Your Weekly Chamber News
Week of 1/21/2020

Seeds to Grow

Friends are like walls. Sometimes you lean on them and sometimes it's good just knowing they're there.

Welcome New Member

Mt Hood Realty -
Karen Croston & Rod Barker

Chamber in Pictures

Volunteer Business Excellence winner 2017, Judy Han is an example of why the BEA is such a great celebration. And Sunny of Sunny Hans is proud and wants you to know, "She won!"

Asha, Director of Career Linked Learning, is conducting a short interest survey. If you received it Friday, Jan 17th, please take the survey. It will only take 60 seconds. Ed Chin, All About Adventure Excursions, appreciated the chance to participate.
Photo Credit: Photo Images by Susan Gould
All of these BEA winners were nominated. Who will this year's winners be? There are so many wonderful, giving people and businesses among us. Please take time to nominate someone and tell their (or your own) story. Nomination forms are online and here.
Purchased anything anyplace lately? 
Frustrated with the bag charges?


If you are noticing increases to prices, here are a few of the reasons:
  • Gross Receipts Tax (Commercial Activities Tax)
  • Based on the gross amount not the profit of the company.
  • Calculated after the first 1 million gross sales 
  • Minimum wage increase
  • Plastic bag ban

Just a few businesses challenges.

Upcoming price increases:
  • Cap and Trade
  • Projected 28 cent per gallon gas price increase

This Week's AM
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 7:22 AM - 9 AM

@ Gresham City Hall, Council Chambers
1333 NW Eastman Pkwy. Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.
New faces are always welcome!
Health and Wellness

D econtamination of a home can be dangerous and emotional.

Exposure to biological and chemical contaminants can pose serious health consequences, and failure to properly remove such substances can contribute to unhealthy and dangerous environments.  The impulse to clean up quickly yourself can be strong but the proper steps and procedures must be followed.

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Member Tips, Tools, & Press Releases
Gaining Momentum after the Holidays

  • Give yourself grace and time to breathe.
  • Think through goals to get perspective.
  • Remind yourself of your "why"!
  • What have you been neglecting? Events, relationships, projects? Get those in check.
  • Plan and execute. Cheers to 2020!
Carpet Cleaning Tips

Determine the fiber type in your rug. The fibers can determine what cleaning agent and process is best for the job.

Always pretest your cleaning agent on a non-visible area.
Energy Tips

Get a free energy consultation. PGE Energy Experts can help you identify the upgrades that will save you the most energy and money. And with incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon, you'll save on upfront costs. Learn more at

Tips for Smooth Digestion

Start a meal with a salad that includes bitter greens like arugula, dandelion greens, kale, mustard greens, and radicchio.
History, Hops, and High Flying Adventure in Seaside

Oregon’s first seashore resort town has been delighting visitors for more than 100 years. The expansive Seaside beaches offer opportunity for year-round recreation, and shops and restaurants lining Broadway await when you’re ready to warm up in Oregon’s great indoors. On the rare chance it snows on the North Coast, grab a camera and relish in the winter spectacle. Seaside won't stay snowy for long. To learn more, Click Here.
Friday AM Meetings

"You at 7:22"
Member Event Calendar
Need to promote your special day, event, fundraiser, classes, meetings, and more? Get value by listing your events with the Chamber by logging into your member portal at the top of Once logged in, navigate to events. Having trouble? Just email

Click here for a complete list of Member Events.

To post a tip, email the details to . Please remember to keep it to 40 words or less.
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, just log into your member portal (at the top of and navigate to jobs. Need help? Just email

Click Here for a list of current job openings.
Connect with the Gresham Chamber
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