Washington County aims to prevent workplace outbreaks with toolkit and enforcement line

With more Oregon workplaces experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks, Washington County has created a downloadable toolkit in English and Spanish to help businesses address and prevent these outbreaks. “As part of the county’s contact tracing process, we ask people who have tested positive to tell us where they work,” said Theresa Koppang, who coordinates Washington County’s COVID-19 […]

Member Highlight: Genteel LLC

Tell me about how your business got started. Dr. Chris Jacobs is a brilliant mind. As a biomedical engineer, over the last 40 years he has created some of the invaluable medical devices you still see today being used in hospitals around the world. After years of developing innovative devices for the medical and automotive […]

OR-OSHA holds stakeholder meetings on proposed Infectious Disease Standard Rules

OR-OSHA stakeholder meetings schedule Wednesday, July 22, from 1:00 – 2:30pm: General Retail Workplace Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcudO6hrzgsHtzhNA4F57gWdr9l3-fZC9Eu  Thursday, July 23, from 1:00 – 2:30pm: General Office Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUodOyupz0iHdxXoi6_NZ9qas7Kq9GND3lp  Tuesday, July 28, from 8:00 – 9:30am: Food & Beverage  Pre-Register via Zoom at the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcu-tqTkvGtIhpF-dg0CdzDQyOfSkjOe- Tuesday, […]

While We Hope You Don’t Need This Information…

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant According to an article published July 17 in the The Oregonian: For the third week in a row, cases of COVID-19 that could not be traced back to a known infection source are driving an increase in Oregon’s coronavirus caseload. On Thursday, the state recorded its highest single-day case count […]

Member Highlight: SQ Merchant Services

Tell me about how your business got started. Steven Quick wasn’t always in the business of helping businesses succeed. In fact, his first venture was a Detail Shop where he serviced car owners of all types, ensuring that their 4-wheeled chariots looked as good as the day they rolled off the assembly line. One day, […]


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Making Money from Your Art

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant At the Business Recovery Centers which provides confidential, no cost counseling, I mentor business owners on how to become more profitable. When I work with artists, graphic designers, and photographers, I show them how they can make money repeatedly from one piece of art. No, I am not suggesting that […]