Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member
Oregon Eye Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Every year, about 10,000 people are rushed to the emergency department for fireworks injuries. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – treat thousands of patients who suffer a range of fireworks-related
injuries, from cuts and bruises to damaged corneas, retinas, and ruptured eyeballs. Many people believe that consumer fireworks are safe. But here’s the explosive truth: Most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers,
firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles. To help reduce the number of potentially blinding fireworks accidents this holiday, Oregon Eye Specialists and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are sharing these tips:
•Wear protective eyewear when igniting fireworks: Ophthalmologists recommend that every household have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear.… Read the rest
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member:
Daniel Lacy, Executive Director Bob’s Auto Cafe
Hard to believe but self-driving cars are right around the corner. Meanwhile, siblings, parents, and grandparents will continue to chauffeur kids in their vehicles. All the while, guess who is watching you drive?
A couple of weeks ago I was behind a vehicle turning right from a four-way stop… but they never stopped, rolled through the intersection at over 5mph. They then proceeded to make an unsafe lane change and go way below the speed limit.
Their head was bobbing around distracted by something else. Next turn was into a Kinder Care where they were about to drop off a child. And guess who was watching and learning from the backseat?… Read the rest
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member:
Safe & Hound Doggy Daycare
Summer is right around the corner and all of us here at Safe & Hound are excited for the warm weather ahead! Summer is a great time for outdoor adventures or get together with your friends and family members. Being able to take your canine companion with you on your summer adventures is always a blast! Here are some tips to keep things safe for your four-legged family members so the adventures are safe and memorable!
Plenty of Water
Dogs need access to fresh water throughout the day. Having unlimited access to water is especially important on hot days. Just like humans, dogs can get dehydrated too. Always take water with you on your outdoor adventures, whether you’re on a hike or hanging out in the backyard.… Read the rest
Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Classic Choice Payroll Solutions
EEO-1 Reporting Requirements Finalized
The hotly contested issue of what exactly needs to be filed
for EEO-1 reporting this year has been resolved—at least for now. Pay data for
both 2017 and 2018 must be reported to the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) by September 30, 2019. The data
that has been required in years past is still due by May 31, 2019. An appeal of
the latest decision has been filed, so it’s possible that there could be yet
another change to the requirements, but employers should plan to comply with
these deadlines, as described below.
Does my business even need to file the EEO-1 report?
If you have fewer than 100 employees and no federal
contracts, you are not subject to EEO-1 reporting requirements.… Read the rest
This Italian adventure is open to everyone, not just chamber members!
Our Tuscany trip includes round-trip airfare, seven nights at first-class hotels in Florence, Pisa & Lucca, Siena, Cinque Terra (optional), San Gimignano, the Chianti region and Montecatini for just $3,099.
Learn more by contacting Chamber CEO, Kevin O’Malley.
Call 503-682-0411×2 or click here.
Round Trip Airfare from PDX
Airline Fuel Surcharges, Taxes and Fees
7 Nights First Class Hotel
10 Meals (7B, 3D)
Sightseeing Per Itinerary
Admissions Per Itinerary
Professional Tour Manager
Day 1 – Depart the United States on an overnight flight to Italy.
Day 2 – Montecatini: Upon arrival you will proceed to baggage claim and, after clearing customs, you will be met by our professional tour manager and transferred to your hotel in Montecatini.… Read the rest