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Welcome to the Columbia River Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association. The CRCBFA is organized to protect and further the business and interests of Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders in the Columbia River Region, to promote the exchange of common ideas and problems, and to develop a cordial relationship among its members. Click HERE to view the current CRCBFA By-Laws.


Visit the CRCBFA Blog to get to know us! Or follow/like the CRCBFA on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. We look forward to getting to know you. Please feel free to email admin@crcbfa.org with questions or comments.


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The CRCBFA reminds all event participants that various state and federal laws prohibit the exchange of information among competitors regarding matters pertaining to price, refusals to deal, market division, tying relationships and other topics which may infringe upon antitrust regulations. No such exchange or discussion will be tolerated during CRCBFA events or meetings. These guidelines apply not only to the formal event or meeting sessions, but to informal discussions during breaks, meals or social gatherings. Thank you for your cooperation.

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              CRCBFA Annual Holliday Membership                                Meeting and Luncheon

                                                 Wednesday December 18, 2019       

                                                        11:30 am - 1:00 pm

           The CRCBFA will be welcoming Alex Strogen, Chief Commercial Officer from The Port of Vancouver USA as our guest speaker for this month's membership meeting & luncheon. Alex has more than 15 years of maritime and sales experience, including executive education programs at Kings Point Federal.

Alex will be covering the following topics during his presentation at this month’s Meeting & Luncheon.         

•Dynamics that are playing into our favor here in the Pacific Northwest with increasing

vessel and truck costs

•The River wide initiative to open up the River to be a viable

 gateway for project related cargoes

•How the River can and is taking advantage of Canadian

destined cargoes

                                                                 Alex Strogen Bio

                                          Hot Chocolate & Cider Bar is back! 

         A big thank you to Avalon for sponsoring our Hot Chocolate & Cider Bar this year






 Salads: Green salad with assorted dressings, Macaroni salad, Old fashioned potato salad

 Entrees:  Roast Beef, Roast Chicken Breast, Marinated & grilled Portobello Mushroom (Vegan)

                                                                Variety of breads and Artisan breads

                                                                   Assorted Tillamook Cheeses

                                                 Mayo, Dijon mustard, Chipotle mayo, Pesto (Vegan)

                  Relish Tray: Sliced tomatoes, kosher pickles, sliced red onion, green leaf lettuce

                                                Hummus trio with carrot sticks and cucumber sticks

                                    Dessert: Assortment of fresh baked cookies and brownies  


                                                                      Holiday Raffle

  Bring your raffle donations and join us in this year’s holiday raffle fun. To participate grab a raffle ticket when you check in. 


*if your company can donate prizes equal to the number of attendees registering from the company, we appreciate it and it makes it more fun for all attending*                      

                                                 Oregon Food Bank Donations

   Please bring your nonperishable food items or funds with you. We will be collecting  check in table.

                                          * 10 lbs of donated food is equivalent of 8 meals *

                     * $10 donations support’s our community with as many as 30 meals*


                                           Date:  Wednesday December 18, 2019

                                                         Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


              Venue                                                                                     RSVP Here Today!                         Sheraton Airport Hotel                                                        Member or Public Agency Cost:          8235 NE Airport Way                                                    $50.00- with or without reservations         Portland, OR 97220                                                                           Non-Member Cost:                                                                                                                  $55.00- with or without reservations 


                                                                            *Parking is Free*

    Print your parking ticket at the gate and make sure to bring your parking ticket in with you and we will provide a parking validation sticker at the check in table.


                                                                            * Please Note*

   Those reserving space without attending will be billed, reservations may be Transferred. No cancellations accepted the day of event. Look forward to seeing you there.





                  2019 CRCBFA Anual Food and Funds Drive

                Benefiting the Oregon Food Bank

                              December 4th through December 18th 

                         Nov 20-27: Request Food Box or Barrel


                   *Please  Email the following to request a food box or Barrel*  

            When sending your email please include the following information:

    Company,  Drop off address ,  Contact name, phone number, email address,            specify if you would like a box, barrel or funds only.                 

                                               Email: Admin@crcbfa.org


               Dec 3-4: Barrel and Box Drop Offs: Begin collecting Food and Funds

               Dec 17: Barrel and Box Pick Ups

               Dec 18: Join Us at our Annual Holiday Luncheon

   *CRCBFA will also be collecting food and funds donations at our Annual Holiday           Luncheon*

                         * 10 lbs of donated food is equivalent of 8 meals *

              * $10 donations supports our community with as many as 30 meals *

                                                               View flyer

                                                        Oregon Food Bank  

                                                  CRCBFA online giving page 



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LEARN: Improve your business and your career with workshops, panels, roundtable discussions and town hall meetings on timely topics.  Stay informed about the latest industry issues and trends.   


PARTICIPATE & COMMUNICATE:  Support your industry and let your voice be heard by US regulators and legislators on issues that affect your business.  Volunteer for a PCC or WESCCON committee.  Find out how you can make a difference.   


NETWORK:  WESCCON offers the best opportunity to meet people in the global logistics industry.  Whether by attending or exhibiting, by finding contacts in the Directory of Registrants, or promoting your name as a sponsor, participation in WESCCON gives you the contacts you need. As we often hear from our WESCCON participants, there is no other conference in this industry that offers the educational, networking and social programs for such a reasonable registration fee.  

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Hope to see you at WESCCON 2020!

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