Holiday Retail Pop-Up Happening in Beaverton

November 11th, 2017

The Chamber opens doors to small businesses this season!


Half day (9am – 1pm) $25

Half day (1pm – 4pm) $25

Full Day (9am – 4pm) $50

Full Week 20% Discount (5-days)

Call Evelyn for more details. 503-350-2004

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October is Fire Prevention Month

October 11th, 2017

TVF&R Reminds You that Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

 

October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind you to check your smoke alarms. It’s important to hear the beep where you sleep and make sure every bedroom has a working smoke alarm.

The majority of people who die in a fire succumb to heat and smoke inhalation, not flames. Having working smoke alarms in your home greatly increases your chances of surviving a fire.

Fire is nothing like what you see on television or in the movies. It produces dark and deadly smoke that can fill your home in minutes, and can confuse you to the point that you never make it out. That is why every firefighter wears an air pack before entering a burning building and uses thermal imagers to search for victims.

Most fatal fires happen at night when people are sleeping. Working smoke alarms are designed to activate early to help ensure that you and your family have time to safely escape from your home.

This year, the National Fire Protection Association campaign, “Every Second Counts ─ Plan Two Ways Out,” focuses on the importance of having an escape plan.

We recommend drawing a map of your home with all members of your household and marking two exits from each room and a path to your designated safe meeting place outside from each exit. One of those exits could be a window.

Once you have an escape plan, have a home fire drill and practice using different ways out. We recommend closing doors behind you as you leave to help slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. It’s important to teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.

TVF&R offers the following advice to help protect your family:

  • To ensure maximum protection, install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Check your alarms monthly by pushing the test button and replace smoke alarms 10 years old or older.
  • Hard-wired alarms — those wired directly into home electrical systems — should have a battery back-up.
  • Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms.
  • An alarm’s hush button allows you to temporarily silence the alarm.
  • If your smoke alarm sounds, immediately exit your home, call 911, and stay outside.

Oregon law requires working smoke alarms in all rental dwellings. If you rent and do not have working smoke alarms, contact your landlord or property manager. If working smoke alarms are not installed after you have notified your landlord or property manager, call TVF&R at 503-649-8577.

Smoke alarms are also available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These alarms use strobe lights or vibration to alert residents.

For more fire prevention tips and tools to create a fire escape plan, visit www.tvfr.com. 

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Dryer Vent Wizard - My Secret to Growth

September 28th, 2017

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Beaverton Business Walk

September 13th, 2017

Beaverton Business Walk presented by Wells Fargo

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12-4 PM

Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St, Ste 160, Beaverton, 97005

We need all volunteer hands on deck to visit retailers in Beaverton. As part of our high touch approach, we are checking in with Beaverton-based businesses to ask three questions. How is business? How is doing business in Beaverton? What’s your biggest business challenge? While we can’t promise solutions, we have found that we can often connect folks to resources and often improve their situation. It’s a great experience that allows you to learn a lot about the businesses in our community we don’t even know are here. Our volunteers in the past have loved it and look forward to the next chance. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jon-Michael at jonmichael@beaverton.org.

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Business Disaster Planning

August 30th, 2017

We must get ready!

Disasterprepardeness – brought to you by your Chamber.

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Effective Sales Workshop

August 17th, 2017

Effective Sales Workshop

Wednesday, August 30, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

OMEP Offices, 7650 SW Beveland St., Portland, OR 97223

Your sales system keeps your company running. Yet, as a manufacturing business owner it can be difficult to maintain a steady flow of new sales while meeting the needs of your existing buyers. With increasingly complex demands from buyers, it can be easy for manufacturers to feel forced into using high pressure tactics to bring in new business. OMEP and Dennis Hungerford created this workshop to help you change that cycle. Designed for business owners and leaders who are directly involved in B2B sales, or who manage sales personnel, this one day workshop will teach you to become a more effective seller without resorting to high pressure tactics.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

– Learn how your sales tactics can differentiate your business from the competition

– Learn how to sell on value rather than price

– Take control of your sales process to increase predictability and profitability

– Close sales without high pressure tactics

Cost

$995 / Company (up to 3 attendees)  – Additional attendees $199

Included in this price is OMEP pre-meeting and sales assessment, one month of sales support per company- this includes 4 scheduled phone support meetings, and other phone and email support as needed. Lunch is included.

RSVP https://www.omep.org/event/effective-sales-workshop-3/

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The 23rd Annual Oregon Small Business Fair

August 15th, 2017

The Oregon Small Business Fair is a free all-day event presented by executives borrowed from city, county, state, federal, and academic entities.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:30am–2:30pm

Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215

Objective information is provided in a non-selling atmosphere to assist existing, new, and startup entrepreneurs with business questions and problems. Keynote Speakers include Oregon Governor, Kate Brown and Prosper Portland Director, Kimberly Branam. Individual 90-minute workshops will be held in two rooms throughout the day, with a break for lunch. Workshop topics are:

For new businesses:

  • Small Business Legal Basics (9:00am)
  • Business Plans (10:45am)
  • Small Business Taxes (1:00pm)

For existing businesses:

  • Access to Capital (9:00am)
  • Successful Use of Social Media (10:45am)
  • Government Contracting (1:00pm)

 

This event is free the public and includes free parking.

Save time at the door and pre-register here. 

 

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Columbia Sportswear is Hiring!

August 10th, 2017

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OregonSaves Rolls Out - Offer a retirement plan for employees? If not...You better get up to speed.

July 11th, 2017

The Oregon State Treasury is launching a new program called OregonSaves that may impact your business, clients, and members.

OregonSaves is a simple and convenient way for workers to save for retirement. It allows them to save a part of each paycheck through payroll deductions facilitated by their employer and invest their savings in professionally-managed investment options in a Roth individual retirement account. The account is also portable, allowing them to take it with them from job to job.

Any business with employees that does not sponsor a qualified retirement plan* will need to register to facilitate OregonSaves for its employees. The registration process is designed to be simple in order to limit any burden on employers. Employers can choose to offer their own retirement plans to some or all of their employees instead of participating in the program.

The program is scheduled to roll out in phases, and the State will let employers know when their phase will begin. The deadlines for employers to register to facilitate are as follows:

• An employer employing 100 or more employees: November 15, 2017
• An employer employing 50 to 99 employees: May 15, 2018
• An employer employing 20 to 49 employees: December 15, 2018
• An employer employing 10 to 19 employees: May 15, 2019
• An employer employing 5 to 9 employees: November 15, 2019
• An employer employing 4 or fewer employees: May 15, 2020 (more…)

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100 Strong Paint Day June 24

May 5th, 2017

Rolling up our sleeves and getting a little dirty for a wonderful cause!

Volunteer Leadership Job Description

Full size 100 Promo pdf

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