OSCC Endorses Lou Ogden for BOLI Commissioner

Dear OSCC members and colleagues – The Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) announced today that the Board of Directors has endorsed Lou Ogden for Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) Commissioner. At its meeting on Friday, April 13th, the Board unanimously voted to endorse Ogden for the position of Labor Commissioner. The statewide election […]

Join a Futsal Team for Spring!

For many of us, finding an engaging and fun exercise routine can be a challenge. Gym workouts become routine and individual exercise classes lose luster over time. Adults who have played organized sports often look back with nostalgia for the camaraderie and community that comes with playing on a team. Fun and fast, Futsal is a dynamic […]

Local Businesses Recognized for Environmental Efforts

Clean Water Services’ Fifth Annual Pretreatment Awards ceremony took place Wednesday, April 4, at the Hillsboro Library to recognize the efforts made by industrial customers to act as responsible stewards of the Tualatin River Watershed by keeping harmful materials out of local waterways. Event highlights included the presentation of this year’s Environmental Excellence Award to Lam Research of […]

2018 Celebrate Tualatin Winners!

Wow! Celebrate Tualatin is one of our favorite events for so many reasons! We are humbled and honored to have so many outstanding members. We think all who attended can attest that last week we had a positive, uplifting, and humorous afternoon together. Thank you to all the nominees, sponsors, and volunteers for making this […]

Governor’s Marketplace – What You Need to Know

What is the Governor’s Marketplace? It is two days of in-depth, multi-track training and intensive networking with the goal of arming local businesses with resources and services to start, sustain, and thrive. Why should you care? The State of Oregon spends billions of dollars annually on purchasing goods and services; but some of those dollars are spent out of state. Let’s work […]

OSCC 2018 Legislative Session Report

The 2018 Oregon legislature lasted for 27 days (Feb 5 – March 4) and adjourned a full eight days before the constitutional deadline. There were no budget or policy emergencies that the legislature needed to immediately address. The February revenue forecast projected an additional $99 million of discretionary income, and the state budget was very […]

Final 2018 Legislative Report

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) provides us with fantastic updates about the 2018 Oregon legislative session. Here is a full accounting of the 2018 bills that OSCC worked on or monitored this session: ‘Cap and Trade’ (HB 4001 / SB 1507) Proposed legislation would have capped industrial emissions at 25,000 metric tons per entity […]