Author Archives: Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

Oregon Congressional District 6 Candidate Forum: 9/29/2022

Oregon 6th Congressinoal District Candidate Forum

Want to know what’s happening in your congressional district? Join us for a candidate debate on 9/29/2022 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Whether you want to join virtually, in-person, or watch the replay, we’ve got you covered.

Join us online, watch the replay or join us in-person for the Oregon Congressional District 6 Candidate forum.

Mike Erickson (R) and Andrea Salinas (D) will be in the participants.

Registration is required. Register here.

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Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy – and That’s a Good Thing

Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy and That’s a Good Thing

COVID forced many employees to work from home, whether they wanted to or not. As recovery continues employee and employers are deciding between their preferred work location.

Many employees chose to remain at home even when their business called them back. Some employers, on the other hand, decided to trim costs and allow employees to stay home indefinitely.

This battle between home and the office also created a third group — those who are leaving the traditional workforce to “do their own thing.” As we have seen with recent rising costs like skyrocketing property and rent, increasing fuel charges, and groceries, the dollar just isn’t covering what it used to.Salaries aren’t keeping up with costs. The average increase in salaries since 2021 is 3.4%, while the average increase in costs (the inflation rate) is 8.5%.… Read the rest

Join us for Morning Spark/Ribbon Cutting on 9/21/22

Morning Spark Ribbon Cutting Concert School of Music Square

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About our co-host Concert School of Music:

Our goal at Concert School of Music is to provide high-quality music instruction in a supportive environment. We strive to challenge each student to their fullest while providing motivation to help them achieve their goals.

About the owners: Nathan and Lori Givens share a lifelong love of music and teaching. Both were brought up in musical families, and they appreciate the value of music in developing stronger families, academics, and self-esteem. Mr. and Mrs. Givens are blessed to share the gift of music with others every day, making Concert School of Music more than just a business.

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Looking for insights to help you work with your people?

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The good folks at SCORE Portland have put together a fantastic package of webinars that are no charge, and don’t even require a signup.

They’ve got recordings on great teams, managing passive-aggressive behavior – virtually, conflict resolution, and many more.

If you’re struggling with this, or you want to take something you’re good at up a level, check out the SCORE Portland webinar page.

Here‘s the link to the page where you can choose from any of the webinars they’ve delivered.… Read the rest

Welcome Jessica Chanay to the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce Team

Jessica Chanay

We’re very excited to announce Jessica Chanay has joined our Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) team. She brings a diverse background to our team.

Jessica has a history of community service as a US Air Force veteran and prior work in the nonprofit sector where she supported hunger and homelessness prevention. She has turned her focus to the business community and believes strongly in the benefits of private-public partnerships. In 2016, she graduated with an MBA from Portland State University. She administered the Business Recovery Center (BRC) services in Oregon City and is now managing recovery efforts for Wilsonville, Sherwood, Newberg, and Keizer. BRC’s help business owners recover more quickly and respond to new economic opportunities. Her recovery team is reaching out to all small business owners, with a particular emphasis on those disproportionately impacted by the pandemic such minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses.… Read the rest