Member Hosted AM – April 22

Please join the East Portland Chamber for a Member Hosted AM at Leach Botanical Garden. Breakfast goodies and coffee will be provided. Leach Botanical Garden April 22nd | 7:30-9:00am 6704 SE 122nd Ave | MAP Parking is available across the street from the main entrance. Discover Portland’s Secret Garden Tucked away in outer Southeast Portland, […]

EPCC Google Partnership

Last month Google announced a new “city partnership” program called called GYBO (Get Your Business Online), and I signed up the East Portland Chamber to be involved. Today, I’m happy to announce that the East Portland Chamber was accepted, and has partnered with Google to help put every business in Portland on the map, including […]

Governor’s Office of Film & Television to speak at Chamber on May 13th

The Governor’s Office of Film & Television has been helping productions find, secure, and utilize Oregon’s magnificent locations since 1968. Their mission is to promote the development of the film, video, and multimedia industry in Oregon and to enhance the industry’s revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally. Read more… Tim Williams has […]

Tax Deduction for Portland Business Owners

Venture Portland reminds all Portland business owners that in November 2013, City Council unanimously approved increasing the Owner’s Compensation Deduction to $100,000 for Tax Year 2014.  This deduction allows business owners to deduct 75% of their net income, not to exceed $100,000 per owner, when filing their taxes. The city estimates that more than 4,000 businesses will save […]

The Bookkeeping Company April 2015 Member Spotlight

Our Commitment To Our Clients We understand that bookkeeping and the paperwork involved in running a business can be stressful and distracting. Our job is to take on those tasks and free up the business owner to focus on what he or she does best – meeting customer needs and growing a successful business. Our […]

EPCC GEAC April 8, 2015 Meeting Recap

Just to show that our GEAC committee is fun, we pulled a grand April Fools Joke on you.  We advertised that a County Commissioner, Judy Shiprack would be speaking to you today, but due to a family emergency, that’s not true.  Instead you get our local credit union member, Char Shinn from Oregonians Credit Union. […]

Education AM – April 1

Please join the East Portland Chamber for a Education AM at CherryWood Village. Jim Teasley with SendOutCards will be presenting a discussion on Gratitude Marketing. Jim Teasley | SendOutCards April 1st | 7:30-9:00am CherryWood Village 1417 SE 107th Ave | MAP I practice, and teach, Gratitude Marketing. I teach everyone to “give to give,” not […]

Portland’s Proposed “Ban the Box” Ordinance

Dear EPCC Members, This is an email sent by the Portland Business Alliance: On Wednesday, March 25, Mayor Charlie Hales will hold a first reading on an ordinance that may significantly impact your business’ hiring practices. We have significant concerns with the proposal and are asking members to consider testifying at Portland City Council on […]


EPCC members: We received the communication below from the Oregon Chamber of Commerce that actively follows the legislative activities with chamber members’ interests in mind.  We are sharing it with you so that if you would like to express your opinion about this bill (HB 2386) to your representative.  A call or an email from […]