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Using the strengths of fter a 6 ½ year career at the the committees that the chamGrants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Com- ber has in Business Retention merce Colene will be stepping down and Expansion (BR&E) and the as President- CEO at the end of May. Government Affairs committee Colene says she is not using the re- Martin worked to provide value tirement word, rather she is just to members through education looking for some work-life balance opportunities in the format of as she contemplates easing into those forums such as Peerspectives or motivational speakers for ½ day retirement days. Colene has worked tirelessly events. Partnering with BBSI to for the Grants Pass Chamber and has bring The Employment Law Sebeen a great advocate for the Jose- ries to employers. Colene says, phine County Businesses. She dem- “Your employees are your largonstrated her expertise and skill in est asset and investing in them supporting the role of business by her provides enormous benefit to your operations”. The chamber accomplishments. Supporting business came attempts to make their educaeasy for Martin as she and her hus- tion opportunities affordable so band Ron were owners of a successful that businesses of all size can atsmall business from 1979-2007 when tend. they sold the business. Photo Den C o m was a thriving retail entity that sold ing from a cameras, home entertainment, video business that equipment, high end audio equip- was always enment and created lifelong memories gaging in the in printing photographs. Colene says latest in techher many years being self-employed nology in elecprovided the sensitivity to the prob- tronics Colene lems that businesses face with every- advanced the operations of day operations. When she joined the cham- the chamber ber in 2012, Josephine County was by implementstill trailing behind in the recovery of ing software the Great Recession of 2008. The cli- and programs Peter Liu ~ CITSLINC & Colene Martin benefit mate of business was ticking up, but that ~ Continued on Page 6 1 Toseemed support and our local through communication, advocacy and partnerships! it likepromote at a snail’s pace.commerce

Chamber Membership an Investment in Your Business and our Community!


embership in the chamber is much more than a plaque on the wall, the fulfillment of a sense of civil obligation, or the means to generate new business. Rather, membership represents a commitment to the continued prosperity of Josephine County’s economy. The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst that enables businesses to accomplish collectively what no one business could do alone. A strong united effort gives a voice to members. Tourism, service, retail and manufacturing each contibute to our business community. Come visit us about joining the Chamber and add your energetic voice to the community.


Chamber of Commerce Contact Information

Colene Martin President/CEO

Sue Brown Business Director

Linda Bradley Marketing Art Dyer Customer Service Representative

Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce 1995 NW Vine Street • Grants Pass, OR 97526 Phone: 541.476.7717 Fax: 541.476.9574 •

Executive Board of Directors Board of Directors CHAIR/ Dave Kelly Kelly's Automotive

Josh Balloch - AllCare Health

CHAIR-ELECT/ Christina Kruger PacificCorp

Kirk Kolb - Grants Pass School District #7

TREASURER/ Hugh Griffiths Met One Instruments

Julie Thomas - Concierge Home & Business Watch

PAST-CHAIR/ David Kinyon Asante Three Rivers Medical Center

Cathy Kemper-Pelle - RCC

Foundation Board Members

Greg Roe - Boy's & Girl's Club RV

Trent Carpenter - Southern OR Sanitation Lawton Lesueur -Midland Empire Ins.

Chuck Rund - Consultant Nancy Venuti - The Venuti Group

Steve Ware - Chair, Jo Co Sportsman Assc.

J.R. Wheeler - People’s Bank

Jodi Wainwright, Jodi the Author Christie Swafford Darlene Dart, People’s Bank Programs & Events Lowell Gibson, NiceBadge/Rec. Specialties


very Thursday Morning at 10:30am Chamber Chatter is Sponsored by Rogue Credit Union, showcasing events and businesses in Grants Pass and Josephine County. Chamber Chatter is Fun and Informative while discussions with the Morning Hosts of KAJO and KLDR keep it lively and interesting. Join us at 10:30am each Thursday Morning to Listen to Chamber Chatter and find out what is happening in our Community for the Weekend. Keep your radio dialed to 98.3 FM or 99.7 FM or 1270 AM 10:30-11:00 am on Thursdays.

