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Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Rene’e James, MSPT, OCS, CMP
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Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

Have you ever experienced an injury from running that caused you to lose motivation and lead to further inactivity? If you are a runner, you know that running can be the motivation for everything you do in your daily routine. If the glue that is holding your day together becomes disrupted because of an injury, where do you go from there?

Richard Benyo’s book “Why We Run” offers a good reference for understanding the scientific appeal of running that really allowed it to become a phenomenon. Running has consistently increased in popularity with an estimated increase from 25 million runners in the 1970s and 1980s, to approximately 60 million currently in the United States.  … Read the rest

Campaign Minute with the Chamber

Campaign Minute

Welcome to “Campaign Minute with the Chamber”.  A series of 15 videos helping you be educated on who and what the Chamber is endorsing for the November election.


Tim Mooney – Campaign Manager

Video 1 | Yes to 103

Video 2 | Myth Buster

Video 3 | Impact

Representative Julie Parrish, House District 37

Video 4| Transportation

Video 5 | Workforce

Video 6 | Bipartisanship

John Budiao, City Council Candidate

Video 7 | Boone Bridge Congestion

Video 8 | Economic Vitality

Video 9 | Why John Budiao?

Ben West, City Council Candidate

Video 10 | Traffic & Congestion

Video 11 | Why Ben West

Video 12 | Workforce & Housing the rest

“What Price Will You Pay?”

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Olive Gallagher of The Inner Bottom Line®


I’ve always found the act of communicating a miracle somewhat up there with the parting of the Red Sea and landing on the moon.
Each one of us is a private, walking world, filled with our own ideas, thoughts, opinions, and definitions.  To transmit these thoughts to another who acknowledges comprehension of any of it is no small accomplishment.  In fact, some have argued it’s a miracle.

Yet, every day, as professionals, particularly if you’re in the marketing/sales/management side of the business, you’re asked to translate and define the intentions and messages of other people to an audience you generally never meet.  And you do it. … Read the rest

Now Accepting Applicants for the 2018|19 WACC Workforce Development Scholarship

About the Scholarship

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the availability of two $1,000 continuing education scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.

 Who Can Apply?

This scholarship is RESERVED for career development for those entering or continuing an education or training program in the SKILLED TRADES profession. High school students, post-secondary students, and non-traditional (adult) students, and those re-entering the workforce pursuing a career in a skilled trade or vocational profession may apply.

 Eligibility Requirements

The applicant must be attending or planning to attend an accredited program, a certificate program, or a degree program in the skilled or vocational trades or a related field including but limited to cosmetology, construction, carpentry, IT, HVAC, plumbing, electrical work, welding, fire protection, food-service, automotive repair, etc.… Read the rest

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Our Community Raffle-Wilsonville benefits the not for profit work of the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce and partnering local non-profits.

Help Us Help Our Community with The Chamber’s Community Raffle! Win Over $10,000 In Swag!  One lucky winner will receive a cash prize of $5000.  Other great prizes include a $1,500 Carnival Cruise trip for two and 20 other great prizes from local Chamber businesses!

Tickets are $50 each and if your purchase two you get one free!  Only 1500 tickets will be sold.  The drawing will take place on December 12, 2018.

Contact Kevin O’Malley for ticket purchase information or visit
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