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

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.

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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