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Cash Mob heading your way April 20

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will conduct a Cash Mob at a Sandy business at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

The location of the targeted business will be announced next Wednesday in the April 17 Post and on the chamber’s website.

Participants should meet at the target business at 10 a.m. and bring $5-$10 to purchase something. Cash Mobs help residents become aware and support local businesses in a fun way.

Join other Sandy biz owners

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Good Morning Sandy networking event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Boring at the Hood View Junior Academy, 26505 Kelso Road, a short distance west of the Mountain View Golf Club.

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.

Geren’s offers show and appreciation

Geren’s Farm Supply has planned its annual antique tractor show and coupled it with its customer and community appreciation day.

The three-hour event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Geren’s, 33680 Kelso Road, near Highway 26.

Those who attend may vote for the People’s Choice Award for the favorite tractor at the show.

In addition, there will be in-store specials, door-prize drawings, face painting, The Balloon Man and representatives for pet food, horse supplements and more.

Geren’s is offering to test soil brought to the store; just bring a sample in a small plastic bag. Also at Geren’s, visitors will find a plant sale from the Sandy High School FFA Alumni and a free lunch, which includes chili.

For information, call 503-668-9323.

Legal issues for small businesses

A “Small Business Legal Basics” seminar is offered free at the Small Business Development Center at Mt. Hood Community College.

In this seminar — offered from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 — participants will learn how to protect a small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved.

Topics include avoiding common mistakes with contracts, hiring employees and structuring the business.

It also covers licensing regulations as well as tax implications.

The seminar, limited to 20 students, is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie.

For information or to register, call 503-491-7658 or send an email note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Connect with Sandy biz owners

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Good Morning Sandy networking event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the AntFarm Cafe, 39140 Proctor Blvd.

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.

Learn how to get along with your boss

A 60-minute brown bag workshop titled “Bossonomics” will help employees learn the etiquette that promotes good relationships between bosses and those they supervise.

“Bossonomics” will be given at noon Thursday, April 25, in the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Bring your lunch for a presentation by Lea McLeod.

McLeod says the topic of discussion includes “five ways to have a happy, healthy, productive relationship with your manager.”

Chamber members are admitted free; others will be asked to pay a $5 fee. For more information, call the chamber at 503-668-4006.