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The new year will bring new opportunities and some changes to the Chamber slate as the months move forward

Changes have come to the Canby Chamber of Commerce, some new, some not so new, and some very interesting.

One is part old and part new. It's a First Thursday opportunity that is coming with the Mayor's State of the City and the Small Business Showcase. This will happen Feb. 6 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Cutsforth's Old Town Hall. The Chamber is seeking local businesses to showcase their products during Mayor Brian Hodson's address. The 6-foot display tables with two chairs are free, and all businesses are welcome, although it would be beneficial for food and beverage folks to sample their goods. To share, simply register online at the Chamber.

Chamber Executive Director Kyle Lang.

More new information can be found on Jan. 14 from 7:30-9 a.m. at Clackamas Education Service District in the Springwater Conference Room at 13455 SE 9th Ave. in Clackamas.

This session, part of the Clackamas Workforce Partnership Solution Series, presents Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership President Aaron Fox and Managing Consultant Paola Castadldo discussing how to change management and bring companies to re-engineer processes and help to bring cultural change to an organization.

The session will discuss the demand for talent while companies compete for a limited pool of highly skilled candidates. It will look at the use of succession planning to approach staffing needs and hiring demands while ensuring the necessary talent is available when it's needed. Contact Eventbrite for more information and registration.

Recent articles have informed of the Chamber's Leadership series offering six sessions with three trainers covering Leadership. It's designed to pass on information of blind spots in businesses and teach how to coach employees.

Another new event is set for April 23 when the Chamber will hold the Canby Employment Expo 2020. It is looking for local job seekers and employment-age high school students from high schools and community colleges to meet with local employers. This offers local businesses to be aware of active job seekers. Contact the Chamber for more information.

Another change started at the Jan. 7 monthly luncheon. The price is now $13 for prepaid RSVPs. Those who don't prepay or register their attendance will pay $15 for lunch.

The Chamber will hold Good Morning Canby at Coffee Doodle Doo on Jan. 9 from 7:45-9 a.m. It is located at 246 SE 1st Ave.

A second Good Morning Canby will be held on Jan. 23 at Wayward Sandwiches, 117 NW 2ND Ave. from 7:45-9 a.m.

And, don't forget Chamber Membership 101 at the Chamber office, 192 SE 2nd Ave. on Jan. 14 from 10-11 a.m.


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