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The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Good Evening Sandy networking event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Mt. Hood Hospice will play host at the assembly, and will show its giving tree that will stay in the chamber’s visitor center during December.

The gathering is held to give opportunities for local entrepreneurs to meet people from other businesses. Bring a dollar to enter a drawing, which gives prizes to the winners and saves 50 cents from each entrant to pay for gifts and food for a needy family next Christmas.

For more information on this networking event or how to connect with local business owners, call 503-668-4006.

Learn how to get a business loan

This free seminar, offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center in Gresham, is about money and how to get it.

Attend this seminar and get the answers to these questions: What is the current access to capital? What are some sources of capital? Which banks are lending? What are lenders really looking for? What are the steps to getting a loan? Am I bankable? What do I need to know? What if I’m not bankable? How can I become bankable? What if I am denied?

For more information, call the SBDC at 503-491-7658 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Connect with more Sandy businesses

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Good Morning Sandy networking event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Avamere at Sandy, 17727 Langensand Road, near Highway 26.

The event is held to give opportunities for local entrepreneurs to meet people from other businesses, while enjoying some fun and door prizes.

Bring a dollar to enter a drawing, which gives prizes to the winners and saves 50 cents from each entrant to pay for gifts and food for a needy family next Christmas.

For more information on this networking event or how to connect with local business owners, call 503-668-4006.