Category Archives: Member Blog

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

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

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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

Stop Procrastinating Tomorrow

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The title of this article is supposed to be funny, but procrastination isn’t a laughing matter. In fact, procrastination can be severely impacting your business. It can affect sales, revenue, and employee happiness. But when work is tough and no news sounds good, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll handle the hard stuff on a better day. The problem is there will never be a perfect day to do the hard things. So, here’s how you can tackle today, what you could put off for tomorrow.

6 Ways to Stop Procrastinating
Procrastination is an excellent way to miss opportunities, and no one wants that. If you’ve found yourself procrastinating a lot recently, it’s time to get it under control. Take back your tomorrow, and get things done today with these tips and mental shifts.… Read the rest

Childcare For All Survey (closes 8/24/2022)

CC4A SurveyThe City of Wilsonville has asked us to share this important information with all Wilsonville businesses and all Wilsonville Residents:

“As the Childcare for All coalition seeks to build its coalition and network of supporters, including cities within the County, we are trying to get a clear picture of how childcare issues affect Wilsonville employers, employees, and families specifically. From an economic development standpoint, lack of access and unaffordability of childcare services are major workforce issues.”

Your answers to a super short survey will really help out!

If you are a Wilsonville resident scan the resident QR code or please go here to take the survey:

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Childcare – Resident QR code

If you are a Wilsonville employer, scan the resident QR code or please go here to take the survey: the rest