Friday Flash – April 18, 2014

by admin on April 18, 2014

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – April 18, 2014

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for April 21, 2014 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Jennings McCall will be the luncheon sponsor, 1910 Main will be the Caterer and the Adelante Mujeres will be the program.    Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: “Who says there’s nothing going on in Forest Grove and Cornelius?!”….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • Kiwanis Club members will be hiding more than 3,000 chocolate and plastic eggs at Pacific University, including 12 eggs containing special prizes. The fun starts when the Forest Grove Fire Department blows the whistle at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 19, on the main quad at Pacific University, 2043 College Way.
  • Marquis Forest Grove, 3300 19th Ave., will host its annual Marquis Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19. The hunt will feature 13,000 candy- and prize-filled eggs.
  • McMenamins Grand Lodge, 3505 Pacific Ave., will host outdoor egg hunts at 9 and 11 a.m. for ages 1 to 10. Admission: free. The Grand Lodge will also have a special Easter brunch menu.
  • The Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents An Anthony- Masterson Film “Grow” Third Thursday Food Film Festival at Forest Grove Grange 1917 B Street. April 17, 7:30 pm.  Free Film, Free Popcorn, Fine Conversation.  See you there.
  •  “Tory’s Place – upscale women’s resale, www.torysplace.com has extended it hours of operation from Fridays and Saturdays to Thursdays from 11 am – 5 pm. Be sure to stop by for 25% off selected seasonal jackets, dresses, shoes, sweaters, and blouses, as well as, other great deals! “
  • 1910 Main-An American Bistro-Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Specials.  Tuesday-buy one sandwich-get one sandwich ½ off, Wednesday-buy one burger get one burger ½ off, Thursday-pizza and pints-Personal Pizza and 16oz. Draft Beer $9.95.
  • Save the Date April 28, 2014, Meet the Candidates for Washington County Commission

Taylor Auditorium, Pacific University Forest Grove.  More information to come.

  • A Blooming Hill Vineyard is excited to release its most popular summer wine – Mingle!  Available this weekend! We’re also debuting our brand new Tee-Shirt!  Visit Friday – Sunday between noon and 5 PM!
  • Banks Country Fitness Forest Grove Special-1/2 of your first month.  Give Us A Month And Watch Your Body Transform! 971-295-7511 or bankscountryfitness.blogspot.com
  • BJ’S Coffee Co. is offering a Costa Rica Coffee Tasting3 different coffees, 2 producing regions, 1 great experiencelimited quantities for purchaseRoaster Nathan Palmer will be pouring and answering questions Saturday April 19 from 10 am to 12 noon
  • Upcoming Events at the Urban Decanter

Friday April 18, 6-9 pm Omero Cellars Wine Tasting.  $5 tasting fee and 10% off on wines of the flight. Tasting free with bottle purchase from flight.

Saturday April 19, 6-10 pm Beck’s 2 Year Anniversary Party. Catering by Bro Dogs and music by Tracy and the Bando’Coots.

Friday April 25 6-9 pm Wine tasting with importer Ewald Moseler featuring German Wines. $5 tasting fee and 10% off on wines of the flight. Tasting free with bottle purchase from flight.

  • Spring Accordion Social.  Sunday, April 27, 2014 1:30- 5:00 pm, Forest Grove Senior and Community Center.  The featured performer will Andy Mirkovich.  Admission: Adults $5.00.  This event is hosted by Doris Osgood and the Tualatin Valley Accordionists for the Northwest Accordion Society.
  • Dove Haven House Bake Shop is a licensed home base bakery serving Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Beaverton and the Portland area.  They specialize in unique wedding cakes, custom cakes, mini cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  They appreciate the trust that their loyal customers give them, by allowing them to make memorable cakes that are the centerpiece of your next special occasion.  Contact information 503-501-6397 or dhhbakeshop@yahoo.com
  • Imagine a simple way to reward your customers and increase loyalty at the same time. Anovia Payments provides you with your very own private label rewards program that only promotes your business.

The best way to encourage customers to make repeat purchases is through a closed loop loyalty program – where customers earn reward certificates which can only be used at your place of business on a subsequent new purchase.
Unlike other loyalty programs and mobile apps, our partners at Firefly Rewards™ will never tell your customers which other businesses are using our marketing platform. That’s because we want your customers to remain loyal to you and not be enticed to try your competitors. It’s the best way to increase business sales.

Nothing keeps customers coming back for more like free rewards! With Anovia Rewards, customers earn points every time they buy from their Anovia merchant. There is no additional cost for the business owner to implement the program and enrollment is fast and easy.

The system allows merchants to build a customer database, which collects valuable customer information, including spending, transactions, frequency of purchases and more. Plus merchants can easily communicate with their customer’s right through the reward platform via email or text.

For the customer, this program adds up to exciting rewards simply for shopping at their favorite places – and for the merchant it means satisfied customers who are motivated to spend more. Talk about a win-win!

Find out more about this incredible way to increase your cash flow and customer loyalty. Ask yourself, “how is my debit/credit card processor helping me reward my customers and grow my business?” Then ask me how I can help in getting this started for your business.

See you in The Grove,

Best,

Matthew R. Stone

503.867.6780 – phone

matt@envisioninternational.biz – email

  • We are very excited to partner with the Feinstein Foundation this year to raise funds for the YMCA Family Resource Center in Forest Grove! The Feinstein Foundation was created in 1991 by Rhode Island philanthropist, Alan Shawn Feinstein to alleviate hunger. Rhode Island philanthropist, Alan Feinstein, calls the Feinstein Challenge “the greatest grass-roots campaign ever to fight hunger in our country.”

Every dollar and every pound we raise for the food pantry during the months of March and April 2014 counts toward our share of Alan Feinstein’s million dollar give away. We will report how much we have raised and the Feinstein Foundation will divide the one million dollars proportionately among all participating agencies complying.

During 2013, the YMCA Family Resource Center provided more than 51,000 pounds of food   through its safety net and we are planning to serve even more this year!

Please help us make our first year of participation a successful one!  Be creative and organize a food drive or fundraising event for us! By supporting our food pantry during the months of March & April, your donation will stretch even farther to reach the hungry in our area. But hurry, as the closing date for this challenge is approaching fast!  This is a great opportunity for all of us to help in this campaign

Help us make a real different to their lives by providing these vital services!

For more information contact us at 503-359-2598.

  • BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
  • Tickets:  Went on sale April 4th at all Portland-Metro area REI locations.    $13/REI members, $18/non-members

Presented locally by Adventures Without Limits and REI
Where: Cinema 21 Theater – 616 NW 21st Avenue Ave, Portland, OR
Date: April 22 -24, 2014    Show starts at 6 pm each night

Call 503-359-2568 or email info@awloutdoors.org to learn more

  • Creative types take note: writer Robbie Pock (MFA Pacific U) will be leading a new Writer’s Workshop at Periscope Books & Tutoring.  It will meet on Fridays 6-8, starting April 4th and going for 8 weeks.  This will be a short form workshop (poetry, short stories, and non-fiction vignettes).  The registration fee is $80.  For more information, call 503-746-5669 or email periscopetutoring@gmail.com
  • SOLVE IT presented by Portland General Electric.  Celebrating 25 years of Earth day Action!  Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 am -1 pm.  For more information visit solveoregon.org or call 503-844-9571
  • Hungry for lunch?  Well the Soups on!  If you are 60 or older and looking for a great place for lunch and activities, why not consider Meals on Wheels People Forest Grove Center? We serve delicious and nutritious lunches with a choice of entrée, full salad bar and homemade soup every weekday from 11:30 to 12:30. The suggested donation is $3, but no one is turned away and we have activities to meet all lifestyles.

Come early and join us for coffee and good company from 8 am through the lunch service.  Drop in and ask for a tour and a monthly calendar.  Volunteer opportunities also available.  Stop by today.  We are located in the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center at 2037 Douglas Street.  Phone is 503-359-4818 or visit us at mealsonwheelspeopl.org!

Do you Need Meals Delivered?  If you are age 60 or older, homebound and unable to cook for yourself, Meals on Wheels People Forest Grove Center will bring you fresh, hot nutritious meal Monday through Friday.  All it takes is a phone call.  Meals are provided on a donation basis and available to any qualified senior, regardless of income.  Call 503-736-6325 or visit mealsonwheelspeopl.org to register today!

  • The City Club of Forest Grove is kicking of the 2014 First Wednesday Season on May 7th 4-8 pm. The theme is “Spring into Action” which will celebrate Forest Grove’s non-profits and charities.  Main Street will be closed to allow for booths on the street and for the Kick off the 2014 Farmers Market season as well.

