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Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update….

The Wilsonville Chamber advocates for business-friendly legislation at the local and state levels of government. We monitor public policy issues, so you can focus on your business, not government regulation.

The WACC Legislative Blog Report was created to serve as an important, bipartisan resource during the current Legislative Session. The Chamber’s goal is to report to our members with timely information to enable you to be well-informed and effectively involved in the legislative process.

2019 Legislative Report – Week 13

1.Revenue. As we’ve noted, there is currently over $5.67 billion in additional revenue proposals that are alive in the legislature. The crown jewel of the revenue proposals is HB 3427, the $2 billion gross receipts tax for K-12 and early education.… Read the rest

Advocacy Update: Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

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2018 Equal Pay Act Guide WilsonvilleChamber

 

Advocacy Update:

The Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their concluding rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature. The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019, requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

Guide for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Effective January 1, 2019, Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

We believe this will be the most challenging human resources issue for most of our Chamber members over the next year.… Read the rest

Cold? Flu? What should you do?

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Dr. April Voves, Naturopathic Primary Care Physician at West Chiropractic & Wellness.

 

Cold? Flu? What should you do?

It is that time of year again, pull out those sweaters and scarfs the air is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing…and snot, sneezes, and coughs are everywhere! Cold and flu season is among us. What can you do about it? Arm yourself with this educational information on cold and flu season so you can stay healthy this season.

The Common Cold

The common cold is well, common, the most frequent illness in the industrialized world in fact! Typically, adults will have two or three colds a year (keep reading for tips on how to stay healthy!).… Read the rest

Campaign Minute with the Chamber

Welcome to “Campaign Minute with the Chamber”.  A series of 15 videos helping you be educated on who and what the Chamber is endorsing for the November election.

 

Tim Mooney – Campaign Manager

Video 1 | Yes to 103 https://video214.com/play/d4ZXAgt19KEXYVKkt7opWQ/s/dark

Video 2 | Myth Buster  https://video214.com/play/R6K3dTeBwYBapDKYIcriFQ/s/dark

Video 3 | Impact  https://video214.com/play/lPtqhJVqJ80NtFEyq57loQ/s/dark

Representative Julie Parrish, House District 37

Video 4| Transportation  https://video214.com/play/IwZZa3ccBNfWFlq2ALH0kg/s/dark

Video 5 | Workforce https://video214.com/play/lpgeT71bCxWjSdql3gPDyw/s/dark

Video 6 | Bipartisanship  https://video214.com/play/ze1tT2EH5tA48fYz0GSGnw/s/dark

John Budiao, City Council Candidate

Video 7 | Boone Bridge Congestion https://video214.com/play/JAs2780IxmcptzCXjeX4sQ/s/dark

Video 8 | Economic Vitality https://video214.com/play/OS00KVEqRBZOmwZxnHO3Mg/s/dark

Video 9 | Why John Budiao? https://video214.com/play/8PnzWbhqEzLAXmiFpucctg/s/dark

Ben West, City Council Candidate

Video 10 | Traffic & Congestion  https://video214.com/play/8Z6bnfom1gEaj7vJBhvtIQ/s/dark

Video 11 | Why Ben West  https://video214.com/play/eWQdyix46A1nNwdlNA9Qgg/s/dark

Video 12 | Workforce & Housing https://video214.com/play/ZrmP2zNf8Bkmjs10Q33RLA/s/dark

Representative A.
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Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville!

Save the Date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville!

Wed, December 12, 2018 | 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Al Kader Shriners 25100 SW Parkway Ave, Wilsonville

About WACC Annual Meeting & Taste of Wilsonville 2018

This year’s Annual Meeting will encompass many of the traditional elements of the Chamber Annual Meeting, but we’re also looking to change things up this year.  We’re launching our inaugural Taste of Wilsonville where you will get to enjoy catered food from local Chamber restaurants, caterers, and bakeries. Partnering with our local eateries will bring a whole new element, plus it will shine a light on our many outstanding restaurants, caterers, and bakeries in our membership.

We’ll continue to honor the business community and look ahead to the next year as well as celebrate and thank our volunteers, committee chairs and outgoing board members. … Read the rest