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The Weekly - Week of January 22nd
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
I named my dog Six Miles so I can tell people that I walk 6 miles every single day.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Business Excellence Awards
Try Local First
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
January 26 - 7:22-9:00 am
301 NE Roberts Avenue, Gresham
New Members
Quick Links

The Weekly is

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
Come see what this photo and the Business Excellence Awards have in common. Only a few seats left. 
If you haven't got a refresher course on what the Chamber can do for your success, sign up for February's Chamber 101. 
Thank you MetroEast Community Media for the amazing Leadership Academy training. Photo taken in the control room of CaSaundra Garber, Gresham-Barlow Youth Baseball/Softball, being interviewed during the media practice training. Did we say AMAZING?  

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
Advantage Integrated Pest Elimination
Uly's Taco Bar

Business Excellence Awards
Having fun while being a great business is a recipe for success.
Join in the celebration honoring Gresham Animal Hospital and
7 other Business Excellence Recipients Thursday, January 25.

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

Try Local First
Proudly be Part of the Promotion!!
Loved that the Chamber Newsletter promoted the recently unveiled "This Is Gresham" and Gresham Song videos by the City of Gresham promoting what a great place Gresham is to live, work, and play! We took those videos and posted them to our "Facebook" in hopes of spreading the word to all our virtual friends and customers. We encourage you to do the same. You will love the Gresham Song video. Take a few minutes and view them...they will make you smile. I saw someone I know in the videos (I loved seeing Spud). You might see a friend or two making a video star appearance promoting our star-studded town.

While we want all "locals" to Try Local First, we REALLY want those from out of the area, out of the state and out of the country to visit our great community, spend the night in one of our comfy hotels or bed and breakfasts, experience our many unique local restaurants and spend money shopping. But that can only happen if they know we are here. So, watch the videos, make a comment, post them for your virtual (and real) friends, and send them directly to family encouraging them to spend their vacation here - a short drive from the Coast or Mt. Hood.

Our headline needs to be made by our own words because we know "Gresham is Great!" Click here to view the videos.

Try Local First sponsored by

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Gresham-Barlow School District - School District and Teachers Union Reach Agreement on New Three-Year Contract
The Gresham-Barlow School Board voted to approve the proposed 2017-2020 collective bargaining agreement between the school district and the teachers union at its January 4, 2018 meeting. Read more...
Legacy - GoHealth Urgent Care - Health Tips
Four home remedies for sore throats: Lozenges or hard candies, gargling salt water, tea with honey, gargling licorice root mixed with water.

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
Mist that comes from an orange peel, the smell of flowers, and a Douglas fir tree's woody smell are all aromatic compounds, from the plant, that are cold pressed or steam distilled to make that essential oil. 
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Did you know Norway was ranked the World's #1 country in 2014 Prosperity Index for Wealth and Well-Being? It might be because they are very aware of keeping their pristine forests clean and their waters pure for future generations to enjoy too. 

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 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

February 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
16544 SE Division Street, Portland

Visitors Center
A Year of Oregon Adventures
by Jen Anderson, Travel Oregon 
Always dreamed of zip-lining through the forest, riding horseback along the dunes or paddling down a pristine river like a boss? Maybe this is the year to skip those New Year's resolutions you won't keep and make a bucket list of Oregon adventures instead. Click here for some exhilarating ideas to get you psyched for adventure all year long. (Conveniently, January 31st is National Plan For Vacation Day.)

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.