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Bess is the General Manager and Co-Owner of Gresham Ford.
She's on the board of the Gresham Chamber of Commerce, the East Metro Economic Alliance and Riverview Community Bank.
also co-chairs the East Multnomah County "Try Local First" coalition and has a passion for shopping local.
Bess Wills is the General ...
Bess Wills is the General Manager/Co-Owner of Gresham Ford in Gresham, Oregon.
She is responsible for the daily operations of the dealership.
Her career spans 35 years of fiscal and corporate management experience that includes construction, real estate development and auto dealerships.
took over the operations at Gresham Ford
in 2003, she
was amazed at the warmth of the people and the eagerness with which the local community accepted an "outsider" from California.
Bess fell in love with the people of Gresham and began a crusade to help improve the lives in her
soon realized the needs of the community were great so she
started the "Contribute to the Community" program as a catalyst to inspire others to get involved.
is active with a variety of charitable organizations with a passion to help families that need a hand-up.
She has worked with My Father's House, Snow Cap and Human Solutions to name a few.
The Contribute to the Communityprogram has touched and contributed to well over 250 local charities and non-profits.
The Contribute to the Community Program has a three pronged approach to serving the customers and community of Gresham Ford
The first method began with Bess
devoting entire weeks of radio and print advertising to champion specific charities she
recognized as being particularly effective at meeting basic human needs.
By soliciting contributions in her
ads and sharing the second approach, the Gresham Ford
Upon request, Bess
donates 10% of customer service and parts purchases up to $100 per transaction, to the favorite charity of their choice.
In addition Bess
writes a weekly column in the Gresham Outlook to further highlight ways everyone can get involved and help make #GreshamStrong.
Bess also acts as a moderator on a community focused cable shoe called Gresham Strong that showcases local community efforts and betterment opportunities.
continues to utilize new and innovative ways to spur the community into getting involved.
"Every nickel we raise helps somebody in our community," Wills
Bess sits on the board or assists a number of charitable organizations including:
are actively involved in the following organizations:
Gresham Ford is the ''Dealer With ...
Gresham Ford is the ''Dealer With a Heart'' because Bess Wills has a passion to improve the lives of people in our community and she wants her friends and customers to help decide where to focus her ...read more
is the ''Dealer With a Heart'' because Bess Wills
has a passion to improve the lives of people in our community and she
friends and customers to help decide where to focus her
With every vehicle you purchase at Gresham Ford
will donate $100 in your name to the charity of your choice.
will also donate 10% of all service work, parts and labor, up to $100.
service department and Quick Lane work on all makes and models and are documented tops in the nation in repair accuracy and customer satisfaction.
Phone: (503) 665-0101
Fax: (503) 665-1820
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Cinema Under the Stars-Gresham, Introducing Jeff Milkes Portland Parks and Recreation, Bob Avila and Bess Wills of Gresham Ford Co-sponsors.
PDXfX Events - September 20: How to Put Your Skills to Work for You!
Bess Wills is appearing at the Portland Female Executives monthly dinner.
On Tuesday, September 20, please join Portland Female Executives
(PDXfX) as we host Bess Wills
recently named by the Portland Business Journal
, the 2011 Woman Executive of the Year.
Bess draws on her
25 years of experience in fiscal and corporate management and her
commitment to community to discuss how we can focus on what we do best by putting our skills to work!
is passionate about bringing out the best in her
associations at work and within the community.
speaks to how important it is to realize that we're not alone in our efforts to achieve and that once we set our minds to doing something; we have the power to make it happen.
As a participant, you can expect to come away with insight on how to follow your passion by putting your strengths to work for you, finding balance and tips and tricks on how to enjoy the journey.
Bess R. Wills is the General Manager and Co-Owner of Gresham Ford in Gresham, Oregon where she is responsible for the daily operations of the dealership.
leadership, Gresham Ford
has been recognized with the Ford Motor Company's
President's Award, Salute to Dealer Nomination and the Community Applause Award from the Oregon Banker's Association
has over 25 years of fiscal and corporate management experience in construction, real estate development and auto dealerships.
is active with a variety of charitable organizations and currently Co-Chairs the "Try Local First" Coalition.
She is an Executive Board Member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center, serves on the Board of the East Metro Economic Alliance and a former Board Member of the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation.
She is also member of the Board of Directors for Riverview Community Bank and was recently named Portland Business Journal's "Woman Executive of the Year" (Medium/Small Business).