Keynote speaker Ben Minicucci, the new CEO of Alaska Airlines. Mr. Minicucci discusses the impacts of the pandemic on the travel industry, the ripple effect it had on businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest, and why Oregonians should be more optimistic than ever as we look toward recovery in 2022.
Alando Simpson, CEO of City of Roses Disposal and Recycling in Portland is a leading community activist focused on equity and inclusion in Oregon and a major voice for the need to encourage the growth and vitality of Black-owned businesses throughout the state.
Bill and Karla Chambers, owners of Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis are leaders in the development of large, commercial, and sustainable organic farming in Oregon, and they are active advocates for the agriculture industry in our state.
Rogue Food Unites in Southern Oregon brought together farmers, restaurants and others in the food industry, all challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic, to feed their fellow Oregonians displaced by the Alameda/Glendower wildfires that burned last fall.
John Tapogna with ECONorthwest talks with Oregon manufacturers on their workforces.
Hear from Sen. Tim Knopp, Sen. Lee Beyer, Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis and Rep. Susan McLain on the manufacturing sector in Oregon.
Due to recently passed new taxes and increases of existing taxes, at both the state and local levels, a stunning number of Oregon businesses are now giving serious consideration to leaving Oregon according to findings from a survey of nearly 500 business CPAs and local chamber of commerce leaders.
Oregon employers need skilled workers. Join OBI 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.
Join OBI and OSHA Administrator Michael Wood, for an overview of new OSHA rules, particularly those related to wildfire smoke and excessive heat, and updates about reinstated mask requirements due to the spread of COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Delta variant is threatening to overwhelm Oregon’s healthcare system, with cases and hospitalizations breaking records nearly 18 months into the pandemic. Join OBI and the experts from OHSU and the OAHHS to learn more about the situation, what it means for our communities, and what we can expect in the next phase of the pandemic.