2017 Legislative Report – Week 21

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Last week was a classic good news, bad news week for our businesses. The good news? The legislative leadership scrapped plans to pursue a major tax increase. At issue was House Bill 2830, which for weeks looked like it would be passed out of committee as a new gross […]

STEM Education: Fun for Kids and Good for Tualatin

At Lam Research, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are at the heart of the technologies we develop, so we know first-hand their significant business value.  We have also seen the positive impact STEM education offers communities:  students discover exciting and rewarding careers, develop a lifelong love for learning and giving back, and some […]

Thank You!

A warm and sincere Thank You to everyone who helped make this year’s Dress for Success Oregon clothing drive such a tremendous success! Warm regards, Michele Kaiser,  AAMS, Financial Advisor Edward Jones Tualatin, OR  97062 P:  503-691-2989

Pacific Continental Bank Announces Merger

Recently, Pacific Continental Bank announced their intention to merge into Columbia Bank. Columbia Bank is one of the top performing and most admired business community banks in the country, as is Pacific Continental. The combination of these two companies creates a Pacific Northwest powerhouse, where community banking can thrive with local authority and leadership. Both […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 18

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – We continue to believe that the legislature has no real political pathway to balance the budget and finish its business in time for the July 10th constitutional deadline. There are not the votes to pass major “cuts” budgets. There are not the votes to pass meaningful cost savings legislation. […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 16

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Here’s a Week 16 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. The biggest issue of Week 16 was the release of the May revenue forecast, which historically has signaled the ‘home stretch’ of the legislative session. The reason the May forecast is so important is because it informs […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 15

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – Here’s a week 15 recap of key issues in the Oregon legislature. Key Labor Bills: Predictive Scheduling: SB 828 implements predictive scheduling for food service, retail and hospitality businesses. As part of the bill, business is seeking a total, permanent statewide ban on local scheduling mandates. Unions are coalescing […]