Keizer Chamber News

Results Found: 18
Monday, May 18 2015
Wohoo! We're still celebrating the successful Iris Festival! A huge congratulations to all who were involved. We LOVE our volunteers. Without you, this could never happen in the caliber in which it does. Your dedication to the Chamber of Commerce Iris Festival is appreciated and admired. Thank you! Thank you to Joe Egli and his council of volunteers. Your leadership is commended. Thank ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Monday, May 11 2015
Hello Keizer Chamber Members! Pride, Spirit, Volunteerism....we'll see it all happen this week during our Iris Festival! A huge "thank you" to all the volunteers who are working to make this a great event. Thank you Joe Egli for your dedication and hard work as our Iris Festival chair - you are appreciated! Let's go to the Festival! Here's what happened last week: ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, May 07 2015
The Keizer Chamber Board voted to endorse the following candidates at its May 6 th meeting: Marty Heyen for Salem-Keizer School District Board of Directors, Zone 2 Chuck Lee for Salem-Keizer School District Board of Directors, Zone 6 Colleen Busch for Salem-Keizer Transit District, Sub-District Position 2 Prior to adopting the recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee, interviews were ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Chamber, Community, Economic, Political, Press Release
Monday, May 04 2015
MEETING SUMMARY April 23, 2015 Community Conversation with Keizer Eating and Lodging Businesses Background : The Keizer EDGA (Economic Development/Government Affairs Committee is conducting a series of “community conversations” with Keizer tourism-related businesses to better understand and support them. While tourism is not listed as an economic opportunity in the City’s plans, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Political
Monday, May 04 2015
Legislative Update – May 4, 2015 Review of past week (April 27 – May 1): It was a slow week in the capitol. Many committees were cancelled as legislators spent several additional hours in floor session voting on a backlog of legislation. The legislature did not meet on Friday. The House passed a much watered down version of “ban the box” legislation (HB 3025-A) by a narrow ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Economic, Press Release, Chamber, Political
Thursday, April 30 2015
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Categories: General News Article
Wednesday, April 29 2015
Legislative Update – April 27, 2015 Review of past week (April 20-24): Tuesday, April 21 st was the first major deadline of the session. Any bill not passed out of its original committee by the close of business on the 21 st is now considered dead (with exceptions for Rules, Revenue, and Ways & Means Committees). Among the bills that survived the initial deadline on the last day: All ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Political, Press Release, Bill Tracker, General News Article
Tuesday, April 28 2015
MEETING SUMMARY April 23, 2015 Community Conversation with Keizer Eating and Lodging Businesses Background : The Keizer EDGA (Economic Development/Government Affairs Committee is conducting a series of “community conversations” with Keizer tourism-related businesses to better understand and support them. While tourism is not listed as an economic opportunity in the City’s plans, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Bill Tracker, Community, General News Article
Monday, April 27 2015
Hello Chamber Members! We're multi-taskers at the Chamber office! Iris Festival planning is underway to make this the biggest and best yet, and, while this keeps us busy, tending to and building members is what we do best! Take a gander below to see what's happening and perchance, find out what you might have missed last week: We had a great time running our hands over carpets and tile ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Monday, April 27 2015
MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!! Join us June 19, 2015 for our 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic at McNary Golf Club to raise money for the March of Dimes. Its not too late to get a golf team together. If your company would like to Donate a Basket for Silent Auction Please email me. Mthalman@smsalem.com
Categories: Community
Thursday, April 23 2015
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE April 22, 2015 Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Oppose House Bill 2005/Senate Bill 454 – sitting in Ways and Means Committee for end-of-legislative session bargaining. Revised recently to preclude local governments from implementing their own sick-leave ordinances. Still a very costly bill to small businesses. Career-Technology Education Funding . Support - Still ...read more
Categories: Bill Tracker, Political
Monday, April 20 2015
By Courage and Faith, our school’s motto, truly captures the Blanchet Catholic spirit. It is that spirit that the Blanchet community celebrated and commemorated in our inaugural Hall of Fame celebration held this past weekend. This journey of building a Catholic, college preparatory school started as a community initiative, and the success of building this tradition and securing the legacy ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, Education
Monday, April 13 2015
( April 12, 2015 ) Dallas, OR: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation. In addition to physical and verbal abuse, domestic violence includes emotional abuse, financial control, isolation, destruction of the victim’s relationships with friends and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, March 03 2015
In celebration of its 20th year anniversary, Blanchet Catholic School is pleased to announce its inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees who will be recognized in a ceremony at Blanchet on Saturday, April 18, 2015. Mr. Guido Caldarazzo, President (1995-1997), (posthumous) Guido was an educator for 43 years. He started his teaching and coaching career in Myrtle Point Oregon in 1962 and was the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
Friday, February 06 2015
KEIZER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2015 Legislative Agenda Legislative Priorities by Category Jobs and the Economy Tax Policy, Tax Credits, and Tax Incentives Workforce Development/Public Education Transportation Funding General Business/Employment Tourism Land Use Keizer Chamber of Commerce Legislative Positions Jobs and the Economy Support protecting Oregon’s current minimum wage formula. Oppose ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Political, Bill Tracker, Economic, Small Business
Friday, February 06 2015
ABOUT KEIZER Keizer offers a favorable business climate, a highly skilled workforce, a wide range of available sites and an excellent power /water resources. Our location, just forty miles south of PDX, bordering Oregon’s capital city, Salem, and the historic Willamette River provides charm for employees, convenience for commuters, and low tax rates for owners. For those who want to live, ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Small Business
Friday, February 06 2015
This is Larry's testimony (as a Salem family-owned business) to the Oregon Senate committee, opposing the Low Carbon Fuel standard/carbon tax earlier this week. CLICK HERE Larry simply shared what fuel surcharges are for deliveries of supplies to his Auto Body shop are and how the low carbon fuel standards would increase those costs - a common cost for many small business, which the ...read more
Categories: Economic, Political, Small Business
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

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