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Seeds to Grow

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
-Benjamin Franklin

Thank You
Renewing Members


Prestige Post-Acute and
Rehab - Gresham

Oregonians Credit Union

Crunch Fitness

MPG Marketing &
Mailing Services

Center for the Arts Foundation

Nicholas Restaurant

Paul Davis of Portland/Vancouver

McDonald & Wetle Inc.

Gresham Schmizza Public House

Northwest Business Broker

Gresham Memorial Chapel
& Evening Events

Hampton Inn
Chamber in Pictures
What do ducks and dancin' have to do with each other? Stay tuned. (Hint: It happens July 19th and 20th.)
Congratulations Gresham Area Leadership Academy students. You are a remarkable class of students and the community is already benefiting from your personal commitment to complete the program. Applications are being taken for the 2019-2020 class.
Thank you Mt. Hood Community College for sponsoring the Leadership Academy graduation. And thank you, Dr. Skari, for personally delivering the CTE credit certificates that the students earned by participating in the class.
Capitol Communication Corner
Cap and Trade was the straw that broke the camel's back .

The Senate Republicans left the building. Five months of battering on small businesses might have had more to do with the departure than what is being said.  If Cap and Trade had been the only heavy new tax burden on Oregon businesses, the weight of that single legislation might not have prompted the Senators to leave the building. 

Committee meeting after committee meeting, the small business voices were shunned, ignored, belittled and minimized. The tax burdens piled on, one by one: Gross Receipts tax, Family Paid Leave, Cap and Trade, minimum wage increases, just to mention the top few. With backs against the wall and no other way to speak on behalf of business of all sizes, the senate republicans left the building. 

Are they still working? Many would say yes. Like many business models, working from “home” is acceptable. They are working off site, on behalf of those the super-majority has ignored.

Leaving the work site and striking is a show of displeasure. Do teachers get fined for striking? No. The Senate Republicans are “striking”. 

Their action was after 5 months of super-majority contempt for the business community. It was 5 months in coming but Cap and Trade was the straw that broke the camel's back.
This Week's AM
Friday, June 28, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

@ Gresham Burrito Shop 325 N Main Ave, Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.
New faces are always welcome!
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Ready - Set - Grill (safely)

July is the peak month for grilling fires, followed by June, May, and August. Annually, U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 10,200 home fires each year involving grills, hibachis, or barbecues.
Business & Safety Tips

Many small business owners do not communicate clear goals and their vision properly with their employees.
Can new lighting really pay off for a small business? Just ask Kyle Anderson, manager and co-owner of iParts & Phone Repair in Gresham. He won an energy-efficiency consultation with PGE in 2017. “It’s definitely a good move,” said Anderson, who significantly reduced his lighting costs.
Natural Health Tips

Did you know that every chronic disease is fueled by inflammation? Inflammation is triggered by chronic stress, high refined carbohydrate or sugar intake, chemical exposure, heavy metal exposure, and consumption of food additives/preservatives.
Did you know?

St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg is the city’s largest Orthodox cathedral and among the largest cathedrals in the world. But, did you know this beautiful cathedral rests on 10,000 tree trunks? They’re sunken into the marshy ground below.
Try Local First

Advice from Vermont

Not one to usually take advice from the “Northeast” but came across this from the University of Vermont and thought it was timely for our abundance of berries, veggies, fruits, and other things (cheese, nuts, etc.) grown in our beautiful State.

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Detroit Lake State Recreation Area offers boating, fishing, swimming, camping and hiking. North Santiam River provides white-knuckle white-water kayaking, while Breitenbush Hot Springs adds a tranquil soaking option. Even the local bike route has a watery theme: Cascading Rivers Scenic Bikeway, a breathtaking, 70-mile route past rivers, waterfalls and lakes. Take the plunge in Detroit.
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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