ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS IN YOUR BUSINESS?

Are you worried about harassment allegations in your business? 

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Darcey McAllister of HRT Northwest

Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore and the #MeToo campaign continue to bring allegations of old sexual harassment activities to light wreaking havoc on careers and lives.  I’m confident that many of these powerful people thought they wouldn’t ever be held accountable because of their power.  I’m equally confident that there are many business leaders out there who think they are too small to be held accountable for their actions – but what if they’re wrong?

I’m not saying that everyone is a sexual harasser.  Most people I’ve worked with have been professional, caring, well-behaved, sensible people.  But for many human resources practitioners and business leaders, there is a risk that an incident someone complained about at some point may not have been handled correctly. … Read the rest

Are SMART Goals Always Smart?

As 2018 quickly approaches this is a great article courtesy of Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training in Wilsonville.  It is never too soon to start setting goals for the New Year!

With the year winding down, perhaps it’s a good time to take stock of what you have accomplished so far this year, file away the lessons of your successes and failures, and begin thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming year.

If you’ve participated in goal-setting exercises, you’re likely familiar with the acronym SMART. It stands for the characteristics of the elements around which to structure your goals—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (or some variation thereof). If for example, you set a goal to lose weight as part of a bigger plan to become more physically fit and live a healthier lifestyle, you should specify how much weight and over what period of time you plan to lose it.… Read the rest

Wilsonville Chamber Announces Career and Technical Education (CTE) Scholarships Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) is pleased to announce the availability of two (2) CTE $1,000 scholarships to Wilsonville graduating seniors. These scholarships are specifically designed for post-high school students planning on attending an accredited vocational-technical school and can be used for tuition, specialized equipment or tools.

The purpose of the WACC Trade & Workforce Scholarship is to address current and future shortages in the region’s workforce, notably the lack of skilled trades workers. In light of growing demand for middle-skill jobs, vocational training offers a practical alternative to traditional postsecondary degrees.

“Wilsonville employers consistently share with us their need for skilled workers in our trade industries and that is why we have developed this unique scholarship opportunity.  Supporting students who plan to establish careers here in Wilsonville is a great way for the Chamber to invest in our future workforce and economic vitality of our community,” said Kevin O’Malley, President, and CEO of the Chamber.… Read the rest

We are EXCITED to Launch Our NEW Chamber Business Spotlight!

We are EXCITED to Launch Our NEW Chamber Business Spotlight!

The Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce wants to help you and your business!  As part of your membership benefits, the Chamber is seeking interested businesses to feature in our NEW bi-monthly Chamber Business Spotlight!

The spotlight is a no-cost opportunity which will be shared and promoted on our website, in our bi-weekly electronic newsletter, and via our social networks using the hashtag #ShopWilsonville. The goal is to help generate some exciting buzz for business!

How do you submit your business for a Spotlight?  It’s easy.  Just email Laurie Tarter at laurie@wilsonvillechamber.com to receive your submission questionnaire. Once your survey is completed your business will be added to the monthly random drawing.… Read the rest