April 2012 - Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce


April 2012 - Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

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The Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce

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April 2012

Hillsboro Business


Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Mission:

To promote business prosperity and a healthy, diverse

community by providing information, services and

advocacy for our members.

President, Deanna Palm

deannap@hillchamber.org | 503.726.2146

Communications Manager, Ben Carlson

benc@hillchamber.org | 503.726.2149

Chamber Officers

Chairman of the Board

Les Davis, Lithtex Printing Solutions

Chair Elect, Vice Chair

Doug Barrett, Cascade Technical Services

Past Chair

John DiFalco, WSC Insurance, Inc.

Vice Chair

Morgan Anderson, Intel Corp.

Vice Chair

Jeff LaGood, Advanced Technology Group

Vice Chair

Kurt Koehler, Kryptiq Corp.


Sarah McGraw-Plaster, West Coast Bank

Vice Chair

Renee Willer, Frontier Communications


Deanna Palm, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Directors

Jeff Bachrach, Newland Real Estate Group

Todd Baker, Baker Rock Resources

Ann Barr, Pacific University

Cece Clitheroe, Tuality Healthcare

Shannon Inukai-Cuffee, Dick’s Auto Group

Jorjia Fields, Unitus Community Credit Union

Mark Fisher, The Standard

Bob Morrison, Pacific Capital Resource Group

Donna Ragan, TriQuint Semiconductor

Heidi Tate, Rodgers Instruments

Gary Zurbrugg, Zurbrugg Construction Company

Ex Officios/Advisory Directors

Andy Duyck, Washington County Commission

Kathryn Harrington, Metro Councilor

Jerralynn Ness, Community Action Organization

Dr. David Rule, Portland Community College

Mike Scott, Superintendent, Hillsboro School

District 1J

Jerry Willey, Mayor, City of Hillsboro


April 15, 2012 is the deadline to submit news items for

consideration in the May 2012 issue. News or questions may be

directed to the publications department at 503.726.2149 or

benc@hillchamber.org. All submissions are subject to editing.

Publication of any item in the ADVOCATE is at the sole discretion

of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.

Hillsboro Business ADVOCATE (USPS 675-030) is published

monthly by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. Periodicals

Postage is paid at Hillsboro, OR. Included is $20.00 per year

subscription. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Hillsboro

Business ADVOCATE, 5193 NE Elam Young Parkway Suite A,

Hillsboro, OR 97124-6680.


Let’s Play Ball!

The Hillsboro Chamber Board of Directors invited

City Manager Michael Brown to join them at their

March meeting to provide an overview of the details of

the potential partnership with the Northwest League.

The Chamber Board provided its full support to

the city to pursue this opportunity and, if an agreement

is reached, let’s play ball! Hillsboro has always been

ahead of the pack in terms of looking at opportunities

that have long-term benefit for our community. The

Chamber believes that the chance to bring a Class

A minor league baseball team to Hillsboro is truly a

unique proposition and the city should move forward

exploring this opportunity.

The economic benefits are real and the metropolitan

region could certainly support this type of activity.

With nearly 95,000 residents here, we are no longer

Chamber Chair, Les Davis

Photo: Moments In Time

merely a suburb of Portland. We are our own city and should have these kinds of

amenities and venues for our residents to enjoy. We believe if a deal is struck that

makes sense for the city and our community, this effort should move forward for

the 2013 season.

The city would build a 4,000 to 6,000 seat stadium by the summer of 2013

then lease it during the season to a Northwest League team. Off-season, the city

would use the stadium for other revenue-generating purposes such as renting the

space to other teams.

Money to build the stadium and parking facilities (approximately $13 million

to $15 million) would come from the sale of City-back bonds. Hillsboro is not

considering a tax-increase to pay for construction. City officials expect hiring a

consultant to analyze the feasibility will cost about $12,000.

The Northwest League comprises teams from Boise, Eugene, Everett, Salem-

Keizer, Spokane, Tri-City, Vancouver and Yakima.

While there are many more details to be worked out, the idea of Hillsboro

being home to a minor league baseball team is exciting. Hillsboro prides itself for

being the economic engine and this is another piston in that motor. Quality of life

is an important aspect to attract business to grow and locate and having a baseball

team provides another unique element to that arsenal. Meet you at the ball park!

Ways to Display Your Chamber Membership

According to the Schapiro Group, when consumers know

that a small business is a member of the chamber of

commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it

and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the

company in the future.

-- Display the “Member of the Hillsboro Chamber” logo on your website

-- Place the “Member of the Hillsboro Chamber” decal in a prominent location in

your business

-- Make sure all of your employees know that your business is a member of the

Hillsboro Chamber so if asked they can respond confidently

-- Sponsor an event or activity with the Chamber and invite your customers and

clients to attend.

Need our digital logo or a member decal? Contact benc@hillchamber.org to get them.

