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Leadership Academy Graduation Luncheon, June 13 th . Celebrate with your fellow students seen in this photo. Registration is open to membership. Seats are limited.
Last minute spring cleaning done yet? Books are still needed for the Gresham Reads Program. Bring your new or used children's books to the Chamber office or City Hall. This is a great chance to impact a life.
Fundraising goal reached! Thank you to all who responded to the Main City Park Leadership Academy Class request. And a big thank you to Gresham City hall staff for working with the students on this project. Can’t wait for the “ribbon cutting” of the new signage in the park.
Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
  • Cap-and-Trade (HB 2020). Cap-and-Trade is moving again. We are expecting a Ways & Means sub-committee vote on Wednesday night. We are expecting a Ways & Means full committee vote as early as Friday morning. Business groups have been promised a full committee vote on the business amendments to the bill.

The politics of HB 2020 are still complex and may yet throw a monkey wrench into the session. Passage is still uncertain in the Senate. Many business organizations, including OSCC, view the legislation as an existential threat to our manufacturing community, particularly on the heels of the newly-minted $2.8 billion gross receipts tax. 

  • Paid Family Leave (HB 2005) OSCC is still awaiting amendments for a new paid family leave bill that would implement a new 12-week paid family leave program for all businesses down to the first employee.
This Week's AM
Friday, June 7, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

333 N Main Ave, Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Health & Wellness

World Elder Abuse Awareness day is June 15 th, how are you as an individual or company bringing this subject to light in your community?
               It’s estimated that 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced abuse. Nearly 1 in 2 people with dementia experience some form of abuse by others. The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study estimated that only 1 in 14 cases of elder abuse ever comes to the attention of authorities. Elders who experience mistreatment and self-neglect face a greater risk of dying sooner.

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Natural Health Tips

Trouble getting to sleep? Here are my go-to tips for catching the Z’s:
  • Stay away from screens one hour before bed
  • Avoid alcohol before bed, drink a cup of herbal tea in the evening
  • Write down your to-do list for the next day
  • Practice deep belly breathing in bed

Doing these things will get your nervous system relaxed & ready for sleep.
Did you know?

Gambling in Grand Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco is actually illegal for citizens of Monaco! Just setting foot in the casino is illegal for Monaco citizens, with the exception of its employees. However, the law doesn’t apply to more than 80% of the population, as foreign nationals residing in Monaco are exempt.
Credit Tips for Business Owners

Make regular visits with a business banker so that when the time comes, your banker will know you, your business, and your industry.
PGE has been involved with the Portland Rose Festival for more than a century, but it’s not just about past traditions. This year we’re showcasing clean electric vehicles – at the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade and CityFair – because they’re an important part of Oregon’s clean energy future. Learn more at
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

When searching for a new home, look for functional details like fully fenced yards, durable flooring, pet-accessible windows, and retractable pet gates. Make sure to ask about local dog parks, as well as pet-friendly trails, and businesses.

This Willamette Valley community started life as a mill town. Today visitors can delve into the forest with a hike through old growth at Valley of the Giants or with a rip on the Blackrock Mountain Bike Association’s trails. Browse antique shops, tip a pint at the pub and savor the goods at the artisan bakery. To learn more, Click Here.
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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