Hood 
The two-hour drive from Portland to Mt. Hood is a destination in itself, featuring an evolving landscape of dense towering conifers, open vistas with rolling foothills, punctuated by ever-closer views of Mt. Hood. The highest peak in Oregon (11,245 feet/3,427 meters) is a must for any visitor, whether for the year-round skiing, hiking, mountain biking or any of the other list of outdoor activities...or to just simply relax and enjoy up-close views and fresh mountain air.

The good news is you don't have to drive there. There are plenty of access options including public transportation, private shuttles, ride shares, and seasonal ski area transit. Enjoy the view and leave the driving to the pros. Click here to see all the transportation options.

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.