Upcoming PCC Small Business Development Center Classes

Encore & Solo Business Builders – https://climb.pcc.edu/make-a-living-doing-what-you-love  Class starts April 2, 2019 (PCC CLIMB Center) Getting Your Recipe to Market –  http://climb.pcc.edu/get-your-recipe-to-market  Class starts April 2, 2019 (CLIMB Center) Restaurant Business Builders – http://climb.pcc.edu/restaurant-business-builders Class starts April 3, 2019 (PCC CLIMB Center) Small Business Builders – http://climb.pcc.edu/small-business-builders Class starts April 4, 2019 (PCC CLIMB Center) Retail Business Builders – http://climb.pcc.edu/retail-business-builders Class starts April 9, […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 7

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) What a week! First off, Senate President Peter Courtney takes a 10-day ‘medical leave’ to deal with the stress of the session and its impact on his Grave’s Disease. There is wide speculation that he may not return. We aren’t able to separate fact from fiction at this point, so […]

Municipal Relation Manager – Republic Services

Dear Partner, I am pleased to announce that KJ Lewis has accepted the position of Municipal Relationship Manager, effective February 25, 2019. KJ received her Master’s in Public Administration and Education Policy from Portland State University. She has worked with national and international non-profit organizations and has over 15 years of experience in public affairs […]

Oregon Communities Cannot Afford Cap-and-Trade Bill – Oppose HB 2020

Oregon legislators have made passing a cap-and-trade bill a top priority this session.  Two weeks ago, the Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction introduced the cap-and-trade bill for 2019 — House Bill 2020. This bill caps emissions from businesses that emit > 25,000 tons of carbon and requires those “regulated” businesses, fuel companies, and utilities to buy down […]

2019 Legislative Report – Week 6

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) The legislature continues to be a very tumultuous and uncertain place. The Senate is currently mired in a leadership struggle as a handful of progressive Democrats and some Republicans are looking to topple Senate President Peter Courtney. This leadership struggle is taking up precious bandwidth in the Senate and is […]

Oppose Overhaul of Independent Contractor Law – Oppose HB 2498

On Monday afternoon, the House Committee on Rules will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2498. This bill would turn independent contractor laws upside down in Oregon. All independent contractors could be impacted – truckers, hair stylists, doctors, dentists, insurance agents, taxicab operators, lawyers, consultants, realtors, and home builders, among others! House Bill 2498 […]