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The Weekly - Week of January 8th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
"A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for." ~ Wm Shield

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Ask the Expert
Business Excellence Awards
Health & Wellness
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
January 12 - 7:22-9:00 am
340 NE 219th Avenue, Gresham
New Members
Quick Links

The Weekly is

Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
Congratulations Burns Feed Store. They are one of the well deserving winners of the Business Excellence Awards. Register for the BEA and help celebrate Burns Feed Store and the other fabulous well deserving winners. 
"This is Gresham" branding campaign begins! Watch the inaugural video above. 

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

Ask the Expert
In this month's Ask the Expert - How Do
I Install Tire Chains?

Watch the video and learn more.

Ask the Expert sponsored by

Business Excellence Awards
Among the winners and finalists are Burns Feed Store.
And join us on January 25th to find out more.
Could winners be MetroEast Community Media or perhaps Family of Friends Mentoring?
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

Health & Wellness
Where Germs Hide
According to the people he knew, Howard Hughes - the billionaire aviator, motion-picture producer and business tycoon - didn't believe germs could come from him, just from other people. Toward the end of his life, he lay naked in bed in darkened hotel rooms in what he considered a germ-free zone. He wore tissue boxes on his feet to protect them. And he burned his clothing if someone near him became ill. He was wrong in believing that germs only came from other people. To read some surprising ways we contact germs from the time we wake in the morning to when we go back to bed at night, Read more...

Health & Wellness sponsored by

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
WAY-FM 104.5 - Facebook Tips
Have you noticed Facebook shows what it thinks you like? As a result we can become more and more entrenched in our own perspective and not exposed to different perspectives. To change your perspective you can hack Facebook. Click here to learn how
Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Question...If you remove everything from a surface is it sanitary? Another interesting question...If you clean a surface completely, why would you need bleach? It's great to ask these types of questions in relation to the chemicals we use to clean our homes, cars, and offices.  
BFit Gyms - Exercise Tips
Find a form (or two!) of exercise you enjoy. If you're totally bored with your workout routine, start exploring different forms of exercise! It's easier to do and stick with the things we enjoy. 
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
Enhance your work out and recovery by using peppermint and/or eucalyptus essential oil on your chest before working out. Use wintergreen essential oil for sore, tired or achy muscles and joints pre and post exercise. 

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 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

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

Visitors Center
Winter Getaways
Wintertime brings shorter days, darker nights and cold flurries of snow. We love playing outside in winter, but it's also the perfect season for a cozy getaway indoors. Mountain lodge, riverside cabin or historic hotel? Click here to choose your ideal winter hideaway compiled by Travel Oregon.

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.