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Chamber President, Deanna Palm

Photo: Photographs by Kellie


Benefits You Could Use to Grow Your Business

Latino Cultural Festival Celebrates 8th Year

Make plans to join us on Sunday, April 29th at the Tom

Hughes Civic Center Plaza for the 8th annual Latino Cultural

Festival. As we continue to give local businesses, artists, dance

groups and performing artists exposure to showcase their talent

, we also teach the community about the diversity among the

Latino populations in our community. Every year the festival

attracts thousands of people who want to experience the rich and

varied Latin-American cultures and traditions thriving in and

around the Hillsboro area.

This year’s festival is presented by Kaiser Permanente and

Hillsboro 2020. An afternoon full of entertainment, food as well

as a futsal tournament is planned for your enjoyment. The event

officially opens at noon with vendors offering crafts, music,

unique products and delicious food.

Two stages will offer on-going entertainment and music

throughout the afternoon. With more than 2,500 attendees last year, this is a great business

exposure opportunity. We still have space available for business and non-profit vendors so

contact Aaron Jensen at aaronj@hillchamber.org to reserve your space today. Make plans

to join us and take part in this great cultural festival.

The Business Voice Marks 2nd Year

The Chamber’s weekly radio program, The Business Voice, marked its second year in

partnership with AM 1360 KUIK. Tune in each Monday evening at 6 p.m. to hear about

two businesses in our community. Over the past two years we have interviewed more than

150 business owners. We get insight into what it takes to launch a successful business as

well as how to keep a long-time business going and relevant. We are always looking for

people to interview on the show, so please let me know if you would like to participate. It’s

a great way to market your business….for free! The interviews last between 15-18 minutes

and are just like having a conversation.

Focused Round Table Discussion Groups

Recently, the Chamber has launched two focused round table discussion groups for

the development/commercial real estate industry and the manufacturing industry. These

discussion groups provide an opportunity to share industry information, have focused

conversations that are relevant to your specific type of business as well as make new

contacts. The Developers/Real Estate Round Table meets on the third Tuesday of each

month from 7:30-9 a.m. and the Manufacturers Round Table meets on the third Thursday

of each month from 7:30-9:00 a.m. If you would like to receive additional information,

give me a call 503/726-2146 or send me an e-mail deannap@hillchamber.org.

All of these programs provide a unique benefit to your business. We hope that you

will take advantage of these opportunities.


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enjoy our networking events & meet other business professionals

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Joining is simple! Find out more: www.hillchamber.org

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Jones & Roth

Kaiser Permanente

Nike Pacific University

Resource One



West Coast Bank


Advanced Technology Group

Courtyard by Marriott

Newland Real Estate Group

Providence Health & Services

Residence Inn

TownePlace Suites

TriQuint Semiconductor

US Bank



Baker Rock Resources

Beaverton Toyota

Dick’s Country Chrysler Jeep Dodge



Integra Telecom

Portland Community College – Rock Creek


Rodgers Instruments Corporation

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

The Chairman’s Circle is a special group of

members committed to support the Hillsboro

Chamber of Commerce through sponsorships at

various financial levels and through advertising.

If your company would like to become a

member of this elite circle, contact Kris Carico

at 503.726.2145 or krisc@hillchamber.org.


Working Together for A Sustainable Hometown Future

One of the hallmarks of Hillsboro is a tradition of

visionary leadership. Long before sustainability became

an operative word for cities, businesses and other

organizations, Hillsboro’s leaders were taking steps

to plan for the future. Today, with rapid population

and economic growth, Hillsboro is still focused on the

long term future of our community, and sustainability

has become an important organizing principle. There

is a fundamental understanding that our use of finite

natural resources and how we handle waste play a

critical role in our future.

Business and City leaders understand that as we

grow our cutting edge business and industry, we should

operate with a lighter environmental footprint in order

to maintain our hometown livability. More and more,

citizens and businesses want to live and operate in a

community that prioritizes sustainability – a strong Mayor Jerry Willey next to one of 25 electric vehicle charging stations throughout Hillsboro

local economy, high quality of life and an environmental

ethic. Hillsboro’s leaders understand this, and three years ago, the City hired its first Sustainability Manager to set a comprehensive direction for

the City and broader community that takes these values to heart.

For the City organization, the first step was to determine how to define sustainability for the organization and to set long term goals.

The City’s guiding statement: “The City of Hillsboro envisions a sustainable future, in which the City responsibly satisfies the needs of

its citizens, provides a healthy and satisfying work environment for its employees and minimizes its impact on the physical environment

of the community”

The statement is captured in the City’s first Sustainability Plan, adopted by the City Council in fall 2010, which also outlines aggressive

long range goals to reduce energy, water and fuel consumption, use of toxic chemicals, and emissions of greenhouse gases from the City’s 60+

facilities and 400+ vehicles. The Plan contains 33 new projects intended to move the City organization toward its goals. These and other efforts

have resulted in progress and significant cost savings.

