Rockwood Business Coalition

Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Apr 6, 2011 7:30AM

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Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Apr 6, 2011 7:30AM. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses. Info here!

When: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 7:30AM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd
Gresham, OR
Get map!

Location Change

We will be holding the Rockwood Business Coalition meeting this month at Park Place Coffee, located at 1288 SE 182nd (Get Map!). Although parking is limited, parking has been approved at the slavic Home of God church next door and there is street parking!

Please join us at 7:30AM on April 6th.

Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Rockwood Updates: Max station and artwork completion; new businesses, new urban renewal news
  • Introduction of Gresham Chamber new director, Alison Hart
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration at Plaza del Sol
  • Discussion of changes to the Rockwood Business Coalition
  • Business Survey discussion and review

Questions?

Contact Dina DiNucci, Coordinator, Rockwood Business Coalition by email at dldinucci@gmail.com

Visit rockwoodbusinesscoalition.org

Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Dec 1, 2010 7:30-8:30AM

12/01/2010 - 7:30am
12/01/2010 - 8:30am
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Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Dec 1, 2010 7:30-8:30AM. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses. Info here!

Join us for our monthly meeting
Open to all area businesses
Plan to attend

When: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Join us for the Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting, December 1st at 7:30AM at the Rockwood Community Office, 18709 SE Stark.

This meeting will only be 1 hour long due to another meeting scheduled on the premises directly after. Please let me know if you have specific items you would like to have discussed.

  • RBC - Board Elections in January and plans for growth through staff support
  • Urban Renewal Updates
  • Family Winter Festival at the Plaza, December 11th

Entertainers Needed

We are still looking for more entertainment, such as local choirs, etc., to fill the schedule for the Winter event. Please contact myself or Lori if you are interested in: performances, being a vendor, or donating.

More Info

Contact Dina DiNucci, Chair, Rockwood Business Coalition by phone at (503) 740-0578, or email dina@parkplacecoffee.com

Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Nov 3, 2010 7:30-9AM

11/03/2010 - 7:30am
11/03/2010 - 9:00am
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Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Nov 3, 2010 7:30-9AM. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses. Info here!

Join us for our monthly meeting
Open to all area businesses
Plan to attend

When: Wednesday, Nov 3, 2010 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

Join us the morning after an exciting election for the Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting.

Agenda

  • Special guest speaker will be Robert Barrie from Graffiti Removal Services
  • Update on Urban Renewal
  • Update on RBC Funding

If you have not been to a meeting and would like a few minutes to speak about your business. Please let me know, and we will find some time for you on the agenda.

Rockwood Business Coalition Meeting: Oct 6, 2010 7:30AM

10/06/2010 - 7:30am
10/06/2010 - 9:00am
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Rockwood Business Coalition, 18709 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97233, (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Open to all area businesses
Wednesday Oct 6th 7:30AM

When: Wednesday, Oct 6, 2010 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR
Get Map!

The next Rockwood Business Coalition meeting is Wednesday, October 6th at 7:30AM, Rockwood Community Office.

Many of the businesses on the mail list, stay informed but rarely or never have attended. Please plan to join us and we can start the meeting by giving you a few minutes to share your business details with us!

Agenda

  • Introductions/Updates
  • Rockwood Urban Renewal Updates
  • Rockwood Business Coalition Status Updates
  • Non-Profit Cafe Transition
  • Local elections update

Rockwood Business Coalition Reorganizes, Seeks New Board; Candidates Wanted

Rockwood Business Coalition Reorganizes, Seeks New Board; Candidates Wanted. Info here!

RBC: Launching the next phase

Dinucci resigns, Stegmann appointed as acting chair

Candidates Wanted

After several months of discussion the Rockwood Business Coalition has decided to reorganize.

The RBC is seeking board member candidates for chair, a vice-chair, secretary, treasurer, and two members at large. Local business leaders interested in any of these position should contact the RBC to have their name placed on the ballot. Elections will be held at the April meeting. See contact info below.

Launching The Next Phase

On Feb 8th, Dina DiNucci resigned as Chair after four years saying it is necessary step to launch the next phase of the RBC. DiNucci has agreed to stay on to build membership and manage the activities of the RBC at least thru June 2011. Vice Chair, Lori Stegmann has assumed the role of Acting Chair. Stegmann, owner of Stegmann Insurance Agency is also a member of the Gresham City Council.

About the RBC

The RBC was formed in 2007 and has served as a unified voice for West Gresham's Rockwood area businesses on political, economic, and social issues. Membership is not limited to a specific area. The group welcomes any business interest who holds a stake in the Rockwood community. This area covers the Columbia River (north) to SE Division (south), 162nd Ave (west) to 202nd Ave (east). The Coalition meets on the first Wednesday of each month at a hosting business or organization. Meeting times are from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

County commissioners ask Rockwood residents to be realistic about the East County Justice Center

Rockwood, East County Justice Center debacle continues.  Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economic times plague beleagured project

The debacle continues.
Budget overruns, poor leadership, and tough economy plague chronically delayed project in Rockwood.

Source: The Oregonian, Tuesday May 12, 2009
by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Stalled for decades, project now lacks support

Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel told a crowd gathered to fight for a East County justice center in Rockwood that there's not enough board support to build the long-delayed courthouse project anywhere in Gresham because of the economy. The community should stop fighting for location and push commissioners to support building it at all, she said. Editor: Contact the commissioners here.

