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Chamber members gather after hours

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its occasional Chamber After Hours networking event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Avamere at Sandy, 17727 Langensand Road.

The event is held to give opportunities for local entrepreneurs to meet people from other businesses while enjoying a picnic on the deck as well as 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.

Police station tour and class

At next week’s Brown Bag Lunch, Sandy Police Chief Kim Yamashita will present information to chamber members about general safety and self-protection, including what to do if:

n Your business is robbed or if you witness a robbery.

n You see someone attempt to pass a bad check.

n You suspect credit card or other fraud or scam.

n When you call 9-1-1, how long will you wait for help?

Yamashita also will demonstrate the police department’s new Alert ID program, a free program for residents to learn what’s happening in a specific neighborhood.

Limited to 12 participants, the lesson and demonstration will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at the police department, 38950 Pleasant St. The class is free to chamber members; $5 for non-members.

Those who will participate are the first 12 people who register by sending email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 503-668-4006.

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, June 25 — participants will learn how to protect a small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved.

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