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

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 |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00February 16th, 2016|Chamber Blog, Public Policy|Comments Off on How to Stay Safe with Indoor Heater Safety Tips!

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 |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00December 18th, 2015|Chamber Blog, Economy, Eggs ‘N Issues, Public Policy, Small business|Comments Off on Oregon Marijuana Laws and the Impact on HR

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 |2016-11-21T11:14:33-08:00December 3rd, 2015|Economy, Public Policy|Comments Off on Clackamas County Commission Approves Marijuana Land Use Regulations

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