Your Weekly Chamber News
Week of 2/25/2020

Seeds to Grow

Dear God,
Help me bridle my tongue so that on Judgment Day I will not be found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon.

Welcome New Member

Edward Jones - Alina Rocha

Thank You
Renewing Members

Al's Garden Center

Good News Community
Health Center

Gresham Sanitary Service Inc.

KeyBank - Gresham

Mt. Hood Hospice

PDG Construction Services, Inc.

Walker Travel and Cruises

Chamber in Pictures
Business Excellence Medium Business Award recipient is
Gresham Ford . Owner Bess Wills is an energizer bunny when it comes to community events.
Business Excellence Non-Profit winner is The Rotary Club of Gresham . From dictionaries, to camp clean up, to scholarships and more. The list is too long to print here. The BEA will reveal more of what they do as they are a never ending non-profit giving more and more back to the community each year.
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Chamber Works!
We have well over 6,610 annual attendees to our programs and events. That’s some serious exposure for our sponsors and opportunities for relationship building.
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Not a rubber chicken luncheon! But if you don't plan ahead, you don't get to join us. The Business Excellence Awards luncheon is March 11th.
This Week's AM
Friday, February 28, 2020 | 7:22 AM - 9 AM

600 NE 8th Ave. #130, Gresham

A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.
New faces are always welcome!
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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. Save your seat today!
Sponsored by
Gresham Ford
Gresham Sanitary Service Inc.
AXIS Design Group Architecture & Engineering, Inc.
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Member Tips, Tools, & Press Releases
Google Ranking Tactics 101

  1. Determine your focus. 
  2. Write a paragraph using relevant keyword phrases.
  3. Broadcast across your marketing channels by posting a version of the same message once a month.
Cholesterol Facts:

Eating cholesterol and healthy fats does not raise your blood cholesterol. Blood cholesterol is made in the liver in response to inflammation, sugar consumption, and stress in the body.

Be Careful!

Do you have any plans on drilling holes or pounding nails into your walls, floors, or ceilings? You should check if there are any supply/drainage pipes behind your work area. You wouldn't want that mess on your hands!
How to Stay Relevant:

Keep Customers Informed - Let customers behind the scenes on company/team updates. Don't be afraid to share the ups and downs! 
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. With incentives from Energy Trust of Oregon, you'll save on upfront costs. Learn more at  
Most floods require a professional to assess and clean up, but in the meantime, you can:

  1. Remove excess water by mopping and blotting.
  2. Wipe excess water from wood furniture after removal of lamps and tabletop items.
  3. Remove and prop wet upholstery and cushions
Tourism: 7 Wonders Road Trip
Newport to Bandon (122 miles/2.75 hours)
Spend some time exploring Newport’s historic bay front and Nye Beach neighborhoods before continuing south to the towns of Yachats, Florence, Coos Bay and Bandon. 
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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