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360 Painting in Portland

Ascent Physical Therapy

Avamere at Chestnut Lane

Avamere at Cascadia Village

Banner Bank - Home Loans

Honl Tree Care, Inc

McCord Construction, LLC

New York Life - Roy Ping

Perfect Flush

Two Men and a Truck


Thank You
Renewing Members

Gresham Family &
Bankruptcy Law

Barlow Bruins
Baseball & Football

The Bold Orange

Dave Dyk

Intent Coffee

New Avenues for Youth

Transamerica Financial Advisors - Ron Pompel

The Salvation Army
Gresham Corps

Cherry Park Plaza, Independent Living, Assisted &Memory Care

ValleyScapes
Chamber in Pictures
My suitcase runneth over… of books for Biscuits. But the book shelf is empty again. Bring your new or used children's books to the Chamber office or City Hall. Let’s support Gresham’s First Lady and our participating Chamber members in the Gresham Reads program. Bring books!
Save the date! Our Business Summit speaker has confirmed. He’s from Disney (no, it’s not Mickey Mouse). You won’t want to miss this one. Thursday, Oct 17 at Lakeside Gardens. Official unveiling announcement soon.
The Rotary Club of Gresham works year-round to help the community. Thank you Dr. Curtis Bedont of Bedont Orthodontics for helping at YMCA Camp Collins. In a few weeks, the campers will really appreciate the work done by all of the Gresham Rotarians.
SPRING EXPO - May 8th

This free event is a great time to network. Plan on attending to meet 40 new chamber members from 4:30PM to 6:30PM at the Gresham Elks Lodge for networking, food, fun, and fellowship.
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Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
  • The $2 billion (now $2.8 billion) Commercial Activity Tax (HB 3427) passed the House on a party line vote, 37-21. A gross receipts tax rate is now 0.57% on Oregon sales over $1 million.
  • PERS reform proposal has not been revealed.
  • Cap and Trade (HB 2020) The Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction will unveil yet another re-write of the Cap-and-Trade. Currently it's 16 cents per gallon plus utility rate increases for everyone.
  • Family paid leave proposal that would require both employers (with 1 or more employees) and workers to pay new taxes.
  • HB 3063 - would require all children to receive vaccines in order to attend school. This would change the current law allowing parents and doctors to determine necessity of such vaccines. The bill will be voted on in the House. If you would like to share your opinion regarding this issue, contact your Representative or Senator very soon.  
This Week's AM
Friday, May 10, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

Clear Creek Events
362 NE 219th Ave, Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Try Local

It all starts with love. Steve Jobs said it best, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking.  Don’t settle.”


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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

Use washable fabrics on your bed and your pet's regular sleeping areas that can easily be removed for cleaning. Make sure to select a color and pattern that can hide pet hair and stains.
Hire experts: the extra cost is worth your sanity.

YouTube tutorials and classes for skills you do not currently have are for teenagers and retirees. Save yourself time and frustration and find an expert in the things you are not an expert in. 
Protect Your Business!

Eye protection and caution should always be used as men age 25-44 comprise 80% of eye injuries.
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 PortlandGeneral.com/RoseFestival
Tourism

 Located on the central Oregon Coast near beautiful Siletz Bay, Gleneden Beach is home to incredible wildlife-viewing sites, rugged oceanside cliffs and the impressive Salishan Resort, complete with a stunning spa and championship golf course.
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 gacc@greshamchamber.org 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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