PGE Drive Change Fund: Electrifying New Grant Opens July 1

Electrifying New Grant Opens July 1: PGE Drive Change Fund By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant BRCConsultant@tualatinchamber.com June 24, 2020   PRINTABLE PDF I. Drive Change Fund: portlandgeneral.com/drivechange Currently, 40% of Oregon’s greenhouse gas emissions come from gas powered vehicles. To drive the change to electric vehicles (EV), Portland General Electric is funding $2.25 million of […]

Joint Statement Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Joint Statement by SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin Regarding Enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act   WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today following the enactment of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act: “We want […]

IRS NEWS FOR BUSINESS – JUNE 2020

►UPCOMING WEBINARS Please check Webinars for Small Businesses for updates. ►SCAM ALERT Watch out for scams related to Economic Impact Payments The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams related to the Economic Impact Payments. To use the new app or get information, taxpayers should visit IRS.gov. People should watch out for […]

MEDIA RELEASE: Washington County funds Business Recovery Centers

Washington County funds Business Recovery Centers About $500,000 to fund four Business Recovery Centers was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday [June 2]. The Business Recovery Centers are being managed and staffed in partnership with Adelante Mujeres, Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and Tualatin Chamber of Commerce. The […]

IRS News for May 2020

►UPCOMING WEBINARS We expect to have webinars in May, but the dates are not set yet. Please check Webinars for Tax Practitioners or Webinars for Small Businesses for updates.   ►CORONAVIRUS TAX RELIEF This month’s goal is to show you all the available resources, so you can conduct research and find the answers you need. […]

Employment and Economic Response to COVID-19

Business Resources PPP loans, EIDL advances, SBA loan subsidies not subject to CAT: The Oregon Department of Revenue has determined that certain federal assistance to businesses under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is not commercial activity under Oregon statute and will not be subject to the Corporate Activity Tax. The exempt […]

Business Oregon Launches $10 million Grant Program for Local Communities to Support Small Businesses Throughout Oregon 

Business Oregon released the latest of the state’s recovery efforts for Oregon small businesses suffering in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a round of funding to stand up local small business grant programs across the state. The Oregon Legislature, in partnership with Governor Kate Brown, allocated $5 million from the state’s General Fund, which […]

FEMA Private Sector PPE Exchange

The Private Sector PPE Exchange Dashboard is now live. The PPE Exchange is a simple to use Dashboard to connect private sector sellers with private sector buyers. The users enter their own information and update as needed. PPE (focus is on these products) • N95 Masks • Surgical Masks • Non-surgical Masks • Gloves • […]

IRS News for April 2020

IRS NEWS FOR EVERYONE – April 2020 Click on April 2020 IRS News for the following information: UPCOMING WEBINARS CORONAVIRUS TAX RELIEF CARES ACT – ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS SCAM ALERTS EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT EMPLOYERS ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES TAX PROFESSIONALS ”REGULAR” IDENTITY THEFT e-NEWS SUBSCRIPTIONS and SOCIAL MEDIA IRS to Accept […]