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It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy.

Welcome to our
Newest Members

Linea Forma Design

Right Gear Insurance

Thank you to our
Renewing Members

Norwex - Kathy Hill

Premier Designs Jewelry

Reliable Fence & Construction

Alter Ego Salon

Gresham Bicycle Center

Apollo Drain &
Rooter Servcice, Inc.

Chamber in Pictures
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Joint AM with North Clackamas with over 150 attendees was friendly fun. Gresham Ford provided bidding opportunities, proceeds going to SnowCap. Sandy Forquer, Gresham Arthur Academy bidding against Karen Johnston, All About Automotive with Vicki Moen, Gresham Barlow Education Foundation caught in the middle.
Thank you Superintendents Dr. Danna Diaz (Reynolds), Dr. Katrise Perera (Gresham Barlow) and Dr. Paul Coakley (Centennial) for making an incredible presentation to the Leadership Academy students.
Pastor Fuller (pie baker extraordinaire) will probably serve peach pie for Thanksgiving, will you?  Ask him for his crust recipe.
Thank you Riegelmann's Appliance for the oven!

Chamber ALERT

Oregon Equal Pay Law, effective January 1, 2019

Employees with the same job description in your operations manual….Is it lawful to pay them a
different wage?
The answer might be NO and very costly.

Watch for upcoming chamber workshop on the
Oregon Equal Pay Law.

Happy Thanksgiving!
No AM this week.
Instead, check out
is almost here! It's the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their
favorite small businesses.
Because when they thrive, we all thrive. Click Here for Gresham's participating Shop Small Businesses.
January 16, 2019

Deadline for Nominations: December 14, 2018
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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Are you storm-ready? Here’s an easy-to-follow plan to help you prepare for severe weather. If your power goes out, you’ll be ready — and we’ll be swinging into action quickly so you can get back to business. Learn more at

Did You Know?

Honolulu is the only place in the
US that has a royal palace.
Recover a Closed Browser Tab

If you want to get back a tab you closed, just press "Control" (or "Command" on Mac), plus "Shift," plus "T," and it will magically reappear.

Teach Him How to Talk About Money

 Grade-schoolers are often curious about how much someone’s house cost or what someone’s salary is. Gently explain to your child that it’s not polite to ask people how much money they make or spend on things.
Tip of the Week

No matter how established your business, provide a five-year forecast that includes projected income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and capital expenditure budgets.

 The Fall 2018 version of  Building Blocks , the quarterly newsletter with updates about progress for the 2016 Gresham-Barlow School Bond, is now available to read online.

The ghost towns you see dotting the map of Oregon were once thriving communities, filled with people who followed their dreams.
Now they remain as a window to another time, full of places to ponder and history to discover. Fuel up, bring extra snacks, a paper map and plenty of good road trip music when you head out to explore these remote areas.
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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