Thank You from Michelle

June 25th, 2018

For my last eNews article I would like to say thank you to the wonderful Chamber community that has been my family for almost 5 years!

How do I say an appropriate thank you to everyone who has had such an enormous impact on my life? If someone would have told me how much I would grow and my life would change by accepting my role with the Beaverton Chamber I don’t know that I would have believed them. Until you work for a chamber you do not know everything this small team does to support a community. The passion that lies within these walls to make our community better is contageous.

First and foremost I would like to thank my co-workers. You embraced me from day one, allowed me to try new ideas and see if they would work, jumped in to support me when I needed it, lended many an ear and shoulder over the years, supported me with the beer festival, enthusiastically celebrated all the victories and lifted me up during the falls. You pushed me to grow, try new things, get outside my comfort zone and see what I could accomplish, encouraging me every step of the way. You taught me. In the end you became family.

To the Board and City of Beaverton colleagues, thank you for your constant support and cheerleading. It has been a priviledge to witness the vision you have for our community and to be surrounded by so many community leaders. I will miss the friendly banter and heckling as well as the support and guidance you provided.

To the Ambassadors, thank you for the passion you have for the businesses in our community. To see you welcome new people with such enthusiasm is a wonderful site to see. I have watched you mentor a new business owner and help them grow tremendously in their first year. To go from not understanding a thing about networking to being a pro at it and succeeding! Not many people get to watch the passion and support you all have for Beaverton. I am one of the lucky ones. Thank you for your support of me in my role and for doing what you can to make the Beaverton Chamber the best chamber there is.

To our Partners, thank you for choosing Beaverton. The absolute best part of my job is meeting and talking with you. I get to learn about new businesses every day. You provide products and/or services that benefit our whole community. It’s because of where you are in your business that I get to grow in my role. We state that we are a chamber who needs to meet you where you are and help you grow and we grow right along with you. We can’t do that without having a great relationship with you.

To say I will miss everyone is an understatement. I will remain in Beaverton and hope that our paths cross again. Thank you for an unforgettable 5 years!

Some fun facts:

To my college business advisor who I swore I would never have anything to do with economics…….I was wrong

To my 37 year old self who thought networking events were a waste of time…….I was wrong

To my 39 year old self who didn’t understand the difference a Chamber of Commerce could make…….start going to advocacy meetings from day one instead of waiting 15 months and you would have learned a lot sooner the different a Chamber could make

To the trainings and conferences I was lucky enough to go to……THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!


From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything!


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Chamber is Hiring! Director of Chamber Relations & Partnership

June 19th, 2018


Director of Chamber Relations & Partnership

Reports to: President/CEO 


This key and face-forward position is vital to the success of Chamber. Partnership and Membership is our life blood. The ideal person is a high energy, polished, professional with excellent relationship building and customer service skills.

This position works directly with the President and other team members to ensure a healthy, active and growing organization. Responsible for business and relationship development, meeting/exceeding budgetary partnership/membership goals, maintaining positive and supportive relationships and must be constantly helping to redefine and innovate chamber programming that delivers value-add for our partners and members.


  1. Responsible for new partnership/membership sales and retention.
  2. Partnership Collection (courtesy calls) / Renewal calls / New Partner Recruitment
  3. Membership visibility thru weekly and monthly programs; chamber announcements at Friday morning coffee connections, Business Before Hours, Green Drinks Pdx and others.
  4. Obtain corporate and supporting sponsorships for Chamber events/programs/website.
  5. Develop and implement new non-dues revenue Chamber programs {annual sponsorship sales including but not limited to; the website; luncheons, after hours, website ad sales, etc.}
  6. Works with event contractors on the community expo, golf scramble and business summit – manages sponsorship relations.
  7. Hosts Chamber 101 with the President, the new partner showcase in January/February.
  8. Responsible for Directory partnership data for listings.
  9. Maintains Membership sections of
  10. Continuously reviews current programs to assure partner/member benefits.
  11. Suggest and implement strategies to increase active participation in current programs.
  12. Writing for and participation in the content of the weekly newsletter, Business Beat eNews
  13. Staff Committees:
  • Ambassadors
  • Direct Connect


  • Previous sales or retention team management experience required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong listening skills.
  • Ability to create and deliver compelling presentations tailored to key audiences.
  • Comfortable presenting to individuals at all levels in a business organization (small business owner to CEO).
  • Flexible and open to change and new information; adapts behavior and work methods accordingly, in response to new information, conditions or obstacles; supports organizational direction throughout team.
  • Leads by example and guides others toward achieving goals. Fosters team spirit and cooperation.
  • Holds self and others accountable.  Can be relied upon to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Ability to adjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing member demands.  Anticipates and meets the needs of members, achieves quality and is committed to continuous improvement of services.
  • Demonstrates thought leadership and puts innovative ideas for constant improvement into action.
  • Capable of maintaining sensitive/confidential information.
  • Demonstrates intermediate level capabilities in MS Office and database programs.
  • Holds a four-year degree or can demonstrate equivalent job experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen and willing and eligible for TWIC Card to serve as a back up TSA processing staff member.

Salary: $45 – $50k, Full benefits (Medical, dental, vision, 401K retirement 4% match, paid vacation and sick leave)

Interested in applying? Please send your resume to Lorraine.




Beaverton LeTip Appoints New President and Vice President

June 19th, 2018


LeTip of Beaverton Appoints Gantenbein as New President and Johnson Vice President for 2017-18

Beaverton, Ore., June 18, 2018 – LeTip of Beaverton recently announced the appointment of its new president, Eric Gantenbein and Vice President, Bonnie Johnson.  Gantenbein is a representative with Country Financial in Hillsboro and Johnson is principal broker with Urban Pacific Real Estate in Portland.

The announcement was officially made at a recent LeTip meeting.  Janna Lewis, outgoing president and former branch manager at Bank of the West in Beaverton stepped down as president because of a promotion and travel conflicts. Joann Miller replaced Lewis as branch manager and is a new member of the LeTip group.

“I’m very pleased to have been named president and privelged to work with such an exceptional and committed group of business owners and professionals,” said Gantenbein.  Johnson added: “I’m excited about serving on our dynamic board and being part of the future growth of our chapter.”

Members of the LeTip of Beaverton board serve a one-year term. In addition to Gantenbein and Johnson, other members of the board include:  Secretary, Dee Henson, Deeters Delectables, Beaverton; Treasurer, Becky Ellison, Superb Hair and More, Portland; Membership Chair, Brian Merritt, Movement Mortgage, Hillsboro; Karen Davis, Bon Vivant Health and Wellness, Tigard.

For more information about LeTip of Beaverton, contact: Eric Gantenbein,, 503-924-1462 or visit us at .

About LeTip of Beaverton

The Beaverton LeTip chapter is a dynamic group of business owners and professionals who are dedicated to the LeTip mission of sharing qualified leads with each other. Members represent leading businesses throughout Beaverton and the Greater Portland Metro area.  Each business category is represented by one member and conflicts of interest are disallowed. The chapter meets from 7:01am to 8:31am at the Beaverton City Hall Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way, 3rd Floor, Beaverton, OR 97005.



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