Sponsored By: This month on Chamber Chatter: •Spring Wine Stroll• Evening to Remember• •Boatnik•WCST•


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April 2018 Greeter of the Month was: Dani Hunt - Bill's Glass & Windshields

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Continued from Front Page the membership as well as staff. “It always amazes me how much we do with the small staff that we have, so anything that simplifies operations is an enormous benefit”. Colene attributes the success of their website and software changes to the strong community calendar of events as well as when people seek out a business they will often use the chamber as their go to place because they trust chamber members. Advocating in support of funding for the Sheriff and Jail for Josephine County, Colene worked on two different ballot measures to support stable funding for Josephine County. Doing a 360 degree turn in 2015 when City officials proposed a sales tax as a permanent funding solution for public safety in Grants Pass, voters were asked if they wanted to eliminate the current public safety levy of $1.79 per $1,000 of assessed value and a utility fee that pays for jail beds in exchange for a 2 percent sales tax on retail trade and accommodations and food services only. Knowing the impacts of singling out an area in the state that has no sales tax was not fair to our local businesses, the chamber fought alongside the business community, the proposed tax failed by 68%. More recently, in her involvement at the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce as past Legislative Chair and current Board Chair of the state association, she has kept the local business community engaged in the matters of the state that effect business. In 2016 the State of Oregon tried to pass an initiative to impose a 2.5 percent gross receipts tax on C corporations with Oregon sales that would have affected 250,000 businesses in Or6

egon that exceeded $25 million in revenue. Oregon State Chamber of Commerce rallied all the chambers across the state to oppose the initiative that failed with 59% opposition. Providing the grassroots information to our businesses is essential to their livelihood. The chamber has created some new partnerships and strengthened the longtime ones in her time at the chamber. Evergreen Federal Bank has been a supporter of Concerts in the Park for many years as well as other local projects that came along in her tenure like Cool Yule and 4th of July Fireworks that the chamber spearheaded from 2013-2016. Bringing back the weekly program of Chamber Chatter with Rogue Credit Union as a major sponsor and KAJO/KLDR radio provides a voice to current events of the chamber and its weekly guest members. Both of our community’s healthcare industry partners Asante, Three Rivers Hospital and AllCare Health are chamber partnerships that want to see business succeed and continually support the mission of the chamber. The City of Grants Pass and Josephine County partnerships are essential to economic growth and the chamber providing a voice in business ideas is essential.

Colene says, she is leaving the organization at a time of fantastic opportunity for the Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber. “Even-though I don’t think we are going to see an end to businesses facing regulatory challenges, there are so many more opportunities for success than there were in when I started in 2012. The economy is strong, locally the city and county seem to be working together better and that builds a solid foundation for business opportunities and economic growth”. Stating what she will miss most; “My supportive staff, our incredible volunteers and especially our members. I was blessed to work with smart people on our board the past 6 years, they truly believe in the mission of the chamber. Finally, probably just the business of doing business”. Board member JR Wheeler at People’s Bank who was on the search committee that originally hired Colene has been appointed by the board to chair the Search Committee for her replacement. The job announcement will made in the coming days. The Chamber Team and Board sincerely thank Colene for her long and distinguished service and wish her a long and happy work-life balance in whatever her future holds.

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2-year federally funded Life Safety and Accessibility Project will begin October 2018. The $8 million Project will bring the Chateau up to Americans with Disability Act standards by installing an elevator, building an additional staircase and creating necessary ramps and other accommodations for visitors. During the Project, the beloved National Historic Landmark will be closed to the public while renovations take place, including upgrading electrical and plumbing systems and making structural improvements. The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (ORCA) will maintain a regular schedule during the renovation. Of the three publicly-owned lodges in Oregon, Timberline and Crater Lake have both been restored. A “Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau” non-profit organization was formed in 2008 with the goal of working with the National Park Service (NPS) in the preservation, stewardship and improvement of ORCA and the 84-year-old Chateau. The Friends group has already renovated a former employee dining room into a meeting and conference space. Travel Oregon, 8

Ford Family Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and individual donors helped fund the renovation. In addition, the Friends group will help fund installation of a 3-story balcony which was original to the Chateau, but was removed in 1958 after it became unsafe. Partial funding from the Cultural Advocacy Coalition (CAC) will help make this possible through the Oregon Legislature’s Centennial Funding Project utilizing lottery funds. The Friends group also plans to raise nearly $5 million to complete and implement a Furnishings

