Newsletter July-Aug 2009 by laurarichert


									                                    JULY-AUGUST 2009

 Hollis MacLean-Wenzel
                                                      Chamber News
       Executive Director
         Erin Albers
         Office Manager
                                 Music Fair & Feast
    Phone 503-668-4006
                                 Fun Times are on the Way! July 9-12
     Fax 503-668-3459
      38963 Pioneer Blvd
P.O. Box 536, Sandy, OR 97055 Are you getting ready for a fun-filled week       of food, music, talent, and motorcycles?
                                 The festivities begin on Thursday, July 9th
SACC Board Members               with Family Night. The Sandy Mountain
     Paula Siverly               Festival Parade is that evening as well, so
   Cindy Bloomer                 join us before or after the parade. Our
    Connie Knittel               Junior Talent Show is Friday afternoon,
    Julia Monteith               and then food, music, and beer/wine gar-
     June Jacobs                 den Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are       If you are interested in volunteering to
     Lacy Renard                 starting a new tradition of a pancake         help during the festivities, please call 503-
     Marie Teune                 breakfast Sunday morning 9-11am, and a        668-4006 to sign up. We are encouraging
   Melissa Garrison              motorcycle run judging starting around        businesses to form teams to volunteer
   Michael Benson                11am. Come take a look at all of the bikes!   together and promote their business.
   Sandra Jordan    All of these events will be held at the                    Take a look at our website for more de-
     Dave Brache    Sandy Civic Plaza on the corner of Pioneer                 tails (specific times of events, etc.)
                                 Blvd. and Hoffman.

 Inside this issue:              Golf Tournament
                                 We’re hoping for sunshine this year!
 Ribbon Cuttings            2
                                 We are getting into full swing as we make
                                 preparations for the 17th Annual SACC
 School District Update     2
                                 Golf Tournament!
                                    When: August 5th, Tee Time at 9am
 New and Renewing           3                                                  As with previous years, it will be a 4-
 Members                           Where: At The Resort at the Mountain        person scramble / shotgun start.
                                       How: Register! $99 per player
 July/August Calendars      4
                                           $25 for non-golf lunch              Team packages are available and en-
 Folder & Map Projects      5     What: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, cock-
 Underway                          tails, prizes, awards and networking
                                                                               Please call 503-668-4006 to register or to
                                 Who: You! (“Pretend” to “Pro” golfers are     advertise at the event. Also, a registration
 Small Business Health-     5
 care Initiative
                                                invited.)                      form can be printed on our website,
                                    Why: Come to have fun, support your
                                    chamber, and promote your business!
                                    Chamber News                                                                    July-August 2009

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Ribbon Cuttings
SACC Welcomes New Businesses to Sandy!

On May 2, the SACC Ambassadors
welcomed Sandy Mountain Market                                                             The Sandy Chamber hosted a ribbon
manager, Suzi Worden, and several             1st Choice Safety Supply celebrated          cutting ceremony for Sandy’s own
vendors at a ribbon cutting event on          its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cut-            Grocery Outlet on June 11th. Re-
the market’s opening day. The mar-            ting on May 9th. The new Sandy               marks were shared by owner John
ket features a variety of vendors in-         business provides contract workers           Halverson, a “local boy” returning to
cluding produce, flowers, nursery             for labor or traffic control jobs,           Sandy. Chamber Executive Director
stock, handmade crafts, as well as            classes for flagging, and supplies.          Hollis MacLean-Wenzel officially wel-
live music and food. It is open Satur-        1st Choice Safety Supply is located          comed him to the Sandy business
days 10am-5pm, May-October at the             at 38888 Pioneer Blvd.                       community. Grocery Outlet is located
Sandy Civic Plaza on the corner of                                                         at 36701 Hwy 26.
Pioneer Blvd. and Hoffman.

