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President Biden Mandates Vaccines for Large Private Employers

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he will sign an executive order directing the U.S. Department of Labor to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all personnel at companies with more than 100 employees. The directive is expected to include a mandatory weekly test-out option, if the employee refuses the vaccine.


OBI Celebrates Oregon Manufacturing Sector

OBI Celebrates Oregon Manufacturing Sector Continued Statewide Burden on Businesses Jeopardize Economic Health for These and Other Employers By Karen Vineyard, chair, OBI board of directors As we wind down summer and continue down a somewhat uncertain path of recovery from the global pandemic, our team at OBI continues to find opportunities to not only…

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A Conversation with Incoming President & CEO Angela Wilhelms

“As I transition into the role, my first priority is to connect with our members so that I can understand what is top of mind for them, but I also want to connect with our partners and the many other stakeholders who help shape the environment for business and industry in the state. I have a lot of listening to do, and I look forward to taking what I bring to the role and what I learn in the role and working with the board to create a long-term vision for OBI.”

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OBI Statement on Sept. 2021 Economic Forecast

“Employment is rebounding, but is still short of pre-pandemic levels, which makes it clear we are not out of the woods in terms of the pandemic’s impact on individual Oregonians,” said OBI President & CEO Sandra McDonough. “On the other hand, the state of Oregon is hitting record highs in terms of tax collections.”

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Recruiting & Retaining Diverse Talent in Oregon (Two Part Series)

Join OBI and Partners in Diversity for a practical discussion on how employers can improve their workforce diversity. Over the course of two webinars, the team at Partners in Diversity will not only answer your questions, but will dive deep into two new research projects that provide guidance on how to recruit and retain workers of color in Oregon.

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2021 Vision Oregon Dinner

Each year, the event is attended by hundreds of business leaders who are joined by community leaders and elected officials, ranging from members of Congress to community college board members, from throughout the state. Our 2021 dinner will mark the 20th anniversary of this cherished Oregon tradition, where we will be reflecting on the challenges and successes of the past year, and what the future holds for Oregon businesses.

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Oregon Innovation Plan

  Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 Zoom Registration Join Business Oregon and members of the Futures Commission to discuss innovation in Oregon and specifically the key take-aways and initiatives coming out of Oregon’s new 10-Year Innovation Plan and the ways in which the Plan can support and engage with OBI members and its mission. The panel…


2022 Eastern Oregon Economic Summit

The Summit will include field & industry tours, general session speakers, and a series of discussion panels focused on regional economic updates, federal and state legislative updates, program and industry updates, and more.




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