Legislative Update: From Pandemic to Protests, what’s next?

By jgm_admin / July 10, 2020 /

Hear State Representatives Mark Meek and Christine Drazan share their insights on what is taking place in Salem as the legislature tackles the various challenges facing our communities and region right now. As we enter phase 1 of a gradual reopening of our local businesses, what can we expect in the way of new regulations…

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Oregon City Business Association event Portland

Greater Portland Inc Presentation Slideshow and Video

By jgm_admin / November 27, 2019 /

 OCBA presentation 11-26-2019 Oregon City Business Alliance, November 2019 from WFMC Studios on Vimeo.

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Crisis: Land Use Laws and Homelessness

By jgm_admin / September 24, 2019 /

Not one lot has been created or even approved in the OC Concept Plans which were brought into the Urban Growth Boundary in 2002. We learned more about the region’s housing and homelessness crisis. This luncheon event was open to the public. Speaker:John Tapogna is President of ECONorthwest and oversees the firm’s business strategy. Since…

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Opportunity zones around Portland

What’s up with OZ (Opportunity Zones)?

By jgm_admin / August 27, 2019 /

In 2018, the U.S. Treasury encouraged long-term investments through opportunity zones throughout the country. There are many zones in Oregon, including some located right here in Oregon City. This event tells you more information about opportunity zones and about how they can benefit you! Speakers: Ian GallowayDirector of the Center for Community Development Investments, Federal…

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Live! From Salem!

By jgm_admin / July 23, 2019 /

This has been another volatile year for the Oregon State Legislature. It’s important for us all to be aware of what’s been happening in Salem. To that end, your OCBA invited Representatives Mark Meek and Christine Drazan to speak at our monthly luncheon Forum.

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Creative Solutions for Workforce Challenges

By jgm_admin / June 25, 2019 /

Economic mobility and success must be intentional. Please, watch Bridget Dazey and her panel share about the state of the workforce and the public workforce system, partner coordination, and ways to engage in the future of our community. No one entity or system can take on all the challenges, that’s why it’s so important to…

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Tourism on the Water!

By jgm_admin / May 28, 2019 /

This program will involve professionals in river-based tourism, advocates for river economy and ecological projects, and provide examples of how our Willamette Falls Area has been a river tourism destination and embarking point in the past and future. Speakers: ➢ Captain Andy Moss, Owner/Operator, Willamette Jetboats, LLC➢ Captain Richard Chesbrough, Owner/Operator Willamette QueenSternwheeler➢ Jerry Herrmann,…

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Larry Didway from ORegon City

Is Clackamas Workforce Future-Ready?

By jgm_admin / April 23, 2019 /

Are you experiencing challenges finding employees? Are you worried about how our community is keeping pace with next generation of talent? Clackamas Workforce Partnership, Clackamas Community College, and your school districts found out how you can engage to prepare our community for the future of work. Training and ongoing education are essential to the youth,…

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Long term goals for homelessness

The Business of Homelessness

By jgm_admin / March 26, 2019 /

Former City Commissioner Nancy Ide and Former Mayor Dan Fowler Co-leaders of the Homeless Solution Coalition of Clackamas County will be presenting a brief history of the Coalition. A panel of some members of our community who are actively involved in working on solutions regarding the homeless issue will be presenting on the work they…

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old infrastructure in Oregon City

Preparing for the Worst: Are we Ready?

By jgm_admin / February 26, 2019 /

Advancing Water-Centered Resiliency in Clackamas Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future. While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative…

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