►UPCOMING WEBINARS Check Webinars for Small Businesses. ►IRS VIDEO PORTAL Check out the IRS Video Portal for archived webinars for businesses.  ►NEWS Taxpayer First Act The Taxpayer First Act of 2019 (TFA) aims to expand and strengthen taxpayer rights and to reform the IRS into a more taxpayer-friendly agency. The TFA requires the IRS to […]

National Tax Security Awareness Week Dec 2-6

The week of December 2-6, marks our 4th annual National Tax Security Awareness Week. Security Summit partners will once again urge taxpayers, businesses and tax professionals to enhance their online security as the holiday shopping season kicks off and identity thieves step up their efforts to steal personal and financial data. Tax Security Awareness Week […]

Community Lifelines Toolkit for your Organization

FEMA recently updated the Lifelines Toolkit. In short, the Lifelines help characterize the incident, identify the root causes of priority issue areas, and distinguish the highest priorities and most complex issues from other information. While the term used is Community Lifelines, the Lifelines concept can be applied to your organization. Lifelines may be applied to […]

Seeking Applications for Matching Grants

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Through these tools federal agencies provide grants to small businesses to conduct research and development and prove out the technical and commercial viability of their innovations to prepare them for production and marketing. […]

IRS Headliners and News Releases for September

IRS Updates & News Releases: Did you know? One of the best ways to get information is by visiting the IRS Small Business Tax Center where you can learn everything from how to get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online to how to best navigate an audit. Third quarter estimated tax payment due Sept. 16 […]


Member Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Donna Crace of The Total Development Center. According to research by Deloitte, 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct corporate culture is important to a business’ success. Team building activities are a great way to build positive workplace culture, boost the morale of employees, and also […]

Pendleton opens 11th store at Bridgeport Village

Portland, ORE.  September 11, 2019 – Pendleton Woolen Mills, global lifestyle manufacturer located in Portland, Oregon, announces the opening of a new store in Bridgeport Village, at 7347 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard, Oregon 97224.  Pendleton Bridgeport will open its doors on Friday, November 15, 2019. A  Grand Opening celebration and activities are scheduled to be […]

IRS Updates & News Releases: Did you know?

Announcements & Upcoming Events:  25th Annual Oregon Small Business Fair: Saturday, September 14, Lloyd Center Double Tree by Hilton, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232, 8am – 4pm. The Oregon Small Business Fair sponsored by the City of Portland and the office of the Oregon Secretary of State celebrates its 25th anniversary with the […]

National Preparedness Month Offers Home and Business Owners an Opportunity to Resolve to be Ready for an Emergency

Local SERVPRO disaster restoration specialist highlights no-cost tools to help property owners prepare and maintain a comprehensive emergency readiness plan. Portland, OR (Grassroots Newswire) August 28, 2019 – No matter where you live or work, emergencies caused by weather, fire, wind, water, and other natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time and are […]

Insurance Partners – Miller Insurance named a Safeco Insurance Change Agents finalist

Insurance Partners – Miller Insurance has been named a Safeco Insurance Change Agents finalist for their volunteer work with the American Red Cross. Visit the link in the photo to the Safeco Insurance Facebook page, like and comment on it to help them win $2,000 for The American Red Cross – Cascades Region! #SafecoChangeAgents #MyPassionProject […]