Happy Valley Business Alliance (HVBA)

Happy Valley Business Alliance

The Happy Valley Business Alliance (HVBA) is a community-centric organization that supports and connects Happy Valley business owners and brings attention to their businesses, attractions, and upcoming special events. Members of the HVBA have an advantage in local business, with benefits that include opportunities for mentoring, networking, business growth, and education.

A strong community partner, the City of Happy Valley works together with the HVBA to further offer support to businesses. This dynamic partnership exemplifies collaborative problem solving as the two entities work to foster economic growth, enhance the local business environment, and promote a vibrant and prosperous community. Led by a Board that includes a City liaison, the group has a true pulse on local business.

Why join the HVBA?

The HVBA ultimately exists to help your business grow because it understands the importance of maintaining a strong economic foundation for the community. Membership is comprised of small businesses, city government, and local nonprofits and it believes that relationship is the key to building a successful organization. The HBVA’s goal is to be a source of education and connections for others locally.

In business, professional development never stops—there’s always more to learn. Experienced business connections can provide much-needed advice and industry insight, and budding businesses can gain lasting traction. The HVBA is a great way to get involved in the local business community and an even better way to stay connected to the City.

General Meetings

The HVBA meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m at City Hall. Meetings are open to both members and those potentially interested in joining. They include guest speakers, presentations from members, and a chance for business owners to connect with industry leaders in a variety of fields. Attendees also make connections that can help boost business.

As a bonus, the City offers helpful information about community activities, building updates, parks and recreation happenings, and vital safety information from Happy Valley Police and Clackamas Fire District #1. The Mayor is also frequently in attendance as are other members of City leadership. These gatherings are a prime way for businesses to stay in the know and learn firsthand about upcoming opportunities to partner with the City. Many HVBA members are even active sponsors of City events and other City initiatives.

Happy Valley Magazine

Made possible through a joint effort between the City of Happy Valley, the HVBA, and Pamplin Media, the Happy Valley Magazine is distributed to residents annually in the Spring. The publication sheds light on local events, showcases a variety of feature stories, and includes a complete directory of local businesses. Magazines are provided to every residence and business in Happy Valley, with additional copies available for pick up at City Hall. Many businesses have the publication on display on their premises or gift them to clients who are new to their business. Through special advertising opportunities for members, the Happy Valley Magazine offers excellent visibility for local business looking to connect with the Happy Valley community. Be sure to check out this year’s publication and attend a general meeting to learn more about how to be part of next year’s issue.

Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings

Did you know the Mayor, City Council, and members of the Happy Valley Business Alliance frequently partake in ribbon cutting ceremonies as a way to officially welcome new businesses to the City? For nearly 15 years, the City has been offering this opportunity as a way to engage new businesses and connect residents to some of the best spots in town.

Happy Valley businesses contribute significantly to our local community by providing many of the goods and services we all need and enjoy. They offer places for us to gather, workout, eat, drink, and shop, and provide jobs which boost the economy and contribute to a city that thrives. The City of Happy Valley not only encourages new businesses to set up shop, but it is happy to highlight them with pomp and circumstance. By partnering with the Happy Valley Business Alliance to offer commemorative ribbon cutting ceremonies, the City aims to celebrate one slice of the American Dream.

Starting a business in Happy Valley? Reach out to Stephani Hern to discuss celebrating with an official ribbon cutting. Email [email protected] to connect.

New Business Welcome Packet

Running a business is a full-time task, but our City staff and the HVBA want you to succeed. That’s why the City has compiled a collection of resources that includes information on what to expect when it comes to business licensing, alarm permits, and even becoming an event sponsor. The HVBA and the City work together to ensure all new businesses in Happy Valley receive this helpful guide.

If you haven’t received a packet yet, simply reach out to Community Engagement Specialist, Katie Coffey, at [email protected].

Learn more about the HVBA and become a member by visiting them online.

There, you’ll find additional information about networking opportunities, educational events, and other helpful resources.