5 MYTHS ABOUT DOWN PAYMENTS dpr down payment myths 2

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Lori Powers of Academy Mortgage Corporation

Spring is here — and with it comes the most popular time of year to shop for a home. Many people have mistaken ideas about down payments that keep them from becoming homeowners.

Here are five down payment myths and why they’re false:

MYTH 1: I must pay a 20% down payment.

Not true. The typical down payment today is between 5% and 10%, according to SmartAsset.

MYTH 2: My down payment has to be all my own money.

Not true. Borrowers have several options for saving for a home, including gifts from family, such as wedding gifts; grants from nonprofit agencies or public institutions; state down payment assistance programs; and employer assistance.… Read the rest

We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. GOlf WACC

We invite you to join the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce for the 2018 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Your participation and support allows the Chamber to offer a greater number of quality programs, special events, and raise important Workforce Scholarship funds designed to address the region’s shortage of skilled trade workers.

3rd Annual Golf Outing held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Golfer Registration Form – Register HERE

$165 ~ Single Player – before June 11         $660 ~ 4 Player Team – Before June 11

$175 ~ Single Player – After June 11             $700 ~ 4 Player – After June 11

Team General Registration begins at 11:30 AM – Teams will play 18-holes in a four-person scramble with a Shotgun start.  … Read the rest

To SEO or not to SEO: That is truly the question! SEo

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Ron Le Vine, Efficient Portal

Over the years, we have had many people ask us about SEO. So, I thought I would write about it for a bit. First, I will start with some history and then get into how to think about SEO in the current times.

Back in the early days of the Internet people would build a site and then tell their friends and colleges about it. Sometimes the sites were useful. Sometimes not.

Later on, the search engines were developed with the idea of providing users of the Internet a way to search the thousands of websites for information they needed. Sites like Infoseek.com, Yahoo.com, and so on, came into being and successful by providing this service.… Read the rest

CONNECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH A CAUSE Edge One Media

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Edge One Media

If you are passionate about a certain cause, consider connecting your business to it! Edge One Media is passionate about making an impact against cancer and has been heavily involved with organizing its local Relay for Life for 5 years! While doing our best to benefit the fight against cancer, inversely, being involved with Relay for Life has benefitted Edge One. We’re sure that we can all agree that supporting a good cause while growing your business is a pretty good deal!

Our main goal as businesses is to reach those who need our services while distinguishing ourselves from our competitors. In this ever-evolving business environment, consumers already expect great service, now they are weighing how you are making the world a better place as well.… Read the rest

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS EXPO EVENT BRITE

Find The Talented New Employees You Need

Grow & Retain Your Existing Talent

This is a FREE EVENT

Thursday, April 5th  11:30-1:00 pm

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Clackamas County small, medium and large-sized businesses seeking solutions about workforce-related challenges

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING!

Meet County, State and Non-Profit organization that offer free and/or low-cost services to help you with your workforce challenges. Find new employees and grow existing talent.

Find education and training resources to support your organization’s workforce development initiatives such as apprenticeship training, professional development, employee career progression, and leadership training

Location: 

Clackamas Community College in Gregory Forum, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR 97045

 

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