Governor Introduces Proposed 2019-2021 Budget & Policy Agenda

On Wednesday, Governor Brown issued her proposed 2019-2021 budget and policy agenda. The Governor’s recommended budget includes $23.6 billion in spending, including $2 billion in new revenue for schools that would be raised in the 2019 session. The Governor also outlines a strategy to cover $623 million to fund the Medicaid budget, including provider taxes, cigarette taxes, […]

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Our woodsy lodge, secluded between Siletz Bay & Pacific Ocean views, captures the pioneering spirit and rugged style of the Pacific Northwest. Born from a love of this unspoiled landscape, Salishan invites you to recalibrate among high-touch hospitality, holistic wellness, coast-to-table dining, and empowering eco-adventures infused with nature. Book your adventure now to save 20% […]

Members Doing Good

Over the years, Tualatin has grown from a small bedroom community, to a town bursting at the seams with manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and many other types of industry. With this growth, the commitment by the community to take care of their own has not waned. Throughout the years, many businesses, employees, and residents have stepped […]

Small Business Saturday Deals

Created in 2010, Small Business Saturday has become an annual event we are happy to celebrate. As shopping small catches on in communities everywhere, Small Business Saturday goes from a cause to a day of community celebration. 90% of consumers surveyed said Small Business Saturday has had a positive impact on their community (reference). Here are some deals our […]

Democrats, Unions, Progressives Score Historic 2018 Midterm Victories in Oregon

Oregon’s dominant political coalition of progressive organizations scored resounding victories across the board on Election Night as they pushed nearly all of their candidates and ballot measures to victory. The victories were decisive and total. In addition to pushing Governor Brown to victory, the progressive coalition added one Democratic to their Senate majority and a whopping […]

Don’t Pay an Extra $75 for Your Annual Report

Many Oregon businesses have reported receiving questionable solicitations entitled “2018 – Annual Report Instruction Form” or “State Annual Report Renewal Notice.”  These forms, sent by two out-of-state companies, “Workplace Compliance Services” and “Filing Labor Compliance Services,” can be easily mistaken for correspondence from the State of Oregon. They are not. Despite appearances, the questionable Annual […]

Keep Our Groceries Tax-Free

Five times in the last 10 years there have been efforts to put a tax on groceries in Oregon. What you see day-in and day-out through your work and in our community brings home the need for us to act permanently to keep our groceries tax free in Oregon. We are supporting the effort called, […]

State Program to Help Small Business Exports Receives New Round of Funding

“Today Business Oregon announced continued funding for its matching grant program that helps Oregon small businesses engage in export activities. The agency’s application for federal funding was approved for the full request of $750,000. ‘Oregon exports hit a record $22 billion last year,” said Business Oregon director Chris Harder. “And while large companies in industries […]