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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, Feb. 6, at Island Oasis Tanning, 16607 Champion Way, near Sandy Cinema.

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.

Sandy transit is topic at luncheon

The Feb. 13 luncheon meeting of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will feature a presentation from Sandy Transit Manager Julie Stephens, who also will answer questions about trends in ridership, the new transit center or changes in bus routes.

The chamber’s monthly networking luncheon meeting is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 13, in the Sandy Fire Department Annex, 17459 Bruns Ave.

The $12 luncheon will be catered.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call the chamber office at 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, Feb. 5, at the Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center in Gresham, is about money and how to get it.

Attend this free 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. .