If you would like to offer a special, a promotion, a discount, a product or value deal or if you are featuring wine, music, art or entertainment by please let  me know by April 22 and we will help promote it. If you would like booth space on Main Street please read and complete the attached application for eligibility. The fee is only $10.

City Club is also planning some exciting opportunities for 2014 including Featured Businesses and a “Golden Ticket” valu-pack. Watch for an Announcement Soon!

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out.

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

 

  • BCF Crossfit’s Summer Athletes Camp June 16th –August 14th- Monday thru Thursday 10:00 -11:15 am.  For more details, visit bankscountryfitness.blogspot.com and click on the Athlete’s Summer Camp page.
  • Washington County Leadership Breakfast- Boy Scouts of America, Cascade Pacific Council.  Please join us for Breakfast, April 30 at Tuality Community Hospital Health Education Center.  335 SE 8th Ave. check-in and Breakfast @ 6:45 Program from 7-8 am.  The key-note speaker will be Matt Floberg, University of Oregon Fullback, 2000-2003. Catering will be provided by Maggie’s Buns of Forest Grove. For more information contact Brian Blachly at 503-225-5737 or bblachly@cpcbsa.org
  • Tillamook Forest Events
    Second Saturdays: May 10th June 7th

11:30 am

Its story time at the Tillamook Forest Center! Join us to explore the forest through stories, songs, and activities – geared for young children (ages 3-6) and their caregivers. We will start off with an engaging children’s story and follow up with a fun activity; sure to entertain the wee ones. Each month we will host a different forest adventure, so come along and let our naturalists tell you a Tillamook Tale! This program is FREE and will be held the second Saturday of each month at the Tillamook Forest Center and includes a snack.

Please note: April 12 we are hosting our annual Arbor Week Tree Plant and will not be offering Tillamook Tales.

Wildfire Awareness Week
May 7th – 11th

Will your home survive a wildfire? Do you know what part of your home is most vulnerable to fire? Visit the Tillamook Forest Center for answers to these questions, free information, demonstrations and more during Wildfire Awareness Week in Oregon.

  • Meet Smokey Bear

The first 50 visitors on Saturday, May 10th will receive a FREE 8 ½” X 11” color plant brochure (a $5 value)

  • More details coming soon!

The Oregon Department of Forestry encourages home and property owners to take steps now to increase the fire-resistance of their structures.

 

  • Salmon Release Walk
    Specific dates and times coming soon!

Submerge yourself in the world of salmon. In the Tillamook State Forest, salmon live in the cool, clear rivers that run through the Coast Range. Join us to explore life cycles, habitat requirements, and the underwater oasis of these dynamic fish. We will be exploring the wild salmon habitat as we walk a short distance to release live small fry into Jones Creek.

  • Square-Foot Gardening Saturday, May 3, 2014 2-4:00 pm. Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.
  • Mark your calendars.  The May Chamber Luncheon will be held at Prime Time. Noon, May 19th. See you there.
  • North Willamette Vintners Upcoming Events

May 24-26 Memorial Weekend in Wine Country

August 9 Canines Uncorked

October 4 North Willamette Harvest Trail and Grand Tasting

November 28-30 A North Willamette Thanksgiving

For more information visit NWVintners.org

  • Cruis’n the Grove, 5th Annual Car Show and Block Party, Saturday, July 19, 2014.  All proceeds go to benefit the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.  $15 registration fee per vehicle.  Location of event: 2037 Douglas St. Forest Grove.  For more information: 503-357-2021 or www.fgscc.org

 

    The Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibr

Friday Flash – October 11, 2013

by admin on October 11, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – October 11, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for October 21, 2013 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Carpet M.D. will be the luncheon sponsor, 1910 Main will be the Caterer and Rob Drake, Karen Hill and Karen Shawcross from the City of Cornelius will be the featured speakers talking about the upcoming Library Bond for Cornelius.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

 

  • 1910 Main- An American Bistro-

This Friday-October 11th 6-9 pm in the Tasting Room “Tiffany Carlson”

Tuesdays – Shop Local Tuesday – 2 for $20 steak and FF

Wednesday – Island Wednesdays’ – Hawaiian Music, Hawaiian Plate Lunch $13

  • The Framer’s Touch is sponsoring an Open Studios Tour with Mandy Allen on October 19 & 20, 11:00 am- 5:00 pm.  Mandy’s specialty is anodized aluminum, a process which allows her to dye the metal into whatever vibrant colors she desires. The result is colorful, lightweight, and uniquely fun jewelry pieces.
  • Leaves are turning, school is back in session and soon the salmon will be running.  Autumn is a beautiful time in Tillamook State Forest.  Upcoming events:

Legacy of a Legend: High Hayes Art Display October 5-November 30-All Day

NEW! Tillamook Tales- October 12 and November 9 at 11:30am

Fall Forest Festival- October 26 & 27- All day

Salmon Release Walk- November 16 & 17 estimated dates- 1:00pm

Holiday Wreath Making- November 29, 30 & December 1 at 11:30

  • The Forest Grove Leader is celebrating its’ 1 year Anniversary!  Everyone is invited to an Open House at their offices at 2030 Main Street on Wed., October 16 from 5:00PM-7:00 PM.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Venneri at cvenneri@forestgroveleader.com
  • 1910 Main in conjunction with the Chamber will be hosting an After-hours Networking event on Thursday the 17th of October from 5-7:00 pm in the Tasting Room.  Come and check out what they have to offer.
  • Pacific Oak Dental is having an Open House on Thursday October 24, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 pm.  The building contractor will be there to answer questions.  Please RSVP to 503-3579122.
  • SMALL GIFT ITEMS NEEDED FOR STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Forest Grove Sister Cities Committee is in need of small logo-type items from local businesses for the Nyuzen student guests’ gift bags, such as pens, pencils, message pads, calendars, t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, stickers, shopping bags, binders, mouse pads, candy, nuts, etc. Items may be dropped off at City Hall, 1924 Council Street, Second Floor, (9am-5pm), or by calling Anna Ruggles, City Recorder, 503.992.3235 or e-mailing aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov for pickup.

  • Dairy Creek Community Food Beb and the Forest Grove Grange present Blue Gold:

World Water Wars.  Thursday October 17, 2013- 7:30 pm.  Forest Grove Grange, 1917 “B” Street.  www.dairycreekcommunityfoodweb.org

  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.
  • The Human Bean, 8th Annual Coffee for a Cure, Friday, October 18th.  It is simple. Purchase your favorite beverage or pastry and we will donate the proceeds to Tuality Healthcare Foundation to benefit education, outreach and treatment for patients with breast cancer.  Since 2006, we have had the privilege of donating over $439,000.
  • Meals on Wheels needs Volunteers,  For a current list of volunteer opportunities, visit mealsonwheelspeople.org or call our Volunteer Hotline at 503-953-8111 or to Forest Grove at 530-359-4818
  • The Forest Grove Senior & Community Center presents the 9th Annual Mayor’ s Dinner & Benefit Auction “ A Celebration of Community”, Saturday October 19.  Ticket Information-503-357-2021.  Tickets are also available at the Chamber Office.
  • “Forest Grove High School would love your involvement and support with its Homecoming Festivities! The parade (starting at the District Office and ending at Forest Grove High School) will be on Friday, October 18th from 3:30-5pm. Please encourage your employees and patrons to attend, volunteer, or even consider joining in the parade. Then, attend the Homecoming Game at 7pm that evening. Contact the Forest Grove High School Activities Director (Laura Lewis: llewis@fghs.k12.or.us) for more information regarding these, or any other FGHS events.”
  • The Family Resource Center is selling tickets for the 2103-2014 Portland Trailblazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers,  The game will be on Saturday January 4 @7:00 pm.  The Family Resource Center will receive $5 for every $20 ticket sold, $10 for every $59 ticket sold and $15 for every $117 ticket sold.  Tickets can be purchased from us by filling out the form that is attached.  For more information contact us 503-359-2598.  The attachment at the top of the page will have the ticket forms. Completed forms can be dropped off 3201 19th Ave. Suite B. Thank you.

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

 

  • Jennings McCall Center 14th Annual Seasonal Sampler & Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 2, 2013 9am-    3 pm. For more information, call 503-357-4133
  • 79th Verboort Sausage & Kraut Dinner, Saturday, November 2, 2013, Verboort, Oregon. Dinner prices Adult-$15.00, Senior age 62+-$14.00 and Children 12 and under-$7.00.  For more information, check our website at www.verboort.org/dinner or call 503-357-6990
  • Second Annual Fill Your Pantry Market, Sunday, November 3, 2:00-6:00 pm.  Forest Grove Grange Hall, 1917 “B” Street.
  • Forest Grove United Church of Christ 5th Annual “Caring of Our Community” Auction is coming up!  Saturday November 16 from 5-9 pm.

