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Welcome New Member

Advantis Credit Union

Northwest Reverse Mortgage

Troutdale Airport Storage

Cascade GIS & Consulting

Thank You
Renewing Members


Social Security and Financial Strategies Seminars

TSP Technology, Inc.

Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway

Great Solutions, Inc.

The Rosewood Initiative

Kangen Water Center

Gresham Breakfast Lions Club

Cindy's Window Fashions

Salt Academy and Performing Arts Co.

The Original Gresham Farmers Market

Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

Tortilleria Y Tienda De Leon's

Re/Max Equity Group - Matt Callison

Pacific Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center
Chamber in Pictures
Over 20,000 spectators will be using this Mt. Hood Community College entrance this weekend and next weekend. MHCC is hosting the OSAA Track and Field championships. Welcome to all 20,000 spectators (and potential shoppers!) to the OSAA finals.
Leadership Academy will complete their year long leadership training this week. Their Graduation Ceremony Luncheon will be June 13 th . If you would like to join them in their celebration, register here .
Seats are limited.
Diane Noriega (Gresham Rotary & former MHCC school Board member), Cathe Wiese (My Fathers House & current chamber Board member), and Mardy Stevens (Portland Columbia Sympathy) are three non-profit Chamber members.  Check the member calendar to see what’s happening with these and other non-profits.
Super Majority in the legislature = a Runaway Train
  • The $2 billion (now $2.8 billion) Commercial Activity Tax (HB 3427) passed the House and Senate on a party line vote. A gross receipts tax rate is now 0.57% on Oregon sales over $1 million. If your gross receipts are 1.7 million, your tax would be $9,690. If your gross receipts are 1.8 million, your tax would be $10,260. If your gross is 1.2 million, your tax would be $6,840. A 35% deduction from gross receipts for cost of labor is allowed.
  • Cap and Trade (HB 2020) The Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction will unveil yet another re-write of the Cap-and-Trade. Currently it's 16 cents per gallon plus utility rate increases for everyone.

Contact your legislator if you would like to comment. It's never too late. Check with Chamber staff if you would like assistance in how to send in your comments.
Pastor Harold Fuller 's family and Jennifer have asked that we help them with a treasured opportunity. There is no doubt that he affected and inspired the lives of many and they would like help in documenting that into a keepsake. 

Over the next couple of Friday AM meetings we will have a book available for you to write down any thoughts, memories, and/or comments about Pastor Harold. Such a tender and sweet thing to do will honor him and his family's request. We know it can be emotional to try to put thoughts to words so we want to give you prep time to ponder before our next meeting.  

If you find you are unable to get to the meetings or have a share that might take time to write out, simply email your share to the Chamber office. Julie Haugen has offered to transcribe emailed thoughts to the book for you."
This Week's AM
Friday, May 17, 2019 | 7:22-9:00 AM

17805 SE Stark St, Portland
Additional Parking next door at the library
A great networking opportunity to meet more than 100 Chamber members and prospective members.

New faces are always welcome!
Chamber Catalyst

Did you know that as a Chamber member, you can earn $25 in Chamber Bucks for each new business that joins our Chamber from your referral? You can use these Chamber Bucks for your own membership dues, or gift them to another business.
Member Tips, Tools & Press Releases
Tips for a Healthy, Pet-Friendly Home

Create a pet room where you can keep all toys, leashes, and pet related stuff. A mudroom works well for this as it can also be an area where pets can be cleaned off, groomed, and fed.
PGE has been involved with the Portland Rose Festival for more than a century, but it’s not just about past traditions. This year we’re showcasing clean electric vehicles – at the PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade and CityFair – because they’re an important part of Oregon’s clean energy future. Learn more at
Credit Tips for Business Owners

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
Your name and your business is your battle cry.

When you meet people, especially in networking events, make sure to confidently say your name and the name of your business. Let people know you are proud. If curious, they will ask!
Protect Your Business!

Studies show that for every $1 invested in work place safety, employers will see $3-10 in cost savings.

Towns sprouted around Oregon during the 19th century on the heels of the Oregon Trail, and hotels were some of the first buildings constructed. Historic hotels like these have many lives, their hallways filled with stories and memories lingering in the lobby. This list represents some of the finer historic buildings in Oregon, some luxurious, some homey — and all on the National Register of Historic Places. 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 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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