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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Welcome to our
Newest Member

Multnomah Learning Academy -
K-8 Public Charter School

Costco Wholesale -
Portland Warehouse

Thank you to our
Renewing Members

Eastern Oregon University -
Mt. Hood

Red Lobster

Home Video Library Electronics

First Student, Inc.

Gresham Senior Center

ADESA Auto & Truck
Collision Repair
Chamber in Pictures
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Click this short video. "Best Christmas Breakfast Ever" was the theme of this year's AM, hosted by My Father's House and SnowCap. Everyone who attended agreed... BEST breakfast ever.
Santa (Steve Butler) and Elf (Ryan Johnson) played their parts perfectly.
Winner of the coveted Golden Antler Award (Kayla Viramontes, The Bold Orange) couldn't keep her crown on, but the royal robe fit perfectly.
Yes, the Fashionistas were back. Thanks to Christy Kinsey, Landmark Investments, and Sandy Forquer, Gresham Arthur Academy for providing another Ugly Sweater segment to the program. Second place winner was
Erin Beggs, Golden Ticket Adventures.
These vocal "elves" concluded the program with a melody of Christmas tunes. Thanks Salt Academy!
Rocked the house down! Thank you Mayor Bemis, Chief Matthews, & Councilor French for being good sports and adding yet another cameo appearance at the AM Holiday Breakfast.
This Week's AM
Friday, December 21, 2018 | 7:22-9:00 AM

410 N Main Ave, Gresham

A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Sponsored by
Gresham Sanitary Service
Gresham Ford
AXIS Design Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc.
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases

Each step, big or small, creates a brighter energy future. Join us! Learn more at

Did you know?

New York City is further south than Rome is.
Mandarin Tips

To say Happy Holidays, you say 节日快乐
(Jiérì kuàilè - jaylu kwai la).

Business Tips

You’ll need a firm financial cushion when you’re getting your business off the ground, especially if you are working on the new business full time and don’t have another job to provide supplementary income
Do people catch more colds and flu in the winter? Yes! But not from being outside in low temperatures (or the rain). You get a cold when you catch a virus. In the winter we spend more time indoors near other people—and their viruses.
Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to wish you a happy holiday season! Here are some tips for a safe and happy holiday for your furry friends.

- Keep holiday decorations, including plants
out of reach of pets 
- Supervise your pet around the Christmas tree. Lights,
decorations, and pine needles can be harmful if ingested.
Oregon's Labor Law Compliance Will Impact Your Business!

2019 - There are more legislative changes to labor laws that take affect January 1st

  • New Hire Practices - documentation, applications, interview questions, etc.
  • Employee Training - if you don't do HR related training, that will need to change
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Keep it simple and keep it compliant
Admin Accounts

You should never perform your daily work using an admin account on a system. When setting up a system remember to change the admin name, set a complex password and then create a standard user for your daily use.

Go for a road trip on the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway or visit the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, a protected 50,000 acres of volcanic landscape, featuring caldera lakes, lava flows, lava tubes, obsidian fields and cinder cones. Click Here for more.
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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