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  • November 01, 2016 8:37 PM | Shelley Shirley (Administrator)

    Nikola Tesla helped catapult mankind into the 20th century with his inventions in the electrical field. Like X-rays, Radio, Remote Control, The Electric Motor, Lasers, Wireless Communications. To carry on his legacy and tradition, Elon Musk has made quantum leaps in renewable energy and space travel. Tesla the company is known for its luxury electric cars home batteries and solar energy. I am very excited and grateful to be a part of this company. I have lived in Oregon most of my life and we definitely like keeping things green. This is a global movement and we want every person and every home to be a part of it. Please make a commitment to get your energy from renewable resources. And ask me how you can become a Tesla ambassador.

    Andrew Ladu Shaidaee | Tesla Solar | 503-504-4365

  • October 01, 2016 8:31 PM | Shelley Shirley (Administrator)

    My service is easy to use. You let me know what you want…Make, Model, Color and Equipment.  Be as specific as possible. Just tell me what you want, and I’ll take it from there!

    Remember…It’s any New or Used Vehicle of your choice.  I am your agent…I do not work for the dealer.

    It’s a Fast, Fun, Money Saving experience! I find your vehicle at an existing dealership. Then I negotiate the lowest price that dealer will take. I call you and review all the information and pricing before we go. Any New Car Rebates, Financing and Trade-in allowances are calculated for you too.

    If you like what you hear, then I make an appointment and we both go in to…Eye it, Try it and if you Love it You Buy it! It’s that easy.

    I charge a fee for our brokerage services, a fee which, under normal circumstances will range from $300-$1000. This fee will be included in the final price of the vehicle I quote to you. It will usually be paid to us by the seller of the vehicle.

    I may, on occasion, need to collect that fee from you. In those rare instances, no additional compensation will be received by us from the seller. We accept no deposits, nor will we be responsible for warranty service work.

    Our goal is to SAVE you TIME, MONEY and HASSLE…in the car buying cycle. We do this EVERYDAY and it works!

    Bob Bonnell | Vehicle Buyer's Service | 503-643-4585


  • September 02, 2016 4:27 PM | Shelley Shirley (Administrator)

    ALSO – Advocates for Life Skills & Opportunity

    ALSO – Advocates for Life Skills & Opportunity’s mission is to strive to promote the full inclusion of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the life of their community.  Founded in 1988, ALSO, a not for profit organization, provides individual and customized residential care, employment services, supported living, and art workshops.  We offer a variety of programs that promote independence in a safe environment.  We want those that we serve to be an integral part of the community with opportunities for job development, job placement and an art studio where everyone has a chance to be creative.

    Many of our Chamber Members have taken the time out of their busy schedules to come and take a one hour tour of the services we provide.  Many members have told Josie that they have enjoyed the heartfelt and educational session.  Please feel free to contact Josie to schedule your tour!

    ALSO has earned a spot in the Oregon Business 100 Best Non-Profit companies to work for in 2016 for the second time.  We are proud to say that this is an employee survey vote.  That in itself tells you what dedication and the kind of work culture that ALSO fosters.  This attitude reflects the caring atmosphere that our employees provide. 

    Josie enjoys meeting people and potential employers by doing community outreach and networking.  Making connections between people to help solve employers staffing needs as well as empowering our clients to gain self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment portrays ALSO’s mission.

    Josie San Diego-Bowman | Business Relations Manager | ALSO – Advocates for Life Skills & Opportunity | 10541 SE Cherry Blossom Drive, Portland, OR 97216-2826 | (503) 489-6569 | josies@alsoweb.org

  • August 01, 2016 4:24 PM | Shelley Shirley (Administrator)

    About Melaney: Melaney has always dreamed of being in Real Estate.  As a person with an outgoing personality and a love of all types of homes with history, it always seemed like the perfect fit.  Before becoming a Realtor, Melaney spent many years in sales positions where she could focus on providing impeccable customer service while teaching and guiding her customers to make the best decisions for them.  With a strong focus on her customer’s needs and dreams for the future, Melaney always operates with integrity and honesty, and with a strong work ethic. 

    At home, Melaney loves working in her flower garden and fixing up her 1898 home in SE Portland.  She enjoys hiking and camping with her family and friends, and when it cools down, watching NFL (Go Seahawks!).  She also enjoys yoga classes and volunteering for several organizations whenever she can.   Melaney supports several wildlife charities and is focused on helping our planet’s sustainability in many ways.  Melaney recently married the love of her life in 2014 and has a son who graduated from Cleveland High School and is continuing his schooling at PSU. 

    Melaney has lived in Portland for over 20 years and grew up in Vancouver, WA.  She loves the Portland culture, and the diversity of neighborhoods throughout the Metro area.  Every area and house in Portland has a charm and feel that will match every buyer’s personality.  Whether you are buying your 1st home, or your forever home, Melaney will help you find the perfect space for you that will fit into your budget.  And if you are looking to sell your property, she will negotiate the best price to help you transition into the next home or chapter in your life.

    About Windermere: Since 1972, Windermere has grown from a one office operation to more than 300 offices in 10 states and 7000+ agents.  Windermere agents are committed to the highest possible standards, therefore you can be assured of exceptional service, integrity, and a strict code of ethics.  While the market has grown enormously in complexity in the last few years, one thing remains...Windermere's commitment to focusing on your individual needs and dreams, while providing exceptional real estate experiences.  

