Join the Government and Economic Affairs Committee for their monthly lunch meeting at Old Chicago Pizza. The GEACs meet every 4th Monday of the month.
The Chamber Development Committee is responsible for growing/branding the Chamber and increasing member benefits. New committee members are always welcome! This meeting is open to all EPCC members and will take place after the GEAC AM meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Rising Construction Costs – Their Effects on Private and Public Projects
Recent public and private projects are having challenges staying on budget. Examples include the City of Portland water reservoir upgrade project, next to Washington Park, cost overruns and the recent budget gap discovered after the Portland Public School Bond was passed by voters. Find out what factors are driving up construction costs – both hard costs like labor shortage, tariffs, raw materials; soft costs like rising permit costs, more design requirements, and more. How long will the trend of rising costs continue and what direction are we headed for in terms of construction here in Portland?
Brian Shoemaker, of P&C Construction. and Mark Stoller, of Opsis Architecture, will look at the different factors that are challenging estimators when they prepare budgets for upcoming projects. With an interest in construction that dates back to childhood, Brian turned his attention to large scale commercial construction in college, earning his Civil Engineering degree from Portland State University.
Brian Shoemaker, having joined P&C Construction in 2004, enjoys managing the complexities that come with each project and is constantly motivated to find solutions that streamline processes, empower team members, and improve project outcomes.
Mark Stoller, of Opsis Architecture, has 30 years of experience in all aspects of architecture, Mark Stoller serves as Principal at Opsis Architecture. In this role, he acts as a project leader, staff mentor, and representative of the firm. His career accomplishments include a range ofhitecture from Pratt Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State U complex, institutional projects, with a specific focus on educational work. Mark earned a Master of Arcniversity.
If you have any questions, contact Connie Shipley 503-830-1028 or Debbie Utberg at 503-788-8589.
Coffee and breakfast goodies sponsored by EPCC. Facility sponsored by Adventist Health.
Directions: We meet on the Lower Level in Education Room B. Go in the main entrance of Adventist Health's main hospital, walk down the hallway and take the elevator or stairs to the lower level, walk down the hallway toward the cafeteria, we are on the right and you will see a Chamber sign outside the door. Adventist Main Hospital Map
The 2019 Turkey Bowl will be held on November 23rd from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM at KingPins. This family friendly event is fun for all ages! Bring your family, friends, employees, coworkers, and potential new Chamber members to enjoy an early afternoon of bowling, socializing, and networking as we kick off the holiday season. This fundraising event for the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization.
November 23rd | 10:30am-1:30pm
KingPins Family Entertainment Center
3550 SE 92nd Ave | MAP
Your entry fee includes two games of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, snacks, soda, and one raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for $1.00 each. There will be many great prizes and a lot of fun!
Early Bird Special: $30/Adult includes 10 Raffle Tickets when you register and prepay before November 16th.
3rd Place Sponsor
Corporate Sponsors: Gold Sponsor
No meeting. Happy Thanksgiving
Today's speaker will share what you need to know about preparing your personal taxes.
Coffee and meeting space sponsored by:
Join us for Happy Hour at the Vino Veritas!
Join us in recognizing those who better our community and support our chamber at our annual awards breakfast.
Join us for this last meeting of 2019! Eastport Plaza will host us at Tokyo-ya. After the meeting, visit the shopping center retail stores for stocking stuffers, tree trimmings, decorations, and Christmas gifts!
University of Western States invites you to view their new facility.
Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided.
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is a partner organization with whom the East Portland Chamber of Commerce has a reciprocal agreement. This is the 32nd year that OAME has hosted this trade show.
When and Where:
May 7th – Oregon Convention Center
10:00 am – 3:00 pm : Trade Show (FREE to attend)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm : Luncheon
The East Portland Chamber of Commerce (EPCC) has a booth at the show.
East Portland Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization | PO Box 90186 | Portland, OR 97290 | 503-788-8589