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

Friday Flash – October 4, 2013

by admin on October 4, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – October 4, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for October 21, 2013 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Carpet M.D. will be the luncheon sponsor, 1910 Main will be the Caterer and Rob Drake, Karen Hill and Karen Shawcross from the City of Cornelius will be the featured speakers talking about the upcoming Library Bond for Cornelius.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • 1910 Main- An American Bistro-

This Friday-October 4th 6-9 pm in the Tasting Room “Big Ron Sabin”

Tuesdays – Shop Local Tuesday – 2 for $20 steak and FF

Wednesday – Island Wednesdays’ – Hawaiian Music, Hawaiian Plate Lunch $13

  • Book Launch Party at Periscope Books & Tutoring, 1920 Pacific Avenue

This Saturday, October 5, 3-5 p.m. (readings at 3:30 and 5:30)

Join us for the launch of Susan Springer Munger’s mystery novel, “Music to Murder By.”  Free refreshments. Open to all.  For more information, call 503-746-5669.

  • Leaves are turning, school is back in session and soon the salmon will be running.  Autumn is a beautiful time in Tillamook State Forest.  Upcoming events:

Legacy of a Legend: High Hayes Art Display October 5-November 30-All Day

NEW! Tillamook Tales- October 12 and November 9 at 11:30am

Fall Forest Festival- October 26 & 27- All day

Salmon Release Walk- November 16 & 17 estimated dates- 1:00pm

Holiday Wreath Making- November 29, 30 & December 1 at 11:30

  • The Forest Grove Leader is celebrating its’ 1 year Anniversary!  Everyone is invited to an Open House at their offices at 2030 Main Street on Wed., October 16 from 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Venneri at cvenneri@forestgroveleader.com
  • 1910 Main in conjunction with the Chamber will be hosting an After-hours Networking event on Thursday the 17th of October from 5-7:00 pm in the Tasting Room.  Come and check out what they have to offer.
  • HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR STUDENT EXCHANGE (OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4):

Forest Grove Sister Cities Committee is seeking local host families to host international students from Nyuzen, Japan, Forest Grove’s sister city. The students are junior high and high school students and will be visiting Forest Grove, arriving Thursday, October 31st and departing Monday, November 4, 2013. The students are fully insured, bring their own spending money and are taught the English language. The students attend various planned activities during the day, 8am-5pm, and share evenings and weekend with their host families. If you are interested in this once-in-a-lifetime rewarding international culture experience and would like to host an international student for four nights, please e-mail Sandy Garcia graysandrapearl@gmail.com or call 503.359.2432 (please leave a detailed message).

  • SMALL GIFT ITEMS NEEDED FOR STUDENT EXCHANGE:

Forest Grove Sister Cities Committee is in need of small logo-type items from local businesses for the Nyuzen student guests’ gift bags, such as pens, pencils, message pads, calendars, t-shirts, mugs, water bottles, stickers, shopping bags, binders, mouse pads, candy, nuts, etc. Items may be dropped off at City Hall, 1924 Council Street, Second Floor, (9am-5pm), or by calling Anna Ruggles, City Recorder, 503.992.3235 or e-mailing aruggles@forestgrove-or.gov for pickup.

  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.
  • Ninth Annual GIRLS DAY, Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity and the American Association of University Women invite girls ages 12 through 15 for a one-day seminar.  October 11, 2013, The Creamery, 2017 21st Ave., Forest Grove, OR 8:30 am -3:30 pm.  $5.00, register at pacific.edu/cge
  • 2nd Annual Birds & Brew Festival, October 12, 2013, 8:00am to noon.  Fernhill Wetlands, 1399 Fern Hill Road, Forest Grove

8:00am-Bird Watching led by John Rakestraw

9:00am-Wildlife Photography by Scott Carpenter

10:00am-Kids First led by Mike Houck

11:00am-Fernhill led by Diane Taniguchi-Dennis

Questions? FriendsofFernhillWetlands@gmail.com or 503-681-5111

  • The Human Bean, 8th Annual Coffee for a Cure, Friday, October 18th.  It is simple. Purchase your favorite beverage or pastry and we will donate the proceeds to Tuality Healthcare Foundation to benefit education, outreach and treatment for patients with breast cancer.  Since 2006, we have had the privilege of donating over $439,000.
  • Meals on Wheels needs Volunteers,  For a current list of volunteer opportunities, visit mealsonwheelspeople.org or call our Volunteer Hotline at 503-953-8111 or to Forest Grove at 530-359-4818
  • Adventures Without Limits (AWL) and the Community Based Activity Program (CPAB) are having their 13th Annual Fundraiser Auction at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  Be sure to save the date and enjoy a fine country style dinner buffet with wine, beer and spirits available for purchase.  Donations from Disneyland, Family Fun Centers, McMenamins, OMSI, the High Desert, and much more.

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm

Location: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

Cost: $35 per person

RSVP: For tickets: 503-359-2568 or laura@awloutdoors.org

  • The Forest Grove Senior & Community Center presents the 9th Annual Mayor’ s Dinner & Benefit Auction “ A Celebration of Community”, Saturday October 19.  Ticket Information-503-357-2021.  Tickets are also available at the Chamber Office.
  • “Forest Grove High School would love your involvement and support with its Homecoming Festivities! The parade (starting at the District Office and ending at Forest Grove High School) will be on Friday, October 18th from 3:30-5 pm. Please encourage your employees and patrons to attend, volunteer, or even consider joining in the parade. Then, attend the Homecoming Game at 7 pm that evening. Contact the Forest Grove High School Activities Director (Laura Lewis: llewis@fghs.k12.or.us) for more information regarding these, or any other FGHS events.”

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

  • Jennings McCall Center 14th Annual Seasonal Sampler & Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 2, 2013 9am-    3 pm. For more information, call 503-357-4133
  • 79th Verboort Sausage & Kraut Dinner, Saturday, November 2, 2013, Verboort, Oregon. Dinner prices Adult-$15.00, Senior age 62+-$14.00 and Children 12 and under-$7.00.  For more information, check our website at www.verboort.org/dinner or call 503-357-6990
  • Second Annual Fill Your Pantry Market, Sunday, November 3, 2:00-6:00 pm.  Forest Grove Grange Hall, 1917 “B” Street.

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

Friday Flash – September 6, 2013

by admin on September 6, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – September 6, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for September 16, 2013 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  WSC will be the luncheon sponsor, Claeys of North Plains will be the Caterer and E. J. Baeza, of the Forest Grove City Club will be the featured speaker talking about Tourism.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • 23rd Annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival Saturday, September 21 2013 8:00am -4:00pm.  Downtown Forest Grove.  Presented by Valley Art Association 2022 Main Street. Live Music and Entertainment.  Registration includes space and pastel chalk.  Pre-registration Wednesday Sept. 18th 5-7pm at Valley Art.  For more information call 503-357-3703
  • 1910 Main- An American Bistro is now part of the Shop Local Tuesdays…They are offering Steak & Fries 2 for $20.  PDF Tour Flyer attached in email.
  • Forest Grove 49th Annual Corn Roast Sunday, September 22 1:00pm – 5:00 pm, Pacific University-West lawn near Marsh Hall.  Burgers, sausages, hot dogs and more! Expect interactive displays, live entertainment, exhibits and activities.  Free –open to the public.
  • Tree to Tree Adventure Park is offering a Fall Special.   What a Deal. $30.00 Savings call 503.357.0109 or woody@treetotreeadventurepark.com, PDF coupon attached in email.
  • Back by popular Demand-Sunset Zip Sip and Savor TourEnjoy amazing zip adventures with Tree to Tree Adventures along Hagg Lake with spectacular sunset views and then relax with special wine tasting at Plum Hill Winery. September 12 6:30pm.  Reserve your spot now. 503-357-0109 or 503-359-4706.
  • Brats ‘n Homebrew Fest Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, Saturday September 14 12-5:00pm.  Tickets $5.00.
  • Auditions for Theatre in the Grove’s production of “Annie” will be held at Theatre in the Grove, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove. No appointments necessary. All roles are volunteer.

