On August 3, 2023, business leaders and Chamber members heard from Chemeketa Community College representatives about a potential upcoming bond proposal at our monthly Business Advocacy Committee Meeting.

The meeting also included an update from Oregon Business & Industry Political Affairs Director Preston Mann about the current status of the referendum effort regarding the Employee-Paid Payroll Tax that Salem City Council recently approved.

Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI) Commissioner Christina Stephenson was also slated to present at the meeting, but was not able to attend.

Thank you to everyone who joined us in person and online, and a special thanks to all of our speakers:

Moderator: Business Advocacy Co-Chair Chris McLaran (Hagan Hamilton Insurance)

Holly Nelson, Chemeketa Community College Executive Dean
Chuck Adams of New Media Northwest
Preston Mann, Oregon Business & Industry (OBI) Political Affairs Director

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