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The Weekly - Week of May 7th
Seeds to Grow
From Lynn, CEO
Two things every mom needs: Velcro arms and a Teflon heart.

In This Issue
This Week's AM Location
Ask the Expert
Health & Wellness
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Spring Expo
Renewing Members
Early Bird Special!
Visitors Center
Friday AMs
Member Event Calendar
Member Job Openings
Bike Friendly Businesses
This Week's AM
Speed Networking
May 11 - 7:22-9:00 am
500 SE Butler Road, Gresham

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Everyday is a cinco de mayo celebration at Tapatio Mexican Restaurant. Check out the Member Calendar to see where the next Unofficial Chamber Happy Hour (UCHH) is meeting.

Public comment on Metro Food Scraps and Waste program is due May 15th. Click here to speak up now! (The City of Gresham needs us to speak up about what to do with the green veggies and eggplant we don't eat.)

Looks like these Chamber members are celebrating another April 15th day passed. But it actually was another happy event. Tax Minimizers of Oregon ribbon cutting coming up on their first year anniversary in their new facility on Start Street.

Ask the Expert
In this month's Ask the
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Health & Wellness
6 Critical Legal Healthcare Tips
Being well informed and prepared for your own healthcare issues or those of a loved one is more important than we realize. If not, we may face medical and legal complications and healthcare matters that can involve a multitude of medical and legal complications. Issues that may affect you financially; at worst, they could mean the difference between life and death. Whether you go to the hospital for a routine procedure or an emergency, there are steps you can take to help avoid complications. Read more...

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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
MetroEast Community Media - MetroEast's Rockwood Site is Awarded a Total of $80,000
MetroEast Community Media, a leading nonprofit organization in the field of media production and digital literacy, received a $55,000 grant on April 11, 2018 from The Collins Foundation.

The Wallace Medical Concern - Children's Health Tips
Your Child's New Prescription: Good Night, Moon. Reading aloud is the single most important activity leading to language development - even before a child can talk! Research shows that the more words parents use with an 8-month old infant, the larger the child's vocabulary will be at age 3.

Jane Roe/Kangen Water Center - Healthy Water Tips
There are 2 types of alkaline water: One type is chemically induced. The other is electrically charged, aka "Alkalized" water. This is a much better choice and has antioxidant properties for a healthy immune system.

Few Drops Media - Website Tips
A strong logo along with a captivating hero image will draw in clients. Be consistent in your graphics. A good balance between content, white space and column widths are integral to strong presentation.

Norwex - Chemical Free Tips
Fun facts: The cheese slicer was invented in Norway in 1925 by Thor Bjorklund. Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, and more Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state ( Source:

Doterra - Tabitha Wolz - Essential Oil Tips
With essential oils, less is more. Use less, more often. This helps your body absorb and process the essential oils. With quality tested essential oils, 1 drop may be all you need.

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

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

Tables Sold Out!

- Featuring over 40 members
- Connecting business and people
- Bring friends, family and business peers

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

10-19 years
Hollywood Signs

5-9 years
Gresham Family Dentistry

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

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Visitors Center
Oregon Fast Facts 5.0
Did you know:
  • Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood served as the scenic backdrop for the movie, The Shining.
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was based and filmed in Salem.
  • The Goonies was filmed mostly in Astoria.
  • Audience-favorite, Grimm, plays off the natural scenery in Oregon.
  • Portland first gained national attention for its music scene in the 1960s, when The Kingsmen and Paul Revere & the Raiders helped establish the city as a Northwest center for frat and garage pop.

Friday AM Meetings - "You at 7:22"
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

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

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.