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Bess Wills R.

General Manager

Gresham Ford

Direct Phone: (503) ***-****       

Email: b***@***.com

Gresham Ford

1940 E Powell Blvd

Gresham, Oregon 97080

United States

Company Description

Gresham Ford is proud to serve Portland, Beaverton, Vancouver, and southern Washington State. Conveniently located on East Powell Blvd, Gresham Ford is easily accessible for customers. Gresham Ford has a big selection of new Ford models, including Ford ... more

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Affiliations

Vice Chairman
Riverview Bancorp Inc

Board President
Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce

Board Member
East Metro Economic Alliance

Executive Board Member
Visitor's Center

Board Member
Riverview Community Bank

Board Member
Gresham Barlow Education Foundation

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Bess Wills General Manager

bess@greshamford.com (503) 665-0102
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. She also co-chairs the East Multnomah County "Try Local First" coalition and has a passion for shopping local.


Bess Wills is the General ...

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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.

When Bess 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 new home. She 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. She 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 tithe. Upon request, Bess donates 10% of customer service and parts purchases up to $100 per transaction, to the favorite charity of their choice.
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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. Bess continues to utilize new and innovative ways to spur the community into getting involved.
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"Every nickel we raise helps somebody in our community," Wills said.
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Bess sits on the board or assists a number of charitable organizations including:
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Gresham Ford and Bess are actively involved in the following organizations:


Gresham Ford is the ''Dealer With ...

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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

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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 efforts. With every vehicle you purchase at Gresham Ford, Bess will donate $100 in your name to the charity of your choice. She will also donate 10% of all service work, parts and labor, up to $100. Her service department and Quick Lane work on all makes and models and are documented tops in the nation in repair accuracy and customer satisfaction.
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Bess Wills General Manager Phone: (503) 665-0101 Fax: (503) 665-1820 Send an Email


Community | Printing & Lithography in Portland OR | Home Run Graphics

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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!

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Bess Wills is appearing at the Portland Female Executives monthly dinner.

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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!
Bess is passionate about bringing out the best in her associations at work and within the community. She 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. Under her 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. She has over 25 years of fiscal and corporate management experience in construction, real estate development and auto dealerships.
She 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).

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