June 25th, 2018
For Immediate Release: Tigard, Oregon
Tigard Chamber Now Accepting Requests for Endorsement Consideration for Tigard Mayor and Tigard City Council Races
Your business will never bring in enough revenue if people don't know about you. Most businesses don't fail because their service or product is inferior to everything else on the market. They fail because no one knows about them or they don't differentiate themselves from the competition.
But it doesn't matter how good your offerings are or how loved they could be. If people don't know about them, your business will never succeed.
Some businesses think that social media has replaced advertising.
Craig Dirksen has been named as the 2018 recipient of the Tigard’s First Citizen award. Named in honor of John E. Cook, this award recognizes someone who has made in-depth, long-term volunteer contributions to the Tigard community over the years. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about making Tigard a nice place to live and work. This individual excels in any area of unpaid endeavor of education, social services, youth work, and community improvement of public services. This award is given in the spirit of all volunteers who remain unknown.
SERVPRO of Tigard/ Tualatin & SERVPRO of Beaverton, owned by Kathy Linderman has been selected as the 2018 Tigard Chamber Business of the Year. This award recognizes a chamber business that has made in-depth contributions to the Tigard community through their business. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about continuing to make Tigard a destination of choice for local business. Nominee must be a chamber member in good standing.
Social media is an incredibly important tool for increasing your audience and building connections. These connections can then be leveraged into sales. Most business people know this. But how this gets done can be a bit of a mystery.
If you feel a little lost on what you should be doing on a daily and weekly basis, read on.
Steve DeAngelo has been selected as the 2018 Tigard Shining Stars “From the Heart” Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of Jim Hartman. Jim Hartman set the standard for this award by his example of giving from the heart to his community, and the “From the Heart” award honors a person who has dedicated their time and energy to a specific cause in the Tigard community. This person gives willingly, energetically and consistently; they might be well known or might be a “quiet” volunteer, unrecognized until now, but always gives “from the heart”! This person may have wor
Marquesa Calderon has been selected as the 2018 Shining Stars Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of former Mayor Jim Nicoli, who passed away in 2000. Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference. Many young people in Tigard are active in volunteer efforts and it is our pleasure to acknowledge their contributions of dedication, energy and community spirit. They are our future!
Jacob Pflug and Kevin Bates, Owners of Symposium Coffee and Church Planters for Resonate Christian Church, have been named the 2018 Tigard Chamber CEO Shooting Stars. This award is given to recognize a member’s significant achievement/ assistance in the launch and implementation of a new program/ organization/ project within the Tigard Chamber that has greatly benefited the chamber’s brand, its members and its visibility.
Michael Carlson, Owner of Portland Badge and Sign Company has been named the 2018 Tigard Shining Stars Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The Ambassador of the Year Award is presented to an Ambassador volunteer who significantly affects a positive perception of the Chamber through active participation, an optimistic attitude and solid business practices. The recipient is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about making the Tigard Chamber a great organization!