OSCC 2016 Legislative Priorities – February

OSCC Announces 2016 Legislative Priorities The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) today announced it's 2016 legislative priorities and a list of bills it will support and oppose in the 2016 Legislative Session that began this week. OSCC represents 70 local Chambers of Commerce from across Oregon. Here are the 2016 legislative priorities that the OSCC and [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00February 17th, 2016|Chamber Blog, Economy, Jobs, Public Policy|Comments Off on OSCC 2016 Legislative Priorities – February

How to Stay Safe with Indoor Heater Safety Tips!

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? That's why we made this little segment on indoor heating safety! With a few simple safety tips and precautions you can [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00February 16th, 2016|Chamber Blog, Public Policy|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe with Indoor Heater Safety Tips!

February Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts are partnering together in a national effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017. The CDC is encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00February 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on February Heart Month

Oregon Marijuana Laws and the Impact on HR

Ryan Orr, JD with Cascade Employers Association presented on 11/17/2015 to a large group on Oregon Marijuana laws for Human Resources during a North Clackamas Chamber educational event.  He talked about the legalization of Marijuana and how it will impact the workplace. He covers the following topics... What can you legally ask your employees? What kinds of drugs [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00December 18th, 2015|Chamber Blog, Economy, Eggs ‘N Issues, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on Oregon Marijuana Laws and the Impact on HR

2016 Legislative Priorities

2016 Legislative Priorities (Adopted 12/4/15) The 2016 Legislative Priorities represents the legislative priorities of Oregon’s local business communities as represented by the 70 local Chambers of Commerce of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce. The OSCC is organized to give a voice to the local business communities throughout Oregon in support of policies that enable [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00December 14th, 2015|Chamber Blog, Economy, Jobs|Comments Off on 2016 Legislative Priorities

Operation Santa

Operation Santa Claus Operation Santa takes place in December, which is a time for giving back to our community and Clackamas Fire District #1 is responding with lights and sirens… The annual Operation Santa program is a month-long toy and food drive, fire district volunteers, firefighters and employees join Santa in a parade of fire engines [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00December 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Operation Santa

Clackamas County Commission Approves Marijuana Land Use Regulations

Marijuana Land Use Regulations The Clackamas County Board of County Commissioners concluded its marijuana land use hearing today with a 4-1 vote to approve the staff-proposed regulations, with amendments approved by the commission. Commissioners Jim Bernard, Martha Schrader, Tootie Smith, and Chair John Ludlow voted yes. Commissioner Paul Savas voted no. Marijuana Opt-Out The commissioners [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00December 3rd, 2015|Economy, Public Policy|Comments Off on Clackamas County Commission Approves Marijuana Land Use Regulations

Oregon Task Force on School Safety

School Safety School violence has become all too common in our state and throughout the nation. Recent school attacks have created uncertainty about the safety and security of our schools. In 2014, to address this concern, the Oregon State Legislature enacted House Bill 4087, establishing the Oregon Task Force on School Safety, bringing together representatives from police, [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00November 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oregon Task Force on School Safety

FRAUD ALERT – Counterfeit $100 Bills in Happy Valley

On 11/12/15 Happy Valley Police took multiple reports of fraudulent $100 bills being used at local merchants. The investigation is ongoing for the suspect(s) in the cases. All businesses should be aware and properly train staff to recognize counterfeit money. How to spot counterfeit $100 bills? Color-shifting ink: If you hold the new series bill [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FRAUD ALERT – Counterfeit $100 Bills in Happy Valley

CCC Top College for Veterans

  Military Times has put Clackamas Community College on the list for top college for veterans in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings. The colleges are ranked in three categories: four-year, online and nontraditional, and two-year. Clackamas Community College ranked first in the West and fourth nationally in the two-year category. The rankings factor in the [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-07:00November 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CCC Top College for Veterans