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The Weekly - Week of March 5th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Renewing Members
Save the Date!
Member Event Calendar
Visitors Center
Member Job Openings
Friday AMs
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
March 9 - 7:22-9:00 am
MOB4 Building, 25050 SE Stark Street, Gresham (follow signs to building MOB4 and use main entry)
New Members
Quick Links

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Gresham-Barlow School District - Security Summit Highlights Gresham-Barlow School District's Commitment to Student Safety
Thanks to the 2016 school bond, safety and security improvements are coming to every school in the district.

At the beginning of 2018, new home sales gave the year an unexpectedly slow start. However, Freddie Mac still believes new home sales will push the housing market forward in 2018.

Norwex - Kathy Hill - Chemical Free Tips
Looking for a Non-Chemical option for deodorant? Here's a great recipe: Combine 1 TBS cornstarch with 1 TBS baking soda and 1.5 TBS coconut oil. Add 1 drop essential oil.
If you have the stomach flu, practice the B.R.A.T. diet: Bananas, Rice, Apples, Toast. This will help ease your digestive system (Hint: you can also try potatoes and yogurt if you get tired of the BRAT foods).

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
Make your own lip balm: 1:1:1 ratio of beeswax, coconut and shea butter, 5 drops essential oil (peppermint or lavender) and 10-15 containers. Melt and mix. Add essential oils 1-3 minutes after, then pour into containers.

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

30 years
Leathers Fuels
10-19 years
1-4 years

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

Sponsorships are available
Contact Shelley Wright for more information

Thank you
Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

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.

Visitors Center
As the Gorge Springs to Life, So Do Friends of the Columbia
Gorge's Spring-Summer Hike with Friends Program
With 100+ guided outings a year to choose from, there is something for everyone! Whether it be wildflower walks, kayak trips, geology tours, or bike rides, we've made it easy for you to enjoy unique outings in all areas of the Columbia Gorge. Each outing has an educational theme and is led by knowledgeable volunteer hike leaders and shepherds. Click here for more information.

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"
March 9 - 7:22-9:00 am
MOB4 Building, 25050 SE Stark Street, Gresham (Follow signs to building MOB4 and use main entry)

March 16 - 7:22-9:00 am
U.S. Bank on 3rd Street, 2445 SE 3rd Street, Gresham

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

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.