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October/November 2012 Volume 1, Issue 1

Special points of interest: KEIZER VOTES 2012 OCT 12 & 13 WILLIAM WALLACE DAYS MEMBERSHIP TEAM BUILDING RELATIONS TURKEY DASH TO BEGIN CHRISTMAS IN KEIZER SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES CRAIG KOLLER JOINS CHAMBER STAFF BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO UPDATE STRATIGIC PLAN BASED ON MEMBERS RESPONSES IN WERE LSITENING SURVEY

CHAMBER TO FOCUS ON BUSINESS ADVOCACY THROUGH KEIZERVOTES 2012 ACTIVITIES


November 6 General Election activities are in full swing. Keizer Chamber of Commerces EDGA (Economic Development & Government Affairs) has partnered with Keizertimes and the Gubser Neighborhood Association in a collaborative effort to disseminate election information on local candidates and State measures. Keizer voters will have the opportunity to hear debates through two Candidate Forums. Members of the Keizer Chamber will have the opportunity to listen and read about candidates and measure proponents/ opponents agendas when it comes to business, jobs, and the local economy A Mayoral Debate & Candidate Forum presented by Keizertimes will take place at the Keizer Civic Center on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00 pm. Earlier that same day the Keizer Chamber Luncheon Forum will host presentations on the specific Election Measures identified by a members survey on the importance to business. The Luncheon Forum will also host an Election Fair of candidate/ measure tables of information. On October 18th the Gubser Neighborhood Association will host a Meet & Greet the Candidates at the Civic Center. All local, state, and national candidates have been invited to attend. EDGA prepared and will distribute a What is your Business Agenda Questionnaire for City of Keizer Council Candidates, who are: Mayor Lore Christopher & David McKane City Council Position #1 Dennis Koho City Council Position #2 Ken LeDuc City Council Position #3 Eamon Bishop, Matthew Chappell & Marlene Quinn Answers will be presented at the Luncheon Forum and will be available on keikeizerchamber.com

FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE CO. SPONSORSHIP & CHAMBER FOUNDATION DONATION SUPPORTS EDUCATION
As summer vacation was coming to and end, the Chamber August Luncheon Forum provided an opportunity for Keizer teachers and school staff to meet at the amphitheater for an appreciation BBQ. The Keizer Chambers Education Sponsor Fidelity National Title Company of Oregon Sponsor has generously supported the appreciation BBQ for the last two years. Over one hundred teachers and staff were treated to hamburgers, coleslaw and a bright red apple. During the BBQ a special gift was presented to each of the Keizer school principals. Each received a $300 check to assist students with school supplies. The donation totaling $3000 was made possible through the Keizer Chamber Foundation from the efforts of KNOW (Keizers Network of Women), who facilitate a Giving Basket program. The Giving Basket program seeks

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contributions each year, that are dedicated to assisting underserved Keizer kids. One hundred-twenty-five families receive food baskets and gifts each Christmas. The $3000 donation for school supplies was made possible from these dedicated funds for Keizer kids in need.

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MEMBERSHIP TEAM READY TO ENCOURAGE, MOTIVATE, AND EDUCATE


Building steam and committed to bring motivation, encouragement, and education of benefits to members and prospective members, the Membership Team can be spotted wearing smiley buttons at Chamber events. Captain Kim Wakeland and Team Manager Michael Pingree are leading the way. If you have any questions or need help with your membership be sure to contact our team players pictured here. BACK ROW FROM LEFT: Jeff Thomas, (503) 949-4215 with New York Life; Larry Jackson, (503) 363-1990 with Jackson's Body Shop; Audrey Butler, (503) 3936347with Mary Kay Cosmetics; Michael Pingree, (503) 584-1124 with Pinson Digital LLC; Zachary Mize, (503) 931-2292 with TransAmerica Financial Advisors; Paula Moseley, (503) 588-6633 with Healing Hands Clinic of Natural Therapies, LLC; Kim Wakeland, (503) 871-8101 with Culbertson's Cleaning Service; Kathy Judd Sivers, (503) 569-5384 with ViSalus - Independent Distributor; Gillian Herndon, (503) 393-4653 x2 with McNary Golf Club; FRONT ROW: Marty Sockolov, (503) 393-7614 with Reliant Communications and JD Shinn, (503) 881-2305 with Waist Away Health Coaching NOT PICTURED: Samantha Demchak, (503) 5854017with ServiceMaster of Salem; Erin Ellis, (503) 5088665 with ECE Enterprises,and Sheila Mousel, (503) 362-1266 with Arbonne International.