Auditions for children will be will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. If not all children are able to be seen on Sunday, then Monday, Sept 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. will be used for those children, or children not able to attend on Sunday .Boys are encouraged to audition!  All children auditioning will be asked to sing the song “Tomorrow” from “Annie.”  Adult Auditions will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.  All adults auditioning are asked to bring a headshot and resume.  Please prepare 16-32 bars of a classic musical theater song.  An accompanist will be provided. Please no recorded or acapella singing. Please no songs from Sondheim, “Wicked,” “Les Miserables” or “Rent.” There will be a small choreographed routine that all auditioning will learn. Callbacks are by invitation only. Callbacks will be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25th. For more information please email info@theatreinthegrove.org or call 503.359.5349

  • Dairy Creek Community Food Web and the OSU Extension Service Master Food Preserver program are presenting the 2013 Food Preservation Forest Grove Series.  Where: United Church of Christ 2032 College Way, Monday’s from 6:00pm-9pm.

September 9- Preserving Fruit Products

September 16-Canning Vegetables and Meat

September 23-Tomatoes, Sauces and Salsa

Contact OSU Extension Service at 503-821-1150.  Cost is $15.00 per class.

 

  • Registration for the 5th Annual NW Regional G.O.L.F. (Gift Of Life Fundraiser) Tournament presented by the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club is underway!

There are a few team spots left for this Sept. 13th event, but they won’t last long!  It’s a great way to network, enjoy some golf and more importantly, have fun!

Not a golfer? No problem! You can also participate by:

•         Donating to our player raffle (Any prize is welcome)
•         Sponsoring a hole (Host a contest of your choice and advertise your business)
•         Or sign up to volunteer!

Contact Robin Smith at robin@awardnet.net or 503.313.5112 to learn more about these great opportunities.

  • The Forest Grove Leader is celebrating its 1 year anniversary!  And to show their appreciation and gratitude to the Chamber members for their support, they are offering a special advertising promotion!  For every ad running in the Leader during the month of September, they will double the ad size.  Call Cheryl Venneri at 504-294-4005.
  • Players Pub, 2834 Pacific Ave., has rolled out a new and updated menus featuring items such as the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, fresh cooked all chuck burgers from Fulton Meats.  Also Sunday breakfasts begin on September 8 and run through football season.
  • West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Benefit Golf Tournament Friday September 20, 2013 at 1pm at Forest Hills Golf Course, south of Cornelius.  Entry forms and hole sponsorships are available at the West Tuality Habitat for Humanity website home page http://westtualityhabitat.org or Contact Mike Hundley at 503-359-4421 or Bob Mills at 503-467-8201.
  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.
  • Pacific University’s Sixth Annual

Festival of Music and Art

 

September 13, 5:00 to 10:00 pm, East Lawn, Pacific University, 2043 College Way,Forest Grove, Oregon

 

MENSCH is a Festival of Music and Art that provides a space for Pacific students, staff, and the local community to display their arts and crafts, and to gather, mingle, have a good time, and promote civic awareness for gender equality while listening to great music. Mensch is a Yiddish word for a fundamentally decent, upright, caring and globally aware human being, and these are the qualities the festival fosters.  It is a positive, expression of personal and communal responsibility and commitment to artistic expression and social justice.

 

The Center for Gender Equity will award three cash prizes for pieces that best reflect the theme:  “Respecting Gender in All Its Forms “Come, join us, have fun and be a MENSCH!  Sponsored by Pacific University’s ACE Board and the Center for Gender Equity.

 

Please bring toiletries, towels, soap, and diapers, which will be donated to Bradley Angle Domestic Violence Center. NEED ARTISTS:  Any individual, organization, or group that wishes to display (or sell) their artwork go to pacificu.edu/cge to register to display your art or contact Janelle Del Castillo (jcd@pacificu.edu).

 

  • The Forest Grove Library Foundation presents Friends and Family Night, McMenamins Grand Lodge, Tuesday, September 17th 5pm –close.  ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’.  50% of the proceeds from the Ironwork Grill will help install the Ed Carpenter artwork “Garden of Knowledge”.
  • Hospice & Palliative Care Partners is sponsoring “The MACK” at Quail Valley Golf Course.  The 4th Annual Golf Tournament in memory of Quail Valley founder Ron Mack-Friday, September 20, 2013.  For more information contact Gwen Schwartz, gwen@hospicewc.or or at 503-619-2624.  You can also register on at www.hospicewc.org.
  • Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters presents Main Street USA.  Barbershop Harmony Society. September 21, 2013, at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro.
  • Adventures Without Limits (AWL) and the Community Based Activity Program (CPAB) are having their 13th Annual Fundraiser Auction at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  Be sure to save the date and enjoy a fine country style dinner buffet with wine, beer and spirits available for purchase.  Donations from Disneyland, Family Fun Centers, McMenamins, OMSI, the High Desert, and much more.

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm

Location: Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club

Cost: $35 per person

RSVP!: For tickets: 503-359-2568 or laura@awloutdoors.org

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

                                            

  • Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Saturday September 28, 2013-Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  For more information contact the Forest Grove High School Athletic Office, 503-359-2432
  • Friends of Historic Forest Grove 2013 Tour of Historic Homes, Treasures from the Past, Sunday, September 29, 2013.  For more information: www.historicforestgrove.org or call 503-992-1280

 

 

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

 

Friday Flash – August 30, 2013

by admin on August 30, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – August 30, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for September 16, 2013 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  WSC will be the luncheon sponsor, Claeys of North Plains will be the Caterer and E. J. Baeza, of the Forest Grove City Club will be the featured speaker talking about Tourism.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • BJ’S Coffee in Forest Grove will be hosting a fundraiser for Lynda Weaver’s mission trip to Rwanda. Lynda will be working with Rwanda children and homeless women including a number of refugees who were recently expelled from neighboring Tanzania. Rudy Tinoco will be performing Friday August 30 from 6pm to 8pm. Tickets are $15.00 and will include coffee and pastries.
  • 1910 Main- An American Bistro is now part of the Shop Local Tuesdays…They are offering Steak & Fries 2 for $20.  PDF Tour Flyer attached in email.
  • First Wednesday-September 4, 2013 Celebrate Forest Grove Farmer’s Market, Interactive artist, Original music, Artisans in the Grove Vendors and much more.  For more information concerning First Wednesday activities go to www.fgcityclub.com
  • Forest Grove 49th Annual Corn Roast Sunday, September 22 1:00pm – 5:00 pm, Pacific University-West lawn near Marsh Hall.  Burgers, sausages, hot dogs and more! Expect interactive displays, live entertainment, exhibits and activities.  Free –open to the public.
  • Tree to Tree Adventure Park is offering a Fall Special.   What a Deal. $30.00 Savings call 503.357.0109 or woody@treetotreeadventurepark.com, PDF coupon attached in email.
  • Back by popular Demand-Sunset Zip Sip and Savor TourEnjoy amazing zip adventures with Tree to Tree Adventures along Hagg Lake with spectacular sunset views and then relax with special wine tasting at Plum Hill Winery. September 12 6:30pm.  Reserve your spot now. 503-357-0109 or 503-359-4706.
  • Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, First Friday Community Dinner, Prime Rib.  Friday September 6, 5:00 pm.  Tickets start at $8.00.
  • Dairy Creek Community Food Web and the OSU Extension Service Master Food Preserver program are presenting the 2013 Food Preservation Forest Grove Series.  Where: United Church of Christ 2032 College Way, Monday’s from 6:00pm-9pm.

September 9- Preserving Fruit Products

September 16-Canning Vegetables and Meat

September 23-Tomatoes, Sauces and Salsa

Contact OSU Extension Service at 503-821-1150.  Cost is $15.00 per class.

 

  • Registration for the 5th Annual NW Regional G.O.L.F. (Gift Of Life Fundraiser) Tournament presented by the Forest Grove Daybreak Rotary Club is underway!

There are a few team spots left for this Sept. 13th event, but they won’t last long!  It’s a great way to network, enjoy some golf and more importantly, have fun!

Not a golfer? No problem! You can also participate by:

•         Donating to our player raffle (Any prize is welcome)
•         Sponsoring a hole (Host a contest of your choice and advertise your business)
•         Or sign up to volunteer!

Contact Robin Smith at robin@awardnet.net or 503.313.5112 to learn more about these great opportunities.

