Beaverton Chamber Announces New President/CEO Deanna Palm, ACE
February 24th, 2021
NEWS RELEASE –Feb. 24, 2021
CONTACT: Dianne Danowski Smith, APR (BACC) – 503.201.7019; Jen Little (HC) – 202.860.7561
(Beaverton, Oregon) – The board of directors of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) announced today it will soon welcome Deanna Palm, Accredited Chamber Executive and the current Hillsboro Chamber President/CEO, as its shared Executive, effective Monday, March 1, 2021 전표 프로그램 다운로드. Palm, as a shared executive, will retain her same duties in Hillsboro.
“Our board unanimously selected Deanna as we continue the successful leadership and drive toward the prosperous future of the BACC,” said 2021 BACC Board Chair, Keith Wright, realtor and president with Century 21 Wright & Associates 다운로드. “We believe Deanna will provide the right leadership at the right time as we work to elevate Beaverton-area local businesses, organizations and service providers.”
Palm begins oversight of BACC staff and operations March 1, 2021, overseeing seven employees 20세기 소년 다운로드. Under the new, shared contract she will serve as President/CEO of both Chambers. She is well known in Washington County, with her leadership since 2001 as president of the Hillsboro Chamber 다운로드. Prior to her role in Hillsboro, she served as vice president at the former Portland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. In Washington County, she’s been recognized as the 2007 Oregon State Chamber Executive of the Year and was honored for Best New Program by the Western Association of Chamber Executives 다운로드. She has served on numerous boards and legislative committees including Portland Community College’s Board of Directors, Workforce Investment Board in Region 2, and as a Metropolitan Exposition and Recreation Commissioner 다운로드.
“2020 taught us to be agile and have the ability to pivot and look at ways to serve our members in a much greater way 왕좌의 게임 시즌8 1화 다운로드. I am excited to be stepping into this expanded role to serve our community,” said Palm.
“This effort will provide increased opportunities to Washington County business owners including amplifying advocacy efforts and strengthening economic prosperity,” said Jayne Bond, 2021 Board Chair for Hillsboro Chamber 월세 임대차계약서 다운로드. “We look at this as a win, win, win for our members and community.”
The BACC and Hillsboro Chamber are Washington County’s two largest chambers/business advocacy groups and are among the largest business organizations in the state, by both revenue and membership statistics Protege download.
Both the BACC and the Hillsboro Chamber are aligned in the operations and oversight of community-based Business Recovery Centers, which are providing hard dollar support and services to local businesses impacted by the pandemic 다운로드. Additionally, each Chamber has a broad complement of members representing companies, firms and individuals from large, medium and small-sized businesses as well as sole proprietors. Both Chambers apply a keen focus on advocacy and advancing the voice for businesses regarding legislative, regulatory and compliance impacts.
“The pandemic has impacted our state and specifically Washington County in varied ways and we feel it on behalf of our members, our staffs and our community partners,” said Chair Wright. “We believe it’s time to dig deep to help businesses back to growth and vitality. Now is the time; the voice of business has never been more needed. We believe we are helping to guide our community’s and our state’s recovery.”
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About Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
The BACC’s 6,400 members and 435 partners represent more 130,000 employees. The chamber is a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers and a champion of our community. BACC strategically leads business development and retention, advocates sound public policy and provides innovative member services to sustain and enhance our vibrant and diverse community. http://www.Beaverton.org.
About Hillsboro Chamber
The Hillsboro Chamber is committed to creating and fostering a thriving, inclusive business community in Hillsboro, Oregon and our region. The mission of the Hillsboro Chamber is to promote business prosperity and a healthy, equitable, inclusive and diverse community by providing information, services and advocacy for our members. Learn more about the Hillsboro Chamber by visiting www.hillchamber.org.
and Paramedics Begin Wearing More Sustainable Personal Protective Equipment
As part of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s continued efforts to
protect first responders and patients from exposure and spread of COVID-19, our
crews will begin using more sustainable personal protective equipment (PPE) on the
majority of our medical calls, which will help reduce the consumption of PPE
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When responding to most medical calls, community members may see our firefighter
medics and paramedics wearing PPE that includes a ventilator mask, safety
goggles, a face shield, gloves, and a Tyvek suit (see attached photo) 다운로드.
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Request for PPE Donations
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In our Community's Best Interest - Chamber Announcement
March 12th, 2020
Dear Chamber partners and members – We are facing fluid and extraordinary times in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic Mega download. Effective immediately in the best interest of you, your business, and our community, we are suspending all networking, meeting and programming events in person for the foreseeable future until further notice 중국 노래 다운로드. This is not just about COVID-19, but doing our part to ensure there is capacity at our medical facilities to be able to assist with ALL illnesses. This is not about us as individuals but about protecting people with vulnerable immune/compromised systems and our friends and family over 60 멀티파일.
