Thanks for joining us at the WCBA Annual Meeting on February 6th!
Once a year the Woodstock Community Business Association throws a dinner party for the Woodstock and Brentwood-Darlington business district -- at its Annual Meeting!
Again this year, it was held at Woodstock Wine and Deli, in the early evening of Saturday, February 6th; and mixed in with the conversation, networking, and report on the activities and achievements of your business association during the past year, there was the annual Board election, and a raffle drawing!
Elected to the Board were Ann Sanderson, Anita Carley, Eric Norberg (all re-elections), Maile Baures, and Marah Anderson -- joining those elected last year, who have a year to go in their staggered terms: Elisa Edgington, Cory Hansen, and Jin Darney. There are still a few open seats on the Board, under the bylaws; and if you would like to join the Board and help direct your business association, just come to any monthly meeting and let us know of your interest. The meetings are always open to all, and if you haven't come to one yet, you really should!
Below are a few snapshots for our Annual Meeting this year -- with a special nod of thanks to Gregg Fujino & staff at Woodstock Wine and Deli for once again hosting our annual meeting and buffet dinner!
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Woodstock Gives Back: "A Coordinated Day of Giving"
On Sunday, September 13, 2015, businesses all over Woodstock raised funds and generated awareness for the charity or non-profit of their choice. The 32 participating Woodstock businesses selected a combined total of 30 charities that were important to them, and each supported their charity of choice in their own unique way.
Whether it was a dental office that raised money for the free dental clinic, a restaurant that collected food for the food bank, or a hair salon that cut off ponytails to have wigs made for cancer patients, each participating business offered opportunities to their customers to give from their hearts to causes they cherish.
In addition, there were lots of fun extras to appeal to families and people of all ages!
The WCBA received a matching grant from Venture Portland to help the WCBA make this an amazing neighborhood event. In the end, in aggregate, some $16,000 was raised for the chosen charities -- and in addition, the Red Cross Bloodmobile collected 30 pints of blood (15 from first time donors!); 85 brave bots were made; 100 cards for sick children at St. Jude’s; and one of the puppies found a forever home. There were so many more “wins”, and for weeks people in and outside the neighborhood have said how much they liked and appreciated the day. Thank you, and next year will be even better!
To see the list of Woodstock Businesses who participated in this event, and the charities they contributed to, click here.
The Woodstock Charrette process completed in December of 2014, and the final results have been issued.
CLICK HERE to download the final report in PDF format.
The WCBA was happy to co-sponsor the Charrette.
MEETINGS Our meetings take place on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
You are cordially invited to the next monthly WCBA meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 9:30 a.m. Woodstock Library 6008 SE 49th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97206
JOIN THE WCBA!
Are you a business in the Woodstock neighborhood of Portland, Oregon? (Or do you do business with Woodstock businesses?) Join the Woodstock Community Business Association today to continue the effort to build a vibrant business district in Woodstock!
Your dues help support district events and offset maintenance costs to banners, landscaped street islands, networking, the website, and various administrative expenses.
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