    Every time you buy or sell a home with a Windermere agent, a donation is given to the Windermere Foundation which directly supports the communities we live in.  Since 1989, the foundation has donated over $28 million to more than 430 nonprofit and community organizations. Windermere also organizes a Community Service Day each year where agents throughout the organization in every community take part in a hands-on project in various places such as non profits, parks, community centers, etc.  This year, on June 3, 2016, we helped out The Pantry, a food bank in WA County who needed help with painting, cleaning, and organizing their facility.  In addition to our labor, we also donated $1000 to support their cause.  It is always a great feeling to give back to our communities that we work, live, and play in.

    Melaney Dittler | www.melaneydittler.withwre.com | 971-570-2821

  • April 01, 2016 4:19 PM | Shelley Shirley (Administrator)

    Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime in history. The statistics are increasing so rapidly it is nearly impossible to keep up. However, one recent report stated that there was an event every 3-5 seconds. 

    Many of these victims are under the age of 18. Most programs don't cover issues relating to minors, but our plan does at no additional cost. One expert estimated that there is currently an Identity Theft victim in every classroom in America right now. 

    Most ID Theft plans are only concerned with "locking down" or monitoring your credit. They don't pay attention to the non-financial issues of ID Theft like, DMV records, Criminal records, Medical records, or SSI and IRS records. 

    We provide access to a team of private investigators that work to restore your Identity to it's pre-loss condition. 

    Gary Russell | Defend My Life | 503-519-3592
  • March 05, 2016 10:47 PM | Anonymous
    Sustainably Organized provides customized, professional and sustainable organizing solutions to individuals and families in the greater Portland Metro area. We work with our clients to develop personalized systems that can be sustained long-term. During our projects we work to minimize waste by identifying opportunities for recycling and reuse.

    Sustainably Organized was founded in 2013 by Casey Hazlett, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and theInstitute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Casey has been trained by the Institute for Professional Organizers™ as a professional organizer. Casey adheres to the National Association of Professional Organizers Code of Ethics.

    In 2015, Casey received her Level II Certificate in Chronic Disorganization as well as the Certificate of Study in Time Management and Productivity from ICD.

    Casey received her Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Industrial Engineering with a focus in project management. She has over nine years of experience working in corporate and non-profits settings as a project manager.

    Casey's favorite part of organizing is when her clients embrace new organization strategies and are able to create and sustain new habits. She loves teaching others creative organizing skills and works to serve her clients with compassion, partnership and positivity. Working with Casey is a valuable investment in your life and productivity.

    In addition to organizing, Casey enjoys speaking to groups. During her talks and workshops, she provides education and expertise, including her favorite organizing strategies, tips and tools. If you have a group that would be interested in receiving training and education on organization, please contact us below.

    Casey Hazlett | Sustainably Organized | 971-266-3560
  • February 08, 2016 4:22 PM | Anonymous

    Need to simplify your small business operations? Hand it off to William.

    William meets that deadline. And he’s from Portland, and values the creative, entrepreneurial spirit of its small business owners and employees. He’s realistic in his approach. A confident and experienced Certified Public Accountant who knows how to make small businesses matter.

    About William Keller

    I am a native of Portland, born and raised. I am active in the community being involved with the East Portland Chamber of Commerce and the Parkrose Business Association. I am also an active member at my church, St. Therese, along with the Knights of Columbus as the financial secretary for his local council. I connect to the community and industries that keep our city moving, producing and growing. Beginning in 2013, I opened my own tax and accounting practice in the Parkrose neighborhood. I have resided in the Parkrose area for the past 12 years and wanted to be involved in the local business community. Prior to opening my practice, I worked at Joy Sidman, CPA for 10+ years beginning in July 2002. I got into accounting for a good, solid reason – to help small businesses and individuals. I earned my BA in Accounting in the spring of 2000 from Carroll College in Helena, MT and then went on to earn my MBA from the University of Portland in 2002. I earned my Oregon CPA license June 1, 2007. I am both an active member of the Oregon Society of CPA’s and the American Society of CPA’s. When I am not in the office you will likely find me out fishing, golfing, bowling or enjoying time with friends for the occasional game. I also enjoy the Oregon coast especially at Cannon Beach. Want to know more about myself or my business? Just ask. William Keller | William Keller CPA 503-970-506
  • December 03, 2015 5:30 PM | Anonymous
    Bank of the West is a financially strong, well-capitalized and prudently managed FDIC-insured bank that customers have entrusted with their money for over 135 years. Through holding company BancWest Corporation, the bank is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the six highest rated banks in the world. Our bank's stability and development have been sustained through a strong focus on sound, conservative banking practices and a superior level of customer service. Bank of the West employs a business model that lets the bank make service-focused decisions-about credit, products and other aspects of its operations-as quickly, consistently and as close to the customer as possible. The bank operates distinct units to provide a range of superior services-Commercial Banking, Regional Banking, National Finance and Wealth Management. Since 2002, Bank of the West has supported under-resourced communities with more than $87 billion in loans, investments and charitable contributions. We strive to have a positive impact through volunteerism, philanthropy and responsible approaches to financial services. In doing so, we aspire to help our neighborhoods grow into vibrant places to live and work. We believe a bank's responsibility includes financing economic growth, but also giving back in other ways to our communities.


    Martin Clark NMLS# 761230 | Branch Manager | Bank of the West | 8135 SE Division | (503) 821-1050 martin.clark@bankofthewest.com

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