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.
Among other things, Ambassadors greet members and guests, at the AM meetings, assist with special events, attend ribbon cutting ceremonies at grand openings and assist in scheduling speakers.
The new SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement) Act was officially signed into law on December 20, 2019, but what does that mean for you?
Join us on Wednesday, February 19, when we will have Macrae Salisbury explain the new Act and what it means for both employers and employees.
Macrae is an HR and HCM specialist with ADP, and has many years of experience in the field. Bring your questions about the SECURE Act, and any other HR and/or Payroll questions and get some answers from an expert.
Facility and breakfast goodies hosted by Calaroga Terrace
Coffee and breakfast goodies will be provided.
Coffee and meeting space sponsored by:
Join us for Happy Hour at the Vino Veritas!
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
When disasters strike, small and medium sized businesses often endure the worst of the impacts. Learn what can you do now to prepare your business for disasters and disruption in the future on Wednesday March 18, at the East Portland Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Rachit Nerwal, Business Continuity Planner for Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, will be with us to talk about Business Continuity planning for small businesses. This no cost workshop will provide basic information about business continuity planning and will offer tools and resources that will help businesses in improving their preparedness.
Rachit joined PBEM in November 2018 as the bureau's Business Continuity Planner. He is a project manager with experience working in humanitarian relief and response, disaster risk reduction planning, and community needs assessment.
Rachit holds a master’s degree in Disaster Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India. Previously, he worked on inclusive risk reduction planning and long-term recovery for hazards like floods, drought, landslides, and earthquakes in India and Nepal. Before starting to work in human development sector, Rachit worked as a software tester for an IT firm.
Leach Botanical Gardens
Join us for a Member Hosted AM at the new campus of University of Western States. Part of the program will include a Ribbon Cutting.
University of Western States (UWS) is relocating its campus to 82nd Avenue and NE Tillamook Street. The five-acre property includes a 150,000-square-foot building constructed in 2006 that formerly housed the corporate headquarters of Banfield Pet Hospital. The impressive facility offers an innovative and versatile space that features active learning spaces, hands-on laboratories, expanded meeting rooms, dedicated study settings, and dynamic work areas for faculty and staff. The new campus showcases a modern health care facility designed to fulfill patient needs and provide exceptional opportunities for clinical training.
Founded in 1904, UWS offers health science and health care professions education in chiropractic medicine, human nutrition and functional medicine, sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, sport and performance psychology, and clinical mental health counseling. University students from across the nation and around the world complete their studies both on campus and online. UWS currently employs more than 150 on-campus employees, enrolls more than 1,200 students, and continues to grow and expand.
In April 2018, the UWS Board of Trustees announced its search for additional campus space to support the growth and diversification of the university, and placed the current 20-acre, 10-building campus on the real estate market. In November 2018, Linfield College School of Nursing revealed it had purchased the current UWS campus. UWS will lease the campus from Linfield College through April 2020. The university is relocating the entire institution and operations including all students and departments by early 2020.
Congratulations to the University of Western States!
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.
New Member Showcase
Mike Pullen and Cassie Davis return to update information about the Earthquake Ready Burnside Bridge project.
Coffee and Breakfast goodies povided.
June 19, 2020 8:00 am Registration | 9:00 am Shotgun Start
Glendoveer Golf Course
14015 NE Glisan St | MAP
Support the Voice of East Portland by joining us for our 10th Annual Golf Tournament. Golfers can enjoy a full day on world class golf course with PRIZES for the top three teams and challenge winners.
Not a Golfer or can’t spare the whole day? Finish your Friday networking at the Golf Awards BBQ and win amazing raffle prizes!
Whether you golf all day or join us for an afternoon BBQ, you can expect to enjoy good food, great networking, a cash bar and raffle prizes. Please join us and support your East Portland Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization advocating for business on the Eastside.
$95 per player | $375 per foursome
Price includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, BBQ lunch & PRIZES!
Sponsorships & Raffle Prizes:
Advertise your support of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce with a Hole Sponsorship for $150 — other levels of sponsorship are still available. You can also promote your business by donating one or more raffle prizes. Please contact the chamber at 503-788-8589 if you need more info.
For photos of the 2019 event click here.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Driving Range Sponsor:
Drink Cart: Color Innovations
Men & Women KP:
Men & Women Long Drive:
The Bookkeeping Company celebrates 30 years in business in east Portland.
Directions: We meet on the Lower Level in Education Room A. 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
Comcast, your entertainment provider and chamber bronze sponsor.