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 […]

2017 Legislative Report (Week 8)

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – To date, the 2017 legislative session has been one of the slowest moving sessions in recent history. Discussions on solving the state’s budget deficit and funding a comprehensive transportation plan have seemingly utilized nearly all of the legislature’s bandwidth. Very little else is moving. We have long felt that in light […]

2017 Legislative Report (Week 6)

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – We’ll start with some great news this week … In a highly anticipated court decision, the Multnomah County Circuit Court ruled against the new BOLI interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime statute for manufacturers in the Portland Specialty Baking case. As you’ll recall, BOLI’s new interpretation of Oregon’s daily overtime […]

2017 Legislative Report (Week 3)

Dear Members and Colleagues – The 2017 Oregon legislature continues to plod along at a cautious pace. Again, only a few hundred additional bills were introduced in the past week, a far lesser amount than anticipated. Only a few committees are delving into controversial issues, but many of those are simply informational hearings. Only the […]

2017 Legislative Report (Week 4)

Dear OSCC Members and Colleagues – The 2017 Oregon legislature is picking up steam and starting to delve into issues of general concern to the business community. On the positive side, legislators received welcome news as economic forecasters delivered a positive revenue forecast that may lessen the need for additional revenues. But on the negative […]