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Oregon Agencies Developing Heat and Smoke Rules

As the country’s largest wildfire this year – the Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon – continues to spread, and with the Pacific Northwest having already endured record-breaking heat waves this summer, Oregon OSHA is developing heat and smoke rules for employers with employees working outside.

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It’s in – and big: Senators produce $1T infrastructure bill (AP)

A key part of Biden’s agenda, the bipartisan bill is the first phase of the president’s infrastructure plan. It calls for $550 billion in new spending over five years above projected federal levels, what could be one of the more substantial expenditures on the nation’s roads, bridges, waterworks, broadband and the electric grid in years.

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My appreciation for the OBI that is, and the OBI that will be

It’s clear to me – and to my fellow board members – that OBI is stronger than it’s ever been. And that’s thanks largely to our incredible staff, who work each day to ensure that our voices are heard in Salem, and that Oregon’s amazing businesses have a place to convene and celebrate the strength of our community.


Member Profile: Albina Head Start

Through their OBI membership, Albina Head Start was able to utilize the Worker Safety Fund grant from SAIF during the pandemic to increase safety measures and personal protective equipment, and now, as students plan their return to the facility, families can rest assured their children are safe from the COVID-19 virus.

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2021 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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September Speaker Series: Jobs & the Justice System

Oregon employers need skilled workers. Join OBI on Sept. 8 from 10-11 to learn more about often-overlooked opportunities to connect with those skilled workers – youth and adults – who are navigating Oregon’s justice system as incarcerated individuals or youth looking for a second chance.

MFG Day 2021

Manufacturing Day 2021

Join OBI for our annual celebration of Oregon’s thriving manufacturing sector and the critical role these businesses play in supporting our economy and way of life. On Oct. 1, organizations and businesses across the country will mark the occasion with events in coordination with our partners at the National Association of Manufacturers.

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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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