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Seeds to Grow
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

Welcome to our
Newest Member

Unitus Community Credit Union

Thank you to our
Renewing Members

Rose City Carpet
Cleaning & Janitorial

Cantel Sweeping

Chris Cakes Northwest
Chamber in Pictures
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A very special thanks to Bess Wills, Gresham Ford, for her talent and time writing, producing, and starring in "The Best Christmas Ever". It entertained 200 in attendance. THANKS BESS. Perhaps it was the
"Bess Christmas Ever".
This Week's AM
Friday, December 28, 2018 | 7:22-9:00 AM
First Round Begins at 7:35 AM

Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce
1005 N Main Ave, Gresham
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Sponsored by
Gresham Sanitary Service
Gresham Ford
AXIS Design Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc.
Ask the Expert:
Recycle with Gregg
Sponsored by
Gresham Sanitary Service
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases

Each step, big or small, creates a brighter energy future. Join us! Learn more at

Did you know?

Russia is bigger than Pluto.
Mandarin Tips

To say Happy New Year, you say 新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè - shin nin kwai la).
Security Tech Tips, Tricks and Advice:
Change Defaults

Never unbox an item and plug it in without changing the default username and password, most companies use a generic or conventional that can be looked up or guessed.
Lemons to the Rescue: when holiday stress creeps up on you, sniff lemons! Citrus fragrances boost feelings of well-being by increasing levels of norepinephrine, a hormone that affects mood. Dab a little lemon essential oil on a handkerchief, tuck it in your pocket, and you’re good to go.
Guide Dogs for the Blind would like to wish you a happy holiday season! Here are some tips for a safe and happy holiday for your furry friends.

  • Holiday festivities can be overwhelming to animals. Consider the use of a crate, quiet, animal-proof room, and/or an engaging and safe toy 
  • Ensure your pet has either a microchip or ID tag. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, pets can easily go missing.
Oregon's Labor Law Compliance Will Impact Your Business!

2019 - There are more legislative changes to labor laws that take affect January 1st

  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant Job Descriptions
  • Pretax benefits (401k, FSA, HSA)
  • Additional and updated required
employee postings
  • Keep it simple and keep it compliant
The Chamber has partnered with the SBDC at Mt. Hood Community College to get a better understanding of the challenges in your business and what programs or services would be helpful to assist you with those challenges.

We are hosting a focus group to get input from the business community to learn what will make programs most relevant to your business.

Session I: Wednesday, January 9th from 8:00-9:10 ( Breakfast will be served )
Session II: Wednesday, January 9th from 12:00-1:10 ( Lunch will be served )

We appreciate your participation.

Please register to indicate the best session for your schedule.
Session I: Registration Link OR Session II: Registration Link

The Wallowa Mountains stand guard over the northeast corner of the state like sentinels to this rugged and beautiful country. Many travelers know this area as the gateway to Hells Canyon, Wallowa Lake and the bronze-capital town of Joseph. But there’s rich history, outdoor adventure and local cuisine to be discovered here too. Click Here for more.
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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