Examples include:

- Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions from City operations as well as other resource use baseline measurements;

- Replacement of traffic signal bulbs with high efficiency LED bulbs;

- Development of several green buildings, beginning with the Hillsboro Civic Center, the 2nd Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) Gold certified municipal building in the U.S.;

- Energy efficiency retrofit projects including high efficiency lighting and heating/cooling system controls systems;

- Alternative fuel vehicle fleet including compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric vehicles;

- Installation of 25 electric vehicle charging stations, with plans for more;

- Installation of nearly 200 kilowatts of solar energy on City facilities;

- Water conservation efforts including a residential water savings incentive program, water re-use system for parks equipment cleaning, and

irrigation control system to water parks efficiently; and

- Establishment of an internal sustainability revolving fund that captures savings from sustainability projects to fund future efforts.

The City has also partnered with the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber and other partners to further these objectives. The City, Chamber

and Portland General Electric (PGE) worked together on a green power purchase campaign which set a goal of 300 new customers participating

in PGE’s Clean Wind program. The result was more than double those new sign ups (731), including over 50 new business Clean Wind

customers. In fact, due in large part to Intel’s large voluntary purchase of green power, Hillsboro ranks #2 in the U.S. for both the amount and

percentage of green power purchased.

The City teamed with local installer Live Light Energy and solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld to create the Hillsboro Solar Advantage

residential solar program. In fact, Hillsboro is the only city in Oregon and perhaps beyond to provide a $500 cash incentive for both residential

energy efficiency and solar.

The City is committed to finding new partnerships with businesses, other local agencies and nonprofits to address sustainability throughout

our community. Working together, we will ensure a sustainable hometown for all future generations. For more information about the City’s

sustainability efforts, visit www.sustainability.hillsboro-or.gov.

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Representing Business Interests to Government

Bruce Starr for Labor Commissioner

Senator Bruce Starr

The Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee voted to support Senator Bruce Starr

in his quest to become Oregon’s next Labor Commissioner. The PAC Board had already scheduled interviews

with the candidates for Labor Commissioner prior to the announcement that the race would be moved to the

November election. PAC Board members reviewed the situation and decided to move forward with the interview

and endorsement process. Additional candidates that may enter the race will not be considered for endorsement.

Senator Starr has a long history of working with and for the business community in Hillsboro. The decision to

support and endorse him in this position was due in no small part to the leadership Bruce has shown throughout

his tenure as Senator for District 15. Bruce has a track record of working in a bi-partisan fashion to get things done.

Hillsboro has benefitted greatly from his leadership and collaboration. He understands the needs of small business

and what it takes to grow jobs in Oregon. Having worked both in the House and Senate since 1999, Bruce has a

depth of knowledge about what it takes to grow jobs in Oregon.

Hillsboro Chamber PAC Chair Denzil Scheller said, “Bruce will bring his experience and relationships from

years in the Oregon legislature to the position of Labor Commissioner. Labor and industry will be well represented

under his leadership.” To learn more about Bruce Starr’s campaign, visit www.brucestarr.org.

Transportation Development Tax

Modification Plan Goes to County


After months of refining and tweaking, the Washington County Coordinating Committee

forwarded their TDT modification plan to County Commissioners for approval in either

April or May. The Hillsboro Chamber has been pushing for modifications to the TDT to

provide some relief to small businesses wanting to expand or locate in Washington County.

If approved by County Commissioners, the proposed modifications will be in effect through

June 30, 2015 (with an annual review). Coordinating Committee members recommended

a two system approach to reach consensus. The trigger for the TDT is a change of use

of existing buildings. Newer buildings, 3 years or older up to 5,000 sq. ft. will receive a

50% discount on the TDT; buildings 20 years or older will receive a 75% discount on the

TDT as proposed. The Hillsboro Chamber strongly believes the modifications proposed

along with the recent action to keep the rate flat will provide a strong incentive that will

spur development and investment in Washington County communities. The Chamber will

continue its advocacy efforts with the Washington County Commission to see the proposed

changes come into effect.

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Fostering a vibrant local economy

BYB Workshop: Moving

from Confusion to


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can cost a business

time, money, energy

and productivity…

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respect from peers

Jean Schneider, or clients. Moving

Executive Manager,Take from Confusion

Shape for Life to Success in your

business starts with organization and resolving

this ageless problem: Not having enough time

for everything we need to do.

Do you want to get your business

organized so you can be more effective? Do

you feel overwhelmed when you walk into

your workspace? Do you have goals, but no

clear direction? Do you have leads, but forget

to follow up?

You won’t want to miss this practical

workshop that will give you direction in all of

these areas:

• Your Workspace: We will demonstrate

organizational tools that can be used for

your workspace creating solutions for

problem areas.

• Your Dreams and Goals: You will leave

this workshop with at least one actionable

goal on paper!!

• Your Contacts: We will explore methods to

improve your contact management system.

Jean Schneider, now an executive manager

for Take Shape for Life, has over 25 years’

experience as an independent business owner.

For the past 20 years she has taught workshops

on organization to women’s groups. She has

built a successful business by utilizing the

information to be shared in this workshop.

