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Newest Member

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Photography, LLC


Thank you to our
Renewing Members

Tokola Properties
Chamber in Pictures
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This “gift” might not fit in a Christmas stocking but shop local for big ticket items too. Suburban Auto, Weston Kia, Gresham Ford, Toyota are just a few shop local choices.
The Try Local Shopping Spree is tonight, Tuesday the 11th.
Ugly sweaters like this could win a special prize at Fridays breakfast. Wear your ugly sweater (maybe not all day) but at least during the AM breakfast Friday. Sandra and Christy will be judging the sweaters
based on a variety of ugliness.
This Week's AM
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7:00-9:00 AM
Hosted by SnowCap & My Father's House

Pathway Church
3848 NE Division St. Gresham, OR
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!

January 16, 2019


Deadline to nominate is THIS FRIDAY!
(December 14th)


Sponsored by
Gresham Ford
** Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Call 503-665-1131 for more information.
Shout out to the Unofficial Happy Hour group! Check it out tomorrow

Spinella's
436 N Main Ave, Gresham

Dec 12 from 5:30pm to 7pm

All are welcome.
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases


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

Did you know?

There are 61k people in the air over the US at any given time on any given day.
Mandarin Tips

To thank someone, you say 谢谢
(Xièxiè - shay shay).

Business Tips

Creating a cash flow projection helps you better monitor and adjust for seasonal business expenses and revenue fluctuations. Get more tips for creating a cash flow forecast at wellsfargoworks.com. 
Don’t go hungry! Eat a healthy snack or small meal before heading out to that holiday party—you’ll be much less tempted to go overboard on treats if you don’t arrive with a growling stomach.

Marketing Basics to ALWAYS Remember:

1. Sell the problem you are solving, not just the product.
2. Market your product/service before it's ready to be marketed.
3. Advertise from multiple angles.
4. Be bold! Do not be afraid to stand up, be genuine, unique, and share your why!
Oregon's Labor Law Compliance Will Impact Your Business!

Now more than ever, complexities related to labor/payroll law and employer compliance initiatives make it a challenge for even the most experienced employers to stay legally compliant and efficient. Make sure you streamline processes and limit your liability! Keep it simple and keep it compliant.
Security in Layers

Make sure your systems are clean and secure by having an anti-virus/malware installed and running, firewall settings for external and internal use, ensure Identity management, and encryption. Have an IT professional available to add or strengthen these as needed.
Try Local


Naughty or Nice?


 Here in Gresham, our community is committed to supporting our local merchants by shopping and buying locally. There are many well documented benefits for choosing local, and here’s just a few:

1.      Keep money local – Our local economy survives on the community spending in our local businesses. Keeping funds local also provides for services such as police, fire protection and street repairs.
2.      Locally-Made Products-Local business owners often sell local products, which helps preserve the community’s distinction and creates more jobs locally as well.


Try Local Sponsored by
Gresham Ford
Tourism

See for yourself at the town’s famed wineries and vineyards or the cozy bed & breakfasts and historic inns. Everything is within reach of Carlton’s classic downtown shops, cafes and tasting rooms. Maybe you want to sleep in a silo. Or eat cake made by monks. There’s something for everyone in Carlton. Especially if you’re someone who likes Oregon wine country. 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 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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Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce | 503-665-1131 | gacc@greshamchamber.org | GreshamChamber.org