McKeel, County Chairman Ted Wheeler, Sheriff Bob Skipper, Gresham Mayor Shane Bemis and District Attorney Mike Schrunk sat with a panel of other government officials at a forum Tuesday night where community members were to urge the county board to reconsider building the beleagured project in Rockwood.

Original plans called for a justice center to be built in Rockwood, which has been plagued by crime and disinvestment. But Wheeler proposed the project, which has been stalled for decades, be moved to downtown Gresham because it would save about $7 million.

Rockwood Justice Facility Q&A: Apr 1, 2009 7:30AM

04/01/2009 - 7:30am
04/01/2009 - 9:00am
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Rockwood Business Coalition, Gresham OR 97233 (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Multnomah County reconsiders project.

What's next for the
Rockwood Bowling alley?

When: Wednesday Apr 1, 2009 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Where: Rockwood Community Office
18709 SE Stark St
Gresham OR

County changes direction on project

Multnomah County was scheduled to build a full service Justice Facility, including courthouses, community space, sheriff's office and other facilities in Rockwood. The Rockwood Bowling alley at 187th & SE Stark St was purchased for this project. Multnomah County has reconsidered this project, and is planning on building courthouses in downtown Gresham instead.

What's next for the Rockwood Bowling property?

Join us April 1st, 7:30AM for this lively discussion!

Presenters

  • Diane McKeel
    Multnomah County Commissioner, and staff
  • Alice Rouyer
    Rockwood Urban Renewal Manager

Sponsored by the Rockwood Business Coalition. Visit us on the web at rockwoodbusinesscoalition.org, or phone us at (503) 665-9093.

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Please vote! Help Save Park Place Coffee

Park Place Coffee, Gresham OR. Your source for good food, friends, and information

PLEASE CLICK HERE.
VOTE FOR PARK PLACE COFFEE.

Voting ends April 24th

HELP THEM WIN A SMALL BUSINESS GRANT & KEEP PARK PLACE COFFEE IN BUSINESS!

A plea from Park Place Coffee's owner:

"I'd like to ask for your help in helping me win a business grant for the cafe. As you may know, I'm looking at closing at the end of the lease unless something changes monetarily. THIS COULD BE IT! I've applied for a business grant, and the winner will be partially determined by the number of votes my submittal receives. Anywhere from $10-25,000. There are so many more things Park Place Coffee can do for the community if I could get this business grant."

How you can help

"When you click on the link above, it will take you to the contest page and my submittal."

"At the bottom it will ask if you find the story INSPIRATIONAL/USEFUL. When you choose one, it will ask you to register by setting up an identity. (It is their way of making sure all votes are valid. This contest is through INTUIT - the makers of Quickbooks and TurboTax - not a fly-by-night.). I know sometimes people are wary of registering, but the process doesn't require much information and it could make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!"

"PLEASE take the time to vote and possibly keep Park Place Coffee in the Rockwood community -- and please ask everyone you know to vote too! I suggest you vote for the CATEGORY: Inspirational and Useful."

Dina DiNucci
parkplacecoffee.com

PLEASE CLICK HERE. VOTE FOR PARK PLACE COFFEE. HELP THEM WIN A SMALL BUSINESS GRANT & KEEP PARK PLACE COFFEE IN BUSINESS!

Recently seen in The Oregonian:

Rockwood coffee shop about more than profit
by Melody Finnemore
Special to The Oregonian Thursday November 20, 2008

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

181st Corridor Signal Improvements: Spring 2009.

181st Corridor Signal Improvements Coming Spring 2009

Smart signals, wider turns to relieve traffic congestion

The 181st Avenue Corridor project is intended to increase existing street capacity and support new industrial businesses within the Urban Renewal Area, and is supported by the Wilkes East Neighborhood and the Rockwood Business Coalition.

Reason for the project

181st Avenue provides the only connection to Interstate-84 within Gresham city limits. As the areas to the south develop, including Pleasant Valley and Damascus, this corridor will grow more congested because it provides the nearest freeway access. The redevelopment potential of the Wilkes East and North Gresham neighborhoods, including the industrial portion of the Rockwood-West Gresham Urban Renewal Area, will be hampered (without improvement) as intersections on 181st near the freeway reach capacity.

Smart signals, wider turns, and a crosswalk closure are expected to relieve traffic congestion through this busy area.

Rockwood Businesses "Meet & Greet": Mar 11, 2009 5:30PM

03/11/2009 - 5:30pm
03/11/2009 - 6:30pm
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Rockwood Business Coalition, 18709 SE Stark St, Gresham OR 97233, (503) 618-2899. Creating a unified voice for political, economic, and social issues for Rockwood businesses

Local Businesses, You're Invited!

"Meet & Greet" Open House
Wed Mar 11th 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Park Place Coffee, 1288 SE 182nd

When: Wednesday Mar 11, 2009 5:30PM-6:30PM
Where: Park Place Coffee
1288 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham OR

Stop in and meet your fellow business people during this casual hour-long Meet & Greet hosted by Park Place Coffee!

Light hors'deuvres & door prizes!

Once we get to know each other, who knows what we can accomplish to support our businesses? Now is the time our voice can make a difference for you economically, politically, and for your future!

Sponsored by the Rockwood Business Coalition. Visit us on the web at rockwoodbusinesscoalition.org, or phone us at (503) 665-9093.

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