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Here’s a musical chamber luncheon

The annual holiday luncheon of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the Sandy Fire annex building, across Bruns Avenue from the fire station.

During the luncheon, the Sandy High School Jazz Choir will entertain all those present.

The chamber has requested reservations for the $12 lunch catered by Busy Bee Catering; call 503-668-4006 any day before 5 p.m.

Free MHCC class on starting a business

The Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center is offering a free online class titled “Going Into Business: Start Smart.”

The class is offered at any time on-demand, and will teach the basics of opening a small business in Oregon, including such topics as how to register a business name, locate resources for small businesses and gain access to capital as well as how to open a business bank account and obtain a tax ID number for the business.

Free business counseling is available to those who complete this online course.

The class originates from the MHCC Small Business Development Center, 501 N.E. Hood Ave., Gresham.

Register by Dec. 15 for the free class by calling 503-491-7658 or send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..