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Chamber Calendar

Connect with Success AM meeting, 7-9 a.m. Friday, March 28, Diamond Wireless, 832 N.E. 223rd Ave., Suite P3A, Wood Village. Ribbon cutting for Diamond Wireless will follow at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Connect with Success AM meeting, 7-9 a.m. Friday, April 4, hosted by ValleyScapes at US Bank, 300 E. Powell Blvd., Gresham.

Board of Directors, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 27, Mt. Hood Community College Board Room, 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham.

Resource Team, 8-9:15 a.m. Thursday, March 27, Country Financial Board Room, 832 N.E. 223rd Ave., Suite B, Wood Village.

Government Affairs Committee, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, Riverview Community Bank, 225 E. Burnside Road. Planning meeting.

Try Local Tuesday, 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, Local Cow, 336 N. Main Ave., Gresham.

Monthly gathering is designed to introduce chamber members and residents to local businesses. Bring a friend.

Cellular company accepting employment applications

Verizon Wireless has announced it will hire 74 new full-time retail employees in the Pacific Northwest by April 16.

The new positions will be based primarily in the Seattle, Portland and Spokane areas.

Interested applicants can apply online at vzwcarers.com.

Troutdale business opens new shop

Alliance Plumbing has hung out its shingle in the former auto service building at 146 W. Columbia River Highway, and opened a service shop to better serve customers.

The 5-year-old company also expanded its staff to include 25 employees now able to meet the plumbing needs of commercial and residential customers. Alliance also offers service and installation of residential heating and cooling systems.

For more information, call 503-492-3490.

Who’s your favorite young business professional?

The Outlook is interested in doing monthly stories on the best of the best young managers and staff members of businesses in East Multnomah County.

If you own, operate or are a customer of a business in Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village, Corbett, Boring or Damascus, and know of an exceptional employee under the age of 35 who you think warrants some recognition, please let us know by contacting Business Reporter Anne Endicott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These should be people who are at the top of their game.

We’ll need a short description of why you think this employee deserves the recognition. We’ll feature these people in our “Who to Watch” segment that will appear on our business page.

Coastal Farm and Ranch announces promotions

Dustin Zerkel and Erin Anderson recently were promoted to the positions of floor supervisor and second assistant manager, respectively, at the Gresham store.

Both Zerkel and Anderson have been working at the Coastal Farm store in The Dalles since 2012.

Coastal Farm and Ranch is at 2865 S.E. 242nd Drive in Gresham.

For more information, call 503-674-5337.

Book aimed at marketing strategies for entrepreneurs

Local authors Ely Delaney and Cindy Clemens were featured at a book signing March 5 at Origin’s Coffee and Tea House in Gresham Town Fair.

The two were there to promote their newly released “Marketing Tidbits: 50 Quick and Easy Ways to Grow Your Business,” which offers simple ways to market your business without taxing your budget or your time.

For more information, visit yourmarketinguniversity.com.