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Congratulations to Community Service Awards Recipients


2013 Community Service Award RecipientsOver 80 people gathered on April 23 for the fifth annual Community Service Awards Luncheon to help recognize excellence in service to Oregon City and beyond. This year’s event was hosted at a beautiful location, Ainsworth House & Gardens. We were not only joined by representatives from the Oregon City School District, but also volunteers from six service clubs, and the Three Rivers VFW Poster #1324.



Employee of Distinction – Oregon City School District
Sue Hukkanen, Transportation Department
Teacher of Distinction – Oregon City School District
Kelsey Orcutt, Gardiner Middle School
Optimist of the Year – Oregon City Optimists
Paul Winklesky, Retired
Member of the Year – Oregon City Woman’s Club
Heather Chaney
Kiwanian of the Year – Kiwanis Club of Oregon City
Sherry Reeder, OCHS Student
Certificate of Appreciation–Three Rivers VFW Post #1324
Tracy Bogard
Rotarian of the Year – Rotary Club of Oregon City
Mark Ellingson, Lewis & Clark Bank
Lion of the Year Award – Beavercreek Lions Club
Ray Erland, Retired County Assessor
The Mike McCarroll Award – Oregon City Lions Club
Linda Eisele




The Current State of the Economy

a presentation by Bull Humphries, Sr., President and CEO of Citizens Bank

The presentation was given at the Educational Good Morning Oregon City event on Wednesday, November 7. The event is courtesy of Buy Local Oregon City and the Oregon City Chamber.


About Bill Humphries, Sr.

   - 43 year banking career that started with US National Bank of Oregon in 1968.
  - Various banking positions primarily focused on commercial lending.
  - President/CEO (of several community banks in Oregon) since 1982.
  - Inducted into the Oregon Bankers Hall of Fame (1995)
  - Board member American Bankers Association (1992 – 1995)
  - Faculty member, Northwest Bank Directors College (2001 – present)
  - Chair of the State Banking Board (1984 – 1988)
  - Chair, and Board Member OSU Board of Trustees (1998 – 2010)


Click here to download his presentation.




Oregon City Chamber has mobile option available


Image of Oregon City Chamber Mobile DirectoryThere is now a way to view the online Business Directory, Events, and Hot Deals while on the go! From your phone's web browser, enter For easy access, add a bookmark for the mobile website to your home screen.



Seven Reasons EVERY Business and Non-profit Organization Should Be A Member of Their Local Chamber of Commerce In A Challenging Economy

Article By: Tony Rubleski
In a world loaded with marketing options and information overload I’m often asked by
new and existing business owners for a simple, inexpensive way to increase their local
visibility and marketing efforts to produce more opportunities and sales. Without a doubt,
I always ask a stunningly simple question, Are you a member of your local chamber of
commerce? Click here to read the rest of this article.