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Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!

Is China on your bucket list
Travel to China with the Wilsonville Area Chamber!
October 13, 2018 – October 22, 2018
 ONLY $2,199 

This is a Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Sponsored Event and is OPEN to the PUBLIC!

To reserve your spot, click the link below to print off the registration form and submit to laurie@wilsonvillechamber.com
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This all-inclusive, 10-day China adventure you will visit historic locations including Tiananmen Square, the Ming Tombs, and the Forbidden City. Learn about China’s extensive dynastic history while exploring the ultra-modern cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Spend time at the stunning Great Wall of China, walk along the Bund and bask in the natural beauty of Yu Garden.

Thanks to our partners, we are able to offer this top-quality travel opportunity at an unbeatable price!… Read the rest

Ready to Buy a Home?

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Beltran Properties Group

Ready to Buy a Home?

House hunting can be very fun! And yet the process can get confusing and overwhelming at times. Hiring and working with a strong real estate agent is the best way to ensure a smooth home-buying experience. Since I meet a lot of people in the beginning stages of their house hunting, often at open houses, it becomes second nature for me to recognize the signs of those who may need guidance.

Here’s a short list of expectations to keep front of mind through your home-purchase process.

Get Pre-Approved: As exciting as looking at new homes may be, taking a step back and speaking with a lender should be the first step before actually touring with an agent.… Read the rest

5 MYTHS ABOUT DOWN PAYMENTS

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Lori Powers of Academy Mortgage Corporation

Spring is here — and with it comes the most popular time of year to shop for a home. Many people have mistaken ideas about down payments that keep them from becoming homeowners.

Here are five down payment myths and why they’re false:

MYTH 1: I must pay a 20% down payment.

Not true. The typical down payment today is between 5% and 10%, according to SmartAsset.

MYTH 2: My down payment has to be all my own money.

Not true. Borrowers have several options for saving for a home, including gifts from family, such as wedding gifts; grants from nonprofit agencies or public institutions; state down payment assistance programs; and employer assistance.… Read the rest

We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

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We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Your participation and support allows the Chamber to offer a greater number of quality programs, special events, and raise important Workforce Scholarship funds designed to address the region’s shortage of skilled trade workers.

3rd Annual Golf Outing held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Golfer Registration Form – Register HERE

$165 ~ Single Player – before June 11         $660 ~ 4 Player Team – Before June 11

$175 ~ Single Player – After June 11             $700 ~ 4 Player – After June 11

Team General Registration begins at 11:30 AM – Teams will play 18-holes in a four-person scramble with a Shotgun start.  … Read the rest

To SEO or not to SEO: That is truly the question!

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Ron Le Vine, Efficient Portal

Over the years, we have had many people ask us about SEO. So, I thought I would write about it for a bit. First, I will start with some history and then get into how to think about SEO in the current times.

Back in the early days of the Internet people would build a site and then tell their friends and colleges about it. Sometimes the sites were useful. Sometimes not.

Later on, the search engines were developed with the idea of providing users of the Internet a way to search the thousands of websites for information they needed. Sites like Infoseek.com, Yahoo.com, and so on, came into being and successful by providing this service.… Read the rest