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It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
-George Patton

Welcome New Member

Heritage Bank

Glamour-eyez Beauty Studio

Glamour-eyez Beauty Studio - Sarah Samsa

Thank You
Renewing Members

Crown Carpets

Gresham Grocery Outlet

Park's Nursery

Integrity Senior Solutions

Hood View Chiropractic

Burns Feed Store

Lori Stahlman

Abilities at Work

KG Specialties

Gresham Subaru

Honke Heating & Air
Conditioning Inc.

Montgomery and Graham, Inc.

The Center for Men's and Women's Urology

United Finance

Edward Jones/Jared Tjaden, Financial Advisor

Gresham Outdoor Public Art (GOPA)

The Boeing Company

NW Natural

Pediatric Associates of Gresham
Chamber in Pictures
Thank you Lila Leathers, Leathers Fuel, for taking time Saturday to attend a legislative town hall. Thank you Senator Monnes Anderson and Representative Piluso for hosting monthly community outreach. Majority of the comments Saturday were around Cap and Trade.
ALL elections are important! Fill out your ballot and take it to a safe ballot box today.  The US postal service and well meaning ballot “collectors” are not reliable when it comes to your right to vote and be counted.
Paul Davis of Portland/Vancouver, Reliv Food Science, Clackamas County Bank - Gresham, City of Gresham - City Hall and others all have something in common in this photo… They are having fun at an AM at Snowcap.
Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
Action Alert
  • HB 2020: Cap-and-Trade will increase the cost of living and working in Oregon - all residents will bear the cost of fuel increases and increased natural gas rates. It's projected to immediately drive up the cost of gas by $0.16 per gallon, and natural gas customers will face double digit rate increases in the first year of the program!
Activity on Major Issues
  • The $2.8 billion Commercial Activity Tax (HB 3427) was signed into law by Governor Brown. Starting on January 1, 2020, all businesses doing business in Oregon will see a gross receipts tax rate of 0.57% on Oregon sales over $1 million. The dedicated fund is not a constitutional requirement. The funds will go to the general fund.
  • The legislature's attempt at PERS reform was unveiled with Senate Bill 1049. The future of SB 1049 is uncertain. It is a very modest cost-saving measure, and the unions oppose it in force.
This Week's AM
Friday, May 24, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

Persimmon Country Club 500 SE Butler Rd, Gresham
First Round at 7:35 AM
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!

This Year's Theme: International
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Protect Your Business!

Know OSHA Height Regulations as OSHA Fall Protection Violations are the most cited standards.
Identify red flags in business and... stay away from them.

This is hard to do, getting a sale or a new client is our #1 goal... but sometimes the juice just isn’t worth the squeeze. If there is something odd about that deal, take time and make sure it is the right choice.
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

Provide chew treats or interactive toys so dogs don't chew on your favorite furniture. Make sure to provide cat trees/shelves and scratching areas for cats so they do not scratch the furniture or walls.
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
Credit Tips for Business Owners

Don’t strain your cash flow : Avoid paying so much toward your revolving credit that it hurts your business and you don’t have cash elsewhere — risking the financial health of your business.
Did you know?

Bangkok-In Thai, it is often called Krung Thep Maka Nakhon, or just Krung Thep. However, the full name is “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.”

 It’s time for a road trip! Head east for wide open spaces and big culinary offerings in little Milton-Freewater (pop. 7,100). Located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains northeast of I-84 near Pendleton, Milton-Freewater isn’t a town you pass through by accident. But its location near the Oregon-Washington border in the heart of orchard and wine country makes a deliberate stop worthwhile.
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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