What Chambers Are Doing Around the West

Oregon Chambers Join Together in Plea for Support

The Eugene Area Chamber, Florence Area Chamber, Springfield Area Chamber, Oakridge Westfir Area Chamber and Cottage Grove Chamber recently sent a co-signed plea for support to Governor Kate Brown and elected representatives on behalf of local small–medium-sized businesses. The chambers are calling for a balanced approach to remedy and provide relief for local business in an effort to prevent a complete economic meltdown for Oregon small business. View the letter here.

Southern California Chamber Coalition Holds “Save Small Business” March and Protest

West Hollywood (CA) Chamber, Hollywood (CA) Chamber and Beverly Hills (CA) Chamber hosted 50 other chamber organizations, businesses, employees, trade associations and advocacy groups in a march of protest as a show of solidarity for small businesses and the communities they serve. Organizations that participated are a part of the California Coalition for Safe Reopening.

Participants called for an immediate emergency meeting with Governor Gavin Newsom and other top state officials to discuss safer alternatives to shutdowns, the task force, and revisiting other measures contained in the California Coalition for Safe Reopening Three Point Economic and Public Health Recovery Plan.

View the media kit and photos from the protest, as well as full details on the coalition here.

Prescott Chamber Foundation Partners to Form Opportunity Foundation and Center for the Future

The Prescott (AZ) Chamber Foundation has partnered with the Prescott City Council to form the Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation and Center for the Future. This project is focused on incubating, accelerating and attracting companies to the Prescott region, enhancing the economy with quality jobs in industries in demand this decade and beyond. The project is a response to the ongoing labor crisis and need for a quality technology workforce in the area.

View more about the many exciting facets of the project at centerforfutureprescott.com.

Superior Feeds Front-Line Workers with Hungry Hungry Heroes Program

The Superior (CO) Chamber ran a successful Hungry Hungry Heroes Program over an eight-week period. The program allowed community members to purchase “tickets” that were varying amounts of donations through weekly events on their ChamberMaster website. The revenue from those ticket sales was then used at struggling local restaurants to feed front-line workers.

The program was able to provide more than 700 meals for hospital workers, teachers, retirement community staff, police officers and postal workers, bringing much-needed help to local restaurants and essential workers.

Contact: Carol Burkett carol@superiorchamber.com.

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