CHAMBER FRIDAY FLASH – May 17, 2013
Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce – Weekly News & updates
For and from our chamber members
P: 503.357.3006 F: 503.357.2367
- Monday luncheon: Our next Monday luncheon is scheduled for May 20, 2013, The Forest Grove Leader will be our luncheon sponsor and The Caterer will be Aramark from Pacific University and our speaker will be our new Police Chief Janie Schutz. A reminder that our lunch meetings are held at the Forest Grove Community Auditorium (1915 Main Street) and the cost is $10.00/members and $12.00/guests. Please RSVP to the chamber by e-mail email@example.com or by phone 503-357-3006 as soon as possible.
Please bear with us as we work through billing processes. If by chance, you receive a dues invoice that you have already paid or have questions about, please feel free to contact the Chamber so that we can remedy this problem. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.
A NEW FEATURE
The Friday flash will feature an article each month from one of the Chamber’s Board members to help you learn more about the make-up of our Board of Directors. Today’s article is by new Executive Director of the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce- Howard Sullivan.
In the fall of 1976, I came to Forest Grove to attend Pacific University and played baseball for the Boxers. I did not know that 37 years later I would still be here. Upon my graduation from Pacific in the spring of 1979, I was hired by the Forest Grove School District and started at Neil Armstrong Jr. High in the fall of 1979. After teaching there and Tom McCall, I moved to Forest Grove High School in the fall of 1997.
In my fifteen years at the high school, I taught numerous social studies classes, and served as the Activity Director and Leadership teacher. I have been married for 34 years, this coming July, to my lovely wife LaDonna and I have two children Darci age 30 and Dylan age 24. Darci is a Special Education teacher in the Sheridan School District and Dylan is finishing up his Master’s Degree at Pacific University this spring. He is also entering the teaching field. My wife and I reside in Forest Grove.
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.
- Join us for Music and Vino Friday May 17 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Tasting Room at 1910 Main Street. Ron Hughes will be our featured musician. Come sip wines from our select group of Vintners. Beth Klinger from Dion Vineyard will be onsite pouring their Pinot Noirs and Pinot Gris.
- May 18-19; Save the Music. Six of our favorite musicians have volunteered their time and music to entertain you and raise funds to pay annual copyright fees so music can continue at Plum Hill. $10 per person, per day or $15 per couple per day.
- Spring Release Wine Tasting at The Tasting Room at 1910 Main Street Saturday May 18th Noon to 4pm. Blizzard Wines a new vineyard will be joining us for this event. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
- You are invited to the next Chamber Networking Event at Roger Dickinson’s Player’s Pub, Thursday May 23, 5:00-7:00pm. Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with other Chamber members. Good food and drink await you. See you Thursday!
- Caregiver Support Group, Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:30, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church. Brown bag lunch, dessert, coffee, refreshments. RSVP at 503-357-2511 or Barbara Greer at: email@example.com
- Friends of Historic Forest Grove Annual Garden Tour, June 2, 2013, Tour hours are 12:00 to 4:00 Tickets are on sale at the old train station – 1936 19th Ave. (corner of 19th and Main) 11:45 -3:00, and at the Chamber Office.
- Another Sales opportunity Lois Hornberger is collecting any brochures, specially prepared flyers, coupons, menus, etc. to be distributed to participants that will be attending events at Pacific University. Please prepare no more than 150 items. You can bring them to Lois at Events and Conferences Office on 21st (last building on north side across from church) or let Jeff King know and he will pick them up from you. The deadline to submit items is Friday June 7.
- Small Business Grants As part of an ongoing initiative to promote small and new businesses, the City of Forest Grove announced today that it is partnering with the Portland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide comprehensive business management training grants. Specifically, Forest Grove will be offering one to two $1,000 training grants that will enable a small business owner or manager to participate in the Small Business Development Management I program (SBM I).
The SBM I program, offered by the Portland region Small Business Development Center launches at Willow Creek at SW 185th Avenue and Baseline Road in Hillsboro on Wednesday, June 12, 4 to 7 pm and will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for 10 sessions.
Thank you to Olivia Passieux, Graphic designer from the News Times for designing our new logo.
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!
- 2013 Great Pacific Northwest Microcar Extravaganza June 14, 15, 16 McMenamins Grand Lodge
- Forest Grove Rotary CONCOURS d’Elegance, will return on July 21, 2013, Tickets are available at the Chamber Office.
- Washington County Fair: July 25, 26, 28, 2013
- International Oregon Air Show July 26, 27, 28, 2013
- PAWS IN THE GROVE August 3, 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.