2017 Legislative Report – Week 13

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – There are very few real bills of consequence to OSCC members that are still under consideration. The biggest issues still outstanding are (1) business taxes, (2) transportation funding, (3) predictive scheduling legislation, and (4) increased DEQ fees that would help implement a new regulatory scheme – ‘Cleaner Air Oregon’ […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 12

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – The April 18th committee deadline is now behind us. We know everything that’s in play. All in all, OSCC members are in far better shape than in previous sessions. Yes, there are a handful of threats to the general business community – predictive scheduling, taxes, and a ‘Cleaner Air […]

Tualatin not among top three finishers in America’s Best Communities competition

Tualatin’s dream run to the final round of the nationwide America’s Best Communities competition came to a frustrating finish Wednesday afternoon, April 19, in Denver, as the city was not named among the three prize-winners. Tualatin was left off the podium as country musician Vince Gill announced Huntington, W.Va., had won first place, with a […]

Refer Two, It’s Free For You!

2017 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – RUNS APRIL 1 – MAY 31, 2017 Sign up TWO businesses of equal or great value to your membership and receive your next year’s membership for FREE! Sign up ONE new member during the Membership Drive and you will earn a $25 Chamber Credit you can use towards a Chamber event. […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 10

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – So much for big deadlines. The first major deadline produced almost no changes to OSCC’s outlook for the week. All bills needed to be scheduled for a vote in their original committee by Friday, April 7th. Nearly every single bad bill was scheduled. Almost nothing fell off of our […]

New Information for W-2 Scam Victims

The IRS has established a process that will allow businesses and payroll service providers to quickly report any data losses related to the W2 scam currently making the rounds. See details at Form W2/SSN Data Theft: Information for Businesses and Payroll Service Providers. If notified in time, the IRS can take steps to prevent employees […]

2017 Legislative Report – Week 9

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – The next 2 ½ weeks are traditionally among the most important of the legislative session. This is where we start to see bills formally die, which means OSCC can focus on areas of most importance during the second half of the session. All bills must be scheduled for a vote […]

Tualatin ABC Update!

After 2 ½ years, the Tualatin ABC Community Revitalization has been submitted. This competition allowed us to align our industrial/manufacturing need for skilled workers with Tualatin’s need for creative space. Please take a look at the attached plan focused on STEAM education to see what we’ve created and what’s yet to come. This has been […]