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North Clackamas Chambers Lifestyles Expo is back after hiatus

Business Briefs, Jan. 9

Oregon Lifestyles Expo is back. The North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce sponsored business showcase event at Clackamas Town Center is returning after three years to help businesses showcase their products and services on March 8 and 9.

'With the new remodel of Clackamas Town Center, this is a great opportunity for members to market their business and service to a potential 100,000 customer in two days,' stated Lynn Cabe, programs and project coordinator for the chamber. 'With the addition of the new outdoor shopping villages, members can showcase outside to make the most of their target audience.'

Cabe is encouraging 'members to register early to guarantee space. We have not had Expo since 2004 due to mall reconstruction. It is one of the greatest benefits of membership. Nowhere else can you market to such a large group of potential clients as Town Center Mall.' The registration fee for exhibitors is $500.

Visit www.yourchamber.com and register and pay online and save your space. Sponsorships are available for $1000 with a double space.

Milwaukie agent grabs grant for Rotary

Allstate Agent Dan Fullerton was recently awarded an Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the local community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation to the non-profit organization at which he volunteers.

Fullerton volunteers regularly with the Sunrise Rotary Foundation where he serves as chairperson for Community Services.

'Allstate believes that it is very important for corporations to take an active interest in the communities they serve. Allstate is proud to support such worthwhile causes through the Allstate Foundation,' stated Michelle Lee, vice president for Allstate's Northwest Region. 'The grant from the Allstate Foundation will provide much needed support for the Sunrise Rotary Foundation.'

The grant is a part of Allstate's 'Agency Hands in the Community' program. To qualify for the grant, agents must show evidence of volunteer work that has had a positive impact on the local community.

PGE employees raise money for area

nonprofits

Portland General Electric employees raised almost $90,000, including PGE's 50 percent match, for 60 Clackamas County-area community organizations during the company's annual Employee Giving Campaign in 2007.

'This annual giving program continues to grow each year because it is built on a strong foundation of more than 100 years of PGE employees' commitment to the communities where they live and work,' stated Peggy Fowler, CEO and president of PGE.

The 2007 PGE Employee Giving Campaign totals $1,438,708 with 62 percent of employees participating and benefiting more than 835 nonprofits and schools.

During the annual Employee Giving Campaign, PGE's 2,700 employees and more than 1,000 retirees can designate any charitable nonprofit or accredited school to receive their pledges and PGE matches their contributions by 50 percent. The three-week campaign ran from Sept. 24-Oct. 12, 2007. A sampling of Clackamas County-area grants include:

Clackamas; $1,934 donated to Living Hope International; $1,518 donated to Clackamas Service Center.

Milwaukie; $1,401 donated to Feed the Hungry; $900 donated to Rowe Middle School; $300 donated to Oregon Junior Racquetball Association.

Oregon City; $1,987 donated to Oregon City High School; $1,521 donated to Oregon Ferret Shelter; $375 donated to Clackamas Heritage Partners.