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The Weekly - Week of May 14th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Surprise Party!
Renewing Members
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Early Bird Special!
Visitors Center
Friday AMs
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
May 18 - 7:22-9:00 am
Salt Academy and Performing Arts Co., 333 N Main Avenue, Gresham

Quick Links

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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
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Thank you Stamp Connection and Gresham Grocery Outlet for making the Golden Whisk Award an official plaque. What a beautiful "trophy." Try Local Golden Whisk award at Rieglemann's went to Warner Allen. Thank you sponsor Gresham Ford.

Thanks Bill Schwartz at Boring Brewing/Boring Winery (pictured right) for helping bring Whites Country Meats in as a new Chamber member. Partnerships in business make good connections for Chamber members too.

Gresham's First Lady supports Books for Biscuits. Join us May 22 at 10:00 am at Gresham Biscuits Cafe. Bring a book. Have a cinnamon roll.  Click here to see how her program works.

Surprise Party!
(our version of a flash mob)
Let's surprise...

23424 NE Halsey Street, Wood Village

Wednesday, May 30th
11:30-1:00 pm

Join the fun, bring a friend
Have some lunch
Support a member


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

30 years
United Finance

10-19 years

5-9 years

1-4 years
Dave Dyk

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Jane Roe/Kangen Water Center - Healthy Water Tips
Drink 1/2 your weight in ounces per day of healthy water just to replace what is lost through breathing, sweating and digestion.

Few Drops Media - Website Tips
Web content should be creative to draw in clients. Web pages should contain keywords that identify the website for search engines. Sentences should be short and to-the-point.

Norwex - 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.

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
Essential oils have been around for ages, used by the Egyptians, Greeks and in Chinese medicine for health, beauty and religious practices. The Bible also has many passages containing essential oils.

Portland General Electric - Cool Workplace Tips
Our best tips for a cool workplace. Take action now to maximize comfort and savings this summer. Learn more at

The Wallace Medical Concern - Children's Health Tips
First Tooth = First Visit to Dentist: When your baby starts teething, it's time to schedule that first trip to the dentist. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that all kids see a dentist when their first tooth comes in, or no later than age 1, whichever is first. Healthy baby teeth are important for good nutrition, speech development, and strong permanent teeth later on.

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

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Additional Sponsors

Visitors Center
Find Your Next Adventure This Summer
Mt. Hood Adventure

Looking for activities, classes, walks, hikes, biking, tours or events to do this summer? Now is the time to start planning. Discover the adventures outside your door. There is truly something for everyone in our region. Not sure where to start? Click on the links below and decide what to pat at the top of your summer fun list.


- Ride Oregon Ride

- The Intertwine

- Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association

- Travel Oregon

- Mt. Hood Territory

- Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

- Metro



Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
May 18 - 7:22-9:00 am
Salt Academy and Performing Arts Co., 333 N Main Avenue, Gresham

May 25 - 7:22-9:00 am
829 NE Eighth Street, Gresham

June 1 - 7:22-9:00 am
1042 NW Norman Avenue, Suite 210, Gresham

June 8 - 7:22-9:00 am
14127 SE Stark Street, Portland

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.


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.