Your Weekly Chamber News
Week of 2/11/2020

Seeds to Grow

Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. So chocolate is a salad.

Welcome New Members

Courtyard by Marriott
Portland East

Second Home of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Thank You
Renewing Members

Pella Vinyl - Portland Operations

Umpqua Bank

Willoughby Hearing

Marie's Custom Quilting

Chamber in Pictures
PC: Photo Images by Susan Gould
Betty Chisum (right), a long time Chamber believer, is congratulating the 2019 Rising Star Business Excellence winner, David Ligatich and his wife, Dana. Betty has been loved by the Chamber for many years. Thanks for supporting the Chamber in so many ways for so many years, Betty!
PC: Katharine Kimball
Chamber members represent over 32,451 employees, many who work for larger employers like Gresham-Barlow School District and enjoyed the annual GBSD convocation kickoff.
Chamber Works!
Centennial School District is an east-side suburban district, bridging the cities of Portland and Gresham. A district with strong community support, Centennial has grown steadily and is expecting accelerated growth through the next decade. Centennial leaders and board are committed to providing as stable a financial footing as possible. The district scrutinizes expenditures to ensure programs can be sustained in conjunction with direct services to students remaining a top priority. Pictured are Paul Coakley, District Superintendent and Carol Finstermacher, Chief Communications Officer.
This Week's AM
Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:22 AM - 9 AM

1101 NE Burnside St. Gresham

A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.
New faces are always welcome!
Member Tips, Tools, & Press Releases
How to Stay Relevant:

Collaborating with your competitors! - Keeps you honest, help others grow - rising tides raises all boats!
Reading More = Less Stress

If you are really into a book you'll automatically put your phone down! So scroll less and flip pages more.

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

Especially if your house is old and the pipes haven't been updated lately.
Why? Drain cleaners are bad news - they eat away at the pipes and can cause leaks or breaks.

Tourism: 7 Wonders Road Trip
Portland to Astoria (97 miles/2 hours)

Take the scenic route on Historic Highway 30 from the heart of Portland to your first Wonder, the Oregon Coast. 
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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