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Mar 1st | 7:30-9:00am
CherryWood Village
1417 SE 107th Ave | MAP


Please join the Chamber for a Education AM featuring Christopher Bacher of the Belmont Bureau. Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided by CherryWood Village.

Presumed Safe – The Unrealized Vulnerability to Fraud

Research suggests fraud consumed 5% of the revenues of a typical victim organization in 2015. The median loss was $150,000 per case, as reported to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (acfe.com) in their biennial “Report to the Nations”. Explore the findings in this report with a board member from the local ACFE chapter. Walk away with:

  1. A better understanding of organizational fraud
  2. Assumptions about protections that are probably false
  3. Five steps your organization can take to prevent fraud

Christopher Bacher, CFE, offers this course to businesses, governments, and non-profits in an effort to educate would-be fraudster targets.

Christopher Bacher joined the ACFE in 2008 as an associate. In January of 2010, Mr. Bacher was declared a Certified Fraud Examiner, having completed rigorous study and testing, and swearing to adhere to the ACFE code of ethics. As an Analyst at The Belmont Bureau, Mr. Bacher brings 30 years of public and private sector experience to each case, offering insight, guidance, and skill toward finding facts, and reporting them impartially. He serves on the board of three non-profits, including the local chapter of Fraud Examiners (oacfe.org).

Action workshop on community-driven solutions to Traffic Safety

Got a Problem? Speeding cars? No sidewalks? Dangerous biking conditions? Pot holes? 

Join the Traffic Safety Action-shop learn about what you can do to address issues in your neighborhood. This is a solution-oriented workshop for people who want to take action! 

Traffic Safety Action-shop
Thursday, February 23, 2017  
6:30-8:30 pm

Doors open & Light refreshments at 6 pm
Lents Village, 10305 SE Holgate Blvd, Portland
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Connect with transportation experts:

  • Francesca Patricolo, Transportation Planner & Public Involvement Specialist, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
  • Hannah Day-Kapell, Senior Planning Associate, Alta Planning + Design
  • Sharon White, Pedestrian Safety Outreach and Education, Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT)
  • Local experts on community-based interim solutions to traffic safety.

Hear from neighbors about successful examples:

  • Meesa Long and Lesley McKinley will share the success of a grassroots effort that resulted a Safe Routes to School grant.
  • Terry Dublinski-Milton will share the successful advocacy efforts from volunteers that led to installation of traffic diverters on SE Clinton.
  • Mingus Mapps from the Parkrose Alliance and Historic Parkrose will share about the advocacy during the development of the City’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan resulted in long-lasting improvement for the neighborhood’s livability.

Walk away with a plan for action:

  • Bring your friends or come with your idea. There will be time to think through your problem and hatch a plan. 

Everyone is welcome. This is the first in a series of Traffic Safety Action-shops.
For more information about the event, accessibility and future action-shops, check out this website.

RSVP here to let us know that you can make it!


Chamber Bucks are here! Simply refer a new business to join the chamber. When that business joins, you will receive $20 Chamber Bucks! Chamber Bucks are for members in good standing and can be used for Chamber products, services, events, dues and sponsorships. Other restrictions apply. Invite a guest to attend this week’s AM meeting.


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