  • The Forest Grove Leader is celebrating its 1 year anniversary!  And to show their appreciation and gratitude to the Chamber members for their support, they are offering a special advertising promotion!  For every ad running in the Leader during the month of September, they will double the ad size.  Call Cheryl Venneri at 504-294-4005.
  • Players Pub, 2834 Pacific Ave., has rolled out a new and updated menus featuring items such as the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich, fresh cooked all chuck burgers from Fulton Meats.  Also Sunday breakfasts begin on September 8 and run through football season.
  • West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Benefit Golf Tournament Friday September 20, 2013 at 1pm at Forest Hills Golf Course, south of Cornelius.  Entry forms and hole sponsorships are available at the West Tuality Habitat for Humanity website home page http://westtualityhabitat.org or Contact Mike Hundley at 503-359-4421 or Bob Mills at 503-467-8201.
  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.
  • Pacific University’s Sixth Annual Festival of Music and Art, September 13, 5:00 to 10:00 pm. East Lawn, Pacific University, 2043 College Way,Forest Grove, Oregon

 

MENSCH is a Festival of Music and Art that provides a space for Pacific students, staff, and the local community to display their arts and crafts, and to gather, mingle, have a good time, and promote civic awareness for gender equality while listening to great music. Mensch is a Yiddish word for a fundamentally decent, upright, caring and globally aware human being, and these are the qualities the festival fosters.  It is a positive, expression of personal and communal responsibility and commitment to artistic expression and social justice.

The Center for Gender Equity will award three cash prizes for pieces that best reflect the theme:  “Respecting Gender in All Its Forms “Come, join us, have fun and be a MENSCH!  Sponsored by Pacific University’s ACE Board and the Center for Gender Equity.

Please bring toiletries, towels, soap, and diapers, which will be donated to Bradley Angle Domestic Violence Center. NEED ARTISTS:  Any individual, organization, or group that wishes to display (or sell) their artwork go to pacificu.edu/cge to register to display your art or contact Janelle Del Castillo (jcd@pacificu.edu).

  • Hospice & Palliative Care Partners is sponsoring “The MACK” at Quail Valley Golf Course.  The 4th Annual Golf Tournament in memory of Quail Valley founder Ron Mack-Friday, September 20, 2013.  For more information contact Gwen Schwartz, gwen@hospicewcv.or or at 503-619-2624.  You can also register on at www.hospicewc.org.

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!                                            

  • Brats ‘n Homebrew Fest Forest Grove Senior & Community Center, Saturday September 14 12-5:00pm.  Tickets $5.00.
  • The Forest Grove Library Foundation presents Friends and Family Night, McMenamins Grand Lodge, Tuesday, September 17th 5pm –close.  ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’.  50% of the proceeds from the Ironwork Grill will help install the Ed Carpenter artwork “Garden of Knowledge”.
  • Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Saturday September 28, 2013-Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  For more information contact the Forest Grove High School Athletic Office, 503-359-2432.
  • Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters presents Main Street USA.  Barbershop Harmony Society. September 21, 2013, at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro.
  • Friends of Historic Forest Grove 2013 Tour of Historic Homes, Treasures from the Past, Sunday, September 29, 2013.  For more information: www.historicforestgrove.org or call 503-992-1280
  • Adventures Without Limits/CBAP Annual Auction fundraiser, October 11, 2013, 6:00pm at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

 

Friday Flash – August 23, 2013

by admin on August 23, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – August 23, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for September 16, 2013 at 12:00 at the City Auditorium and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  WSC will be the luncheon sponsor, Claeys of North Plains will be the Caterer and E. J. Baeza, of the Forest Grove City Club will be the featured speaker talking about Tourism.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • ARAMARK at Pacific University is organizing a cash donation drive in response to a fire that took everything from a new Pacific graduate student. Abby Quaterman moved to Portland just last week and it is her first week of school. The building next to Abby’s was under construction and caught fire Thursday 8/8. Woken by a neighbor, as smoke alarms did not go off, Abby escaped with just her wallet, and keys – but nothing else. We urge local businesses to join us in donating to help our new Pacific community member in this trying time. A new bank account to hold the funds has been created and Nicole Nowlin with ARAMARK is administering the funds. Donations may be dropped off to the Chamber Office, ARAMARK at Pacific University, or submitted via Paypal to nowlin-nicole@aramark.com
  • Operation Backpack Don’t forget!  Bring your school supply donations to the Chamber Office. Jane Burch-Pesses will deliver them to the Forest Grove School District Office to be put in backpacks for the low income kids who need school supplies. Chamber Office hours 9:00am-5:00pm M-F. 
  • Neil Armstrong Students need your help. If you would like to have your building listed as a supporter of the digital conversion 1:1 pilot being implemented at Neill Armstrong in the fall by letting FGSD notify students that your company offers free wireless access that students might be able to use when not in school, please let me know. My email address is bhawkins@fgsd.k12.or.us. Thank you, Brian Hawkins, Director of Technology, Forest Grove School District.
  • Sakeone presents Pacific Rim Festival, August 24, 11am-7pm.  $7.00 admission, 820 Elm Street.  For more information visit sakeone.com
  • Forest Grove Summer Fest, St. Anthony Church, Sunday August 25, 2013 10:00am -7:00pm. St Anthony’s Catholic Church Summer Fest is looking for vendors, groups or organizations that are interested in participating in this new event.  Already lined up are magicians, musicians, dancers, face painters, bouncing castle, carnival games children’s crafts, pony rides, wine tasting, food vendors, craft vendors and much more. If you are interested in renting booth space or sponsoring some element of the festival, please call Becky Petit at 503-516-2170
  • Tree to Tree Adventure Park is offering a Fall Special.  Buy any 2 Aerial Park Tickets Admission tickets good on any Tuesday or Wednesday in August and you can purchase 2 Super Ziptastic Zip Tour for $120.00 which is valid from September through November.  What a Deal. $30.00 Savings call 503.357.0109 or woody@treetotreeadventurepark.com
  • B Street Self Storage (1610 B Street) is having an Auction on Thursday August 22nd at 10:00am sharp.

Whole units only, Oral bids, 100.00 refund. Dep.  Right now there are 14 units entered

Into the Auction.  Hope to see everyone there!  For more information call 503-359-9232.

  • Dairy Creek Community Food Web and the OSU Extension Service Master Food Preserver program are presenting the 2013 Food Preservation Forest Grove Series.  Where: United Church of Christ 2032 College Way, Monday’s from 6:00pm-9pm.

September 9- Preserving Fruit Products

September 16-Canning Vegetables and Meat

September 23-Tomatoes, Sauces and Salsa

Contact OSU Extension Service at 503-821-1150.  Cost is $15.00 per class.

  • Looking for part-time employees, interns, or volunteers for your organization?  Come recruit highly motivated, top-tier liberal arts and sciences students at Pacific University’s 2013 Fall Work & Service Fair, Thursday, August 29, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Pacific’s Forest Grove campus.  There are NO FEES, but space is limited and you must pre-register. Registration deadline is August 26.  The registration form is available on the Pacific University Career Development Center web site at http://www.pacificu.edu/career/links/fairregistration.cfm.
  • If you would like to place an ad for the Veteran’s Day editions, please call Michelle Thomas at the News-Times at 503-357-3181
  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

                                               

  • Back by popular Demand-Sunset Zip Sip and Savor TourEnjoy amazing zip adventures with Tree to Tree Adventures along Hagg Lake with spectacular sunset views and then relax with special wine tasting at Plum Hill Winery. September 12 6:30pm.  Reserve your spot now. 503-357-0109 or 503-359-4706.
  • Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Saturday September 28, 2013-Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  For more information contact the Forest Grove High School Athletic Office, 503-359-2432.
  • Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters presents Main Street USA.  Barbershop Harmony Society. September 21, 2013, at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro.
  • Pacific University’s Sixth Annual

Festival of Music and Art

September 13, 5:00 to 10:00 pm, East Lawn, Pacific University 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon

MENSCH is a Festival of Music and Art that provides a space for Pacific students, staff, and the local community to display their arts and crafts, and to gather, mingle, have a good time, and promote civic awareness for gender equality while listening to great music. Mensch is a Yiddish word for a fundamentally decent, upright, caring and globally aware human being, and these are the qualities the festival fosters.  It is a positive, expression of personal and communal responsibility and commitment to artistic expression and social justice.

The Center for Gender Equity will award three cash prizes for pieces that best reflect the theme:  “Respecting Gender in All Its Forms “Come, join us, have fun and be a MENSCH!  Sponsored by Pacific University’s ACE Board and the Center for Gender Equity.

Please bring toiletries, towels, soap, and diapers, which will be donated to Bradley Angle Domestic Violence Center. NEED ARTISTS:  Any individual, organization, or group that wishes to display (or sell) their artwork go to pacificu.edu/cge to register to display your art or contact Janelle Del Castillo (jcd@pacificu.edu).