Plan to restore the 23 guest rooms, kitchen and lobby, and to restore the iconic Monterey Furniture Collection. The public is invited to visit the Chateau during these final months prior to the 2-year closure. The Chateau has been managed by Oregon

Caves Outfitters, a project of the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization (IVCanDO) for over 17 years. Out of 9,000 tourism destinations, the Chateau was listed by Oregon Business Magazine as a “Top 100 Fan-Favorite Destination in Oregon” for both 2017 and 2018, the first 2 years of the competition. Rankings are determined by compiling over 22,000 online reviews from Trip Advisor, Yelp and Google. In 2017, the Chateau served 27,000 meals and lodged 7,000 guests and will be open for business from May 3, through September 30 this year. Accommodations range from economy to suite. Limited handicap access is available. The charming 1930’s style Caves Café serves breakfast and lunch while the formal dining room offers expansive canyon views. Free live music events are listed at Call 541592-3400 for reservations. With the concession contract ending this November, it marks the end of 18 years of direct local community contributions to the management of the Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument and a great example of an era where

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"Chateau", continued from pg 8 partnership and collaboration have played a significant role in meeting Illinois Valley community development goals. Oregon Caves Outfitters is an Authorized Concessionaire of the National Park Service. To learn more about Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau or make a tax-deductible donation to help fund renovations, visit or phone 541-944-1139. Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve is located 20 miles east of Cave Junction at the end of scenic Highway 46. Tours take place April to November with special Candlelight and Off-Trail tours in summer. Summer visitors are encouraged to arrive early in the day to avoid long waits. Visit or for information or for tour reservations.

"The Chateau" in 1936"(left) and present day (below)

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orking behind a curtain by day and on bridge rail by night, the construction workers performing rehabilitation work on the historic Caveman Bridge are generally out of sight and mind for most Grants Pass residents. Prime contractor HP Civil Inc. of Stayton constructed a work platform attached by cables under the bridge. The work platform provides safe and sturdy access to the belly of 86-year-old bridge, which spans the Rogue River as the gateway to the Redwood Empire in southwest Oregon and northern California. The $5.3 million rehabilitation project is Caveman Bridge’s first major upgrade since its construction in 1931. Strengthening Caveman Bridge involves repairing exposed steel rebar, injecting the cracks with epoxy, and installing titanium rebar. After the bridge work is completed, the historic gateway sign on the north side of the bridge will also undergo rehabilitation by the city of Grants Pass. “During the winter, crews are repairing the bridge’s concrete and performing crack injections,” said ODOT Project Manager Tim Fletcher. “The curtain helps contain dust and maintain a moderate temperature for the rehabilitation work.” Single-lane closures from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. allow the construction workers to cut the old bridge rail out and replace it with a new rail with an identical design that meets today’s safety standards. ODOT and the contractor will schedule 12 full-night closures, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., as needed over the course of the two-year project. Special provisions in the project scheduled no-work weekends to avoid conflicts with community events.


Boatnik Grants Pass celebrates Boatnik every Memorial Day weekend. The Grants Pass Active Club has hosted the annual multiday celebration since 1959. Families enjoy the event throughout the community, including the downtown parade and boat races on the Rogue River. Prime contractor HP Civil Inc. of Stayton has stated its goal to replace the Caveman Bridge rail before the Boatnik celebration. “The project’s construction schedule was designed to reduce impacts to businesses and travelers as well as support the community events vital to Grants Pass,” said ODOT Project Information Specialist Gary Leaming. “The rehabilitation work is moving along on schedule, so we’re confident the contractor will meet its goal.” Project Development The Grants Pass and Josephine County Chamber of Commerce, the city of Grants Pass, and adjacent businesses worked together with ODOT to develop the Caveman Bridge rehabilitation project. Information collected from the collaboration in addition to traffic data collected by ODOT showed that any constructionrelated lane closures would quickly cause traffic — nearly 19,000 vehicles daily — to back up through the city. An open house last spring showcased the needed bridge improvements and detailed construction impacts to traffic and nearby businesses. An outstanding turnout by the community included a special appearance by the famed Oregon Caveman Club of Grants Pass, a boisterous group of civic boosters formed in 1922.

