20120328 | Category: Tips

Home & Office Safety Tip

             What Does Carbon Monoxide Mean to Renters, Landlords, Home Owners…and You? It is known as the “silent killer” and the most toxic substance you’ll come into contact with in your daily life – in your home, at work, garage, car and boat. It’s a colorless, odorless, tasteless, toxic gas – there are hundreds of [...]

Beaverton School District Cutting $40 Million!

Massive community outreach has been underway…. The Beaverton School District announced months ago that they would be having to make $40 million dollars in cuts next month. They have conducted almost 100 community meetings and outreach sessions. It is real. It will happen. They sincerely want the community to be aware, understand and give input in the [...]

City Council Purchases Office Building at The Round

BEAVERTON CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO PURCHASE $8.65 MILLION OFFICE BUILDING AT THE ROUND       – Building purchase ends costly lease for city-operated Central Plant – The Beaverton City Council voted unanimously to purchase the 108,000 square-foot Class A office building located at The Round for $8.65 million. The following Chamber board members attended and/or testified: Wendi [...]

20120315 | Category: Announcements Leadership Beaverton

“Home Runs for Homeless Youth” Leadership Beaverton 2012

Class of 2012 sets its sights on bringing homeless youth assistance through Homeplate Mark your calendars and save the date for May 12th from 10am – 2pm at PCC Rock Creek Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation fields for the “Home Runs for Homeless Youth” kick ball tourney. The class is hoping to field 12 – teams [...]

20120314 | Category: Uncategorized

Why Planning Is So Important by Dave Chin

by Dave Chin, ActionCOACH of Portland  In his book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark McCormack made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. Within the group, 3% had written goals, 13% had thought of some goals and the balance were just thrilled to be out of school (I [...]

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Washington Trust Banks Sponsors HomePlate’s Membership!

Do you have a favorite non-profit that would benefit from Chamber membership & visibility? We now have two wonderful non-profits that our members because of the generousity of business sponsors. The non-profits couldn’t afford membership & business is stepping up to help them grow their connections to the community and share their amazing work. Here [...]

20120312 | Category: Letters from the President Uncategorized

Now this is the reward!

Lovely email testimonial received March 8th from Office Manager Rosalea Peters of Dr. Michelle Stafford’s World of Smiles Dentistry. Good morning Lorraine, I wanted to email you personally and let you know that as of next week I will be transitioning from World of Smiles. I am unsure whether I will land in a Beaverton [...]

2012 May Primary Candidate Endorsements

Pro-Business Candidate Endorsements Released A formal press release with more details will be issued shortly, but here are the results. City Council Seat 1 – Lacey Beaty City Council Seat 4 – Catherine Arnold House Representative District 27 – Tobias Read House Representative District 28 – Manuel Castaneda House Representative District 34 – Dan Mason [...]

Chamber Testifies in Support of DDA for the Round

Let’s get the Round moving! Last evening I testified on behalf of the board & membership. Mistakes were made in the past and we applaud the Mayor & current Council and staff for taking advantage of current market conditions to really make a significant positive change! Here’s my testimony. Good evening Mayor Doyle and City [...]

20120305 | Category: Uncategorized

Keeping Clients Happy Contributes to Your Bottom Line

By Larry Gray We can all agree it’s easier to keep existing clients than to bring on new ones.  So why not do everything you can to make your customer’s experience with your company great each and every time?   Service-based companies are built on relationships.  Success begins with an attitude of treating your customers the way [...]

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