Get involved! The East Portland Chamber of Commerce offers a number of ways for members to become more actively involved, share your talents, shape the organization, increase visibility for your business and get to know other Chamber members. Volunteer for the board, or for one of the committees listed below!
The board is comprised of Chamber members who agree to serve as board members for a three-year term. Board meetings are open to all members of the Chamber. In fact, member attendance is encouraged whenever possible as it allows you to be heard more directly and stay involved in the Chamber’s growth.
Board Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month | 7:30-9:00am | CherryWood Village | 1417 SE 107th Ave | MAP
Board of Directors:
President: Sarah Garrison, Garrison Marketing Solutions | EMAIL
Vice President: Crismon Lewis, Reliv International | EMAIL
Treasurer: Karla Signs, American Cancer Society | EMAIL
Secretary: Chris Schloe, Edible Arrangements | EMAIL
Sara Fisher – Human Solutions | EMAIL
Deborah Higa – Community Works Project | EMAIL
Judy Leach – Adventist Health | EMAIL
Skip Morley – Nationwide Insurance | EMAIL
Holly Moss – The Bookkeeping Company EMAIL
Membership Committee – Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month | 9:00-10:00am | Adventist Health | MAP
The Membership Committee meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 9:00-10:00am, right after the Government & Economic Affairs AM meeting at Adventist Health. This committee is focused on ways to increase and retain membership.
Ambassadors Committee – Meets the 3rd Monday of each month | 11:45am-1:00pm | Stark St Pizza | 9234 SE Stark St | | MAP
The Ambassadors Committee meets the third Monday of every month at Stark Street Pizza. Ambassadors greet members and guests at the AM meetings, assist with special events, attend ribbon cutting ceremonies at grand openings, and help create fun new ways for Chamber members to interact with each other. This is an excellent way to get to know your fellow Chamber members and help your East Portland Chamber!
Contact Ambassador Chair, Sarah Garrison for more information.
Marketing & Public Relations Committee – Meets the 1st Wednesday of each month | 9:00-10:00am | CherryWood Village | MAP
The Marketing Committee meets the first Wednesday of every month from 9:00-10:00am at CherryWood Village (directly after the morning chamber meeting). This committee explores and implements ways to help make our Chamber visible and known within our community in a consistent manner. Our brochures, event flyers, press releases and other public documents are designed and published by this committee.
Contact Marketing Chair, Brent Mason for more information.
Government and Economic Affairs – Meets the 4th Monday of each month | 12:00-1:00noon | Rose City & Associates | 10011 SE Division #300 | MAP
The Government and Economic Affairs Committee meets the 4th Monday of every month at Rose City Associates from 12:00-1:00pm. The Government Affairs Committee keeps tabs on policy issues that affect small businesses and works to make sure your voice is heard within the community, city and governmental bodies.
Contact Chair Deborah Higa for more information.