September 27th Newsletter
COMMUNITY RECOGNITION CELEBRATION Join us on Friday, Oct. 21, 6-8:30 pm at the Estacada Community Center to recognize the many people who have contributed so much time and effort in making Estacada the great place it is today. Food, Live Music by local artists, Rick & Barb & Friends. No charge, but donations are accepted at the door. Space is limited so RSVP is required by calling The Estacada Chamber office at 503-630-3483 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Do you know someone or an organization that should be recognized at the COMMUNITY RECOGNITION CELEBRATION? Nominations are now being accepted by calling or emailing The Chamber. Deadline is Oct 10th. You can just send an email or stop by the Chamber office and pick up a nomination form.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ‘SHOP LOCAL’ TRADE FAIR. We had great weather, wonderful music and lots of fun. This was the first such event and we are already planning for next year- bigger and better. Special Thanks to Timber Lake Job Corp for cooking and serving the hotdogs and helping with set-up and clean-up as well as Sysco Foods, Western Foods and Franz Bakery for helping with some of the cost of the food and to The Mossy Rock Ramblers for the great music. Thanks!
AWARD EMBROIDERY GIANT CLEARANCE SALE, now thru Oct 8th. Select items are marked down 50% throughout the store! All sizes included! Hours Tuesday thru Friday 9 to 6 PM Saturday 10 to 3 PM. Award Embroidery & Apparel located @ 398 South Broadway, Estacada.
OREGON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS The Estacada Chamber is a member of this organization and we will continue to forward their newsletters and email as they arrive. Good source of information regarding ballot measures and happenings in the Oregon legislature. Please see attached
CLACKAMAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS FALL JOB FAIR On Wednesday, October 5th, 10 am to 1 pm in the Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City. Local employers will be on site hiring for open positions. Please see attached for details.
FIRST FRIDAY AT THE SPIRAL GALLERY October 7th from 6-8:30 pm. Wine, goodies, music and fun! The show this month is titled Turning Leaves- a clay and fiber show by Am Griswold. Check the Spiral Gallery website for more details.
DOUGLAS RIDGE RIFLE CLUB HUNTER SIGHT-IN Every Saturday and Sunday from September 10th through October 9th. Cost is only $5 per gun and is open to the public. Concessions provided by the Estacada High School Equestrian Team. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and support your local high school kids. Also, Trap shooting open to the public on September 10th and 24th. Try out the club’s new shotgun range for a nominal fee.
VETERANS BENEFITS PRESENTATION AT GRACE PLACE Come meet with an expert who will talk about benefits for Veterans and/or surviving spouses. Tuesday, October 14th from 1-2 pm.
PHILIP FOSTER FARM- MEMBER SPOTLIGHT Philip Foster, one of Oregon’s earliest pioneers, was a leader in the establishment of Oregon. His farm and home in Eagle Creek played an important part in the history of the Barlow Road, which followed the south side of Mt. Hood as an alternative to the treacherous Columbia River route. Foster helped fund, build and operate the Barlow Road at various times between 1848 and 1865, guiding thousands of covered wagons into the Willamette Valley. Today his farm house is open to the public. Every year scores of school children visit and tour the farm and see firsthand how people lived more than 100 years ago. The farm is also open to weddings and events. Philip Foster Farm is located at 29912 Highway 211 in Eagle Creek. Visit the website for more information and open days/hours. www.philipfosterfarm.com
MARK YOU CALENDARS FOR THE 2016 FESTIVAL OF THE FUNGUS on Saturday, November 5th. Other events include a membership meeting on Sept 27th and a slide presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 29th.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The Estacada Chamber of Commerce is launching its 2016 Membership Drive. If you are a current Chamber member and you recruit another business to join, you will receive 10% off of your 2017 dues and one month of free banner advertising on the Chamber’s new website (coming soon). Businesses that join now will receive the rest of 2016 for free when paying 2017 dues in full. A great deal for everyone.
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September Chamber News
NEWS FROM THE ESTACADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
As we say goodbye to summer and welcome a glorious autumn, there is a lot going on at The Estacada Chamber of Commerce.