BYB provides relevant monthly business

education and is a great way to invest in the

continued professional development for

you or your staff. Cost is $5/members and

$10/non-members and guests; chamber

membership is not required. This month’s

BYB is proudly sponsored by Dragon Financial

Services of Hillsboro. Register with Business

Development Manager, Aaron Jensen aaronj@

hillchamber.org or 503.726.2151.

April Forum 2012- Economic Update

Tim Duy, Professor of Practice

Sr. Director, Oregon Economic Forum

This year is starting out much like last, with incoming

data indicating the US economy is on a steady, upward

path. But again like last year, rising energy costs raise

questions about the sustainability of the recovery. Will the

US economy once again hit a soft patch in the middle of

the year, or will this finally be the period of smooth sailing

we have been looking for? Aside of oil prices, what other

risks are lurking in the shadows? Is Europe a non-event, or

is this just the calm before the storm? And, closer to home,

what does all of this mean for Oregon and its regional

economies? Tim Duy will answer these questions as he

reviews recent data and events with an eye toward the rest

of 2012.

Professor Duy received his B.A. in Economics in

1991 from the University of Puget Sound, and his M.S.

and Ph.D. in Economics in 1998 from the University

of Oregon. Following graduate school, Tim worked in

Washington, D.C. for the United States Department of Treasury as an economist in the

International Affairs division and later with the G7 Group, a political and economic

consultancy for clients in the financial industry. In the latter position, he was responsible

for monitoring the activities of the Federal Reserve and currency markets. Tim returned

to the University of Oregon in 2002. He is a Professor of Practice and the Sr. Director

of the Oregon Economic Forum and the author of the University of Oregon Index of

Economic Indicators, the Central Oregon Business Index, and the Oregon Regional

Economic Indexes. Tim has published in the Journal of Economics and Business and is

currently a member of the Oregon Governor's Council of Economic Advisors.

Business Forum is on April 10 at Walters Cultural Arts Center from 11:30am-1:00pm.

RSVP is required for all Business Forums. Cost is

$20 for members who pre-register by Friday, April 6.

Guests and at-the-door registrations are $25. Register

online at www.hillchamber.org/businessforum.

Contact Shelly Scott at shellys@hillchamber.org or

503.726.2145 for more information.

Sponsored by

SolarWorld Opens its Doors to Robotics Teams

in Celebration of Earth Day

SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than

35 years, will break its own rules and allow middle-school and highschool

FIRST Robotics teams into its Hillsboro manufacturing plant

for a special industrial robot tour in celebration of Earth Day.

SolarWorld President Gordon Brinser believes that the

company ought to recognize the company’s contribution to a cleaner, greener world on Earth

Day and that hosting students with a passion for robotics on a tour will help inspire our next

generation of engineers.

“Given that we rely so heavily on robotics in our manufacturing processes, it’s incumbent on

us to make sure we have a well-educated future workforce,” Brinser said. “The kids that participate

in FIRST Robotics competitions are crazy about robots, but rarely have an opportunity to see

them in action.”

The students will see a variety of robots, including a FlexPicker, an ingot-handling robot and

some gantry-style robots. SolarWorld will provide lunch and give the FIRST Robotics teams a

chance to demonstrate the robots they built for this year’s competition.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to contribute to the success of your company!

Does your business face challenges finding, retaining or promoting employees?

The Hillsboro Chamber’s Workforce Development Task Force is launching a Workforce

Development Summit on May 3rd, 8:00-1:00 at Intel Jones Farm. A number of

employers in our area find themselves in the position of importing talent for open

positions. With the unemployment rate still hovering around 7.2% in Washington

County, we need to know where the skill gaps exist and what can be done to build a

stronger pipeline of qualified employees.

On May 3rd, we will bring together the business community, higher education and

employment resource providers to learn together and, ideally, start on a pathway to fill

those gaps. In order to do that effectively, YOUR voice is needed at the table. This halfday

event will feature expert panel presentations, industry breakout sessions, information

on employment and training resources available for business and an opportunity to share

your ideas and insights with the professionals that can make it happen!

While enjoying lunch, hear from John Tapogna, President of ECONorthwest,

a professional economics, planning, and financial consulting service that has earned

a global reputation of excellence for their technical expertise. Established in 1974,

ECONorthwest has over three decades of experience helping clients make sound

decisions based on rigorous economic, planning and financial analysis.

Learn the current employment picture and who’s in the workforce pipeline. John

will paint a picture of the employment landscape and demographics for your industry

and discuss some of the challenges you see now as well as those on the horizon that

may affect your hiring decisions and the bottom line for your company.

Be prepared to leave with tools that experts in the education and employment industries

will give you to better face and meet the challenges of today’s employment hurdles. If you are

asking any of these questions, this is a MUST ATTEND for you or your staff:




Thursday May 3, 2012

8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Intel Jones Farm Campus

Breakfast & Lunch Served

• Employer breakout session by industry

• Higher education panel

• Business Resource Panel

Presented by: Intel

Supported by: WorkSystems

Register at web.hillchamber.org/events

• With all the unemployed people, why can’t we find qualified workers?

