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The Weekly - Week of April 30th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with bricks that others throw at him." ~ David Brinkley

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Renewing Members
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Spring Expo
Early Bird Special!
Friday AMs
Member Job Openings
Member Event Calendar
Visitors Center
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
May 4 - 7:22-9:00 am
21440 SE Stark Street, Gresham

Gravity Concepts LLC
Daybreak Business Development, Inc.
Gresham Outlook Commercial Printing
Quick Links

The Weekly is

Sponsored by:


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Gresham-Barlow School District 

Chamber in Pictures
presented by
"What's Up with Metro" Business and Leaders Luncheon featured Chair candidate Lynn Peterson and Councilor Shirley Craddick. Thank you both for sharing your vision with Chamber members. Replay of this event can be found on our website Member  Calendar.

Elephants never forget? DON'T YOU FORGET! The Chamber Directory final deadline is this week. 13,000 copies are printed. Don't miss this chance to be part of the award winning directory.

Happy and NOT so happy winners at the Golden Whisk Awards ceremony. Warren Allen, LLP cooked to success. Warner Allen's Hollandaise sauce and Bouillabaisse beat out Matt Miller's soft shell tacos and Travis Stovall's home made meat balls. Gresham Sanitary Service and eRep, Inc. owners tried hard at the Try Local Tuesday event at Riegelmann's. Thanks to our sponsor Gresham Ford!

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

70 years

23 years

10-19 years

5-9 years

1-4 years
Barlow Bruins Baseball & Football

Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
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

Jane Roe/Kangen Water Center - Healthy Water Tips
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs it to work properly. Proper hydration improves mood, boosts brain function and prevents fatigue.

Few Drops Media - Website Tips
Clean, simple layouts with user-friendly features will enhance the marketability of your website. Avoid color fatigue by using black and white with a few color accents. Fonts that are simple and functional are easier to read than handwriting fonts and scripts, as they can be overdone.

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)

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
There is a difference between standard perfumes and fragrance from essential oils. Perfumes, colognes and other scents found in detergents and other household products are synthetic and made in a lab, while essential oils come from plants and are natural.

Spring Expo
Spring Expo
May 9th
3:30-4:30 pm - Vendor networking
4:30--6:30 pm - Open to the public
Gresham Elks Lodge

Get Your Table Now!
1st time new members for $25
Click here for a registration form

- Showcase your business to fellow Chamber members
- Great networking opportunities with new, existing
and Board members
- Bring  your business peers and future members

Presenting Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

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

Golf Tournament Sponsored by

Additional Sponsors

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
May 4 - 7:22-9:00 am
21440 SE Stark Street, Gresham

Speed Networking AM - Persimmon Country Club
May 11 - 7:22-9:00 am
500 SE Butler Road, Gresham

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

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.

Visitors Center
Oregon Fast Facts 4.0
Did you know:
  • Oregon is a state of contrasts, with snow-dusted mountains, dramatic river canyons, lush valleys, rugged coast, arid plains and fertile lands. In fact, Oregon offers some examples of every geographic terrain on the planet within its borders.
  • The highest elevation point is Mt. Hood at 11,239 feet, and the lowest is at sea level.
  • There are more than 6,000 lakes and 112,000 miles of rivers and streams.
  • Oregon contains more than 5,900 registered campsites along with 230 state parks and 13 national forests.
  • Nearly half of Oregon's total area is forested - close to 30 million acres.
  • There are 16 known hot springs in Oregon.

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.