‘SHOP LOCAL’ TRADE FAIR. Don’t miss the first, annual ‘SHOP LOCAL’ TRADE FAIR, on Saturday, September 24th from 2-5 pm on the lawn outside of Estacada City Hall. The Chamber will be serving free hotdogs and there will be live music by local favorites, The Mossy Rock Ramblers. Bring a lawn chair and spend the afternoon with us. Area businesses will be sampling their products and showing off their services. We have so many great businesses in the Estacada area, and many times folks just don’t know about them. This is the perfect opportunity to meet local businesses, up close and personal, and see what they have to offer.
NOMINATE A PERSON, BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION On Friday, October 21st The Chamber will be hosting the first, annual Estacada Chamber Community Recognition Event at the Estacada Community Center. It is a time to formally say thank you to the many individuals and organizations that have contributed to our community. All you have to do is look around to see how far Estacada has come in the past few years. Nearly all of the results you see can be attributed to the work of community volunteers. Nominating is easy. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need your name, your contact information (phone number, email) the name of the person or organization you are nominating and a paragraph or two telling us why. Don’t have email? Just stop by The Chamber office and fill out a nomination form. And mark your calendar for the event which will feature live music and good food. Nominations are due to The Chamber by Monday, October 10th.
ELECTION YEAR: VOTE The next Estacada Chamber Leadership Luncheon is on Thursday, September 15th at noon at City Hall. We will be featuring candidates for public office (state rep, Estacada mayor, county commissioner) and speakers on ballot measures at this luncheon as well as the lunch scheduled in October. Estacada Chamber Leadership Luncheons are held the 3rd Thursday of every month (except August) and are free to chamber members and only $15 for non-members. Lunch is provided by member businesses for a small, additional fee. RSVP by calling the Chamber office at 503-630-3483 or emailing to email@example.com
JOIN THE CHAMBER NOW AND SAVE Join the Estacada Chamber of Commerce now and get the rest of 2016 membership for free when paying dues in full for 2017—at 2016 rates! . This applies to any businesses that are not currently members or have not been a member for more than a year. Plus, we have some new member categories that are extremely affordable: $75 per year for single, owner operator businesses, only $50 for individual non-business members and only $25 per year for senior (non-business) and student memberships.
Well, that is it for this month. Have a great September!
Many goings on at your Estacada Chamber of Commerce.
ESTACADA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The Chamber is recruiting new members and we have a great offer to help you make the decision. Join now and get the rest of 2016 membership for free when paying dues in full for 2017—at 2016 rates! We have a great deal for current members as well. Recruit a new member and you will get 10% off your 2017 dues and a free month of banner advertising on our new website which will launch in August. Plus, we now have special rates for single, owner/operator businesses as well as students and seniors. Call today for more information: 503-630-3483 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Estacada Chamber of Commerce membership can be one of your best returns on investment. Not only does Chamber membership deliver a wealth of marketing and networking opportunities, but it also provides business credibility, a voice to the community and government, customer referrals, events, programs, access to information and resources, and an effective way to broadcast to a wider audience. But perhaps the most important value of Chamber membership is the strength we gain from bonding together. Together we are strong.
MAYOR DODRILL’S STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS: NEXT CHAMBER LUNCH PROGRAM On Thursday, July 21st, 12:00 noon to 1:30, Mayor Brent Dodrill will report on the State of the City. Mayor Dodrill will bring us up to date on government level happenings in Estacada. This is a great chance to get information first hand and an opportunity to ask questions of the man in charge. Lunch will be provided by The Mason Jar, for only $8.00. RSVP is needed for lunch. Please bring exact change. (Lunch cancelation must be made at least 48 hours in advance) The program is free to Chamber members and is $15 for non-members. First time business visitors are guests of the Chamber. This will be a popular program so please RSVP soon.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! On Saturday, September 24th, starting at 2:00 pm the Estacada Chamber of Commerce will host the first, annual, SHOP LOCAL COMMUNITY TRADE FAIR. The event will be held on the lawn in front of City Hall. This will be a fun and festive community event with live music and free hotdogs for attendees. Chamber member businesses will have the opportunity to show off their goods and services to the community. It will be a great chance to meet and get to know your local vendors and visit with friends and neighbors. The event is free to the public and Chamber members will be able to participate at no charge.