Keizer Chamber News

Results Found: 22
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Cornhole tournament will raise funds to help people with disabilities or disadvantages realize and achieve their full potential Shangri-La and Salem Ale Works are teaming up to host the first Capital City Cornhole Classic on Sunday, September 11 at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. This outdoor, family-friendly community event is a fundraiser that will feature a friendly-competition ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Portion of Howell Prairie Road to Close for Culvert Replacement GERVAIS, OR – Beginning Monday, August 29, 2016 , Howell Prairie Road, between Mt. Angel Gervais Road and Monitor McKee Road, will be closed for approximately four weeks for the replacement of a culvert that passes under the roadway. During this time a detour utilizing Mt. Angel Gervais Road, OR99E, and Howell Prairie Road ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Marion County Begins Chip Seal of Silverton Road SILVERTON, OR - On August 17, 2016 , Marion County Public Works will begin chip sealing Silverton Road from the City of Silverton to the Public Works campus, near the intersection with Cordon Road. This chip seal application process will take 4-5 days and then county crews will top the road with a fog seal, which will lock down the rock and smooth ...read more
Categories: Press Release, General News Article
Monday, August 15, 2016
Keizer, OR – Oregon State Credit Union will host a combination free community document shred day and food drive for Marion-Polk Food Share all open to the public on Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the parking lot behind the credit union branch at 4952 River Road North in Keizer. Oregon was ranked the third-highest state in the nation for identity theft complaint rates per ...read more
Categories: Press Release
Thursday, August 04, 2016
34 Days of Peace Pictures of Peace Poster Contest Oregonians for Peace is hosting “34 Days of Peace” from September 21-October 24, 2016 with activities and events surrounding the theme of peace. Salem-Keizer Education Foundation has partnered with Oregonians for Peace in a poster contest for students to see what peace looks like to you. Posters will be displayed throughout the city ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Education
Monday, August 01, 2016
DALLAS – July 14, 2016 – Global cosmetics company Mary Kay Inc. will build its $100 million manufacturing and research and development facility on a 26.2 acre plot at the northeast corner of Denton Tap Road and Vista Ridge Mall Drive in Lewisville, Texas. Mary Kay, founded in Dallas and a top beauty brand in more than 35 markets around the world, identified the city of Lewisville in ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Small Business
Monday, August 01, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: info@ skeducationfoundation.org , ( 503) 364-2933 Krina Lee, Executive Director, Salem-Keizer Education Foundation krina@skeducationfoundation. org School Supply Drive 2016 to Restock the School Supply Depot! The eighth annual Salem-Keizer Education Foundation School Supply Drive kicks off Aug 1 and runs all month. This drive meets a critical need in ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release
Monday, July 25, 2016
AMERICAN PICKERS To Film In OREGON Mike Wolfe , Frank Fritz , and their team are excited to return to OREGON ! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region this September. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled ...read more
Categories: Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass in front of the Sun, casting its shadow across all of North America. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States in 38 years. Keizer is on the path of totality. A proclamation by Mayor Cathy Clark declared that the City of Keizer is a Total Eclipse City and plans to invite visitors to celebrate the total solar ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Friday, April 08, 2016
Keizer Lifestyle Magazine is your resource and information source. Learn where to go, what to do, and where to eat in the area.
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 07, 2016
With the assistance of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, Keizer Chamber's Legislative Priorities where compared to bills voted on in the 2015 and 2016 sessions. Chamber leadership feels that it is crucial that more elected decision makers support small business. This 2015 - 2016 Legislative Report Card for State Senators and Representatives who represent Keizer and Willamette Valley ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political, Small Business, Economic, Press Release, Chamber
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Chamber leadership feels that it is crucial that more elected decision makers support small business. With the assistance of the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce, Keizer Chamber's Legislative Priorities where compared to bills voted on in the 2015 and 2016 sessions. This 2015 - 2016 Legislative Report Card for State Senators and Representatives who represent Keizer and Willamette Valley ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Bill Tracker, Community, Political, Small Business
Friday, January 22, 2016
Governor Brown and State Legislatures, We employ and additional 25 staff members during our high season, summer months. These seasonal associates work approx. 1,000 hours during the season, totaling 25,000 hours. With this proposal, my business will take a $25,000 hit in 2017 alone, not to mention the proposed annual increase of an additional $18,000 per year through 2022! Please keep in mind ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Honorable Governor Brown Chairs Barreto and Holvey and committee members I did get a chance to speak at the hearing last night on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. I expressed my concern about where people with disabilities and in particular developmental disabilities will do in the job market with the upcoming changes. The State of Oregon along with every county in Oregon is spending ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
1/15/16 RE: minimum wage Chairs Barreto and Holvey along with committee members I would like to express my concern on the raising of the minimum wage. I own a small construction company in Salem OR with new 23 employees; I started my company with my tool belt and a white Ford Pickup in 2001. When I started my company I developed a business plan that included mentoring and job shadowing to help ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Chamber, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Dear Governor Brown, As an agricultural employer whose payroll roster fluctuates from 22 year-round employees up to 160 for our harvest season, the proposed increase to our minimum wage would hurt us to the degree that we would drastically have to change our business practices. We just celebrated our 90th year in 2015. As a small business, we simply cannot survive with a wage increase such as the ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
To the State of Oregon Judicial, Legislative and Executive. Employer with 10 minimum wage employees 9.25 x 40 = 370.00 x4.3 = 1591.00 per month. 13.50 x 40 =540.00 x 4.3 = 2322.00 per month Increase of 731.00 per month x 10 employees = 7310.00 per month x 12 =87,720.00 per year 7% social security tax, paid by employer =6,140.4 Grand total = 93,860.40 to be paid by the business owner. If a ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
I am personally opposed to this and other plans to increase the minimum wage, not due to anything professionally related, although I’m sure I could come up with reasons there too. My position is based on what I learned in my economics classes in college, but even before then, when I was working at Dairy Queen to put myself though college (my parents and financial aid also helped fortunately, ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
2015 Minimum Wage Backgrounder Oregon’s minimum wage is currently $9.25/hour. It is automatically indexed each year based on Portland consumer price index (CPI). Oregon’s minimum wage is currently $2.00/hour more than the federal minimum wage. Oregon’s minimum wage is the second highest state minimum wage in the US, behind only Washington ($9.47/hour). Oregon minimum wage ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
Currently, we do not use minimum wage as a base wage . We generally start new trainees out in the $12/hr. range, and quickly move them up as they gain the necessary experience. This method allows us to transition people from outside of our industry, and train them on our trade, and hopefully get them started in a career. If the minimum wage was raised to $15/hr., it would lessen our ability to ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Friday, January 22, 2016
ORLA FERVENTLY OPPOSES GOVERNOR’S MINIMUM WAGE PROPOSAL A $13.50 statewide minimum wage with a higher rate in Portland results in a minimum of 55,000 job losses for Oregonians who need jobs the most [Jan. 14, 2016 - Wilsonville, OR] – With Governor Kate Brown’s release today of a proposed dual-region minimum wage increase plan, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Keizer is ranked the 2nd best place to live in Oregon by HomeSnacks. Ahh, Oregon. To the untrained eye, it seems as if every town in the state would be a great place to live. What with Oregon being home to Mt. Hood, Crater Lake, and miles of Pacific Coast awesomeness. But here at HomeSnacks, we don’t trust the untrained eye and instead look to data to understand the best place to live in ...read more
Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research