Social Media Workshop Videos

This is a free workshop offered by the Washington County Business Recovery Centers. Going into social media with our marketing has many of us going crazy. This free webinar strives to bring a little sanity to make the world of social media understandable—and more importantly, something each one of us can do well to increase […]

FEMA Releases National Risk Index

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) releases an online mapping application to analyze risk factors from 18 natural hazards in addition to expected annual losses, social vulnerability and community resilience. New Online Data Shows Natural Hazards Risks for Communities FEMA announced the Phase 1 rollout of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that […]

2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners & Nominees!

Congratulation to our 2019 Winners! 2019 Ambassador of the Year: Stuart Cregger, Complete Threat Preparedness 2019 Chamber Volunteer of the Year: Bill Cohen, Cohen Caregiving Support Consultants, LLC 2019 New Business of the Year: Co-Working at Office Depot, Charles Cook 2019 Business Leader of the Year: Cheryl Laird, Lam Research 2019 Spirit of Tualatin-Individual: Sue […]

Final OR-OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard Now Public

Thank you to OSCC members for your advocacy on the OR-OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard. We saw unprecedented grassroots engagement—over 1,500 messages were sent to OR-OSHA and local legislators, which resulted in many positive changes to the rules! These included improvements to cleaning and sanitation standards, employee transportation, and the elimination of the 14-day paid time […]

Important updates that could impact your benefits

Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) – Have you certified for LWA yet? Even if you’ve already received LWA payments, you must self-certify. The eligibility requirement for LWA is not as limited as many think–as long as you received unemployment benefits for a COVID-related reason anytime between July 26 and Sept. 5, 2020, you’re eligible for LWA! […]

Two Local Grants Available NOW!

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant 1. The Washington County Grant: Started accepting applications last Monday, Nov. 2. Go to and scroll down to Washington County grants. Since then, they have gotten 1,000 applications in 1 week. This is only open to for profit businesses because there was a grant program for non-profits which ran […]

FEMA 2020 News Releases & Updates

News Release 9/22, “Reasons FEMA May Have Found You Ineligible,” with important information for Oregon wildfire survivors. – Attached Here News Release 9/25, FEMA Individual Assistance for Help After Disaster – Attached Here News Release 9/25, “Look Out for Disaster Fraud,” with important information for Oregon wildfire survivors – English | Spanish New Release 9/26, […]