Keizer Chamber News

Results Found: 18
Sunday, January 31 2016
Hello Supporters! Grace House is inviting you to the 3rd Annual Charity Fundraiser Soup for Your Supper Fundraiser. A great line up of local Chefs from Amadeus, Flight Deck, Marco Polo, Bridgeway, and Marion Polk Food Share will be preparing their best soup entry. Check on line at www.ghsalem.com to see updates for additional chefs participating in this year's fundraiser. Grace House is a ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, January 29 2016
I am a small business owner in Oregon. Fact is, I also work for the State of Oregon by operating three establishments that offer Oregon Lottery (Sammies Pub & Lotto, Blackjacks, and Cheers). The pending legislation concerning raising the minimum wage would be divesting to my pubs and impact the state revenues we contribute to. I do not see how we could keep our number of employees who depend ...read more
Categories: Political, Bill Tracker, Small Business
Friday, January 29 2016
Our new report Oregon’s Minimum Wage Jobs: Facts, Figures, and Context is finished and now available on QualityInfo.org. Much of the report can be summarized by the points in the executive summary: Ø Oregon’s 2016 minimum wage is $9.25 per hour. The minimum wage is adjusted annually to account for inflation. Ø The national minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. It was last ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Bill Tracker, 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
Friday, January 15 2016
Last night Christine, Elaina and several members including Kate Tarter, Rich Duncan and Larry Jackson went to the Capitol to testify against this raise in minimum wage. The Chamber has recieved letters and information from Brian Weaver, Rob Robertson, Susan Dunfee, Jim Madden, Chris Romine, Christine Sharp, and James Marshall. Can you add your voice? Letters can be sent to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Bill Tracker, Political
Wednesday, January 13 2016
Initiative Petition 28 (Corporate Tax Increase) Initiative Petition 28 (IP28) is a proposed new tax that would cost Oregon consumers and businesses billions. Businesses and consumers should be very concerned about this costly and damaging proposal. IP28 would create huge new taxes on many products sold in Oregon, as well as on services provide by Oregon. Keizer Chamber Board of Directors received ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, January 12 2016
Minimum Wage One final round of minimum wage public hearings will be held on the evening of Thursday, January 14 th , at 6pm . Just like last year, Chamber members across Oregon must mobilize to attend and testify at this hearing . Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) and the Oregon Farm Bureau have reserved Room 50 again for business and chamber members to watch the hearing and testify. They ...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
Wednesday, January 21 2015
Keizer City Council voted unanimously last night (January 20, 2015) to grant tentative approval of the amendment to the Area C Master Plan and lot-line adjustment. This decision allows the Mountain West/Bonaventure housing and senior care center project to move forward. The final decision will be before the next Keizer City Council meeting on February 2, 2015 . As this is a land-use decision, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber