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!
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.
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.
Do you need a new passport and need to get new passport photos taken?
Do you want to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® program to jump in the fast pass line at the airport?
Look no further than your local Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce for these services – We are now an authorized enrollment center!
Current hours are 9am to 2pm – appointments can be made at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/
We have a special offer just for you!!
Between now and Friday, June 1st we will keep our services open until 4pm – walk-ins only
Effective Monday, June 5th we will open our appointment times to 4pm (we will still accept walk-ins but they may have to wait longer). Come in before then to get your enrollment done and/or photo taken before we are booked with appointments.
Tips & Tricks for a quick TSA Pre✓® enrollment:
Pre-fill out your information online at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov
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We are working hard on the 2018-2019 Experience Beaverton Community & Visitors Guide. What this means is it’s time to make sure your company information is correct. You should have received an email inviting you to update your company information online by creating a login to edit your information. This is a new service and we may need to set you up with the ability to do edit your company information online. Below are some things to know to create your login and secure your spot in the next print directory. 12,000 copies will go out in circulation!
Please be patient with our response time during this process. There are over 600 of you and only 1 Michelle. We will respond as quickly as we can to any questions.
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Business Before Hours is changing. Moving forward we will not be sending out invitation emails to attend this wonderful networking event. We invite you to view our calendar of events of check the host and address of our Business Before Hours events. You may view our calendar of events here. Business Before Hours takes place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.
This wonderful event showcases our partners who have a smaller brick and mortar space. During this event learn about a Chamber Partner in our community. You also get to do a 30 second commercial about your business. If you do not have a brick and mortar space you are welcome to use the Beaverton Chamber’s conference room (based on availability). What an opportunity to showcase your brand to others. Contact Michelle to learn more.