Pedestrian Accessibility Last summer, the Grants Pass City Council inquired whether the agency had considered widening the bridge to comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The ODOT project development team investigated how to widen the sidewalks at its narrowest points — two feet, eight inches — where the bridge arches meet the walkway. The team worked with the State Historic Preservation Office for the environmental permit. Three options were researched: (1) curb extensions, also known as bulb-outs or bump-outs; (2) widening the sidewalk along the entire length of the bridge; and (3) narrowing bridge rail. Unfortunately, those three options were determined to have an adverse effect on the historic bridge. ODOT recently submitted an alternate plan to remove a three-inch decorative rail from each of the bridge arches where it meets the sidewalk. The State Historic Preservation Office approved the request. The current pinch point is two feet, eight inches. “It’s not a lot, but it is a lot,” said Randy Samuelson, Executive Director of the Handicap Awareness and Support League, a local organization. “It’s a huge first step, those three inches. It shows we’re moving in the right direction for those who are disabled.” With the removal of the decorative rail, the new minimum width will be two feet, 11 inches or 35 inches. According to ADA guidelines, 32 inches is the minimum clearance for a single wheelchair. “The need for better accessibility wasn’t envisioned when the bridge was built in 1931,” said ODOT Area Manager Art Anderson. “While this won’t be quite as wide as we’d hoped, it will be more accommodating for everyone.”

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Just a Reminder...


The U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. It also measures U.S. businesses every 5 years with the economic census. The economic census gives businesses the information they need to make informed decisions that affect the health of America's economy. To reduce the burden on the business community, not all companies receive the economic census. This is the first ever all online economic census collection. Online reporting is easy, improves accuracy, and reduces cost and processing times. The economic census asks companies to report information for each location, including employment, payroll, and value of goods or services produced in 2017. Questions are tailored by industry and size. HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ECONOMIC CENSUS? Frequently Asked Questions Information for Respondents


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Spotlight on Our Local Economy

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Josephin e Count



Housing Units

38,274 11.6%* County Population with Veteran Status

Housing Type

70% *

Single Family Unit

OWNER vs. Renter

62% *


93% * Occupied

Owner Occupied MEDIAN VALUE


Household Incomes OVER $50,000 38% (April 2018)

Persons BELOW

Incomes ld o h e s u Ho UNDER $50,000 62%

17.6%** The POVERTY Line

**This is 25% higher than the rate in the United States: 14.1%

*Most recent 2016 Census information for Josephine County 12

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Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce Supports Grants Pass School District # 7 Bond Measure 17.84


he Chamber’s mission is to promote and support local commerce, one of the ways in which we advance our mission is by supporting business, community growth and development. Modernized schools in a community attract new business and a professional workforce that in turn provides living wage jobs and contribute to the tax base of a community. Our community is growing, indicators project that this trend will continue. The two new middle schools will address the overcrowding, provide modern tools for security & protection and make them environmentally efficient; in addition

to upgrades to all the school facilities in the district. We are living in the era of the technology industry; our schools need to be equipped to educate our kids in in the modern ways of the jobs available today. When we are in the care of a trusted professional for healthcare, airlines or other skilled work we want them to have the necessary education. The Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and their Government Affairs Committee fully understand that the citizens of Grants Pass are being asked to fund yet another substantial project.

However, the board and committee recommend the communities support Grants Pass School District 7 bond of Measure 17.84. The timing is a crucial factor to consider, delaying construction will only increase the costs if this is delayed. If approved, the District will receive $6,723,603 in matching funds from the State of Oregon You will never be sorry you invested in shaping the future of our children. Colene Martin, CEO Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce

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Ways It Pays

To Work with a Realtor®

DETERMINE HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD. Price existing home without the input of market expert.

Arrange home and pest inspections on new home.

Check credit report.

Negotiate terms of sale or purchase, including repairs or concessions.

Find attorney to draft contract.

Review and approve contract.

Put existing house on market.


Decide where to advertise to reach best potential buyers.

Host open houses to sell existing home.

Thinking about buying or selling a home on your own? Consider all the steps you’ll personally have to complete:

Hire attorney or title company to complete closing research.

