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Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville!

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Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville!

Wed, December 12, 2018 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Al Kader Shriners 25100 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville

About WACC Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville 2018

This year’s Annual Meeting will encompass many of the traditional elements of the Chamber Annual Meeting, but we’re also looking to change things up this year.  We’re launching our inaugural Taste of Wilsonville where you will get to enjoy catered food from local Chamber restaurants, caterers, and bakeries. Partnering with our local eateries will bring a whole new element, plus it will shine a light on our many outstanding restaurants, caterers, and bakeries in our membership.

We’ll continue to honor the business community and look ahead to the next year as well as celebrate and thank our volunteers, committee chairs and outgoing board members. … Read the rest

Five Necessary Behaviors for Effective Prospecting

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training Grounded by Cedar Root

Prospecting is the lifeblood of a successful sales career… but many salespeople overlook the basic behaviors that support a consistent prospecting routine. Here are the five necessary behaviors professional salespeople need in order to become successful at prospecting.

Have a cookbook. Prospecting by itself tends to be the last thing that we want to do… with the result that we come up with all kinds of good reasons to do other things during the selling day. Of course, we do need to have a healthy balance between all of your activities. The question is, what daily mix of activities supports our income goals? By crunching the numbers, analyzing the results, and creating a “recipe” for daily progress, also known as the cookbook, we can identify exactly how many deals we need to make, how many conversations we need to have, and so on… every single day.… Read the rest

CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH A CAUSE

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Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Edge One Media

If you are passionate about a certain cause, consider connecting your business to it! Edge One Media is passionate about making an impact against cancer and has been heavily involved with organizing its local Relay for Life for 5 years! While doing our best to benefit the fight against cancer, inversely, being involved with Relay for Life has benefitted Edge One. We’re sure that we can all agree that supporting a good cause while growing your business is a pretty good deal!

Our main goal as businesses is to reach those who need our services while distinguishing ourselves from our competitors. In this ever-evolving business environment, consumers already expect great service, now they are weighing how you are making the world a better place as well.… Read the rest

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS EXPO

EVENT BRITE

Find The Talented New Employees You Need

Grow & Retain Your Existing Talent

This is a FREE EVENT

Thursday, April 5th  11:30-1:00 pm

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Clackamas County small, medium and large-sized businesses seeking solutions about workforce-related challenges

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING!

Meet County, State and Non-Profit organization that offer free and/or low-cost services to help you with your workforce challenges. Find new employees and grow existing talent.

Find education and training resources to support your organization’s workforce development initiatives such as apprenticeship training, professional development, employee career progression, and leadership training

Location: 

Clackamas Community College in Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045

 

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Wilsonville Chamber Announces Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships

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The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) CTE $1,000 scholarships to Wilsonville graduating seniors. These scholarships are specifically designed for post-high school students planning on attending an accredited vocational-technical school and can be used for tuition, specialized equipment or tools.

The purpose of the WACC Trade & Workforce Scholarship is to address current and future shortages in the region’s workforce, notably the lack of skilled trades workers. In light of growing demand for middle-skill jobs, vocational training offers a practical alternative to traditional postsecondary degrees.

“Wilsonville employers consistently share with us their need for skilled workers in our trade industries and that is why we have developed this unique scholarship opportunity.  Supporting students who plan to establish careers here in Wilsonville is a great way for the Chamber to invest in our future workforce and economic vitality of our community,” said Kevin O’Malley, President, and CEO of the Chamber.… Read the rest