The Membership Team can be spotted wearing smiley buttons at Chamber events.

Vision: A clear distinct picture of an achievable future.

CHAMBER LEADERS TO UPDATE STRATIGY -WERE LSITENING SURVEY RESULTS REVIEWED AT WORK SESSION The Chambers Board of Directors, Team Leaders, and staff responded to results of a membership Were Listening Survey at their September work session. The survey asked members to share how much they valued the various Chamber activities. Treasurer Craig Koller remarked how most areas received a higher than average score. (see graph on page 3) The survey was sent to 699 member representatives of which 10% responded. This number represents 18% of the 388 businesses and organizations who are active members. A sampling of the surveys open-ended questions can be found on back page. After reviewing the survey the Board divided into three groups based on their personal goals/vision for the Chamber. The groups were: Organizational Focus, Enhance Communication, and Membership Value. Key points to update the strategic plan were indentified as: Organizational Focus Advocacy- Identify issues address issues; focus outward communications with "advocacy alerts" Business Growth- Connect with resources, advertise and network Create tag line to help identify the Chamber (quick mission statement) Polish/Review EventsProject proposal form submitted for event & activities. Emphasize Community Volunteer opportunities for whole year (database) Playbook for Volunteers (clear outline) See BOARD, Page #3

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BOARDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 2


Enhance Communication Continue educating membership about electronic communication Reinstate paper newsletter (add Recognition/Education/Training/ Inspiration/Calendar/ Recognition of Membership) Change "new member" coffee to just "value membership 101" Encourage "Mentors" for New Members CONSISTENT COMMUNICATION Membership Value Define tourism as Visitor Services highlight "local" activities (i.e. staycations) Outreach to local AG businesses Contact every one of our Members, Membership Team will contact Business Members Stephan and VP will contact Mission Members, and Christine/President will contact Executive Members Continue Commitment to "Tiered" system membership values Focus on "i" and sending to website for- Info, Events, Coupons to build brand and recognition. Create (18"x24") yard signs with website The Strategic Plan will be updated and presented at the General Membership Luncheon in January.
Clockwise from left, Scott White, Rich Duncan, Derik Milton, and Joe Egli discuss Membership Value

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2012 Were Listening Survey Results How members value current Chamber activities.

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Greeters A morning networking event hosted by different Members. Luncheon Forums Providing a venue for community presentations & professional development. EDGA, Economic Development & Government Affairs Your business advocacy team meeting at the Civic Center KNOW, Keizers Network of Women A networking luncheon at Keizer Renaissance Inn designed for Chamber women Membership Value 101 Educating you about Chamber benefits at KeyBank in Keizer Station Men@Noon Networking lunch to find out about the man behind the business card. Events, Summits & Festivals Helping the facilitation of Iris Festival, Christmas in Keizer, William Wallace Days, other annual events, and the Community Calendar at Chamber Center Board of Directors / Executive Board Effective leadership of a working partnership of business, government and community volunteers for the purpose of advancement and development of the community an area that meets at the Chamber Center

Keizer Chamber Calendar- October 2012


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30 1PM Winery Trolley Tours

2 8:30AM Greeters at KeyBank in Keizer Station 9 11:30AM Luncheon Forum at Renaissance Inn 16 8:30AM Greeters at Willamette Valley Bank 23 9:30AM Membership Value 101 12PM KNOW & Men@Noon 30

3 7:30AM Board of Directors Mtg. 10

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12 12PM McNary Classic Golf

13 12PM Brewfest & Tug-A-War

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Keizer Chamber Calendar- November 2012


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6 8:30AM Greeters at Kadels Auto 13 11:30AM Luncheon Forum at Renaissance Inn 20 8:30AM Greeters at Chamber Center 12PM EDGA 27 9:30AM Membership Value 101 12PM KNOW & Men@Noon

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CHAMBER BENEFITS ARE JUST A LOG-IN AWAY