  • Friends of Historic Forest Grove 2013 Tour of Historic Homes, Treasures form the Past, Sunday, September 29, 2013.  For more information: www.historicforestgrove.org or call 503-992-1280

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

Friday Flash – August 16, 2013

by admin on August 16, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – August 16, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for August 19, 2013 at 12:00 at Pacific University.   A reminder that this lunch meeting will be held on the lawn behind Marsh Hall – east side of building and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Tuality Hospital and Pacific University will be the luncheon sponsors, Aramark will be the Caterer and Dr. Srinivas Mummadi, one of Tuality Healthcare’s leading physicians will be the featured speaker. This event has a limit to available seats, as of August 9, 50 reservations have been received by the Chamber.  So my suggestion would be to get your RSVP in ASAP.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by email, director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • ARAMARK at Pacific University is organizing a cash donation drive in response to a fire that took everything from a new Pacific graduate student. Abby Quaterman moved to Portland just last week and it is her first week of school. The building next to Abby’s was under construction and caught fire Thursday 8/8. Woken by a neighbor, as smoke alarms did not go off, Abby escaped with just her wallet, and keys – but nothing else. We urge local businesses to join us in donating to help our new Pacific community member in this trying time. A new bank account to hold the funds has been created and Nicole Nowlin with ARAMARK is administering the funds. Donations may be dropped off to the Chamber Office, ARAMARK at Pacific University, or submitted via Paypal to nowlin-nicole@aramark.com.
  • Operation Backpack Don’t forget!  Bring your school supply donations to the August Chamber Lunch. Jane Burch-Pesses will deliver them to the Forest Grove School District Office to be put in backpacks for the low income kids who need school supplies.  Too much hassle to bring them to the lunch?  You can also drop your donated school supplies and backpacks at the Chamber anytime during business hours.  Chamber Office hours 9:00am-5:00pm M-F. 
  • Neil Armstrong Students need your help. If you would like to have your building listed as a supporter of the digital conversion 1:1 pilot being implemented at Neill Armstrong in the fall by letting FGSD notify students that your company offers free wireless access that students might be able to use when not in school, please let me know. My email address is bhawkins@fgsd.k12.or.us. Thank you, Brian Hawkins, Director of Technology, Forest Grove School District.
  • Upcoming Cornelius Events

August 21- Flicks in the Park at Harleman Park beginning at approximately 8:30 PM. The movie is ‘Bedtime Stories’. This is a family event-Bring a picnic dinner and please leave dogs and alcohol at home.

  • Uncorked Saturday August 17, 2013 4-9pmA Wine, Food & Microbrew Experience.  $ 10 admission.  The first 800 through the gate receive a fee Uncorked Wine Glass.  Live music. Advance tickets on sale-online at www.fguncorked.com or at the following Downtown Retail Outlets, Caffe Montecassino, Urban Decanter, The Friendly Vine, Esotericstuff.com and at the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber Office.  This year’s charity is the Firefighter’s Association.  For more information on this event  go to www.fgcityclub.com
  • At Uncorked, BJ’s Coffee Co. will be featuring To the Roots Coffee Roasters as one of the vendors with on-site roasting and samplings of the coffee Nathan has sourced directly from his trip in Costa Rica.  See you Saturday.
  • Old Train Station Museum and Library-Friends of Historic Forest Grove invite you to celebrate the Old Train Station’s 100th year!  Stop by Saturday, August 17 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, at the corner of 19th and Main Street for the celebration.  Join us for cake and lemonade.
  • Sakeone presents Pacific Rim Festival, August 24, 11am-7pm.  $7.00 admission, 820 Elm Street.  For more information visit sakeone.com
  • Forest Grove Summer Fest, St. Anthony Church, Sunday August 25, 2013 10:00am -7:00pm. St Anthony’s Catholic Church Summer Fest is looking for vendors, groups or organizations that are interested in participating in this new event.  Already lined up are magicians, musicians, dancers, face painters, bouncing castle, carnival games children’s crafts, pony rides, wine tasting, food vendors, craft vendors and much more. If you are interested in renting booth space or sponsoring some element of the festival, please call Becky Petit at 503-516-2170
  • Buy two passes for any Wednesday in August and get a great discount on Zip Park passes for the fall-two zip passes for $120 (September through November).  Be the first 50 to make a reservation and get a free gift by mentioning the newsletter, so be sure to call soon to reserve your spot.  Tree to Tree Adventure 503-357-0109
  • B Street Self Storage (1610 B Street) is having an Auction on Thursday August 22nd at 10:00am sharp.

Whole units only, Oral bids, 100.00 refund. Dep.  Right now there are 14 units entered

Into the Auction.  Hope to see everyone there!  For more information call 503-359-9232.

  • Looking for part-time employees, interns, or volunteers for your organization?  Come recruit highly motivated, top-tier liberal arts and sciences students at Pacific University’s 2013 Fall Work & Service Fair, Thursday, August 29, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Pacific’s Forest Grove campus.  There are NO FEES, but space is limited and you must pre-register. Registration deadline is August 26.  The registration form is available on the Pacific University Career Development Center web site at http://www.pacificu.edu/career/links/fairregistration.cfm.
  • Summer greetings from the Forest:

Join us for a day of fun celebrating 40 years of the Tillamook State Forest! Throughout the weekend we will host special activities representing the history of the forest before, during and after the Tillamook Burn. Each day will be filled with several events, enjoyable for the whole family, from exciting forest programs to special events and demonstrations. Return from the Burn will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 from 10am – 5pm. Activities include:

• Get a hug from Smokey Bear and receive a free goodie bag
• Meet real forest firefighters and spray a fire hose
• Participate in a smoke jumper competition
• Take a guided forest fire walk or lookout tower tour
• Enjoy children’s story time
• Create arts and crafts to take home
• Check out a vintage 1930 Ford Model AA pumper truck
• Be a part of a group photo for our forest’s 40th birthday

Please visit Tillamook Forest Center Current Events page for more details

  • If you would like to place an ad for the Veteran’s Day editions, please call Michelle Thomas at the News-Times at 503-357-3181
  • Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm starting from Corner Antiques, 2019 Pacific Avenue at College Way, Sojourn Forest Grove offers walking tours of Forest Grove.

 

  • Homer Betancourt, a long-time member of our community, local business owner, family member, and friend was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive form of cancer in the bile ducts of his liver. The cancer then spread to other parts of his body. Without medical insurance, treatment is helping his body fight the cancer but at a large financial cost.
  • Attend an Event

Bison Barbeque ~ August 17, 2013 EF Nursery, Forest Grove

Benefit Golf Tournament ~ TBD

  • Support through prayer
  • Donate

Your volunteer time and support

Goods and Services to the various events for raffle, auction, and for sale

Financial donations are accepted at:

Wells Fargo- Forest Grove branch for “Hope for Homer

  • Contact

For more information, please contact us at HopeforHomer@gmail.com

  • B Street Self Storage is helping to collect food for Families in the Wash. Co. area by putting a Barrel from the Oregon Food Bank in our office now thru Christmas of this Year.  Barrel is already set up, all canned food/non-perishable food is gladly accepted.  For more information call 503-359-9232.

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

                                                 

  • Back by popular Demand-Sunset Zip Sip and Savor TourEnjoy amazing zip adventures with Tree to Tree Adventures along Hagg Lake with spectacular sunset views and then relax with special wine tasting at Plum Hill Winery. September 12 6:30pm.  Reserve your spot now. 503-357-0109 or 503-359-4706.
  • Forest Grove High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Saturday September 28, 2013-Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.  For more information contact the Forest Grove High School Athletic Office, 503-359-2432.
  • Tualatin Valley Harmony Masters presents Main Street USA.  Barbershop Harmony Society. September 21, 2013, at the Venetian Theatre in Hillsboro.
  • Pacific University’s Sixth Annual Festival of Music and Art

September 13, 5:00 to 10:00 pm, East Lawn, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon

MENSCH is a Festival of Music and Art that provides a space for Pacific students, staff, and the local community to display their arts and crafts, and to gather, mingle, have a good time, and promote civic awareness for gender equality while listening to great music. Mensch is a Yiddish word for a fundamentally decent, upright, caring and globally aware human being, and these are the qualities the festival fosters.  It is a positive, expression of personal and communal responsibility and commitment to artistic expression and social justice.

The Center for Gender Equity will award three cash prizes for pieces that best reflect the theme:  “Respecting Gender in All Its Forms “Come, join us, have fun and be a MENSCH!  Sponsored by Pacific University’s ACE Board and the Center for Gender Equity.

Please bring toiletries, towels, soap, and diapers, which will be donated to Bradley Angle Domestic Violence Center. NEED ARTISTS:  Any individual, organization, or group that wishes to display (or sell) their artwork go to pacificu.edu/cge to register to display your art or contact Janelle Del Castillo (jcd@pacificu.edu).

