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In November and December 2014 the City of Stayton notified 67 businesses and building owners that they were in violation of the sign code. Previous to this, without an ordinance officer, the sign code violations had not been addressed for several years. Many businesses had no idea that they were in violation of the sign code and sought a way to make changes to the code. The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce (SSCOC), at the urging of the business community, organized a meeting, on Feb. 5th in which 25 business owners and managers attended to discuss the code with the Stayton City Planner and steps needed to amend it.   … Continue reading

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August 25, 2015   The Honorable Earl Blumenauer United States House of Representatives 1111 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515   Dear Congressman Blumenauer:   On behalf of the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, I want to ask you to support the Innovation Act of 2015 (H.R. 9), which targets abuses by so-called patent trolls by calling for a vote on this bill as soon as possible. Abusive patent litigation is a problem that only continues to grow – in 2013, patent troll litigation reached a record high, up 13 percent over 2012 and more than a tenfold increase over the past decade. Lawsuits brought by patent trolls were … Continue reading

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How to get the most out of your Greeters experience Greeters is about creating relationships, a network of friends, neighbors and fellow business owners to collaborate and assist. Speak carefully and clearly, speak loud enough that people in the back row may hear you. Keep it focused. For your first Greeters, just name, company name and a quick sentence on what it is your company does—your ‘elevator speech’. For subsequent Greeters, keep things fresh, focus on what is new and exciting in your business–if you have a sale, hired a new person, or expanded. Bring materials. If you have extensive news to share then bring materials to leave on the … Continue reading

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Dear OSCC Members & Colleagues:   Here are the updates on key OSCC House bills (including this morning’s committees).   House Bill 3377 – mandatory flexible scheduling – did not move.  Dead.   House Bill 2764 – increased attorney fees in workers’ comp cases, 5% increase in workers’ comp costs – passed the House Business Committee this morning on a 6-5 vote.   House Bill 2386 – BOLI “cease and desist” authority – passed the House Business Committee again this morning on a 6-5 vote.  OSCC will initiate grassroots on this bill.  Although the bill was amended, it was not improved.   House Bill 3025 – the “ban the box” bill … Continue reading

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Holly Shop Hop

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Tour China with the Chamber

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Holly Shop Hop

[fullwidth_text alt_background=”none” width=”3/4″ el_position=”first”] Local businesses are invited to participate in the Holly Shop Hop. This campaign invites shoppers to pick up Holly Shop Hop passports and take them to participating businesses to get stamped. Once ¾ of the businesses have been visited, shoppers can enter to win a fabulous 12 Days of Christmas prize package.   The event kicks off on Small Business Saturday, November 29, and runs through December 21.   “The purpose of the event is to get residents to think about shopping locally this holiday season. We want to get more people into local businesses. Our businesses are the backbone of a vital economy and we … Continue reading

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[spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”2/3″ el_position=”first”] [/spb_text_block] [spb_text_block pb_margin_bottom=”no” pb_border_bottom=”no” width=”1/3″ el_position=”last”] The results are in from the 2014 Chamber Survey. The survey was sent out to 352 business leaders and community members in the Stayton/Sublimity area. We asked just a few simple questions-‘What is a concern for your business?’, ‘What is a concern for your community?’ and ‘Why did/would you join the Chamber?’ We received 59 responses back. Some of these results were surprising to us. From the large employers we have been hearing that there is an issue finding employees. Not just skilled, but those capable of basic work-being on time, passing a drug test, following written directions. The … Continue reading

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