Many benefits can be gained by being a chamber member. Remember to take advantage of excellent opportunities for your business to attract new customers and share information with our community and the world. Log in today at keizerchamber.com to take advantage of these features! Business Directory Listing your business information is available to consumers through the chambers website visitors can search by category, keyword or alphabetically Online Informational Brochure - your own page on the chambers website which can include your business description, hours of operation, location information, and up to eight keywords (these help identify your business when a website visitor does a keyword search on the Business Directory) Job Postings add your own job openings to the Chambers website Hot Deals include store coupons and special offers on the Chambers website Event Posting - add your business events to the Chambers Online Events Calendar chamber website visitors can add your event to Outlook, e-mail the details to a friend and request an automatically generated email reminder for your event "Social Media" link - visitors to your Online Informational Brochure, Hot Deal, Job Posting, Event Listing may select a link to their Social Media outlet your business information to a friends and family. Enter your login name and password to gain access to all of these features and update your information. Plus you can view your business referral stats. Visits to Keizerchamber.com have increased and your information is available to all who are using the site for local information. If you need assistance or a walk through, be sure to attend the next Membership Value 101 session held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am at the KeyBank located at Keizer Station. You can also email Stephan Wurzubrgstephan@keizerchamber.co m or call the office at 503393-9111 for more info and login credentials.

Remember to take advantage of excellent opportunities for your business to attract new customers and share information with our community and the world.

CHAMBER WELCOMES CRAIG KOLLER IN NEW ROLE AS CHAMBER STAFF


If you drop by the Chamber Center on Saturday, you will be greeted by the familiar face of Craig Koller. Craig has been contracted to oversee the bookkeeping and accounting operations. He brings a wealth of Chamber experience, having filled the Treasurer position on the Board of Directors for over fifteen years. He will now step down from the role and be able to provide financial expertise and detail reporting on the Chambers P&L, receivables, payroll, and payables. Welcome Craig when you have the opportunity. The Chamber Center is open 10am to 4pm on Saturday.

2013 BOARD NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN IN OCTOBER


Chamber President Rob Miller will be appointing a Nomination Chair and an Election Chair to open nominations and conduct the 2013 Board of Directors Election. The membership election of three directors, and the four officers, will take place in December. Nominations are also being accepted for Keizers First Citizen, Merchant of the Year, and Service to Education awards.

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WILLIAM WALLACE DAYS CELEBRATES KEIZERS SCOTTISH /CELTIC CULTURE AND HISTORY
Let the games begin !!!! McNary Golf Classic will be the opening event of William Wallace Days a celebration of Keizer's Scottish/Celtic culture and heritage. Why? Two hundred years ago a Scotsman named William Wallace came to the shores of the Willamette River and established the 2nd to Astoria Fur Trading Post in the Oregon Territory. Golf originated in Scotland and McNary Golf Club has been keeping the game prevalent in Keizer for now fifty years. We are the "blue faced" Celtics as seen at our McNary High School sporting event. Celebrate with the maker of the blue festival, William Wallace. Join us on Friday, Oct 12 for golf. The price is right for fun at just $50 a team. Play the Men's, Ladies' or Couples Division and listen to the bagpipes send off the teams for a Shotgun start at 12 noon. Then bring the family out to Keizer Rapids Park for more highland games. Tug-of-War Tournament, Pumpkin Flinging and Gilgamesh Brewing will be hosting a Brewfest and entertainment. The bagpipers are ready are you? Come join in and catch the Scottish/Celtic VIBE happening in Keizer.

Play in the Men's, Ladies' or Couples Division or come listen to the bagpipes send off the teams for a Shotgun start at 12 noon on Oct 12 at McNary Golf Club.