Jumpstarting Oregon’s Economy begins with Health Reform
By Christine Chin Ryan

Small business owners like me are facing      percent of small business owners nation-     Last year thousands of Oregonians, in-
ever-increasing health insurance costs.       wide think that rising costs are likely to   cluding many small business owners ,
On January 6th, the Oregon Small Busi-        cause them to cut some benefits for their    participated in development of the
ness Healthcare Initiative (OSBHI) held a     employees. Quite simply, the cost of         OHFB’s recommendations for healthcare
round table discussion in Portland to talk    healthcare is crippling our businesses.      reform. The OHFB was tasked by the
about healthcare issues. Small business                                                    Oregon Legislature to develop a package
owners discussed past challenges in pro-      Continuing with the status quo is not        of workable reforms based on sound re-
viding health coverage for their employ-      acceptable. Even though Oregon spends        search and public input. The Oregon
ees and voiced serious concerns about         $20 billion a year on healthcare, tens of    Legislature must now consider the input
challenges they expect in 2009. For ex-       thousands are uninsured and even more        by evaluating the Board’s plan and imple-
ample, over the past eight years, my small    struggle to pay for coverage. While the      menting workable healthcare reform.
business has endured nearly annual dou-       health impact of no insurance is unac-
ble-digit increases. With this year’s in-     ceptable, the impact of health insurance     Our small business owners desperately
crease, the ability of my small business to   costs on our economy is unsustainable.       need relief and we can make it happen.
continue to provide quality and compre-                                                    We can seize this opportunity and lead
                                              We need a healthcare system that helps       Oregon in providing a model for the na-
hensive health coverage for my five em-       keep America’s small businesses strong.
ployees comes into question.                                                               tion. As we move along the path to eco-
                                              That means shared responsibility – small     nomic recovery, we will provide Orego-
In a recent poll by the Robert Wood John-     business owners, employees, govern-
son Foundation, Oregon’s employers have                                                    nians with what they need and deserve –
                                              ment, healthcare providers and consum-       quality affordable healthcare for all.
seen their share of employee health insur-    ers must all be willing to support a sys-
ance premiums increase 76 percent for         tem in which everyone has access to           Christine Chin Ryan is President of
families and 74 percent for individuals       affordable, quality and sustainable health         Synergy Consulting, Inc
since 2000. The poll also found that 36       coverage.
Chamber News                                                          July-August 2009

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  Please Support                    Farmers Insurance
       our                          Agent David Hamburg
                                                                              Oregon Trail Democrats
                                                                              Contact Linda Layne
                                    17150 University Ave, Ste. 201
  New Members!                      Sandy, OR 97055
                                                                              PO Box 160
                                                                              Brightwood, OR 97011
                                    503-826-0844                                                    503-622-1784
owner Joseph Shelley                                                          Quiznos Sub #12905
37439 Indian Summer St.             Grocery Outlet
                                                                              Owners Dan & Kelly Buker
Sandy, OR 97055                     Owner John Halverson
                                                                              36725 Hwy 26
503-327-9120                        36701 Hwy 26
                                                                              Sandy, OR 97055      Sandy, OR 97055
Believe Fitness Studio                                              
Owner Jody Argue                                                              RichWriting, Inc.
36755 Hwy 26                        Island Teriyaki
                                                                              Owner Susan Rich
Sandy, OR 97055                     Owner Kevin Ryan
                                                                              PO Box 17011
503-668-6361                        37333 Hwy 26
                                                                              Portland, OR 97217
                                    Sandy, OR 97055
Better Business Bureau                                                        503-641-6674
4004 SW Kruse Way Place, Ste. 375                                   
Lake Oswego, OR 97035               La Bamba
503-212-3022                        Owner Carlo Vicenttin
alaskaoregonwesternwashing-         17470 Scales Ave.                        Sandy, OR 97055

