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Tri-Met Looks at Lake Oswego Service Reductions

Regional public transportation agency Tri-Met is holding a series of “open houses” to gather citizen input on service levels and possible fare increases. The agency is considering eliminating 3 lines it currently operates serving Lake Oswego. This represents almost half the service line reductions in the current proposal.

Current Lake Oswego lines facing the ax include the South Shore, Lake Grove and Boones Ferry Road lines. This represents a pretty dramatic reduction of public transit availability in our area which could negatively impact businesses who rely on customer and employee mobility,…

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You’re Invited! – Help Build Our Economy

Oregon’s economy is more interconnected today than ever before. When we can work together as a City, as a County, as a Region or even Statewide, we can accomplish more – create more jobs, start more businesses, grow employment and revenue. Our efforts can provide a “positive feedback loop” where Lake Oswego businesses benefit from general growth in our part of Oregon by creating more customers and vendors.

One unique way Lake Oswego Chamber Members can work to create a growing regional economy is through the Mt.…

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July Infectious Disease Stakeholder Meetings

Oregon OSHA is in the process of developing temporary rule to address COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases (i.e. TB, influenza, H1N1, etc.)  in the workplace. The plan is to make a permanent rule next Spring. Oregon OSHA is responding to the request from the AFL-CIO that the state adopt an enforceable workplace health rule on an emergency basis this summer, to be replaced by a permanent rule in 2021. Oregon OSHA is pursuing a rule that would apply to both health care and to the general workplace. Note that OR-OSHA already has broad authority to enforce workplace standards under its “General Duty” authority,…

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LO Virus Information for Community and Business

City of Lake Oswego small business grants – open application Thursday, April 9Governor’s Order “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order 20-12, which required the closure of additional businesses “remains in effect until terminated by the Governor.” Rep.AndreaSalinas@oregonlegislature.gov for more information or go to www.oregon.govInformation is changing daily. Please check the government websites as you have questions. Rep. Kurt Schrader Webinar – re-play schrader.house.gov Paycheck Protection Program – CHANGE – Open April 10 – check periodically for changes.…

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State of Emergency

City Declares State of Emergency and Closes City Buildings to the Public as Result of COVID-19 Pandemic   LAKE OSWEGO – The City of Lake Oswego City Manager, Martha Bennett, has declared a local state of emergency as a result of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic, and a state of emergency has been declared by Governor Kate Brown and Clackamas County.   The Lake Oswego City Council will meet to act on the declaration of state of emergency relating to COVID-19 pandemic at a special meeting at noon on March 23,…

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Network with 5 local Chambers

Tigard Costco is hosting a Multi-Chamber Event on Thursday, 11/21 from 7:30am-9:30am, 7850 SW Dartmouth St. It is a BIG networking event with 250-300 people attending. Bring a raffle to gain more exposure for your business. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the non profit, With Love, an organization that helps children in foster care. (You do not have to be a member to attend this event, you are invited as a guest of Costco). Following the networking event,…

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