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I hate when I try to order a salad and my mouth says "I'll have a double quarter pounder with cheese."

Welcome New Member

Tone Proper AV

Gresham Burrito Shop

Thank You
Renewing Members

City of Troutdale - City Hall

East Hill Church

Fix Auto Gresham

Gresham Historical Society

La Carreta of Gresham

Armworks Hand Therapy

Tsuru Island - Gresham Japanese Garden
Chamber in Pictures
Changing flights? Scott Erdahl, The Boeing Company, is receiving appreciation and recognition for his service on the Chamber Board. But Boeing did not fly off into the sunset. We welcomed the new board member, Michael James, Director of Finance for the Gresham site, as the Boeing rep. Thanks for your service Scott and welcome Michael.
Thank you Persimmon Country Club for another fabulous job hosting Speed Networking. Kathy Hill (Norwex), Nicole Ball (Persimmon Country Club), Jim Mohr (BBSI - Lake Oswego), and Michael Borre (Valucentric LLC) enjoyed a full breakfast and quality networking.
Big, medium, and small business owners like Rudy Loeza (Tany's Bakery LLC), Kayla Viramontes (The Bold Orange), Sue Piazza (Bucket List Travel Tours), and Chad Honl (Honl Tree Care) are building relationships at one of the many Chamber organized experiences. Might be the best attended Speed networking EVER!
Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
  • Cap-and-Trade (HB 2020). No activity on Cap-and-Trade last week. We are still waiting for the industry-approved amendments that OSCC and other business groups will be supporting as the bill sits in the Ways & Means Committee. The major compromise on this bill is the extension of implementation dates.
  • Paid Family Leave (HB 2005). Compromise bill. Waiting on new language. Still affects businesses with one employee or more. 12 weeks instead of 36 weeks and employee must be employed at least 90 days before qualified to request.
  • PERS Reform took center stage last week. SB 1049. Barely passed Senate. The democrats needed 3 republicans to vote on bill. This is a very small movement to solving the PERS problem. And the biggest cost savings comes from a re-amortization of pension debt. Over 2/3 of the savings comes from this re-financing provision.
Business Summit
Oct 17, Thursday morning
Pete Blank
Disney University
Registration will open June 15 th .
Save the date on your calendar now.
This Week's AM
Friday, May 31, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

21640 SE Stark St, Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Try Local Tuesday Event Today!

Tour Gresham's Japanese Garden and take a Bonsai lesson at Tsuru Island (124 S Main Ave, Gresham)
from 4:30 PM to 6 PM
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New businesses are like babies. They need a little extra care in their infancy but as anyone with children knows, the sleepless nights are worth the trouble. Getting a business off the ground is not for the faint of heart and as they say, “requires a village”.
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Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Protect Your Business!

If your employees work at heights have proper safety protocol as falls are the leading cause of workplace fatalities.
Did you know?

The Panama Canal is hailed as one of humankind’s greatest achievements of the 20th Century. The building of the canal allowed ships traveling from New York to California to shave close to 8,000 miles off the journey.
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

Keep the toilet lids closed so that the dogs don't help themselves to a drink, and so the cats don't accidentally fall in, then run off shaking toilet water in every direction.
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

Open and use dedicated business accounts to set up your finances and begin tracking your history of smart spending. Make sure your personal credit record is clean by reviewing your credit report annually.

Upper Larch Mountain Road Reopens in Gorge.

Situated along the Umatilla River within a tree-lined valley known as Echo Meadows, Echo is the perfect spot for fishing, hiking, mountain biking, golf, boating and bird-watching. Echo is a popular stop for Oregon Trail enthusiasts and history buffs who come to see where emigrants crossed the Umatilla River and camped at a site known as the Lower Crossing. To learn more, Click Here.
Friday AM Meetings

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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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