Schedule appointments to show current home or to see new ones.

Choose mortgage lender.

Hire surveyor to survey property.


Order title search.

Investigate school system.


Research neighborhoods and local amenities.

Review and approve closing costs.

Analyze comparable home sales and make offer on new home.

Obtain homeowners’ insurance.

Consider offers for current home.

Review homeowners’ association documents for new home.

Coordinate closing with lender, title company and customer.

Meet home and pest inspectors for review of current home.

Conduct final walk-throughs of home.

Review and sign closing documents.

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Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members

Cascade Eyecare Center

Cascade Surgery Center

Cascade Eyecare Center

Cascade Surgery Center



1226 NE 7th St, Grants Pass (541) 476-6636 Kimberly Moulton Email: Website: Category: Optometrists/Opticians Our Eyecare physicians provide a wide range of services to our patients, which include routine vision exams for glasses or contact lenses, comprehensive adult and pediatric eye exams, diabetic eye exams, and cataract diagnosis and surgery. We provide a courtesy billing of your claim to most insurance companies.

120 NE Manzanita, Grants Pass (541) 479-2824 Kimberly Moulton Email: Website: Category: Physicians & Surgeons

Cascade Surgery Center is a state-of-the-art, outpatient surgical facility, conveniently located adjacent to our clinic location in the heart of Grants Pass, Oregon. Cascade Surgery Center is Medicare-certified and accredited with the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). AAAHC is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. They are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research.

Herb's La Casita Restaurant Mobile Madness Grants Pass Herb’s La Casita Restaurant

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515 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass (541) 476-1313 Crystal Allemand – General Manager Email: Website: Herb's La Casita Restaurant Category: Restaurant Description:

Call for take-out and ask about our catering menu. Hours: Open 7 days a week! 6AM to 9PM Sun.-Thurs. & 24 Hours Fri. & Sat. 20

1549 NE F St, Grants Pass (541) 295-8835 Susan Roberts – Manager Email: Website: Category: Cellular Phone Service Description:

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Welcome Our Newest Chamber Members

Murphy Hemp Company

Shenanigans Lounge

Murphy Hemp Co.

Shenanigans Lounge

6890 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass (541) 862-7420 Kit Doyle – Owner Email: Website: Category: Retail Description:

We know there is a lot to learn about hemp! Some people aren't sure where to start. Come to us! Our staff is very knowledgeable on all of our products and can help you decide where to get started. The most abundant cannabinoid in hemp is CBD (Cannabidiol). Our products contain concentrated amounts of this incredible anti-inflammatory plant compound. Murphy Hemp Company provides initial consultations for anyone who would like to get started with CBD hemp products. We will guide you through our products, and assist you with choosing what would work best depending on your aliments.

515 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass (541) 476-1313 Crystal Allemand – General Manager Email: Website: Shenanigans Lounge Category: Restaurants Description: Bar , Karaoke 7 days a week, billiards, video lottery. Full Bar and Restaurant with covered patio. Open daily from 10:30 am - 2:30 am

The Vault Nite Club

Valley Animal Hospital

The Vault Nite Club

Valley Animal Hospital

Dance club/night club open on Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 pm - 2:00 am and earlier for special events.

Valley Animal Hospital is proud to serve Grants Pass, OR and the surrounding communities. We are a team of highly trained and educated animal health professionals who are dedicated to caring for your pet. We believe in practicing the highest standard of veterinary medicine while creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for you and your pet. We also strive to communicate with you throughout your pet’s care so that you can be better informed. Please contact us about how we can care for your pet. Thank you, and we look forward to your next visit!

515 Rogue River Hwy, Grants Pass (541) 476-1313 Crystal Allemand - General Manager Email: Website: Category: Restaurants Description:

Access to Shenanigan's Lounge and Herb's La Casita Restaurant for a full menu.

