Your Weekly Chamber News
Week of 3/3/2020

Seeds to Grow

If you ever get an email about pork, ham, salt, and preservatives, don't open it. It's spam.

Thank You
Renewing Members

Bucket List Travel Tours

YMCA Camp Collins

Sherwin Williams Gresham - Wood Village

Anna Agatat - Mt. Hood Realty

ALSO - Advocates for Life Skills and Opportunity

Pathway Church

Orient Auto Service, Inc.

Betty Chisum

Healing Treasures Massage

Ke rr Properties, Inc.

Denton Plastics

Weston Buick GMC Kia

Chamber in Pictures
Chamber Works!
Gresham Area Chamber has a diverse membership make up. 64% of our members are small business owners.
Cheers! Migration Brewing will take home a Business Excellence award but which one? Do we have a “best beer” award? Nope. But register to help celebrate Colin Rath’s company award.
Successful women are among the recipients of the Business Excellence Awards. Lila Leathers of Leather's Fuels is the winner of the Family Business category, and the Volunteer of the Year is Sue Piazza of Bucket List Travel Tours. Join the celebration on March 11th and hear what both did to deserve the recognition.
This Week's AM
Friday, March 6, 2020 | 7:22 AM - 9 AM

376 NE 219th Ave, Gresham

A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.
New faces are always welcome!
PC: Photo Images by Susan Gould
Business Excellence Awards

You are invited to our annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA)!

Join hundreds of your closest friends in celebrating some of our amazing community and business members. Reserve your seat today!
Sponsored by
Gresham Ford
Gresham Sanitary Service Inc.
AXIS Design Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc.

While the Coronavirus is on everyone's minds right now, it has always been important to consider the following:
  1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
  2. Sneeze and cough into your elbow
  3. Keep your bad germs with you at home (if you aren’t feeling well, large groups of people is not where you should be)
Member Tips, Tools, & Press Releases
How to Stay Relevant:

Evolve products/services - Go over pricing, processes, procedures - update as necessary. Do you have products/services that haven't sold in a year - reevaluate!
Cholesterol Facts:

Our bodies need sufficient amounts of cholesterol to make healthy cell membranes, protect our nerves, and make hormones.

Energy Tips

Look up. Look down. Look all around. Whether you’re digging, building or performing maintenance outdoors, visit to learn how to avoid close encounters of the dangerous kind.
Don't flush cooking grease or pour it down your kitchen drain!

Grease can harden and create backups within your drains. We suggest wiping your pan with paper towels and composting them.
Good Business Practices:

If you notice that someone is eyeing a door, they are literally looking for escape routes from your conversation. Switch up your topic or ask about them!
Did You Know?

Did you know that head hair can detect drug use for up to 60-90 days and that body hair can detect drug use for six months to one year?
Developing a Channel Strategy

·       Who and how will you target?
·       What content you will broadcast?
·       What is your call to action?
·       What’s your time frame?
·       How will you leverage the responses?

Plan and think through. Use to evaluate your marketing strategy.
Press Release:

Clackamas County Bank Gresham Branch Celebrates New Location. Read the full press release here.
Tourism- 7 Wonders Road Trip
Bandon to Crater Lake (288 miles/6 hrs)
This day will be your longest yet in the car, but you’ll check two Wonders off your list as you hit the final bit of the Coast and visit Crater Lake.  Read more
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
Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce | 503-665-1131 | |