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The Weekly - Week of March 12th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
No situation is so bad that overreacting and doing something stupid cannot make it worse.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Health & Wellness
Ask the Expert
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Save the Date!
Member Event Calendar
Friday AMs
Member Job Openings
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
March 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
1671 E Powell Blvd., Gresham (the entrance is in the back of the building-lower level) **Parking: in the main lot or on the street (Victory Avenue) or in the industrial park directly behind the building.
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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Mayor Bemis is an advocate for the arts. Join him Thursday for his State of the City address. Co-sponsored by the Gresham Chamber. Only a few available lunch seats left. Click here to register today.

Preparation for what's to come thanks to the Gresham-Barlow School District school bond passage. Construction of four brand new buildings are in the near future. Watch the Chamber newsletter for the Gresham-Barlow Groundbreaking schedules.

Busy Bee Catering and The Salvation Army Gresham Corps teamed up to have a successful fundraising event. What a wonderful combination...great food and talented kids on the program.

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

30 years
Gresham Liquor Store

5-9 years

1-4 years

Health & Wellness
What your teeth can tell you about your health
The condition of your teeth can tell you many things about your health. A cavity or two might not be something to be concerned about but other conditions with your mouth and teeth can often be overlooked and be the first signs of serious problems. And, the older we get, the more important it becomes to be aware of the clues our mouths can present about our health. Read more...

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Ask the Expert
In this month's Ask the Expert
How to Paint Straight Lines Without Screwing Up!

Watch the video and learn more.

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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
City of Gresham - Urban Forestry Subcommittee - Winter and Early Spring Pruning
Winter and early spring pruning is less stressful on trees and less likely to attract fungi or insects that may carry diseases. Pruning weak or damaged limbs helps trees survive winter storms. Ask arborists to prune so an attractive and healthy tree canopy can be achieved.

Avoiding burns from the microwave: Always stir a liquid that has been heated in the microwave before you test it for temperature. The top layer may not sufficient for testing (especially when your heating something up for a child).

Portland General Electric - Customer Care and Billing Update
This April, we are upgrading our customer care and billing system to a new, dynamic solution. With this new system, we can continue to provide you effective customer service, while preparing to meet the changing needs of your business - today and in the future. The upgrade also follows the latest cybersecurity guidelines, to ensure your information continues to remain safe. Find more details at

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
Spring is coming. With is comes flowers, blossoms and spring air. Support your breath with Lemon, Lavender and Peppermint essential oils. 1 drop of each with carrier oil on the neck every morning to support your body.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Tip for a Non-Chemical clean surface: Simply use high quality microfiber and water. Why does this work? It removes everything so there is no need to use chemicals.

Save the Date
Golf Tournament
August 23rd
Glendoveer Golf Course
Shotgun start at 9:00 am

Sponsorships are available
Contact Shelley Wright for more information

Thank you
Presenting Sponsor

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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.

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
March 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
1671 E Powell Blvd., Gresham (the entrance is in the back of the building-lower level) **Parking: in the main lot or on the street (Victory Avenue) or in the industrial park directly behind the building.

March 23 - 7:22-9:00 am
SERVPRO of Gresham, 21640 SE Stark Street, Gresham

March 30 - 7:22-9:00 am
U.S. Bank on 3rd Street, 2445 SE 3rd Street, Gresham

April 6 - 7:22-9:00 am
320 N Main Avenue, Suite 203, Gresham

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.


Visitors Center
Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area are unquestionably two of the most beautiful places on earth. But it's for more than just looking. The area demands to be hiked, biked, paddled, sailed, fished and skied. Its bounty needs to be tasted, its history investigated, its culture and art appreciated, its natural wonders explored. You can't spend a day here and claim to know it. But give it a week and you'll get a month's worth of adventure.

Watch the video below to see more

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.