I see that the Portland Business Alliance is offering a $100 off membership if you join in February. I recently joined the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) and am considering the Portland Business Alliance also. I have attended the leads meetings of both organizations and some of the evening events of the GVCC. It is good to be able to meet with other business people but to make the most of your membership you really have to participate.
I found the same with the American Marketing Association. For years I was a member and went to the luncheons every now and then but it wasn’t until I got involved and joined the board that I really started to get some value from my membership.
Anyway, if you want to join the Alliance, the promotional code that was in the Oregon Business Magazine is PBA0207. See you at one of the events!