• Why do we have to go out of the state or country to find qualified workers?

• Why can’t we keep our employees?

• Where do I go to find qualified workers?

• Can an employer get financial assistance to train/skill up employees?

• How do I get involved to guarantee that my company has a trained workforce

in the future?

• Who do I call when I need assistance with hiring?

• How is the youth of today getting prepared for the competitive market they will soon face?

This is not a spectator event. You will be asked to participate with your thoughts and knowledge of your industry and what obstacles you are facing as an

employer. Come prepared to share your concerns and challenges as they relate to your industries hiring needs. Register at web.hillchamber.org/events

Hillsboro Chamber, There’s an App for that!

We are extremely excited to announce the launch of the Hillsboro Chamber Mobile Web App! This investment

in your success will put your organization in front of Smartphone and mobile Internet users searching for information

every day. People who use our Mobile Web App will be able to:

• Search our Business Directory

• Browse Events

• Stay up to date on the latest News

• Search for and redeem Coupons instantly

• Receive Special Offers and Member Discounts

Our new Mobile Web App will empower those seeking information about our community to find it no matter

where they are. Through this technology, visitors can find your business, get detailed maps and driving directions, read

your company profile, view pictures and video, and contact you – in one convenient location.

The Hillsboro Chamber Mobile App will launch soon and will be free! Be sure to download the application on

your Smartphone or mobile device after it launches!


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aPriL 2012 CHaMBErCAlENDAr: Thank you to our April event sponsors!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


8:00-9:00 A.M.

Business Connections


(Chamber Tech Center)

12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

JSSN Leadership Meeting

(Chamber Tech Center)

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8:00-9:00 A.M.

The Art of Effective


(Chamber Tech Center)

11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Public Policy Committee

(Chamber Boardroom)

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Beautification Committee

(Chamber Boardroom)

8:00 A.M.

Wake Up! Hillsboro

Office Depot #542

1975 SE TV Hwy. , Hillsboro, 97123


11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Business Forum

Walters Cultural Art Center

527 E. Main St., Hillsboro, 97123


8:00 A.M.

Tanas. Bus. Dist. Meeting

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8:00 A.M.

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7:30-9:00 A.M.

Developers/Real Estate

Roundtable (Chamber Offices)

7:45 A.M.

Finance Committee

8:30 A.M.

Executive Committee

11:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.

Building Your Business

RoseSprings, 5215 NE Elam Young Pkwy

11:30 A.M. -1:00 P.M.

Westside Businesswomen

Coyotes Bar & Grill, 5301 W Baseline

8:00 A.M.

Wake Up! Hillsboro &

Ribbon Cutting

Trio Pilates

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12:00 P.M.

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7:30-9:00 A.M.

Board of Directors Meeting

(Chamber Tech Center)

12:00 P.M.

Ambassador Committee


(Chamber Tech Center)

24 12:00-1:00 P.M.

Leadership Advisory Council


(Chamber Tech Center)

6:00-7:30 P.M.

Emprendedor Workshop

(Chamber Tech Center)

8:00 A.M.

Wake Up! Hillsboro &

Ribbon Cutting

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Providing Networking & Business Exposure

Latino Cultural Festival: Your Latino Connection

The 8th Annual Latino Cultural Festival on Sunday, April 29 from 12 to 5pm in downtown

Hillsboro provides local businesses and non-profits a unique opportunity to connect with the

Latino community. Presented by Kaiser Permanente, Hillsboro 2020 and El Rey 93.1 FM,

the festival is designed for families of all ethnicities to embrace, engage and celebrate the area’s

diverse Latino cultures rich with tradition and heritage. This year’s edition features a Latino Artist

Showcase, street soccer tournament, multi-cultural parade, food and entertainment.

Sponsors and exhibitors alike, consider this annual, signature event as one of the key

community events in Washington County for their Latino outreach efforts. While sponsorship

opportunities have closed, you still have an opportunity to participate by exhibiting, volunteering

or parading. With limited booth space available, be sure to reserve your table today before the

April 17 deadline with registration rates ranging from $75-175.

Get involved and visit www.hillchamber.org/latinofest or contact business development

coordinator, Alonso Leiva at 503.726.2150 or alonsol@hillchamber.org.

Westside Businesswomen

All businesses

can benefit from

having a clear

and concise

message. Whether

it’s through a press release or

networking, telling your business’s

story to the public can help boost

visibility and increase sales. Beth

Graser, Director of Communications

for the Hillsboro School District will

speak to the group about public

communications and give tips on

how to put your best foot forward

through your messaging.

WBW is a group of local

businesswomen who get together

to network and discuss a variety of

topics that concern women in our

business community.

Cost to attend these lively

discussions is $10 for chamber

members; $15 for non-members.

