Community Preparedness! PGE asks....are you prepared?

October 31st, 2012

As storm season nears, PGE asks: Are you prepared?


The news of Hurricane Sandy reminds us of the importance of preparing for the unexpected. We’re continually strengthening our system. New technologies and coordinated planning – in addition to proactive measures like our tree-trimming program to reduce tree-related outages –ensure an even quicker, safer and more effective response than ever. (Watch our video at to see how we prepare.) (more…)


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Understanding School Funding November 27, 7-8pm

October 31st, 2012

How does school funding work?

An informational event with Senator Mark Hass and Representative Tobias Read

Complete details here


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Beaverton Business Builder

October 31st, 2012

The City of Beaverton is sponsoring a series for minority entrepreneurs this fall.

City of BeavertonThe Beaverton Business Builder series will provide valuable preparation for those from historically underutilized communities looking to start their own businesses or grow an existing business. BBB TriFold.


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Do you live, commute or travel through Beaverton heading south?

October 31st, 2012

Shape Southwest Nov. 13th – Dec. 31

Metro is studying ways to improve congestion, transportation and commuting in the Southwest Corridor of Washington County. Be sure and give them your two cents!

Complete the survey between Nov. 13th and Dec. 31st, 2012.

For more details, Metro Southwest corridor.


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Business Disaster Preparedness Kit

October 30th, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those in the North East impacted by Sandy.

Here is a very helpful tool kit for small business to be prepared in case of any national disaster. Yes folks – it could happen here.



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SMB Technology Showcase 2012

October 29th, 2012

SMB Technology Showcase 2012 (Info)

An exciting small business event from Resource One, focused on new HP and Intel technology for marketing, improved staff efficiency and the growing mobile workforce.

Keeping up with technology plays a vital role in the success of any business. Learn about cutting-edge technology that can take your business to the next level of efficiency, helping you cut out wasted time and focus on culture, sales, marketing, and growing your business.

During this exciting showcase you will:

  • See how the latest technology can help you run your SMB more efficiently
  • Experience innovative new ways for marketing any kind of business
  • Have a chance to network with other local SMB representatives
  • Be entered to win your very own HP Ultrabook!*

*Must be present at the showcase to win
HP Ultrabook SMB Technology Showcase 2012
Food and refreshments from Pastini Pastaria will be provided.

Save this Date and Pre-register!

SMB Technology Showcase 2012

Nov. 1, 2012 ? 4:30 – 6:00 pm
(Check-in and Same-Day Registration start at 4:00)
Intel Hawthorn Farm 3

Pre-register by October 31 and be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!


Announcements Events

Spooky Coffee Connection at Sunset Lanes!

October 26th, 2012

It was a frighteningly fun networking frenzy this morning at our Halloween themed Coffee Connection at Sunset Lanes! What an awesome venue for parties and group events! Thank you Sunset Lanes for hosting, and everyone in attendance! Check out some of our member’s costumes! 


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Group Coffee Connection - Sunset Lanes

October 25th, 2012

October 26, 2012 Group Coffee Connection will be featuring the following businesses…

LegalShield – Linda Voldengen, Independent Associate

Therapeutic Associates – Scholls Physical Therapy  – Amy Shepro Tanous, PT DPT, Clinic Director

The Prancing Otter , Peg Silloway, Owner/Designer

Remember this is our Halloween Celebration, so come in Costume!



2012 Golf Scramble!

October 10th, 2012

This year’s Golf Scramble was a blast, yet again!  Here are some shots of your swings and  highlights of the day, courtesy of Photo Images by Susan Gould. To see more photos, visit our Facebook page! Thanks to all the golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who helped make the event a scramble to remember! Your support is greatly appreciated, and we hope you had as much fun as we did! Till next year!



“I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s   golf game: it’s called an  eraser.“ -Arnold Palmer




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Book Review-Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Dave Chin

October 2nd, 2012

I had an idea that emotional intelligence was an important concept before reading the book, but I hadn’t expected to gain so much from it personally. First of all, this is more than a book of concepts; it is a personalized manual for identifying and improving your own emotional intelligence (EQ).

 What is emotional intelligence? Some people mistakenly think that EQ is a part of your personality or intellect (IQ). But EQ coined as the “other kind of smart” and is the #1 predictor of personal and professional success. It’s a powerful tool for anyone. EQ addresses four key areas: self-awareness; self-management; social awareness and relationship management. The authors show how your EQ impacts things like your tolerance for change, how you manage stress, even how much money you make!

Beyond learning what EQ is, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your own EQ enabling you to achieve your fullest potential. The book comes with an EQ test (a passcode used to access the online test). Taking the test was a real eye opener for me, particularly where I scored lower than expected. Along with that initial dose of reality, I found the feedback report’s analysis of the areas I need to work on startlingly accurate. I also loved how the test tells you which of the book’s strategies you should follow (based on your test results) to increase your emotional intelligence the most.

 I don’t see how anyone could begin to improve his or her emotional intelligence until they have discovered the areas they need to work on. So get the book, take the 10 minute test and follow the action plan and you are on your way to a higher EQ.

By the way, I liked this topic so much I’m presenting a free luncheon event to help others learn about and improve their own EQ’s. Get a copy of the book, take the test and join us. Get your own copy at


Wednesday, October 17, 2012  11:30am-1:00pm    

 Umpqua Bank, Tanasbourne 

2870 NW Town Center Dr. Beaverton, Or                                                               


Join us.  Attendance is free with your registration at:


Sponsored by: The Beaverton Chamber and Umpqua Bank.

Lunch is served courtesy of HR Annie Consulting and Monkey Subs. 


Dave Chin is an ActionCOACH of Portland business coach and long time Beaverton Chamber member. Have questions about the book? Contact Dave @ or (503) 645-0592.



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