Mixed bag in jobs lost, business openings
More businesses have left Sandy in 2013 than have opened, according to statistics from the Sandy Planning and Development Department.
Six businesses opened by May, while only two closed in that time. But since May, six more have closed two each in May, June and July and no others have opened.
The difference also is shown with the 14 people who lost jobs because of the eight businesses closing.
To offset that loss, the six new businesses added 17 positions, many of them part-time.
But if the Sandy Family Restaurant alone hadnt added 10 employees, there would have been a net loss of jobs.
Chamber values its volunteers
The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will play host to its annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, in the gazebo at Meinig Park.
While honoring those who have assisted the chamber with its many local activities, the business and economic development organization will show its gratitude to all who have helped make the community a better place to live, work and play.
The luncheon is to be catered by Busy Bee Catering.
For more information and to reserve a $12 lunch, call 503-668-4006 by Friday, Aug. 8.
Chamber chooses business of the month
Through a random drawing each month, the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will choose one of its members as Business of the Month.
Chosen for the honor for August is the Sandy Animal Clinic, 36645 Highway 26.
Clinic staff members treat all of their four-legged clients as family in the way they would treat their own animals because they know their human owners consider the animals family members.
Winners receive a sign to post at their place of business along with a feature written on their business on the chambers website and posts in social media.
For more information, call Karey Milne at 503-668-4006.
The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is at 38963 Pioneer Blvd.Add a comment