For more information contact Shelly

Scott at 503.726.2145 or shellys@

hillchamber.org. Space is limited!

Despierta! Hillsboro

Despierta (or wake up) with

us on Wednesday, April 11 from 8:00

to 9:00 am for an hour of dynamic

Thursday, April

networking fun. This month, the host

19 from 7:30-9 a.m. the

location is Walters Cultural Art Center

Hillsboro Chamber will

located at 527 E. Main Street. Join the Hillsboro Chamber

host a Manufacturers

in its efforts to reach out to the Latino business community

Round Table Discussion/

by attending the area’s only bilingual networking program. Networking Group. If you are a manufacturer in Hillsboro of any size, we

Despierta Hillsboro provides a platform for Latino business need your voice at the table. This informal discussion group is an outcome

owners to promote their products and services, while of the Chamber’s relationship with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension

networking with business leaders and community partners. Partnership (OMEP). Alternating months the Chamber partners with OMEP

This event is free and chamber membership is not required to present a formal program. With the goal of sharing ideas and challenges,

to attend. Coffee and refreshment will be provided. For this discussion group will provide a more informal format to reflect on the

more information about how you can get involved with previous month’s program, build relationships and networks and collaborate

the Latino community or for host location considerations, on issues impacting all. Please RSVP to Aaron Jensen by email at: aaronj@

please contact Business Development Coordinator, Alonso hillchamber.org or by phone at: 503.726.2151. Also, mark your calendars for

Leiva at alonsol@hillchamber.org or call 503.726.2150. the next Chamber/OMEP formal program scheduled for Thursday, May 17th

with the topic focused on the Supply Chain.

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Manufacturers Round Table Discussion/

Networking Group

March 9 | Wake Up! Hillsboro at Stock Me Up

March 16 | Ribbon Cutting at Kumon Math Sunset Office

March 22 | Net@Nite at Rock Creek Country Club

March 23 | Wake Up! Hillsboro Donelson Fir Lawn Memorial Park

The Business Voice : Mondays at 6:00pm on AM 1360 KUIK

Tune in for discussion focusing on the business community in Hillsboro and

Western Washington County and get the Business Power Tip of the Week!

Wake Up! Hillsboro

4/6: Office Depot #542

1975 SE TV Hwy. , Hillsboro, 97123

4/13: Oregon Country Property - at the Chamber

5193 NE Elam Young Pkwy., Ste. A, 97124

4/20: Trio Pilates

21185 NW West Union Rd., Hillsboro, 97124

4/27: Hillsboro Downtown Bus. Association

400 E Main St., Ste. 140, Hillsboro, 97123

Thank Hillsboro It’s Friday

THIF meets the third Friday of the

month. Join members of the chamber

and chamber staff from noon to 1:00

P.M. for a no-host lunch. No agenda,

just lunch and good conversation.

Friday, April 20

Dukes BBQ Pit Aloha, Inc.

20159 TV Hwy., Aloha, 97006

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car- Hillsboro

Patrick Tumpane

452 SW Oak St., Hillsboro, 97123

www.enterprise.com | (503) 681-8000


Boys & Girls Aid

Ashley Cone

018 SW Boundary Ct., Portland, 97239

www.boysandgirlsaid.org | (503) 222-9661

Real Estate

Darcey Edwards-Genesis Realty

PO Box 336, Banks, 97124

www.darceyedwards.com | (503) 939-6053


Cruise In Country Diner

Nancy Hummel

9785 SW River Rd., Hillsboro, 97123


(503) 628-0500

Dukes BBQ Pit Aloha, Inc.

David Foley

20159 TV Hwy., Aloha, 97006

www.dukesbbqpit.com | (503) 597-3800


Ulbrich Solar Technologies Oregon, LLC

Steven Ebers

22975 NW Evergreen Pkwy.

Hillsboro, 97124

www.pvribbon.com | (503) 213-1690


Hillsboro West Self Storage

Edwin Kawasaki

602 SW Baseline St., Hillsboro, 97123

www.hillsborowest.com | (503) 644-3730



33 Years

Washington County Fair Complex

31 Years

Columbia Industries LLC

Approaching 25 Years

Econo Lodge Inn and Suites

Associated Property Management, Inc.

20 Years

Chem Dry of Hillsboro

Approaching 20 Years

Iwasaki Bros.

Jennings McCall Retirement & Assisted


Metro West Ambulance

PCC - Rock Creek Campus

15 Years

Longbottom Coffee & Tea

Quail Valley Golf Course

Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals

Approaching 15 Years

Law Offices of Matthew H. Kehoe, LLC

R&D Plastics LLC

Merlin D Wilkinson, Attorney at Law

Pacific Landscape Management

10 Years

Anita's Elder Care Referral Service, LLC

Bill Baldwin

John F. Crockett

Lane DuBose

Jesse L. Hudson

Al Miller

10 Years (continued)

Peter Corvallis Productions, Inc.

Resource One, Inc

Approaching 10 Years

Specht Properties, Inc.

