Business briefs for May 25
Fairview roundtable set for May 31
Fairview's next Mayor's Business Roundtable, a lunch presentation and roundtable discussion for community businesses and the city's management team, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in City Hall, 1300 N.E. Village St.
Guest speakers are Shannon Chisom, development director for the USS Ranger Foundation, and Travis Stovall, executive director of the East Metro Economic Alliance (EMEA).
'This is a great forum for sharing ideas and networking. The city is committed to working with new and seasoned businesses owners in an effort to secure and sustain a healthy business community,' said Fairview Mayor Mike Weatherby.
Chisom will present updated information on the USS Ranger Foundation's progress with creating a museum and memorial out of the retired aircraft carrier.
Stovall will present programs and activities sponsored by EMEA, the regional business organization.
Business to give free oil changes to military
As Memorial Day approaches, Honest-1 Auto Care, 1690 N.E. Division St., an eco-friendly full-service auto repair and maintenance business, is offering Gresham's military veterans and active personnel free oil changes or $25 gift certificates to be put toward repair work or maintenance service.
Active military members as well as veterans who visit the Honest-1 Auto Care location between Monday, May 23, and Saturday, June 4, will receive a gift certificate for either a free oil change or $25 off their next service or repair work.
To receive a certificate from the shop, military personnel should present an active, retired or dependent military identification card or DD214 discharge certificate.
Honest-1 Auto Care has also mailed 300 gift certificates to veterans in their database living in Gresham inviting them to come in for a free basic oil change and filter. The offer represents a value of $34.95.
'We believe it's important to honor and remember the men and women who have fought or are currently fighting to preserve our nation's freedom,' said Steve Grimes, owner of Honest-1 Auto Care in Gresham. 'The least we can do to repay them for their service is to offer them a free oil change or a significant discount on their auto maintenance.'
For more information, visit honest-1.com.
Wells Fargo launches online business center
Wells Fargo has launched a new financial information portal for small business owners to help kick off its annual Small Business Appreciation Celebration.
The Business Insight Resource Center at wellsfargobusinessinsights.com offers business owners a free and easy way to access multi-media content with tips and strategies on how to start, grow, manage, expand and transition businesses.
Wells Fargo is also providing special offers on products and services to small business owners throughout May and June.
Visitors to the Resource Center will find hundreds of videos, articles, podcasts and webinars on the various aspects of owning and operating a business. The website allows users to access information by topic, business type or business stage. It can be customized to showcase information most relevant to a small business owner's needs or interests. Business owners can also voice their opinions through online polls and surveys and share content through social media.
For more information or to speak with a Wells Fargo banker, visit wellsfargo.com/biz or call the National Business Banking Center at 1-1-800-CALL-WELLS.