Business briefs for March 23
Chamber to sponsor forum
The Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce will host its weekly Connect with Success AM meeting from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 25, at Oregonians Credit Union, 247 E. Powell Blvd. The networking event is free of charge.
The chamber will sponsor a forum, '10 Ways to Engage Your Audience And Extend Your Reach,' from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at Portland Adventist Elementary School, 3990 N.W. First St., Gresham. The event is designed for participants to enhance their marketing and social media.
Cost is $25 per person, which includes a snack and drink.
For information, visit greshamchamber.org.
Wells Fargo gives to Red Cross fund
Wells Fargo and its employee 'team members' will contribute as much as $1.5 million to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The financial services company will immediately contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross to support the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund. In addition, Wells Fargo will match contributions from its employees dollar-for-dollar, up to $500,000, for a potential total of $1.5 million.
Wells Fargo customers can also donate to the American Red Cross relief efforts through the bank's ATMs.
Customers will not be charged for the service and 100 percent of the donation is sent to the American Red Cross. Donations may also be made via the American Red Cross website at redcross.org.
Here are the Gresham-area Wells Fargo locations and phone numbers:
• 110 N.E. Roberts Ave.; 503-667-2168.
• 1058 N.W. Sleret Ave.; 503-665-4116.
• 2266 N.E. Burnside Road; 503-491-2620.
Curves food drive to commence in April
Curves gyms in the Gresham area will participate in the 13th annual Curves Food Drive in April to collect nonperishable food and cash donations to benefit area food banks.
Members who make a $30 donation or an equivalent donation of food are eligible to receive a Curves reusable Food Drive grocery bag. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate a bag of nonperishable food or make a minimum donation of $30.
For information, contact one of the following Curves locations: