Issues, receptions, forums and breakfasts – all designed to inform on the status of a strong local economy
This chamber provides many opportunities to meet with, talk to, ask questions of and hear from elected and appointed leaders. Additionally, issues that affect the area, region, county and state are brought to our members and other friends in policy meeting settings, issues breakfasts and forum luncheons.
We believe that a strong local economy begins with an educated population and the election of business friendly candidates who know the issues of the community. In this section you will find information about events and activities that affect all of us.
On August 8, 2012 Your Chamber hosted an Eggs N’Issues providing an opportunity to meet and question the candidates running for Clackamas County Commission Chair and Position 4.
Last fall we were able to bring U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley to a question and answer session with our members, and last August U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader took the podium for a discussion with business about how the federal government is assisting in building a strong local economy and looking out for the interests of business. He also provided an overview of the federal budget and how that system works.
The nine state legislators who represent the North Clackamas area; four state senators and five state representatives, were invited to a legislative wrap-up. Audience members were able to pose questions for the six legislators who attended. Each gave an update on two accomplishments in the year and two items that failed. An after session overview will be planned for this year’s short session, which will conclude the end of February.
Each election season the North Clackamas County Chamber presents any number of candidate or ballot measure events, often held as Eggs ‘N Issues breakfasts, sometimes as luncheons. On February 13, candidates for Clackamas County Commission seats 3 & 4 presented their positions.
During the pre-election cycle for 2012 General Election the Chamber plans to host several candidate forums. Each of these events is held to provide information to the general public to help make more informed voters. be sure to watch for those dates and places for both candidates and ballot measures. The public is always encouraged to attend. Registration is generally on line, and the fees vary depending on the type of event.
Oregon Chamber Day at the Capitol will be Friday, February 24. Registration for members is available on the website, at $25 per person. Van or car pools will be formed to take our members to Salem for this informative and interactive day.
When events are planned they will be posted on the events and calendar pages of the website, and, additionally, on this page.
At any time any chamber member may attend the Public Policy Team (PPT) monthly meetings to hear speakers, discussions about issues and to bring information to the chamber about concerns of theirs. Check the calendar for the next PPT and call the chamber to reserve your place.
Members can assist in the fulfillment of Public Policy activities by becoming a Vision Sponsor, with recognition through the year for support of this section of the Chamber. Vision Sponsors play an integral role in helping to forward the Chamber’s business platform in many areas, and will enable the Chamber to have a stronger voice at such places at Oregon Business Plan, Grow Oregon, Metro and others.”
Recent surveys of members show that the number one goal they have for the Chamber is creating a strong local economy. The collective power of those participating members will mean many additional opportunities for the entire organization and additional benefits for all members through a stronger voice.
Members with interest may contact the Chamber CEO at the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-654-7777 to discuss individual benefits for those interested in becoming a Vision Sponsor.