This year's breakfast was held on December 12, 2018 at the Colwood Golf Center. With the help of Commissioner Lori Stegmann, the East Portland Chamber awarded their "Excellence in Community Service Award" to the following organizations who are making a difference in the housing crises for low-income and homeless families and individuals.
The East Portland Chamber of Commerce recognized members of the Chamber who have given generously of their time and effort to make East Portland a great place to live and work. Special recognition was given to Melaney Dittler of Windermere Realty, Mike Devlin of Devlin Properties and Holly Moss of The Bookkeeping Company for their outstanding contribution. Voluteer of the Year was awarded to David Gattman of Comcast and the Chamber's Shining Star award went to Connie Shipley of Capturing Your Life Stories. A big SHOUT OUT to these volunteers who constantly amaze us!
- Constructing Hope - 405 NE Church St, Portland, OR 97211. Constructing Hope has a Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program that helps participants develop an understanding of apprenticeship opportunities available in the construction trades.
- Agape Village - 9715 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97266. The ultimate goal is to create a village which involves the entire community in giving our neighbors a hand-up. We want this village to be a win-win for everyone - making our community safer while giving people a chance to find health and stability.
- Rob Justus with Home First Development - PO Box 1414, Fairview, OR 97024. Home First Development helps mission-driven organizations build quality affordable housing. From concept to occupancy, we support our clients every step of the way, focusing on key principles, including: Affordability, Quality, Transparency, Mission, and Value.
- Human Solutions - 12350 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 97236. Human Solutions Counters the forces that keep people and communities in poverty by building relationships and assets that create opportunity - today and for future generations.
What the Chamber does would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Managing Director, Mary Ann Gray recognized and presented awards to our Adventist Health (Gold Sponsor), Whole Foods (Silver Sponsor), Arcadia Senior Living (Bronze Sponsor), Comcast (Bronze Sponsor), US Bank (Bronze Sponsor), and Home Depot (Bronze Sponsor). THANK YOU for your support.
No meetings on December 19th and 26th. See you on January 2nd!
Visit our Facebook page to see photos of this year's golf tournament and golfers. Be sure to tag yourself and anyone you recognize. Have fun!
EAST PORTLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MISSION:
The mission of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce is to provide a voice for business on the Eastside. The Chamber strives to work actively with existing business associations on the Eastside and with other private and public organizations that support business growth and development. Major areas of focus for the East Portland Chamber include educational forums for small businesses, regular networking events, timely information on tax, regulatory and governmental issues impacting business, support for grand openings and business expansions, leadership development, and participation in special events.