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The Weekly - Week of March 26th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you don't believe in miracles?

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Early Bird Special!
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Friday AMs
Visitors Center
Member Job Openings
Member Event Calendar
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
March 30 - 7:22-9:00 am
U.S. Bank on 3rd Street, 2445 SE 3rd Street, Gresham

New Members
Quick Links

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
Mayor Bemis delivered a powerful, uplifting State of the City address March 15th. The Chamber co-hosted the sold out event. Replay dates of the event will be posted on our website as soon as available.

Luck of the Irish celebrating St. Patrick's Day? Lucky Pastor Fuller knows people from the city like Scott Jury, who can help him through a bad hair day.

Marie Anderson, Marie's Custom Quilting, completes a project for Kayla Viramontes, Something Blue and The Bold Orange. Kayla won the quilt at an AM and Marie made it to Kayla's instructions. Pretty special!

What did you think of the AM at NW Body By Nature (owner Sandi Healey, center of photo)? Matthew Calhoun of JDog Junk Removal & Hauling gave a solid thumbs up to Kirk Moormann, 4site Web Services. Who could argue!

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

26 years

10-19 years

1-4 years

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

Early Bird Special!
Now through June 30th
A golf team of 4 for only $450
(regular price of $500)

Sponsorships are available
Contact Shelley Wright for more information

Thank you
Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
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
Ever wonder why essential oils may be a little more expensive than you expected? For a 5ml bottle (about 100 drops) of Rose essential oil, you need about 42 lbs of rose petals or about 8,000 rose flowers.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Choose unscented laundry detergent because the "great smells" are often carcinogenic chemicals. This applies to fabric softeners also. ( Source: University of Washington, "Toxic Chemicals Found in Common Scented Laundry Products, Air Fresheners," Science Daily, July 24, 2008)

Heavy winter rains and wind can wash or blow away mulch and top soil stressing trees and shrubs. Check to be sure roots are not overly exposed. Avoid piling mulch around the trunk of the tree so it does not promote wood decay.

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
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

April 13 - 7:22-9:00 am
Mt. Hood Lanes, 2311 E Powell Blvd., Gresham

April 20 - 7:22-9:00 am
City of Gresham Council Chambers, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham

Visitors Center
Finding Oregon
Sometimes we forget the true beauty of where we live. Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of time lapse photography across the state. It highlights the Columbia River Gorge, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, the Coast, Crater Lake, Deschutes River, and more. Take 4 minutes to watch the video and enjoy a breathtaking view of our area.

Video courtesy of Uncage the Soul Productions
Video courtesy of Uncage the Soul Productions

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.


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.

Bike Friendly Businesses
Bike Friendly Businesses Across the Region
The Gresham Chamber and Travel Oregon recognizes businesses who offer a special touch to bike travelers - it may be in the local flavor of the food, the sights to see, local knowledge, or welcoming customer service that transforms a hard day of pedaling into a great day. A number of businesses throughout the region and within our Chamber are recognized as Bike Friendly. Click here to check them out!

If you're a business interested in becoming or being recognized as Bike Friendly, contact the Chamber at or visit Travel Oregon's Bike Friendly Business webpage. We can't wait to see you join this growing list of businesses already recognized in the region.