Dennis Johnson Named 2017 Tigard Chamber Volunteer of the Year

Dennis Johnson, Owner of Center Street Gold & Silver, has been named the 2017 Tigard Shining Stars Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  This award honors a Chamber member who has volunteered many hours of time, talent and energy to the success and growth of the Tigard Chamber.  Bert Tousey and his example of Chamber volunteerism is commitment at its best.  This person is an example of an active member who has sustained their efforts on behalf of the Chamber over a long period of time.  By their efforts, they have made this organization more effective in serving the Tigard community.
Shortly after joining the Tigard Chamber in 2015, Dennis threw himself wholeheartedly into the chamber by becoming a Tigard Chamber Ambassador.  As such, he has been a vocal advocate for the chamber and for other chamber members. He does this by giving weekly shout outs, through links on his website, Facebook and other social media channels, and online reviews.  In addition, he routinely attends our networking events, brings valuable raffle prizes, and utilizes our $5 Announcements, all which helps generate funds for chamber programs.

Dennis is enthusiastic about our chamber, has gone above and beyond his role as an Ambassador and does numerous things to help other members succeed. He is an advocate of all things Tigard Chamber and does everything he can to promote doing business in Tigard, helping the Tigard Community, and helping our members gain visibility.  These have included:

Hosting Good Morning Tigard (GMT) numerous times each year at other members’ business locations which provides visibility for that member.
Paying for members to host GMT when they couldn’t afford it otherwise.
Encouraging members to Shop Local by buying Shop Local pins and giving them away when they come to his business.
Doing contests to encourage members to review each others businesses on Google, Yelp and Facebook, including significant prizes to the winner that he provides.
2nd year Co-Title Sponsor of the Tigard Shining Stars Community Awards Event.
Donor to numerous causes in Tigard including the Tigard Tualatin Relay for Life, Undergarment Drive, Tigard  High School youth clubs and activities.

Please join us in congratulating Dennis on this well-deserved award.  This award will be formally presented with other Tigard volunteer and business awards at Tigard’s 2017 Shining Stars Community Awards Celebration, sponsored by Title Sponsors Center Street Gold & Silver and HomeStreet Bank (King City) and held on Friday, April 28th from 5:30-9 p.m. at Embassy Suites – Washington Square, event location host. With a theme of “Roaring 20’s”, this elegant themed dinner event includes dinner, silent auction, dessert dash, awards, and more. Tickets are only $55/person.  So dress your best and come join us to celebrate Tigard!

For further details about Shining Stars, please contact the Tigard Chamber of Commerce at 503-639-1656 or at  or go to our webpage at

About Center Street Gold & Silver

Owner and operator Dennis Johnson has traded in the bullion and financial markets since 1976.  Through his distinguished career as a commodities broker, Dennis has provided expert commentary for The Oregonian and local radio, led financial workshops, and published financial newsletters. Active in his community, he prides himself in providing a consultative buying and selling experience that prioritizes customer satisfaction.

About Tigard Chamber of Commerce (TCC)

The Tigard Chamber (TCC) is a tool that enables and equips your business to be more nimble, reach farther, grow faster and stay ahead of the competition. Our member businesses that are part of the Tigard Chamber, not only leverage each other, but each of these members’ connections and knowledge, as well. It is exponential. Got a business challenge, question or idea, you are not alone as part of the Tigard Chamber. The TCC provides for its members: Connections & Credibility, Learning, Business Advocacy, Cost Savings, Hot Deals and Community Involvement.  Learn more at

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