Awards at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Auction!

December 15th, 2011

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We had a fabulous time at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Auction!

The Auction was our opportunity to recognize

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Awards at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Auction!

December 15th, 2011

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We had a fabulous time at the Annual Meeting & Holiday Auction!

The Auction was our opportunity to recognize

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Chamber Members Welcome at Business Advocacy Council

December 5th, 2011

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Today’s Business Advocacy Council meeting will give us a great update on how the City is consolidating its Community Development Department with Business Development, the new Downtown Business Association & Main Street Organization efforts, and the future of the Economic Gardening Program.

All Business Advocacy Council Meetings are open to all members (appointed or not!). If you “get” the connection between monitoring regulations, ensuring business has input at the table on issues such as transportation, taxation and more…you should come and participate. All ideas and opinions are welcome.

Our BAC focuses on issues that directly impact businesses that most owners/managers do not have time to stay on top of but count on the Chamber to do so and be their voice.

We meet monthly on the first Thursday at 7:30am – 8:30am in our down stairs conference room. Feel free to contact Lorraine if you have any questions or would like to be considered for appointment for 2012. We’d love to have you.

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Video: My Leadership Beaverton Experience

December 5th, 2011

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Our sincere gratitude for Nathan Isaacs fine work! If you want to know more about what our Leadership Beaverton program is, please watch this terrific video…

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Survey Results!

December 5th, 2011

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I want to personally thank each of you that took your time to complete our membership survey. We closed the survey yesterday, November 30th. Results are in and will be very useful in identifying our strengths and weaknesses as we evaluate our plan for 2012 and beyond. Here is a quick snapshot of some of the results.

  • The economy is the number one challenge facing your business – 55.7%.
  • Profitability/Growth and Competition/Exposure tied for second at 17.3% each.
  • On a scale of 1 – 5, we received a 4.5 rating on your favorability to the Chamber.
  • 59.6% of you believe promoting business growth is our number one priority with networking & educational opportunities at 23%.
  • The Weekly e-News and our website are the most beneficial tools in play.

Over all, your rating of importance in our goal categories rated against our performance in each reflected a slight improvement over the last survey meaning we are closing the gaps…which is good, but we have more work to do.

Thank you again for participating. We look forward to using this information to be more relevant to your business!

Lorraine Clarno

Sincerely,

Lorriane's Signature

Lorraine Clarno, President/CEO, ACE
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
503.350.2006

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