Keizer Chamber News

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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
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Salem, OR , (April 17, 2016) - Capitol Auto Group (CAG) presented an unprecedented $135,000 donation to the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (UW) at a companywide celebration last week. The company completed its annual 29 Days of Love campaign Feb. 29, designed to highlight employee involvement in charitable activities, especially the UW. “There were 250 employees who participated ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, General News Article, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The Keizer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Danielle Bethell has been named executive director. With more than a 10-year career with the private and public sector, Bethell is sure to provide an understanding of human relations and communication, plus experience in developing and implementing solutions. “We are grateful that the Keizer Chamber has a new executive director ...read more
Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
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
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