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

 

Friday Flash – August 2, 2013

by admin on August 2, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – August 2, 2013, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for August 19, 2013 at 12:00 at Pacific University.   A reminder that this lunch meeting will be held on the lawn behind Marsh Hall – east side of building and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Tuality Hospital and Pacific University will be the luncheon sponsors, Aramark will be the Caterer and Dr. Srinivas Mummadi, one of Tuality Healthcare’s leading physicians will be the featured speaker. This event has a limit to available seats, as of July 30, 46 reservations have been received by the Chamber.  So my suggestion would be to get your RSVP in ASAP.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by e-maidirector@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

 

  • Plum Hill Vineyards Upcoming Events

Christmas in July gift shop clearance will continue On Friday August 2 and Sunday August 4.  Bargains you can’t pass up!

Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5.

New summer hours: Mon.-Wed. 11-5; Thurs. 11-8; Fri and Sat. 11-6 and Sun. Noon-6.

 

  • This Friday, August 2 at The Tasting Room at 1910 Main music with Ron Sabin 6-9pm and Paul Gates from Gresser Vineyard is here also.
  • PAWS IN THE GROVE- A fundraising event to support the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.  Saturday August 3, 2013 9:30am -3pm, Lincoln Park-2725 Main St.  Forest Grove, OR 97116.  Call 503-357-2021 for more information.
  • First Wednesday-August 7, 2013 Summer Nights Farmer’s Market, Interactive artist, Original music, Artisans in the Grove Vendors and much more.  For more information concerning First Wednesday activities go to www.fgcityclub.com
  • Forest Grove Functional Food Garden Tour: August 10, 2013.  Dairy Creek Community Food Web and the Forest Grove Senior and Community Center are sponsoring this event.  Tickets are $12 per adult and $5 for students 13 and older, children are free.  Tickets can be purchased at Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce, Corner Antiques and Connie’s Ice Cream Shoppe.  12 FOOD gardens will be visited, featuring both large and home gardens with a vast variety of fruits and vegetables, plus Meet the Gardener opportunities.  For additional information check www.dairycreekcommunityfoodweb.org
  • Operation Backpack Don’t forget!  Bring your school supply donations to the August Chamber Lunch. Jane Burch-Pesses will deliver them to the Forest Grove School District Office to be put in backpacks for the low income kids who need school supplies.  Too much hassle to bring them to the lunch?  You can drop your donated school supplies and backpacks at the Chamber anytime during business hours.  Chamber Office hours 9:00am-5:00pm M-F. 
  • Neil Armstrong Students need your help. If you would like to have your building listed as a supporter of the digital conversion 1:1 pilot being implemented at Neill Armstrong in the fall by letting FGSD notify students that your company offers free wireless access that students might be able to use when not in school, please let me know. My email address is bhawkins@fgsd.k12.or.us. Thank you, Brian Hawkins, Director of Technology, Forest Grove School District.
  • Upcoming Cornelius Events

August 6- National Night Out Against Crime at Harleman Park from 5:30- 8PM.  Free hot dogs and drinks provided. Police vehicles on display and many other displays.

August 14- Flicks in the Park at Harleman Park, beginning at approximately 8:30PM.  The movie is ‘The Love Bug’.  This is a family event- Bring a picnic dinner and please leave dogs and alcohol at home.

August 21- Flicks in the Park at Harleman Park beginning at approximately 8:30 PM. The movie is ‘Bedtime Stories’. This is a family event-Bring a picnic dinner and please leave dogs and alcohol at home.

 

  • Uncorked Saturday August 17, 2013 4-9pmA Wine, Food & Microbrew Experience.  $ 10 admission.  The first 800 through the gate receive a fee Uncorked Wine Glass.  Live music. Advance tickets on sale-online at www.fguncorked.com or at the following Downtown Retail Outlets, Caffe Montecassino, Urban Decanter, The Friendly Vine, Esotericstuff.com and at the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber Office.  This year’s charity is the Firefighter’s Association.  For more information on this event  go to www.fgcityclub.com

 

  • Summer greetings, friends of the Tillamook Forest Center! Below is a link to our latest newsletter,

The Lookout, summer 2013. We hope that you’ll have time this summer to join us for some exciting events and activities. http://www.tillamookforestcenter.com/resources/Lookout-Summer13.pdf

  • Save the Date- August 15, 2013 Chamber Golf Day

Tee sponsorships, as well as specialty sponsorships are now available. Tee sponsorships allow a sign on the tee and there will be 4 specialty events for women and 4 specialty events for men.  Each of these sponsorships will cost $100.00.  Please contact the Chamber at 503-357-3006 to reserve your sponsorship.

  • If you would like to place an ad for the Veteran’s Day editions, please call Michelle Thomas at the News-Times at 503-357-3181
  • FG Insurance will lead a forum on what the Affordable Care Act is all about and how or if it will it change your current coverage.  In this forum we will talk about both individual and small group employers and their options.  This will be a small forum so we will leave plenty of time for questions.

When and where? In the Forest Grove Chamber offices on Thursday August 8th at 9:30 am to 10:30 or

11am depending on the questions you as a group may have.  For more information call 503-488-5522 or check at www.fginsurance.net

  • Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm starting from Corner Antiques, 2019 Pacific Avenue at College Way, Sojourn Forest Grove offers walking tours of Forest Grove.
  • The USRA Half Marathon Series is once again hosting the 3rd Annual Greater Portland Half Marathon/5k (GreaterPortlandHalf.com) in Forest Grove on Sunday, August 4.  They are need for volunteers for both Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4.  Please contact Dean Reinke, USRA at 407-310-6373.

 

  • Homer Betancourt, a long-time member of our community, local business owner, family member, and friend was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive form of cancer in the bile ducts of his liver. The cancer then spread to other parts of his body. Without medical insurance, treatment is helping his body fight the cancer but at a large financial cost.
  • Attend an Event

Bison Barbeque ~ August 17, 2013 EF Nursery, Forest Grove

Benefit Golf Tournament ~ TBD

  • Support through prayer
  • Donate

Your volunteer time and support

Goods and Services to the various events for raffle, auction, and for sale

Financial donations are accepted at:

Wells Fargo- Forest Grove branch for “Hope for Homer

  • Contact

For more information, please contact us at HopeforHomer@gmail.com

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

                                                 

  • Forest Grove Summer Fest, St Anthony Church, Sunday August 25, 2013.  For more information please call Becky Petit at 503-516-2170

 

 

 

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

 

Friday Flash – July 26, 2013

by admin on July 26, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – July 26, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for August 19, 2013 at 12:00 at Pacific University.   A reminder that this lunch meeting will be held on the lawn behind Marsh Hall – east side of building and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  This event has a limit to available seats, so my suggestion would be to get your RSVP in ASAP.  Please RSVP to the Chamber by e-mail director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

  • Plum Hill Vineyards Upcoming Events

July 26-28; Christmas in July gift shop clearance sale during regular hours.  Bargains you can’t pass up!

Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5.

New summer hours: Mon.-Wed. 11-5; Thurs. 11-8; Fri and Sat. 11-6 and Sun. Noon-

  • The Washington County Fair is back. The Fair runs July 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2013.  Hours for the Fair are 10:00am -11:00 pm daily.  There is no re-entry after 10:00pm.  Check out the Fair at the Washington County
  • The Oregon International Air Show presents The PATRIOTS Jet Team July 26, 27, 28 2013. Purchase tickets- 503-629-0706 or online at www.oregonairshow.
  • PAWS IN THE GROVE- A fundraising event to support the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.  Saturday August 3, 2013 9:30am -3pm, Lincoln Park-2725 Main St.  Forest Grove, OR 97116.  Call 503-357-2021 for more
  • Upcoming Cornelius Events

July 31-Ice cream Social at Harleman Park from 6-8pm

August 6- National Night Out Against Crime at Harleman Park from 5:30- 8PM.  Free hot dogs and drinks provided. Police vehicles on display and many other displays.

August 14- Flicks in the Park at Harleman Park, beginning at approximately 8:30PM.  The movie is ‘The Love Bug’.  This is a family event- Bring a picnic dinner and please leave dogs and alcohol at home.

August 21- Flicks in the Park at Harleman Park beginning at approximately 8:30 PM. The movie is ‘Bedtime Stories’. This is a family event-Bring a picnic dinner and please leave dogs and alcohol at home.

  • Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce Members are eligible to receive a 20% Organizational Discount on Financial Planning Services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. in its capacity as a Federally Registered Investment Adviser.  The discount will also be extended to each of your respective employees.  Please contact Christopher Arnett, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed at 503-627-0740 ext. 158 or email him at carnett@wradvisors.com for more information or to request the Waddell & Reed, Inc. Financial Planning Advisory Services Brochure for a complete discussion of these services and the fees associated with them.  Waddell & Reed, 5335 Meadows Rd, Ste 300, Lake Oswego, OR
  • Summer greetings, friends of the Tillamook Forest Center! Below is a link to our latest newsletter,

The Lookout, summer 2013. We hope that you’ll have time this summer to join us for some exciting events and activities. http://www.tillamookforestcenter.com/resources/Lookout-Summer13.

  • Save the Date- August 15, 2013 Chamber Golf Day

Tee sponsorships, as well as specialty sponsorships are now available. Tee sponsorships allow a sign on the tee and there will be 4 specialty events for women and 4 specialty events for men.  Each of these sponsorships will cost $100.00.  Please contact the Chamber at 503-357-3006 to reserve your

  • If you would like to place an ad for the Veteran’s Day editions, please call Michelle Thomas at the News-Times at 503-357-3181
  • FG Insurance will lead a forum on what the Affordable Care Act is all about and how or if it will it change your current coverage.  In this forum we will talk about both individual and small group employers and their options.  This will be a small forum so we will leave plenty of time for questions.  When and where? In the Forest Grove Chamber offices on Thursday August 8th at 9:30 am to 10:30 or 11am depending on the questions you as a group may have.  For more information call 503-488-5522 or check at www.fginsurance.
  • Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm starting from Corner Antiques, 2019 Pacific Avenue at College Way, Sojourn Forest Grove offers walking tours of Forest Grove.
  • The USRA Half Marathon Series is once again hosting the 3rd Annual Greater Portland Half Marathon/5k (GreaterPortlandHalf.com) in Forest Grove on Sunday, August 4.  They are need for volunteers for both Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4.  Please contact Dean Reinke, USRA at 407-310-
  • Homer Betancourt, a long-time member of our community, local business owner, family member, and friend was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive form of cancer in the bile ducts of his liver. The cancer then spread to other parts of his body. Without medical insurance, treatment is helping his body fight the cancer but at a large financial cost.
  • Attend an Event

Bison Barbeque ~ August 17, 2013 EF Nursery, Forest Grove

Benefit Golf Tournament ~ TBD

  • Support through prayer
  • Donate

Your volunteer time and support

Goods and Services to the various events for raffle, auction, and for sale

Financial donations are accepted at:

Wells Fargo- Forest Grove branch for “Hope for Homer

  • Contact

For more information, please contact us at HopeforHomer@gmail.com

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy.

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN 

  • Forest Grove Functional Food Garden Tour  August 10, 2013
  • Uncorked August 17, 2013 4-9pm.  A Wine, Food & Microbrew 
  • Forest Grove Summer Fest, St Anthony Church, Sunday August 25, 2013.  For more information please call Becky Petit at 503-516-

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.

 

 

Friday Flash – July 19, 2013

by admin on July 19, 2013

CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – July 19, 2013

Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates

For and from our chamber members

 

P:  503.357.3006      F:  503.357.2367

       info@visitforestgrove.com      www.visitforestgrove.com        www.facebook.com/fgchamber

 

  • Monday Luncheon:   Our next Monday Luncheon is scheduled for August 19, 2013 at 12:00 at Pacific University.   A reminder that this lunch meeting will be held on the lawn behind Marsh Hall – east side of building and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests.  Please RSVP to the chamber by e-mail director@visitforestgrove.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible. 

Community Events and Announcements: Always lots going on ….we will provide basic info and a link and/or phone number for more details.  If you need additional information, feel free to contact us.  In addition, the events calendar on our website is a great source for ongoing and future activities.

 

For those of you hosting special events and activities the next several weeks, be sure to forward that information to us so that we can share it here as well as post it on our website calendar of events.

 

  • Plum Hill Vineyards Upcoming Events

July 20: Canine’s Uncorked Dog and Wine Event supporting the Oregon Humane Society.  13 Washington County wineries participating.

July 26-28; Christmas in July gift shop clearance sale during regular hours.  Bargains you can’t pass up!

Live music every Saturday and Sunday from 2-5.

New summer hours: Mon.-Wed. 11-5; Thurs. 11-8; Fri and Sat. 11-6 and Sun. Noon-6.

  • Friday the 19th in The Tasting Room at 1910 Main; Travis Stein & Jake Shimabukuro.

Teddy and Patty-your Host and Hostess for Canines Uncorked, Saturday July 20th 11am to 4pm.  This is a wine tasting event for you and your best friend benefiting the Oregon Humane Society.  Treats for the puppies, Wine tasting for their humans. Dion Vineyards and Volare Vineyards & Friends in the Bistro Courtyard with samples.

  • Forest Grove Rotary CONCOURS d’Elegance, will return on Sunday July 21, 2013, Tickets are available at the Chamber Office, ticket prices Adults-$17.00, Senior-$15.00, Youth (13-18)-$5.00.
  • Cruisin` the Grove Saturday, July 20, 2013 8am-2pm 2037 Douglas Street, Forest Grove
  • The Oregon Mayors’ Conference is set for July 25-27 in Corvallis.  One of the events at the Conference is an auction of baskets donated by various cities of Oregon.  This is a great opportunity to promote Forest Grove. I need some items for this basket, so we can put Forest Grove out there for people to know and appreciate.  If I could have your items for the basket at the Chamber Office by Tuesday, July 23, that would be great.
  • The Viking Vengeance Run- 5K Run/Walk 10K Run will be held on July 25, 2013, 1728 Main Street, Forest Grove.  The proceeds from this event go to support the Forest Grove High School Cross Country teams. For more information visit the website forestgrovexc.com
  • The Washington County Fair is back. The Fair runs July 25, 26, 27, and 28, 2013.  Hours for the Fair are 10:00am -11:00 pm daily.  There is no re-entry after 10:00pm.  Check out the Fair at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
  • The Oregon International Air Show presents The PATRIOTS Jet Team July 26, 27, 28 2013. Purchase tickets- 503-629-0706 or online at www.oregonairshow.com
  • Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce Members are eligible to receive a 20% Organizational Discount on Financial Planning Services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc. in its capacity as a Federally Registered Investment Adviser.  The discount will also be extended to each of your respective employees.  Please contact Christopher Arnett, a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed at 503-627-0740 ext. 158 or email him at carnett@wradvisors.com for more information or to request the Waddell & Reed, Inc. Financial Planning Advisory Services Brochure for a complete discussion of these services and the fees associated with them.  Waddell & Reed, 5335 Meadows Rd, Ste 300, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.
  • Summer greetings, friends of the Tillamook Forest Center! Below is a link to our latest newsletter,

The Lookout, summer 2013. We hope that you’ll have time this summer to join us for some exciting events and activities. http://www.tillamookforestcenter.com/resources/Lookout-Summer13.pdf

  • Save the Date- August 15, 2013 Chamber Golf Day

Tee sponsorships, as well as specialty sponsorships are now available. Tee sponsorships allow a sign on the tee and there will be 4 specialty events for women and 4 specialty events for men.  Each of these sponsorships will cost $100.00.  Please contact the Chamber at 503-357-3006 to reserve your sponsorship.

  • If you would like to place an ad for the Veteran’s Day editions, please call Michelle Thomas at the News-Times at 503-357-3181
  • Homer Betancourt, a long-time member of our community, local business owner, family member, and friend was diagnosed with a rare but aggressive form of cancer in the bile ducts of his liver. The cancer then spread to other parts of his body. Without medical insurance, treatment is helping his body fight the cancer but at a large financial cost.
  • Attend an Event

Rummage Sale ~ July 19 & 20, 2013 Corner of Elm & 15th Ave, Forest Grove

Bison Barbeque ~ August 17, 2013 EF Nursery, Forest Grove

Benefit Golf Tournament ~ TBD

  • Support through prayer
  • Donate

Your volunteer time and support

Goods and Services to the various events for raffle, auction, and for sale

Financial donations are accepted at:

Wells Fargo- Forest Grove branch for “Hope for Homer

  • Contact

For more information, please contact us at HopeforHomer@gmail.com

 

NEED a ROOM TO HOLD a MEETING- REMEMBER your membership with the Chamber allows you to use our board room for meetings on a scheduled basis.  Stop by and check it out, also our copy machine is available for only 6 cents a copy!

 

LOOKING AHEAD: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD!

 

  • PAWS IN THE GROVE  August 3, 2013
  • Forest Grove Functional Food Garden Tour  August 10, 2013
  • Forest Grove Summer Fest, St Anthony Church, Sunday August 25, 2013

 

    The Forest Grove Chamber Of Commerce is an organization for business and professional people who work together to stimulate a prosperous business environment for a more vibrant community.