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CHAMBER & COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS ARE GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS IN KEIZER
When organizers of the numerous Keizer Holiday events and activities were assembled, they all agreed that Christmas in Keizer is full of traditions and is of growing interest to visitors and other event coordinators. The Festival of Holiday Lights Parade, new to Keizer in 2011, was received with welcoming cheers while Keizer Miracle of Christmas remains one of the largest contributors to the Marion Polk Food Share. Hanging street decorations to enhance the shopping in the area was one of the first objectives accomplished by members of the Keizer Merchant Association now known as Keizer Chamber is currently doing business as. Chamber Board member Dave Walery continues the tradition each season with decorating and lighting our Holiday Tree. Also in 2011, Chamber volunteers and Dave Walery takes care of Holiday Trees staff inaugurated landscaping the Jingle Dash and the keep dollars spent locally. Christmas Trolley bringing more festivities and vibes to The Keizer Chamber is in Keizer. the process of seeking a The spirit grows with more activities under the Christmas in Keizer schedule. A Turkey Dash will begin the Holiday Season on the morning of Thanksgiving. Photos with Santa at his workshop are planned to be right here in Keizer. This will be sure to please Moms and Dads and proclamation from the City of Keizer that will identify the many Holiday activities and events as distinct and special. Christmas in Keizer like the Keizer Iris Festival could continue to celebrate the unique spirit and feeling of community under Chamber promotional guidance .

Thanksgiving Day fun with friends and family can begin with a 5K walk/run at the Turkey Dash

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CHAMBER RECOGNIZES RENEWING AND NEW MEMBERS


Each month decisions are made to support and invest in the Keizer Chamber as a new or renewing member. These decisions are important. The Keizer Chamber and the community we serve will prosper each commitment to be involved. Each decision to support also brings a return on investment to the business or organization. Chamber activities and exposure are valuable tools. A giant thanks to our August and September renewing and new* members making this decision.

AUGUST 2012 911 Supply LLC Affordable Towing Foremost Marketing and Media *Greer Genius Habitat for Humanity Mid-Willamette Valley Restore Health and Wellness Chiropractic Home Instead Senior Care Integra Telecom JMZ Accounting Service Keizer Storage Center Keizer Towing *Lowes Home Improvement Markee & Associates, Inc Mary Kay Cosmetics *Photos by Orion *Porters Pub Reliable Computer Services Rural/Metro Ambulance Salem Keizer Association of Classified Employees Salem-Keizer Swim Boosters *Shoe U, LLC Smile Care of Oregon T-Mobile TEC Tours & Cruises The Chop Shop Barbershop *The Summit Group of Oregon, LLC Therapeutic Associates, Inc. Valley PT-Keizer Walsh & Associates

Willamette University MBA SEPTEMBER 2012 Abby's Legendary Pizza #20 Brister & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. Budget Rent-A-Space Eggert & Heslinga Evolve Your Life Corporation Group Six Communications *Holly Amlin Photography & Design Kadel's Auto Body Keizer Heritage Center Maps Insurance Services, LLC Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Next Step Business Coaching ProntoSIGNS of Oregon Salem-Keizer School District Sequence Graphics *Shelly's Kids Preschool Kim Thatcher- State Representative The Comp-U-Tutor Total Merchant Services of Oregon Turner Construction Company US Bank - Angie Stanley Waist Away Health Coaching Willamette Valley Vineyards Windermere Pacific West Properties Woodburn Area Tourism

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WHAT THEY SAID

I have greatly enjoyed and appreciated the guidance. I have received from the Keizer Chamber. The K.N.O.W. group has been amazing! Never have I seen so many women with a common goal, heart, and the will to do whatever it takes to get the job done! The Chamber has not only helped my business, but given me a new appreciation for what is great about Keizer.

may require some muscle flexing on occasion, many missed opportunities.

information needs to be provided.

Always think "Members First". How will this benefit the membership should be the first litmus test. Programs and initiative should be developed specifically to benefit the members. NonMembers should not benefit or be promoted by the Chamber.

Keep moving forward. New iris kiosks should be great. Keep promoting visitors services with new location. In 2020 Chamber should have a 35-50% increase in membership as well as visitors services.

Keep focus on enhancing economic development of the city. Perhaps ways to work with Salem Chamber? We need to let business know we are their #1 advocate. This

A lot of the items that were on the survey I know nothing about and I am very active in the chamber. I think that the masses do not know anything about the economic development and business advocacy aspects. Perhaps more

After just the first year of being a member with the Keizer Chamber it has brought in new business that I do not believe we would have gotten without our membership to Keizer. It has helped myself grow as a business man and a person. Both in how I look to help others in our community as a business or as a friend.

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