Author Archives: Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

WACC Annual Charity Golf Tournament Seeking Sponsors

Besides being part of an exclusive networking event and a premiere round of golf, this event is filled with great opportunities to promote your business. This is a tournament you won’t want to miss!

This year’s tournament will be held on July 28, 2021, at Langdon Farms Golf Club, one of Oregon’s premier award-winning golf courses. We are expecting over 100 business professionals for this fun day on the course that includes networking, golf, food, and drink.

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Interested in being a sponsor for this event?

View Sponsor Levels and Benefits.

The Annual Chamber Tournament is a fundraiser to help support our member programs and Workforce Development Scholarship Program.Read the rest

10,000 Reasons to Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member
Oregon Eye Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Many people believe that consumer fireworks are safe. But here’s the explosive truth: Most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. To help reduce the number of potentially blinding fireworks accidents this holiday, Oregon Eye Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are sharing these tips:

•Wear protective eyewear when igniting fireworks: Ophthalmologists recommend that every household have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear.… Read the rest

Backseat Driver

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member:
Daniel Lacy, Executive Director Bob’s Auto Cafe

    Hard to believe but self-driving cars are right around the corner. Meanwhile, siblings, parents, and grandparents will continue to chauffeur kids in their vehicles. All the while, guess who is watching you drive?

    A couple of weeks ago I was behind a vehicle turning right from a four-way stop… but they never stopped, rolled through the intersection at over 5mph. They then proceeded to make an unsafe lane change and go way below the speed limit. Their head was bobbing around distracted by something else. Next turn was into a Kinder Care where they were about to drop off a child. And guess who was watching and learning from the backseat?… Read the rest

Tips to Keep Your Furry Family Members Cool this Summer

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member:
Safe & Hound Doggy Daycare

Summer is right around the corner and all of us here at Safe & Hound are excited for the warm weather ahead! Summer is a great time for outdoor adventures or get together with your friends and family members. Being able to take your canine companion with you on your summer adventures is always a blast! Here are some tips to keep things safe for your four-legged family members so the adventures are safe and memorable!

Plenty of Water

Dogs need access to fresh water throughout the day. Having unlimited access to water is especially important on hot days. Just like humans, dogs can get dehydrated too. Always take water with you on your outdoor adventures, whether you’re on a hike or hanging out in the backyard.… Read the rest

Travel to Tuscany with the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce!

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This Italian adventure is open to everyone, not just chamber members!

Our Tuscany trip includes round-trip airfare, seven nights at first-class hotels in Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terra (optional), San Gimignano, the Chianti region and Montecatini for just $3,099.

Learn more by contacting Chamber CEO, Kevin O’Malley.
Call 503-682-0411×2 or click here.

Inclusions:
Round Trip Airfare from PDX
Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees
7 Nights First Class Hotel
10 Meals (7B, 3D)
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Admissions Per Itinerary
Professional Tour Manager
Baggage Handling
Hotel Transfers

Itinerary:
Day 1 – Depart the United States on an overnight flight to Italy.

Day 2 – Montecatini: Upon arrival you will proceed to baggage claim and, after clearing customs, you will be met by our professional tour manager and transferred to your hotel in Montecatini.… Read the rest