News for Economic

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
During this Covid 19 situation business owners need to connect with their clients.  Thryv is an end-to-end client experience platform helping local businesses get the job, manage the job, and get credit.  Manage every aspect of your business and meet today's customers's expectations with one simple software, all from a single screen.  Thryv gives business owners the technology to reach more ...read more
Categories: Economic, Covid - 19, Small Business
Wednesday, April 01, 2020
The National Restaurant Association & Guy Fieri launch Restaurant Relief Fund!Through the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, we will provide grants to restaurant industry employees who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, financially, whether through a decrease in wages or loss of employment.Apply for a grant starting Thursday, April 2, 2020Each approved grant is $500, one per person onlySee ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Salem Saturday Market will be opening as scheduled on Saturday, April 4th with modified operating procedures to meet social distancing guidelines for the safety of our guests, vendors and staff.   Modified operations include: no tables/chairs, all prepared food must be “to go”, only 2 guests per booth at once while others wait on the “X” chalked at 6 ft. distances, vendors bag produce for ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Small Business, Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, March 20, 2020
For Immediate Release: March 20, 2020 To Mid-Willamette Valley Small Business Owners: At the request of Governor Brown’s Regional Solutions Coordinator, a group of regional economic development partners has been formed to encourage efficient information sharing with the business community as resources are developed to help mitigate financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This CORE group ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Small Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2020 CONTACT INFORMATION: Gail Kiles Krumenauer, Communications Director (503)947-1268 Video available at 5:00 PM COVID-19 Related Business Layoffs, Closures, and Unemployment Insurance Benefits The health and safety of workplaces is of utmost importance to the Oregon Employment Department, and the agency’s mission is to support business and promote ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Small Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Chambers of Commerce across the Mid-Willamette Valley are working with staff in the Governor’s Office to collect information to document the economic impact in our communities.  To best support the recovery effort I am calling on all business owners to engage in this process.  Please take a few minutes and complete the attached survey.  We respect your privacy and guarantee all responses will be ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Small Business, Community, Press Release
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Dear Keizer Area/Valley Businesses: First, thank you for taking the time to read this message.  I realize you are chasing and receiving an overload of information as this COVID-19 crisis unfolds throughout our community, while working to maintain your businesses and securing stability for your families.  This week has been filled with remarkable challenges for many small business owners,  ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Small Business
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
With so many people stuck at home, and with kiddos out of school, we know the heating systems may be running over time and be even more crucial. If you notice your furnace, heat pump, ductless system, etc. has stopped working, or is acting up in any way, we want to help give people some peace of mind. We will be offering system diagnostics at no cost until further notice, and until things have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Small Business, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Kate Brown, GovernorNews ReleaseMarch 17, 2020Jennifer Grentz, Self-Sufficiency Programs, 503-884-9071Melanie Mesaros, Early Learning Division, 503-856-6040  Oregon expands childcare benefits to support families and providers during spread of COVID-19  Salem, OR -- To support Oregon’s working families dealing with the spread of COVID-19, Governor Brown directed the Oregon Department of Human ...read more
Categories: Economic, Small Business, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
For Immediate Release:Last week, Governor Brown put forward an executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon.  She issued Executive Order 20-05, which outlines rules that limit large public gatherings (250+) and ensure social distancing for the next four weeks. "Gatherings...include, but are not limited to, community, civic, public, leisure, faith-based, and sporting events, concerts, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Small Business, Chamber
Monday, March 16, 2020
For Immediate Release:BAR/RESTAURANT CLOSURE AT 2PM ON 3/16/2020 Governor Kate Brown updated us with a new executive order that will be in effect on 3/17/2020 for four (4) weeks, entailing the following:A statewide cancellation of all events and gatherings larger than 25 people — exempting essential locations like workplaces, grocery stores, pharmacies, and retail stores. It's additionally ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article, Small Business