The West Linn Chamber is looking forward to a year filled with growth, potential and success for all our Members! We want to let our community know how amazing your company is. Simply send us an email with your event details to email@example.com and we will share it in our Newsletter and online. Happy New Year and cheers to connecting more in 2020!
I am honored to join the West Linn Chamber Board of Directors as the President. Many of you haven’t formally met me, but I am certain you know me through my works.
I came to West Linn a few years ago, when the Historic District of Willamette was in need of a project manager. In that time, I helped execute, create, promote, and fund their events, web presence, grow their audience and manage special projects. I’ve enjoyed the planning for the West Linn Old Time Fair, co-chaired the West Linn Parade the last two years, worked hand-in-hand with City employees in matters of zoning, transportation, community outreach, and grant writing efforts. Hosting neighborhood meet-and greets, speaking engagements focused on business growth and tourism opportunities and addressing issues such as business retention and commercial vacancies are just a few of the focuses I have had in our immediate community these last years. The relationships and mentors I have gained along the way have been the true reward.
Previously, I had come from Portland having renovating an old home for twenty years. I relocated to a small historic town, and after having helped numerous start-ups, tourism groups, opened my own retail store specializing in antiques and fine art. I am “that” self-starter. The many hats a sole proprietor wears navigating both the needs of a brick and mortar all while learning the ropes of an online presence is certainly a lesson in working smarter, not harder. Luckily, I had the support and wisdom of fellow businesses and mentors. Since then, I hired an employee, studied nights, received my real estate license, and work as the head of marketing and social media in construction, which I love. Events and referrals were and still are the cornerstone of my business. Sharing opportunities, resources, connecting people, and watching those efforts truly pay off in their success, is where I thrive.
That is my focus as I look forward to meeting you all in person. As a board member, my goal is helping your business grow. How can we, as a Chamber, help you with where you are at in your business? As part of our community, is there an opportunity, or resource you would like to share that has helped you?
I am excited for this year’s events and networking opportunities. Each month we hold either a morning or after hours networking event hosted by a chamber member and throughout the year we hold special events. Interested in hosting an event? It’s a great opportunity to introduce the community to your business.
Email the chamber to learn more!
Title: AM Business Networking
Location: 2000 8th Avenue West Linn
Start Time: 07:30
End Time: 08:30
Title: Business After Hours
Come and Join us!!