October 2, 2018
Your Weekly News
Seeds to Grow
Why did the chicken cross the road? To prove to the possum that it could be done.

Welcome to our
Newest Members

Von Ebert Brewing

Thor's Hammer Demolition

Optavia - Sue Piazza

Morales Public Relations

Shari's Cafe & Pies

Eddy 4 Gresham

Thank you to our
Renewing Members

Center for Advanced Learning

Home Instead Senior Care

Pacific Cascade Towncar

Office Depot

COUNTRY Financial

Gresham Toyota Scion

NW Web Solutions

Gresham Biscuits Cafe

Sun Glow Inc.

Oasis Senior Advisors

BBT Architects

Payroll On Time

Mt. Hood Community College

Stamp Connection

Nippon Express USA

BLRB Architects

Barlow Junior Baseball Association


Photo Images by Susan Gould

Heidi's of Gresham

Mazama Mountain Science School

Columbia Bank

Soroptimist Int'l of Gresham

Cafe Delirium

Eastside Timbers

**Election Corner**
Gresham Chamber Government Affairs Council Recommendations

Your Chamber Government Affairs Council takes their responsibility seriously. The Council followed their established process to research, review and then recommend all starting with a written questionnaire. The Chamber Board receives the recommendations and determines the outcomes. The following decisions have been recommended and approved by the Chamber Board.

State Representative
District 49 Justin Hwang
District 51 Lori Chaves Deremers

Metro Council
Joe Buck

Gresham City Races
Mayor Shane Bemis
Councilor Position 2 Janine Gladfelter
Councilor Position 6 Kirk French
No decision has been made as of this printing in Position 4

Ballot Measures
Support Measure 103 prohibiting state and local taxes on groceries
Support Measure 104 requiring 3/5 vote on any revenue raising legislation
Oppose Metro Housing Bond 26-199 
While the Council unanimously agrees that housing for all levels of income is in short supply, there are many unknowns as the measure is written.  Currently, the state constitution does not allow revenue from bond issues to be used in a project with private owners or stakeholders. (If Measure 102, designed to provide an exception to this prohibition for the construction of affordable housing, the Metro Housing Bond would be more acceptable to the Chamber.) [2]

Above all, gather the information necessary for you to make a wise and solid decision for you personally and professionally. 
Then vote.
Chamber in Pictures
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Kids Music Day is October 5 th . But that is not why we have launched a new page on our website.  Check it out. Music and Art. If you have a music group, art exhibit or performance of some kind that you would like to link to our website, send your flyer to us!
Looks like these Chamber Members are ready for the great food from one of our new members, Gresham Schmizza Public House. Bill from Boring Brewery tasted the beer. Thank you Riverview Bank, Brenda and Brianna, for sponsoring the ribbon cutting before lunch. Hope you all enjoyed your lunch. (The french fries are to die for!)
It’s not too early to save the date. Nov 8 th , Economic Summit: Puzzle Pieces. Our keynote speaker, pictured above, is John Tapogna, EcoNW. Mayor Bemis will open the day. 
7:30-11:30, Persimmon County Club.  SAVE Nov 8 th .
This Week's AM
Friday, October 5, 2018 | 7:22-9:00 AM
R ockwood DIY
484 SE 187th Ave, Portland, OR 97233
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Make sure to bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop for a special interactive experience!
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Let’s reduce Oregon’s carbon footprint. We’re committed to leading the transformation to a clean energy future. Learn more at portlandgeneral.com/cleanvision.

Spinach, Bleah!

It is possible to get kids to like vegetables. No, really. Try these tips .
Don't leave your Mac unlocked

Remember your Mac needs to be secured when you walk away too, click "Command," plus "Option," plus "Eject." (Or "Power" if your computer doesn't have an optical drive.)

Kids and Money

Play games that have to do with teaching kids about money. Let your grade-schooler unleash her inner mogul playing board games such as Monopoly and Life. This can be a fun way for kids to learn about money.
Health and Wellness

Breast Cancer: Knowing the Facts
The good news, reported by the American Cancer Society this month is that death rates from breast cancer have declined almost 40% between 1989 and 2015. The report, the latest to document a long-term reduction in breast cancer mortality, attributed the declines to both improvements in treatments and to early detection by mammography. Instead of only one or two options, today there are many treatment choices that fight the complex mix of cells in each individual cancer. However, the decisions to be made - surgery, then possibly radiation, hormonal (anti-estrogen) therapy, and/or chemotherapy can be overwhelming.  Read more...

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Tours through the  Oregon Caves  are seasonal and offered from late March through the end of November. The Monument is located at an elevation of 4,000 feet on the wooded slopes of the Siskiyou Mountains, part of the coastal mountain range of Oregon and California. When you visit, expect comfortable summer temperatures, snowy winters, and rain during spring and fall. The surrounding region offer unique geology and botany, wild and scenic rivers, wilderness areas, and historic features. Read more 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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