US Bank - Orenco Station

Yellow Book USA

Compliance Alliance, LLC

Davis Tool, Inc.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

5 Years

Legal Shield/Karen L. Lewis/Independent



Approaching 5 Years

Keith Green Construction, Inc.

Mario Pedroza DDS

CalPortland Company

Oregon Assistant

Shounco Design Studios

Tonkon Torp LLP

Usher Precision Manufacturing

Darrin Delplanche, LLC, CPA

Imperiad Entertainment

Jackson School Village

Lifestyle Motor Company

Pack 1st Properties, Inc.

Summit Manufacturing Inc.

1 Years

Contract Furnishings Mart

Gaucha Translations

HRSupport, Inc.

Primrose & Tumbleweeds

Umpqua Bank

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Golden Ticket April Winner

Paul Dawson

Area Manager, BBSI

For more information on this Golden Ticket winner

check out www.hillchamber.org/goldenticket

Save the Date

September 14 | The Reserve Vineyards & Golf Club

Sponsorships ranging from $500-$1,500

Foursome registration is $500

Space is limited to the first 36 teams!


Shelly Scottshellys@hillchamber.org503-726-2145

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Q: How do you engage Hillsboro’s Latino Community?

Sarah McGraw-

Plaster, West Coast


West Coast Bank has a long standing history of

creating products and programs that specially

serve the Latino population. We were the first

bank to adopt the payroll card for local migrant

workers which acts just like a debit card. This

made it so they did not need to come into the

branch and stand in line on payday, but could

access their funds from a specially installed

ATM machine. We have bilingual employees

in our local branches, sponsor and have a

presence at local events that focus on Latinos

and attend Despierta! Hillsboro every month

to keep in touch with our customers. Outreach

to this vital group of local citizens is a priority

to West Coast Bank and it is a privilege to serve them.

Gerry Ewing,

Tuality Healthcare

With the Latino population continuing its rapid

growth, Tuality Healthcare has ramped up its

efforts to market healthcare to this important

group in western Washington County. Tuality

is printing nearly all of its publications in

English and Spanish. Nearly all of its medical

clinics have bi-lingual personnel. And this past

fall, Tuality played host to the Greater Hillsboro

Chamber of Commerce's Latino marketing

group. This event served as a forum for Latino

business owners to meet with a number of

Tuality's partners in the Hillsboro Health &

Education District. Tuality Healthcare feels

that the Latino population is a vital part of our mission to build a

healthier community.

Nora Stevens,

Clean Copy

Clean Copy engages the Latino community

in many ways. We have been a supporting

sponsor of the Latino Cultural Festival for

the past three years. Clean Copy has hosted

Despierta! Hillsboro. We have participated

and supported many events at Centro Cultural

and Adelante Mujeres. Clean Copy provides

business services to the Latino community;

including business coaching, business cards

and other business forms, fliers and menus.

Clean Copy has staff fluent in Spanish and can

assist the community in business translations.


Cristina Caravaca

Cultural Arts

Program Manager

Since forming in 2007, the Hillsboro Arts

& Culture Council (HACC) has actively

sought ways to support programming that

celebrates the unique cultural traditions of

our local Latino community. It has awarded

grant funds to projects such as the Chiapas

Photography Project for a show at the Walters

Cultural Arts Center, for a handmade tile

mural project at a Bienestar housing site,

to LESTA for bilingual/bicultural children’s

musical theater classes and for the Chamber’s

annual Latino Cultural Festival. The HACC

also participates with the Festival by providing

an Arts Village that hosts demonstrations by professional Latino

artists and hands-on arts activities for kids. This year, we will

also partner with the Latino Outreach and Advisory Committee

to provide fun, interactive art projects during the Shute Park

Neighborhood Clean-Up. To learn more about the HACC and

help us in our efforts, please visit www.hillsboroarts.org.

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Hillsboro – Where the Stars Shine

Be a part of one of the most thrilling nights honoring outstanding citizens in our community who exemplify what it means to live in

Hillsboro. The Annual Awards Celebration is Thursday, May 24 from 5:30-9 pm at Tuality Health Education Center. The celebration is a longstanding

tradition of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and the awards are some of the most coveted in the city. It is always an exciting

event, since many of the winners remain unannounced until the awards presentation that evening. Award categories include the following:

Emma C. McKinney Distinguished Citizen, Robert R. Herb Leadership, Business of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Agriculture Achievement,

Organization of the Year, Outstanding Professional, Philanthropic Leadership and Distinguished Youth.

The Celebration features a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, talented local high school entertainment, and the much anticipated awards

ceremony. If you missed last year, you will definitely not want to miss this year. There will surely be smiles, laughter and some tears.

Tickets per person are $60 or purchase a table of 10 for $600. For information regarding sponsorship, tickets or general questions, visit

www.hillchamber.org/annualawards or email Shelly Scott at shellys@hillchamber.org.

