Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 15:30

Health Exchange Bill Clears House

With time running out, the Oregon House passed SB 99, the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange legislation endorsed by Governor Kitzhaber and supported by the business community.   The legislation cleared the House on Tuesday by a vote of 48-12, including all 30 House Democrats and 18 Republicans.

Monday, June 13, 2011 - 14:41

Did you know that the Street of Dreams this year is coming to Bull Mountain, right in our backyard?  We had an article last week in the newsletter about this, but in case you missed it, the Home Builders Association (HBA) has an opportunity for businesses to get some great exposure with their Dream Pass that is part of the Street of Dreams.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 11:57

With the ability to buy anything available at our fingertips, whether online, by phone, on TV, etc does shopping and buying local really make a difference?  In a word, YES!

There are a myriad of reasons to consider your local merchants first whether buying routine purchases such as groceries or household items, buying for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or for large infrequent purchases for your home or special interests.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - 07:50

Read this article on what is going on relative to salaries/wage increases and hiring in Oregon if your thinking of hiring, or exploring wage/salary increases for staff.  If you are a business owner, hiring manager or business leader you will find this information interesting and useful.  Click the link to go to this article on Cascade Employers Association Blog

Are Salaries Rising in Oregon?


Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 17:12

I ran across this great article on how to present yourself on LinkedIn.  It covers some common mistakes that people make on LinkedIn and how not to do those.  I wanted to pass it along since  LinkedIn is a critical social media tool for communicating who you are and your value to prospective employers, clients, partners, etc.  Of note LinkedIn has over 50 million users.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 15:14

The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce that Corey Myers is the 2011 Shining Stars Tigard Youth Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of former Mayor Jim Nicoli, who passed away in 2000. Mayor Nicoli’s dedication to the youth of our community was a fitting way to honor his name and award a youth in our community who volunteers to make a difference. Many young people in Tigard are active in volunteer efforts and it is our pleasure to acknowledge their contributions of dedication, energy and community spirit. They are the future!

Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 10:34

The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce that Chris Garsteck is the 2011 Shining Stars “From the Heart” Tigard Volunteer of the Year, named in honor of Jim Hartman.  The “From The Heart” award honors a person who has dedicated their time and energy to a specific cause in the Tigard community.  Jim Hartman set the standard for this award by his example of giving from the heart to his community.  This person gives willingly, energetically and consistently.  This person might be well known or might be a “quiet” volunteer, unrecognized until now, but al

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 12:33

Several bills aimed at streamlining and assisting business are under consideration by committees in both the House and Senate.

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 12:05

The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce that Dan Snyder, an ACN Independent Representative is the 2011 Shining Stars “Bert Tousey” Chamber Volunteer of the Year.  The Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award honors a Chamber member who has volunteered many hours of time, talent and energy to the success and growth of the Tigard Chamber.  Bert Tousey and his example of Chamber volunteerism is commitment at its best.  This person is an example of an active member who has sustained their efforts on behalf of the Chamber over a long period of time.  By thei

Friday, April 15, 2011 - 09:19

The Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) is pleased to announce that Portland Badge & Sign Company of Tigard, owned by Michael Carlson and Paula Middaugh is the 2011 Shining Stars Chamber Business of the Year.  The Chamber Business of the Year Award is made to a Tigard Chamber business who has made in-depth contributions to the Tigard community through their business. The winner is active, involved, interested, and enthusiastic about continuing to make Tigard a destination of choice for local business.