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Visit with business owners after hours

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its occasional Chamber After Hours networking event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Douglas Ridge Rifle Club, 27787 Highway 224, west of Highway 211 near the high-voltage towers.

A tour of the 130-acre facility will be given to all who are interested.

As an optional activity during the gathering, participants will be allowed, using all safety procedures, to shoot an M-1 rifle, a black-powder rifle and a .22-caliber pistol or a personal handgun, brought to the facility and checked by club staff.

The event is held to give opportunities for local entrepreneurs to meet people from other businesses while enjoying refreshments as well as door prizes.

Bring a dollar to enter a drawing, which gives prizes to the winners and saves 50 cents from each entrant to pay for gifts and food for a needy family next Christmas.

For more information on this networking event or how to connect with local business owners, call 503-668-4006.

Connect with Sandy business owners

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce will have its Good Morning Sandy networking event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the chamber office and visitor center, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

The host is Graham Clarke of Central Payment, a home-based business in Sandy.

Bring a dollar to enter a drawing, which gives prizes to the winners and saves 50 cents from each entrant to pay for gifts and food for a needy family next Christmas.

For more information on this networking event or on how to connect with local business owners, call 503-668-4006.

Put an end to Sassy Saboteurs

If you feel sabotaged when a high-powered CEO-type steps on your toes, steals the spotlight and benefits from taking control, you’re not alone.

Here’s a class that will empower women to take charge and gain confidence in the process.

The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Brown Bag Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the chamber office, 38963 Pioneer Blvd.

Lea McLeod teaches the class and calls those nasty control-takers “Sassy Saboteurs.”

During the class, while participants are eating the lunch they brought, McLeod will demonstrate how women can take control of a conversation that starts to go bad.

The class is free to chamber members and $5 to others. Since seating is limited, make a reservation by calling 503-668-4006.