Registration is required in order to participate in the parade. Fees are assessed by entry size (not division) and registration date (early or

late, see below for deadlines). Due to the continued popularity and growth of this parade, registration forms received after June 15 cannot be

accepted, and walk-up registration the day of the parade will not be permitted. Forms submitted with missing or insufficient payment will not be

processed. Every parade entry is required to sign and date the Release and Indemnification form on the back of this Registration Form in order to

participate in the 2012 Hillsboro Rotary Parade. Any registration form received without a signed and dated Release and Indemnification form will

be considered incomplete. For additional information, call 503.726.2146 or email deannap@hillchamber.org | www.hillsbororotary.org

A Great Reflection on our Community

Hillsboro Where the Stars Shine



Index of Economic Indicators 89.6

Oregon Initial Unemployment Claims, SA^ 8,805

Oregon Employment Services Payrolls, SA^ 30,936

Oregon Residential Building Permits, SA^, 5 MMA` 766

Oregon Weight Distance Tax, $ Thousands, SA, 3 MMA` 103.45

Oregon Total Nonfarm Payrolls, Thousands, SA, 5 MMA` 1,594.6

(Univ. of Michigan) U.S. Consumer Confidence, 5 MMA` 65.9

Real Manufacturers’ New Orders for Nondefense,


Nonaircraft Capital Goods, $ Millions, SA

Interest Rate Spread, 10yr Treasury Bonds Less Federal Funds Rate 1.89

^SA - seasonally adjusted, `MMA - month moving average

•Source: University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators

A visit to the open heart surgery suite at Tuality is always interesting

for the students of the Leadership Hillsboro class. For Healthcare

and Social Services day, they spent time at the Pacific University

Health Education Campus, the Tuality/OHSU Cancer Treatment

Center , visited the Hillsboro Senior Center and had a fascinating

and enlightening tour of the Oregon Regional Primate Center.

Wash. County Portland MSA OR U.S.

Discussions on the new healthcare initiatives, social services

Unemployment Rate, SA 7.4 8.2 8.8 8.3

available for Hillsboro residents and the research taking place here

•Source: Oregon Employment Department

and globally rounded out the local healthcare picture.

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Muy Grande Latino Cultural Festival on April 29

Get ready to experience a taste of diversity at the 8th Annual Latino

Cultural Festival on Sunday, April 29 from 12 to 5pm. Bring the whole family

to the Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza in the heart of downtown Hillsboro and

explore this free, fun and family-friendly community event. Soak up the culture

and enjoy an afternoon of fabulous food, fun festivities, marvelous music, exciting

entertainment and important information.

The festival, presented by Kaiser Permanente, Hillsboro 2020 and El Rey

93.1FM, features an arts village, street soccer tournament and multi-cultural parade. In

partnership with the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, we are excited to feature the

Latino Artist Showcase as one of the festival’s cultural offerings. Located under the Civic

Center’s breezeway, the showcase highlights professional muralist, carvers, sculptors and


Come shop or sell!

painters with live demonstrations, artist interaction and art sales.

Soccer fans are fired up about 5th Annual Street Soccer Tournament

Hillsboro Tuesday

with an anticipated 25 teams. As tournament sponsors that support youth and

adult soccer, Hillsboro Futsal, Sports Authority, and Alentum Graphics will provide

t-shirts, raffle items, team gifts and prizes. Register a team today by contacting

Yazmin Muro at 503.846.0691 or yazminmandm@frontier.com.

The Multicultural Parade returns with a tour around the Civic Center and

looks to include everyone in the community. Parade starts at 12:00 PM, while staging

begins at 11:30 AM on the county courthouse lawn, then culminating on the plaza for the official start of the festival.

The Latino Cultural Festival is made possible by the generous support of presenting

sponsors Kaiser Permanente, Hillsboro 2020, and El Rey 93.1 FM and supporting sponsors Comcast, M&M Marketplace, Clean Copy, NW Natural,

OnPoint Community Credit Union, Providence Health & Services, Alentum Graphics, Sports Authority, Hillsboro Futsal, Metro, Coyote’s Catering,

Latin Media NW, Tuality, City of Hillsboro, Hillsboro Arts and Cultural Center, Hillsboro Farmers Market, Hillsboro Parks and Recreation, Tuesday

Marketplace, and Univision. To sign up to be an exhibitor, volunteer, or parade participant visit www.hillchamber.org/latinofest. For more information,

contact business development coordinator, Alonso Leiva at 503.726.2150 or alonsol@hillchamber.org.

Multicultural Market

The Hillsboro Chamber occasionally offers adventures to different destinations

Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce presents

Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce presents

Sunny throughout Spain & the Costa world. del The Sol locations range from China to Tuscany to Europe. By

featuring partnering 7 nights at one hotel

with reputable and Berlin reliable & Prague

November tour 6, 2012 companies, the Hillsboro Chamber

offers trips that help break culture barriers, explore foreign land, and the chance

to see other countries’ economy and business environment.

March 21, 2012

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