400 NE E St, Grants Pass (541)955-9655 Margaret Forsberg Email: Website: Category: Veterinary Clinics Description:

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Renewing Members Thank you for your continued support of our community

Affordable Park Place Storage

Platt Electric Supply

Anytime Fitness

Premier West Properties LLC

Applegate Valley - Oregon Vintners Assoc. Booth Insurance Agency LLC

Republic Services Rockstar La Hair Studio & Blowdry Lounge

Davis, Freudenberg, Day & Galli

Rogue Community College Foundation

Diamond Cannabis

Saint Germain Foundation

First Interstate Bank - North Branch

Seven Feathers Casino Resort

First Interstate Bank - South Branch

Siskiyou Field Institute

George R. Oflson III, DMD PC

Southern Oregon Guild of Artists

Growers' Market

Southern Oregon Sanitation

H&R Block of Grants Pass

St. Anne Catholic School

Jacksonville Publishing, LLC

Super 8 Grants Pass

Mr Rooter Plumbing & Drain Cleaning O.A.R.S. Odd Fellows/Golden Rule Lodge #78

Taprock Northwest Grill United Country Real Estate/ Rogue Oregon Auctioneers

Parkway Christian Center


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2 7am Ambassadors Greeters 7:45-9:00am Indoor Airman Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Dr.

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30 Greeters 7:45-9:00am Bill’s Glass 217 NE Hillcrest Dr


To support and promote our local commerce through communication, advocacy and partnerships!

Join Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce for an adventure to…


Beijing ● Shanghai

Your Trip Includes:

Oct 6 - 15, 2018 10-Day Trip For Only


$2,099 ●

Suzhou ●

● Roundtrip international airfare & Chinese domestic airfare & Tax ● 4-and 5-star hotel accommodations ● 3 meals each day ● Deluxe bus tours ● Fluent English-speaking tour guides ● Entrance fees for attractions

10-day Itinerary Day 1 - SEA/Beijing Check in at Seattle International Airport for an afternoon flight. Your adventure begins as you cross the international dateline. Day 2 - Beijing Arrive in Beijing, the Capital of China by midnight. You will be met at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to the hotel. Day 3 - 4 Beijing Visit the Tian An Men Square, the largest square in the world, the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, home of 24 emperors with a total space of 9,999 rooms, and the Summer Palace, featuring the Long Corridor with painted gallery, Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Seventeen Arch Bridge and the Marble Boat. Tour to the Lama Temple and the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420 A.D., where the emperors prayed to the heavens for a good harvest. Day 5 - Beijing Bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.

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Price reflects Double occupancy Add $500 for single occupancy $100 Additional for Non-Membership Add $6,000 to fly Business Class Add $200 to take Terra-Cotta Warriors itinerary Everything on the itinerary included Free business conference if passenger requires Including all tax & Post Departure Travel insurance

Day 6 - Beijing/Shanghai/Suzhou Fly to Shanghai, followed by a bus trip to Suzhou for the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple and the National Embroidery Institute to see silk embroidery, a local craft with thousands of years of history. Dinner this evening will include a show featuring traditional Chinese music. Day 7 - Suzhou/Hangzhou Morning tour bus excursion to Hangzhou for a visit to the Economic Development Zone and the centuries-old Lingyin Temple, featuring a 64.3 foot high camphor-wood carving of Buddha. Day 8 - Hangzhou/Shanghai Morning boat cruise on West Lake with relaxing stopover at jewel-like pagodas and tea houses. Afternoon tour bus trip to Shanghai. Day 9 - Shanghai Visit the Yu Garden, a maze of marvelous pavilions, ponds, rocky works and overarching trees. Also visit the Bund, Shanghai’s famous waterfront park. Tour the Pudong Economic Development Zone. Day 10 - Shanghai/Beijing/SEA Morning for free. The afternoon flight will depart by 1:30pm for SEA where you will arrive at 10:30 am on the same day.

An orientation meeting will be held Monday, Mar 19. 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Evergreen Federal Bank’s BEAR HOTEL 2101 NE Spaulding Ave, Grants Pass Please call Colene at Chamber details Please Call the Chamber forfor details Phone: 541-476-7717

Plan now to join Grants Pass & Joesephine County Chamber of Commerce, with business leaders and friends for this once in a lifetime China Adventure. Space is limited. Email your registration to Chamber, 541-476-7717 Website . Tour Operator: Citslinc 1-844.262.1100 email address website

May 2018 Newsletter  

Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce - May 2018 Newsletter

May 2018 Newsletter  

Grants Pass & Josephine County Chamber of Commerce - May 2018 Newsletter