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Who Let the CAT Out of the Bag?

How the Commercial Activities Tax Affects You By: Katy Brooks // Bend Chamber CEO The $2.8 billion Commercial Activity Tax (CAT) is the funding...

PHOTO STORY // Chamber Day in Salem

BY: Jennifer Stephens // Bend Chamber Government Affairs [gallery columns="6" ids="46171,46172,46174,46176,46177,46179"] #1) - #2)   We...

Chamber Day in Salem // Central Oregon Daily Reports

On April 10, 2019, we, the Bend Chamber and our members participated in Chamber Day at the Capitol in Salem with a full day planned of meetings...

Chamber Day at the Capitol

The Bend Chamber is participating in Chamber Day at the Capitol in Salem and has a full day planned of meetings with elected officials and...

2019 Legislation to Watch

 If you run or own a business in Oregon, here are some of the revenue or regulatory bills you should be paying attention to:   Kicker....

Minors in the Supers: Quick Update from our Legislators

January’s What’s Brewing featured our Central Oregon state delegation, Senator Tim Knopp, and Representatives Cheri Helt and Jack Zika....

Governor Brown’s 2018 Special Session Completed in a Few Hours with One Bill

“I voted for HB 4301 because it does return some of the SB 1528 tax increases to some businesses,” Rep. Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver)...

Independent Party of Oregon to Allow Non-Affiliated to Vote in May 15 Primary

The Independent Party of Oregon has opened its primary election to voters who are not members of a party for the May 2018 primary election. The...

Cheri Helt Files for State Representative to Fill Buehler’s Seat

Cheri released this message on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CheriHeltBendLaPineSchools/     Dear Friends:...

Rep. Gene Whisnant Will Not Seek Re-election

State Representative Gene Whisnant (R-Sunriver) announced on Monday, December 4 that he will not seek a ninth term as a member of the Oregon House...

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Oregon Leadership Summit of the Oregon Business Plan!

Register Today! This year’s event will focus on preparing Oregon for an uncertain future. The imbalance between revenues and rapidly growing...

Small Business Groups Support Measure to Protect Oregonians from Tax and Fee Increases

Support is building across Oregon’s small business community for the “A Tax is a Tax” ballot measure initiative to reign in the...

‘Cap & Trade’ Deemed Largest Issue in 2018 Legislative Session

In preparation for the 2018 legislative session, the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce (OSCC) believes 'Cap & Trade' will be the issue...

2017 Governor’s Marketplace | Central Oregon Edition #2 Returning to Central Oregon for Another Free Edition

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s...

Representative Gene Whisnant

Representative Whisnant is serving his 8th term and 14th year as State Representative for HD 53. In the 2017 Legislative Session and interim, Gene...

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