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OregonSaves Pilot Launched Amid Regulatory Uncertainty

Oregon business & Industry Oregon is about to lead the nation into uncertain retirement-savings territory. OregonSaves, the state-run...

State of the County Address // Recap

Courtesy of Tor Hanson, Special Projects Deschutes County Commissioners Tammy Baney, Tony DeBone, and newly installed Phil Henderson took the...

SB 828 “Predictive Scheduling Bill” Passes, Governor Expected to Sign into Law

Yesterday, Oregon’s House Legislators passed SB 828, known also as the Fair Work Week Act or the “predictive scheduling bill” and heads to...

Legislative Update - Week 21

As of yesterday, June 29, 2017: What's happening: We continue to believe the Senate is slightly disinclined to pass HB 2060-A which...

Speaker Kotek // Defends Mugging Mom-and-Pops and Ransacking Family Farms

Jonathan Lockwood Communications Director // State Republican Office 971-645-2140 SALEM, Ore.-While statewide papers like The Oregonian,...

Central Oregon Economic Indicators - June 2017

You can find this month’s Economic Indicators for Central Oregon  here. Central Oregon experienced a net gain of 3,980 jobs from May 2016 to...

Kicking the kicker to K-12 proposed

John Lockwood // Senate Republican Office SALEM, Ore.-Senate Republican Deputy Leader Sen. Alan DeBoer, of Ashland, introduced legislation today...

Childcare Challenges?

Bend Area YMCA is working with YMCA of the USA, our national office, and Mid-Willamette YMCA to conduct a community needs assessment.  Please...

Class of 2017 is first to graduate from OSU’s Bend campus

BEND, Ore. –   At its 16th Commencement on Saturday, June 17, Oregon State University - Cascades will honor the first class to graduate from...

E2E Inspires Community on Local Workforce Solutions

A WORKFORCE INITIATIVE FOR BUSINESS By: Stephanie Shaver - Bend Chamber Marketing & Design On June 6, 2017 the Bend Chamber in...

Growing our own Workforce in Bend

The Bend Chamber’s Education-to-Employment Initiative By: Katy Brooks, CEO Bend Chamber A couple questions for you: How old were you when you...

Addiction in the Workplace

What every employer needs to know Submitted by: Rick Treleaven Executive Director, BestCare Treatment Services If you are a business owner or...

Central Oregon Economic Indicators - May 2017

Emily Starbuck - Washington County Workforce Analyst Oregon Employment Department Central Oregon experienced a net gain of 3,790 jobs from April...

Grace-Bio Labs Enterprise Zone Property Tax Exemption

Courtesy Tor Hanson Two weeks ago, Bend city council proclaimed the City of Bend the “City of Innovation” with the creation of an...

Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Legislation to Provide Access to Banking Services for Legal Cannabis Businesses By: Martina McLennan...

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