State of the Cities 2016

State of the Cities 2016 January 27, 2016 Each year the North Clackamas Chamber hosts the Annual State of the Cities luncheon at the Monarch Hotel.  Around 230 people came to hear from their city Mayor’s about their past successes and future plans.  Present were Mayor’s Lori DeRemer of Happy Valley, Diana Helm of Damascus, [...]

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 |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00February 17th, 2016|Chamber Blog, Economy, Jobs, Public Policy|Comments Off on OSCC 2016 Legislative Priorities – February

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 |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00December 14th, 2015|Chamber Blog, Economy, Jobs|Comments Off on 2016 Legislative Priorities

Business in the County Forum – Clackamas County Commissioners

All Five Clackamas County Commissioners appeared at the annual Business in the County event that the North Clackamas Chamber held on October 28th. This event was Moderated by Lori Olund with Miles Fiber Glass & Composites at Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukie; it was a great opportunity for the audience to ask many questions. Watch [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00November 3rd, 2015|Chamber Blog, Events, Jobs, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on Business in the County Forum – Clackamas County Commissioners

Legislative Update for 9-23

Legislative Updates for North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce – as of 09/23/2015 - Get this article in a PDF Minimum Wage.  We believe there will be another concerted effort in 2016 to pass a minimum wage increase along with legislation to allow local governments to increase their own minimum wage levels even higher.  Last session, [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00September 24th, 2015|Chamber Blog, Economy, Eggs ‘N Issues, Jobs, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on Legislative Update for 9-23

Oregon Chamber Report – June 1st

Oregon Chamber Report – June 1   What we see coming up (June 1 – June 5): Mandatory Paid Sick Leave (SB 454-A) is moving out of the Ways & Means Committee this week. The Senate Democrats came to an internal agreement that will guarantee 16 votes to pass the bill out of the Senate. [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:34-08:00June 2nd, 2015|Economy, Jobs, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on Oregon Chamber Report – June 1st

SB 454 Changes

SB 454  CHANGES SINCE LAST SENATE CAUCUS DISCUSSION Employer Size for Paid Leave 10, with Portland grandfathered at 6 Calculation is based on average payroll during the previous year, which provides employers with stability and predictability. Employers that had an average of 10 or more employees for 20 weeks of that year meet the threshold. [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:34-08:00June 2nd, 2015|Economy, Jobs, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on SB 454 Changes

SB 454 Action Alert

 SB 454-A Action Alert Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Mandate (House of Representatives) May 20, 2015 Senate Bill 454-A mandates that all Oregon businesses with 6 or more employees provide 40 hours per year of paid sick leave.  Businesses with 5 employees or less are mandated to provide at least 40 hours per year of [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:45-08:00June 1st, 2015|Economy, Endorsements, Jobs, Public Policy, Small business, Sustainability|Comments Off on SB 454 Action Alert

Legislative Priorities of 2015 5/4/2015

Legislative Priorities of 2015 (Revised 5/4) The 2015 OSCC Legislative Agenda represents the legislative priorities of the Main Street business community as represented by the 66 local Chambers of Commerce represented by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce. The OSCC is organized to support business growth, job growth and income growth in each of our [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:45-08:00May 5th, 2015|Economy, Eggs ‘N Issues, Endorsements, Jobs, Networking, Public Policy, Small business, Sustainability|Comments Off on Legislative Priorities of 2015 5/4/2015

OSCC Member Report – 4/27

OSCC Member Report on House Bills – April 27 Review of past week (April 27 – May 1): It was a slow week in the capitol. Many committees were cancelled as legislators spent several additional hours in floor session voting on a backlog of legislation. The legislature did not meet on Friday. The House passed [...]

By |2016-11-21T11:14:45-08:00May 5th, 2015|Economy, Eggs ‘N Issues, Endorsements, Jobs, Public Policy|Comments Off on OSCC Member Report – 4/27