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My computer could be more encouraging. You know, instead of "invalid password", why not something like, "Ooooh, you're so close!"?

Welcome to our
Newest Member

Holiday Inn Express - Troutdale

Thank you to our
Renewing Members

My Father's House,
A Community Shelter

Chase Me Again

Express Employment Professionals

John L Scott Real Estate - Marguerite Truttman,
Realtor in OR and WA

Plaid Pantries, Inc.

KOIN 6 - Watching out for you

Boys & Girls Club of
Portland Metro Area

Mojave Grill & Cantina

Women's Healthcare
Associates LLC -
Gresham Station Office

Chamber in Pictures
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Your chamber lives and breaths the shop local mission. Obviously an elf wanted to participate and did a portrait of himself in Lynn's office.
These snowmen (2 nd place winner in 2015) have moved on to their next gig, but the Christmas Breakfast is still a fun mainstay of the AM’s. Table reservations are still available as of this printing. Perhaps YOU could win the Golden Antler Award for your table decorations. Reserve now for Dec 14 th breakfast by Clicking Here .
Holiday traditions: Salvation Army Red Kettle and Shop Small Saturday. Thank you Cha Cha for getting into shop small spirit and sharing it all over downtown Gresham. The shop small balloons were a hit with the kids!
Thank you Crismon Lewis of Reliv, and Amanda Brunner of Axis Design, for being great bell ringers downtown Gresham on Shop Small Saturday. Both came dressed to ring.  The community was very generous!

Chamber ALERT

Oregon Equal Pay Law, effective January 1, 2019

Employees with the same job description in your operations manual….Is it lawful to pay them a
different wage?
The answer might be NO and very costly.

Watch for upcoming chamber workshop on the
Oregon Equal Pay Law.

This Week's AM
Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7:22-9:00 AM

25117 SE Stark St, Troutdale
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
January 16, 2019

Deadline for Nominations: December 14, 2018
Sponsored by
Gresham Ford
** Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Call 503-665-1131 for more information.
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Are you storm-ready? Here’s an easy-to-follow plan to help you prepare for severe weather. If your power goes out, you’ll be ready — and we’ll be swinging into action quickly so you can get back to business. Learn more at

Set a Good Example

What you do matters! Never lie about purchases to your spouse. Put purchases into context, emphasizing that things are not what make people happy. Remind them that there are far more valuable things that ​are more meaningful and free, like spending time together. 
Reverse Google Image Search

In Google Chrome, if you press "S" while you right click on an image it will do a reverse Google search. That means you'll be able to see where that photo is and where it potentially originated.
Try Local

Local = WIN

One of the reasons I am so passionate about “Try Local First” is that it is not a Win or Lose thing…it is just a win, win, win, (well the wins can be endless) thing...  Click here to read more.

PS Experience one of these events later today, Cashiering for a Cause at Grocery Outlet, 5-7.

Sponsored by
Gresham Ford

If you like long scenic drives or bike rides, it’s likely you’ll find yourself in Eastern Oregon, and if you’re lucky, Mount Vernon.
This small community sits on the banks of the John Day River and is a stone’s throw from the famous John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. There is plenty to see and do in the area, with easy access to miles of back country trails and viewpoints. And, bonus, there’s also a local winery.
Friday AM Meetings

"You at 7:22"
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 the Chamber Office .

Click Here for a list of current job openings.
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