     Membership                     Farmers Insurance – Cody Guisto           Massage Therapy Center of Sandy
                                    Fellowship Bible Church                   Moon Shadow Etchers, Inc.
      Renewals                      Garrison Law Group                        Next Generation Steel Building
         Since 4-18-09
                                    George’s Sandy Muffler & Brakes           PartyLite – Roz Rushing
Baker & Colson, P.C.
                                    Glass Doctor                              Pregnancy Resource Center of Sandy
Bank of America
                                    Glenn Sheppard Construction Services      River Ridge Counseling
Bill’s Automotive Repair, Inc.
                                    Guide Dogs for the Blind                  Sandy Historical Society
Clackamas County Bank
                                    Historical Church Wedding Officiants      Take Shape for Life – Jane Anderson
Clackamas Federal Credit Union
                                    Honke Heating and Air Conditioning        Timberline Chiropractic Center
Double D Locksmithing
                                    Hoodview Disposal & Recycling

   We understand times              Inga Pachukes Contemporary Gifts              The more businesses
   are tough. If it is more         JDP Photography                               that belong to the
   convenient, we can cre-                                                        chamber – the more we
                                    Leathers Oil
   ate a payment plan for                                                         can do to promote our
   your dues.                       LT Travel                                     business community…
                                            Chamber News                                                                                July-August 2009
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  July 2009
   Sun                Mon                  Tue            Wed                                Thu                      Fri                Sat
                                                          1GMS 7:30-8:30am Island            2 Golf Tournament        3 Deadline for     4
To be a host
                                                                                             Committee Mtg. Noon
for a “Good                                               Oasis Tanning                                               E-Blast ads $10    Independence
                                                          Oregon Small Business Boost 10-5                            Every Friday       Day
Morning /
Evening,              6 Falling in Love    7              8 No Luncheon - Get ready for      9 Family Night at        10 Junior Tal-     11 MFF
Sandy”, Call          With the Arts                       MFF!                               Music Fair & Feast 5-    ent Show 2-4pm     3-Midnight
668-4006.             Mtg. 4pm                                                               11pm                     MFF 5-Midnight

   12 MFF Pancake     13                   14             15 GMS 7:30-8:30am                 16                       17                 18
   Breakfast 9-11am                                       RichWriting
   Poker Run and
   MFF 11am-3pm

   19                 20 Economic          21 Board       22 GES 5:30-6:30pm                 23 Ambassadors           24                 25
                      Dev. Mtg. 4pm        Mtg. 6:15pm    TBD                                12noon

   26                 27                   28             29 GMS 7:30-8:30am                 30                       31                 1
                                                          Hosted by the SACC Golf
                                                          Tournament Committee

  August 2009
   Sun                 Mon                  Tue            Wed                               Thu                     Fri                 Sat
   2                   3 Falling in Love    4              5 GMS 7:30-8:30am Friends         6                       7 Deadline for      8RSVP by noon to
                       With the Arts                       of the Sandy Library                                      E-Blast ads $10     eat at the luncheon
                       Mtg. 4pm                            17th Annual SACC Golf Tourna-                             Every Friday
                                                           ment 9am

   9                   10                   11             12 Luncheon at Meinig Park        13Gov. Affairs Mtg.     14                  15
                                                           ~ $12 (FREE for volunteers) ~     8:15am
                                                           11:30am Volunteer Appreciation

   16                  17 Economic          18 Board       19GMS 7:30-8:30am                 20Brown Bag Lunch 21 Deadline for 22 Deadline for
                       Dev. Mtg. 4pm        Mtg. 6:15pm    Quizno’s Subs                     12-1pm “Real World      newsletter Ads $20 newsletter inserts
                                                                                             Writing Tips”           -$30               $25

   23                  24                   25             26 GES 5:30-6:30pm                27                      28                  29
                                                           Rainbow Trout Farm                Ambassadors 12noon

