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Welcome New Member

Arrow Sanitary Service

Monarch Marketing LLC

BenchMark Physical Therapy - Gresham

Dr. Marlena Kurtz, ND

Exceed Enterprises Inc


Thank You
Renewing Members

Fred's Auto Removal

The Rockwood Center

Gresham-Barlow School District

Riverview Community Bank

Gresham Elks Lodge #1805

Marathon Printing Inc.

Gresham Outlook/Pamplin Printing

All About Automotive

Uly's Taco Bar

Riverview Restaurant

iCandy

Allstate - Fox Insurance Services

HOMEMASTERS Portland East

Gresham Arthur Academy (Mastery Learning Institute)
Chamber in Pictures
Make you hungry? Market to Grill Try Local chefs went above and beyond. And cooking is NOT what they do for a living.
Largest ever (and most animated) participation at the Golden Whisk Awards, sponsored by Gresham Ford.
Sue Hughes, Resolutions (who created Gresham Geisha Asian Cuisine restaurant), is receiving the prestigious Golden Whisk Award from last year's winner, Warner Allen, Warren Allen LLP.
Chefs and Sous chefs worked hard and had fun. Resolutions, 4site Web Services, Brainjar Media, and The Bold Orange.
Thank you Jim and Freida Riegelmann of Riegelmann’s Appliance for hosting a great afternoon Try Local event. (There was lots of interest in their washers, dryers, freezers… well, all of their appliances.
Chamber works.)
Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
Among new tax burdens still expected to pass:
  • 16 cents a gallon increase (Cap & Trade HB 2020)
  • Gross Receipts Tax on $1,000,000 or more. (HB 3427) Some grocery items will be exempted but to cover that loss in revenue the percentage is moving from .49% to .67%.
  • Family paid leave of 26 weeks for companies with one employee or more. (HB 2005)

No PERS reform on the table yet except for a SAIF fund raid from the Governor.

Community Colleges still haven’t received any funding support.
SPRING EXPO
May 8th
Only 3 tables left. 
Call fast.  This free event is a great time to network. Plan on attending to meet 40 new chamber members from 4:30PM to 6:30PM at the Gresham Elks Lodge for networking, food, fun, and fellowship.
This Week's AM
Friday, May 3, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

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
Does the smell of fresh cut grass give you the urge to start cleaning your home? You aren’t alone! It feels almost like a biological response to begin tidying up. The tradition of spring cleaning is rooted in our history as far back as the 1800s!

Sponsored by
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

Avoid carpet if at all possible as it is not only difficult to keep clean, but also soaks up stains and traps pet hair and odors. If carpet is a must, pick with a low pile carpet and choose a color that matches your pet's fur.
Get a calendar and fill it, like, completely

Schedule everything. The reason:

It will help you know the next thing you need to do. Use multiple calendars. Schedule downtime. Keeps you on-task and feeling driven. 
Protect Your Business!

Protective Eye Protection will reduce eye injuries which make up nearly 45% of all head injuries.
Oregonians are at the forefront of a transformation toward a future powered by clean energy.
Along with our partners, the communities we serve and you, we’re committed to this future.
We’re proud to announce a groundbreaking project that combines wind and solar generation with battery storage in a single, integrated facility. Learn more at www.portlandgeneral.com/wheatridge .
Tourism

There’s nothing quite like spending a warm afternoon lounging in the cool shade of a towering tree. But what if you could climb among those trees, or better yet, sleep in them? In Oregon, you can. Explore one of the state’s coolest adventure parks, where you can actually walk on air. Or spend a night 40-feet above the ground in the most luxurious tree house you’ll ever see. Whether you’re in midair or walking among the trees, you’ll get a new view on one of the most forested states in the country with these in-the-trees adventures.
To learn more , Click Here.
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 gacc@greshamchamber.org 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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