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Volume 6, Issue 6


June 2008

CMBA Meeting Notes

At our May 13 meeting, we heard from Lisa Mentesana and Mary Metheny, Beaverton School District’s Homeless Liaison Specialists. They told us about the many ways that students at Sunset High and other area schools can become homeless, and about the challenges that they face. They discussed ways that CMBA members can help.

At the end of the meeting, several members of our Community Outreach Committee met with Lisa and Mary and decided that CMBA will support the Birthday Club, a program where the kids will receive a card and gift certificate on their birthday. We are also going to participate in “mock interviews,” which helps kids gain job interview skills by meeting with business people.

We also held a roundtable discussion of collection methods. Becky Jarvis, Electronics Unlimited, provided a handout, and attorney Dean Shade discussed Oregon law.

The Membership Committee will be producing a CMBA brochure, and then making personal visits to area businesses to encourage membership. We have set a three-year goal of 100 members. We ended last year with 59 members, and this year we’re already over 50 members. With added benefits and more community involvement, we feel it’s a reachable goal.

The Downtown Enhancement Committee announced its first Adopt-A-Landscape event on Saturday, May 10. The event was a great success and even with a small group, on one of those very hot days in May, we cleared all the weeds and trash from the overlook area on Cornell. The county doesn’t maintain the landscaping they put in as part of the Cornell road project, so it’s up to us, the people who care about keeping Cedar Mill beautiful. You don’t have to be a CMBA member to participate. The next weeding party will be on Saturday, June 28 from 9-10:30. Bales Thriftway is offering a free barbecue lunch to all participants. Contact Virginia Bruce at 503-629-5799 or vrb@teamweb.com to volunteer.

The Program Committee came up with a great list of topics and speakers for the coming year. We’re looking forward to relevant and interesting topics.

The Publicity Committee circulated a signup sheet for businesses that want to man a booth at the Farmers’ Market. The CMBA will be there at least once a month throughout the summer, promoting individual businesses and the organization.

The next meeting is on June 10, noon at the Leedy Grange, 835 NW Saltzman. (The library meeting room is unavailable for the summer, so we’re meeting across the street at the Grange Hall.) Kathie England, Time for Success Inc., will be presenting a program on Office Organization Strategies for small and home-based business. Free pizza as always!




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