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The Weekly - Week of January 1st
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
I hate when I'm running on the treadmill for half an hour and look down to see it's been 4 minutes.

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 5 - 7:22-9:00 am
225 NE Burnside Road, Gresham
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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Following a great trip to the Oregon Historic Museum Vault, a special thank you to Dick Boyd, Boyds Coffee, for speaking to the Leadership Academy students in December. Rod Park, former Metro Councilor and local nursery grower, was one of the 5 speakers hosted at the Gresham Historic Museum. 
Speed Networking at the Chamber. New December tradition!    
Speed Networking at the Chamber. New December tradition!

Renewing Members
The Chamber would like to thank and acknowledge the members below who reinvested in our organization by renewing their membership:

1-4 years

Business Excellence Awards
Photo courtesy of Photo Images by Susan Gould
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
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
Set your intentions for the new year with help from essential oils. Neroli essential oil supports in making decisions and moving forward in a positive, focused direction.* Apply it to your wrists, neck or bottoms of feet.   
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
This is a fun Norwegian fact: In 2017, Norway became the first country to turn off FM radio and switch completely to digital. I wonder what folks listen to? Do they have all music stations? 
BFit Gyms - Exercise Tips
Add some muscle building activities to your weekly workouts. Free weights, resistance bands, muscle sculpt classes or using your body weight with push-ups, planks and squats all work. 

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 5 - 7:22-9:00 am
225 NE Burnside Road, Gresham

January 12 - 7:22-9:00 am
340 NE 219th Avenue, Gresham

January 19 - 7:22-9:00 am
23585 NE Sandy Blvd., Wood Village

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

Visitors Center
Ski Oregon 
Oregon's 13 ski areas offer a huge range of skiing, snowboarding and other snow sports fun - from bombing the black diamond to chilling on the bunny hill. From destination resorts to luxurious lodges to community ski hills, here's a peek into a few of Oregon's favorite snowy slopes.

Mt. Hood Skibowl: porch-to-powder
Test your skiing and snowboarding skills on 65 runs during the day at Mt. Hood Skibowl, then power through the 34 runs lit up at night at America's largest night ski area. Relax in the luxury condos at Collins Lake Resort, where your porch-to-powder shuttle service will bring you slope-side in mere minutes.

Mt. Hood Meadows: terrain for all
Head to Mt. Hood Meadows for some of Oregon's best and most varied skiing and snowboarding terrain, perfect for beginners and experts alike. Ski and stay packages at Best Western Plus Hood River Inn, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort and Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals give you plenty of cozy accommodation options. And a visit to the big mountain wouldn't be complete without a stop at the historic Timberline Lodge - a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy.

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.