Our office will remain fully staffed and open as normal. We will continue to serve you. I am confident we will find innovative ways to encourage connections and business building in new and technological ways 웹게임 소스 다운로드. We will continue to meet one on one and even get out more to you at your office during this time. We are working on some virtual meeting options as well 고고씽.
I am always available to you and would appreciate any and all input as we navigate these challenging times. Please call, email and stay in close touch. Let’s be proactive now and call things off for the short term so that this crisis is mitigated sooner rather than later and we can get back to business as usual. We greatly appreciate your patience and consideration.
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation have been wonderful in helping us come to a mutual decision to reschedule their Coffee Connection – we thank you!
This is a true test of all of our leadership to ensure the Beaverton business community can navigate through this dramatic and challenging time. This too shall pass and we will be better individuals and businesses because of it.
Chamber CEO Testifies at City Council on Charter Review - urges community engagement
January 30th, 2020
January 28, 2020
Mayor, City Councilors – thank you for giving us the opportunity to speak this
My name is
Lorraine Clarno, I serve as the President/CEO of the Beaverton Area Chamber of
I am here
this evening representing our Business Advocacy Council and Board of Directors macos 모하비.
We have been
following the Charter Review process embarked on earlier this past fall and
have done our best to stay up to speed the past few months on your discussions
and ultimately, the recommended Charter changes being presented today in this
second public hearing.
has changed a great deal since the adopted Charter in 1980 and even since the
Urban Renewal Charter Amendment in November of 2008 1박2일 시즌1 다운로드. Beaverton as a community,
prides itself on being pro-active and current. Successful business operates in a
constant world of change and must be evolving and innovating regularly to
remain relevant, efficient and ready for the future. To that end we thank you
for doing your research and applaud your study to determine what form of
government will be best for Beaverton going forward 다운로드.
talked with many of our members and partners personally over the past weeks and
we recently called for a special meeting of our Business Advocacy Council on
this topic resulting in some great discussions. At this time we have more
questions than answers and are not here tonight to advocate for or against the
recommended City Manager/Strong Council form of government 다운로드. In fact, without
naming names here this evening, I was shocked at the number of very engaged
business owners and operators that had no knowledge of this work being done.
spent 5+ years collecting input and having dialogue with more than 10,000 citizens
to develop the Community Visioning plan which has served us so well yum 패키지. When
working on the Charter Amendment in 2007 to allow for Urban Renewal I can
personally recall a tremendous amount of community outreach and informational
sessions many of us participated in to ensure its successful passage. What’s
before you this evening is a complete Charter/Constitutional overhaul and this
is the second public hearing.
transparent with you this evening, many of those we’ve spoken with agree that
it is time to consider a professional city manager model for Beaverton 다운로드. What
started as a language clean up and look at moving to a PT ceremonial mayor/city
manager model has resulted in what is a complex hybrid model of Fulltime
Mayor/Strong Council. The timing and rush concerns them. There are significant
budgetary implications in the Charter draft if passed and yet no discussion
around what that is or could be 다운로드.
intention this evening is to move this forward for the May ballot, we would ask
you to reconsider and look at the November 2020 election ballot. It would give
more time for us to understand why this is good for business – our primary
focus. It would give more time to get voters up to speed and understand any
needs for change 다운로드. And, finally, November would allow for more inclusive
conversations and you would have a much more diverse electorate deciding on
what is best for Beaverton’s future.
We are here
tonight as a partner, to ask for more time to engage the community, get
questions answered, and ultimately see a successful campaign that passes the
first time to lay the foundation for Beaverton’s future.
What are the benefits to the citizens of Beaverton in making
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Will this streamline or make it more difficult for businesses
to build businesses and create livable wage jobs for the citizens of Beaverton?
How will this change impact the collaboration required of our
Beaverton City Leadership with the various special districts, Washington
County, Metro, etc. 스틱파이터 다운로드?
If approved, how would the transition truly work given that
we have candidates filed to run for positions that may actually change before
they are even elected or take their seat.
What are the costs of this change to the taxpayers? The
current version of the City Charter being proposed includes the addition of a
new City Councilor, a new City Manager, undefined numbers of support staff as
needed for the mayor and the Council while not addressing the compensation
expenses directly of all of the moving parts other than to give the Council
full authority to set the pay levels of all of the above.