The following press release was issued this morning regarind the Chamber’s priorities for the session beginning in Salem on February 4, 2013. PressReleaseLegAgenda 2013.
Here is the list of bills being monitored by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce….Legislative Update January 21
The legislature has just come back to town this week and we are ready! Your BAC has set its 3 priorites on Good Government: Finance & Fiscal Responsiblity, Infrastructure: Education, Energy & Transportation, and Economic Development. Please read the full list of priorities here. 2013 Legislative Platform FINAL
When: February 6, 2013, 11:30-1pm. Where: Chamber Conference Room
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K.C. Courtnier is an Intuit Premier Reseller and Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Having a background in insurance, business management, and manufacturing, she established 2nd Site Business Solutions in 1997 with the goal of empowering businesses to grow and achieve success by effectively leveraging the power of Intuit Inc.’s QuickBooks products. K.C. specializes in sales, support and consulting services, both on-site and remotely, for QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Point of Sale, QuickBooks Premier, and QuickBooks Pro.
The economy of the Portland region is dependent to a large degree on our exports, and has been since its earliest days. In recent decades, the westside has come to play an key important role in the export economy, with firms like Intel, TriQuint Semiconductor, Electro Scientific Industries, Welch Allyn and hundreds of smaller companies leading the way. As part of the Export Initiatives we are seeking to double our region’s export value in the next five years. This is a lofty goal, but it has huge pay-offs. Our region currently exports about $21 Billion – and for every additional $1 Billion in exports, about 5400 jobs will be created.
Two Upcoming Events……………………
We are planning two key events for businesses seeking to understand how to export or how to increase their exports. We are confident that you and your members will find this information extremely helpful, particularly for firms that are considering getting into the export arena, or that are already involved but want to be more strategic with their export strategy. There are many programs and incentives currently available for exporters – the information at these events will show you how to take advantage of them!
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Refreshments provided by the Tualatin Valley Employer Council.
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The Tualatin Valley Employer Council is the link between the Business Community, the WorkSource Oregon Employment Department and the Workforce, providing a source of information, education, and support.