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Sandy area businesses invited to help 'Welcome Home' those new to the community

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Welcome Home packets will contain useful and promotional items from Sandy area businesses and will be delivered to new residents by Chamber members. Sandy has often been boasted as a welcoming community for new residents and visitors. Now the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is looking to bolster that welcome with new Welcome Home packets.

The packets will contain useful and promotional items from area businesses, including a business directory and other merchandise, and will be delivered to new residents by Chamber members.

Businesses who are members of the Chamber are invited to contribute items for the packets through Jan. 3, 2020. Participation is free for Chamber members in the first year. In the future, the Chamber hopes to find a sponsor to help defray costs of the resources.

"The idea was to help new people who are coming to the area feel more connected to the community and have a quick, easy resource to know what's going on," Chamber Executive Director Khrys Jones said. "We also wanted to make new people aware of our businesses in town so we can keep business local."

So far, the following businesses are involved with the Welcome Home program: Peak Mortgage, Clackamas County Bank, RedBoot Branding, Faith Stewart with Berkshire Hathaway, Cole Pritchard with Country Financial, Sam Sarkissian with Edward Jones, Frank Saniti Painting, the city of Sandy and more.

"The goal is to eventually have a 'meet your community leaders' event with business owners and representatives of local governmental entities as well," Jones added.

Chamber members can drop off contributions for the packets at Sam Sarkissian's office, 17150 University Ave., Suite No. 101, Sandy, between now and Jan. 3. Materials for 100 packets to start with will be needed. Business owners who are not already members of the Chamber are welcome to join and then participate.

The first batch of packets will be delivered starting Jan. 15.

For more information, call Khrys Jones at 503-668-4006.


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