   30                  31
Chamber News                                                            July-August 2009
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SBA Help Available:                              Updated Chamber Area Map and
New program helps struggling
                                             Relocation/Presentation Folders in Process
Small businesses suffering financial       The Sandy Chamber of       will contain Chamber       Each spot in the
hardship as a result of the slow           Commerce is offering       information and fea-       folder, regardless of
economy may be eligible to receive         our members an oppor-      ture relocation infor-     location is only $445
temporary relief to keep their doors       tunity to make a great     mation for prospective     which includes all pro-
open and get their cash flow back on       first impression on pro-   new residents, new         duction cost for a full
track through a new loan program           spective new residents,    businesses and many        color presentation of
available through the US Small             new Chamber mem-           other uses to help pro-    your business for the
Business Administration.                   bers, dignitaries and      mote Our Commu-            entire two years. The
                                           others. We have ar-        nity, Our Chamber          New Chamber Area
Beginning on June 15th, SBA will start     ranged for advertising     and Your Business.         Map Ads price range
guaranteeing America’s Recovery            sales to support the       Visitors can pick up       as follows $300, $445
Capital loans. ARC loans are deferred-     renewal of our Full        the maps at our visi-      and $600. This pro-
payment loans of up to $35,000             Color Chamber Relo-        tor’s center and other     gram offers an excep-
available to established, viable, for-     cation ~ Presentation      community locations.       tional value for every-
profit small businesses that need short-   Folders and a Brand                                   one who participates.
term help to make their principal and      New Full-Size Color        There are a limited        To reserve a sponsor-
interest payments on existing              Chamber Area Map!          number of sponsorship      ship for your business
qualifying debt. ARC loans are             These will be utilized     positions available and    simply call now and
interest-free and have no SBA fees         for two years from date    they are on a first-       ask us to hold a spot
associated with them.                      of distribution. They      come, first-serve basis.   for you!

The ARC program was created as part
of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act. Loans will be            Our New High School is
disbursed within a six-month period
and repayment will not begin for 12        Becoming a Reality
months after the final disbursement.       Shelley Redinger, Superintendent
The principal will be due in five years.   Oregon Trail School District

ARC loans will be made by                  This spring has been exciting -       an Eco Forum to discuss “green” op-
commercial lenders, not the SBA            working with the school design        tions for the school. Additional oppor-
directly. For more information, visit      team and our community to de-         tunities for community input will oc-                               velop a conceptual design for the     cur in the fall, and the end result will
                                           new high school. It’s been quite a    be an 80-acre learning complex that
                                           process, but we want to make sure     will serve our students and commu-
                                           the new school reflects the input     nity for years to come. Visit the Ore-
                                           and needs of our staff, students,     gon Trail School District web site at
                                           and community. We’ve been dis- to view
                                           cussing everything from class-        current contracting activities, to sub-
                                           room size to the placement of ten-    mit your business information for
                                           nis courts. Program-area work         consideration as a vendor or supplier,
                                           groups focused on specific needs      and to view the conceptual building
                                           for Career & Technical programs,      and site designs. Also feel free to con-
                                           Physical Education & Athletics,       tact me with any comments or ques-
                                           Fine & Performing Arts, General       tions at 503-668-5541 or
                                           & Science Classrooms, Library,
                                           Security, and more. We even had
July and August Luncheon                                                                         Jody Argue, Owner

Schedule                                                                                             503-668-6361
                                                                                                    36755 Hwy 26
                                                                                                   Sandy, OR 97055
July Topic Cancelled in lieu of Music Fair & Feast prepara-

August Topic: The Annual SACC Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
held at the Meinig Park gazebo
Join us as we honor our fabulous volunteers! Lunch is free
for the volunteers, but all are welcome.
Catered by Busy Bee Catering                                    Save the Date!
Luncheons are normally scheduled for the 2nd Wednes-                             October 17th
day of each month and the cost is $12 to eat. Please
RSVP by the Saturday before the luncheon.                               Falling in Love with the Arts!
                                                                •   Raffle, Silent and Live Art Auctions
DON’T FORGET, if you have anything you would like to            •   SHS Art Show
have included in the weekly EBlasts, please email it to:                                  •   A Taste of Sandy
by end of business on Friday.                                   •   Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the new mural
3”x8” ads are just $10.                                             planned for our Civic Plaza!


                   “Effective Leadership for the Advancement of the Sandy Area Business Community”

                                                                                         Fax 503-668-3459
                                                                                         Phone 503-668-4006
                                                                                         Sandy, OR 97055
                                                                                         PO Box 536/38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Sandy, OR 97055
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