Adventist Health Leader in Care of Stroke Patients

Adventist Medical Center has again been recognized as a leader in the care of stroke patients and is a recipient of the 2014 Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Please download press release for more info: Adventist Medical Center – A Leader in Stroke Care.

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Bright Light Graphics April 2014 Member Spotlight

lieve maas photoBright Light Graphics – Illuminating Graphic Design
Lieve ["Leeva"] Maas, owner of Bright Light Graphics is a transplant from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She moved for love to the USA in 2006, and is grateful that Portland OR has become her new home because of it.

Lieve has had a “thing for art” since forever, and has a Master’s Degree in fine arts, along with a Master’s Degree in Education. She is skilled at capturing the essence of a business or a book in visually appealing images.

“We all want to be seen, to stand out and to be remembered. As business owners we certainly do. The question is, how to be seen amongst everybody else?”

Bright Light Graphics helps authorpreneurs, coaches and business owners to be seen, to stand out and to be remembered by expressing their core essence through branding, book design, logo and web design.

Bright Light Graphics logoBright Light Graphics
ILLUMINATING GRAPHIC DESIGN
www.brightlightgraphics.com
503.501.6031

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Government & Economic Affairs AM

Please join the Chamber on April 16th for the opportunity to learn about Multnomah County Chair candidates Jim Francesconi and Deborah Kafoury.

Jim Francesconi & Deborah Kafoury
April 16th | 7:30-9:00am
CherryWood Village
1417 SE 107th Ave | MAP

Jim Francesconi photo

Jim Francesconi is an attorney with the law firm of Haglund & Kelley LLP, and has an extensive background in litigation, personal injury cases and community and public leadership. He is currently running for the Chair position of Multnomah County where he wants to focus on working people, seniors and the poor, and to protect the most vulnerable residents among us.

Francesconi is well known as a champion of all levels of education from K-12 to higher education. He is a co-founder of Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN), which provides before- and after-school programs, and the Portland Workforce Alliance, which partners employers with high schools providing mentorships and work experience. Jim was appointed by the Governor to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education in February 2007, and served as Vice President of the Board from 2009-2011 and Chair of the Academic Strategies Committee.

Jim is founder and president of The Oregon Idea, a non-profit that unites higher education stakeholders to advocate at the legislature to invest in Oregon students.

Francesconi served as a City Commissioner on the Portland City Council for two terms, from 1997 to 2004, managing Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland Department of Transportation, and Fire and Emergency Services.

For 18 years he successfully ran a litigation firm which he founded, during which time he also became a leader in the social justice-based Portland Organizing Project, and founded the Youth Employment Empowerment Coalition, placing hundreds of at-risk gang youth in supervised jobs.

Francesconi received a B.A. in Humanities from Stanford University, and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.
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Deborah Kafoury photoDeborah Kafoury is a lifelong Oregonian. She grew up in East Portland and her parents, Gretchen and Stephen, were both teachers in Portland Public Schools who also served in public office.

After graduating from Grant High School, Deborah attended Whitman College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in English. Outside of her studies, she ran the women’s resource center on campus. When she returned to Portland, she became involved in the community, which included working for the Portland Public Schools bond campaign, representing North and Northeast Portland in the Oregon House and serving on the board of Transition Projects, a nonprofit whose mission is to connect homeless individuals to job and life skills so that they can become self-sufficient and stay housed.

After taking several years to focus her time on raising three children, Deborah decided to run for Multnomah County Commissioner. She took office in 2009 during one of the most crippling economic downturns in history. She is especially proud that while the county made progress on tough issues, the board of commissioners and staff worked together to put the county back on solid financial ground.

As commissioner, Deborah was the board representative on the Portland Children’s Levy Allocation Committee, which awards competitive grants to fund early childhood and parent education, after-school and mentoring programs and child abuse prevention efforts. She also served on the county’s Audit Committee and co-chaired the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee. She still serves as co-president of the PTA at her children’s public elementary school.


April 2014 Member Spotlight: Bright Light Graphics

Bright Light Graphics – Illuminating Graphic Design

Lieve Maas photo

Lieve ["Leeva"] Maas, owner of Bright Light Graphics is a transplant from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She moved for love to the USA in 2006, and is grateful that Portland OR has become her new home because of it.

Lieve has had a “thing for art” since forever, and has a Master’s Degree in fine arts, along with a Master’s Degree in Education. She is skilled at capturing the essence of a business or a book in visually appealing images.

Bright Light Graphics logo

“We all want to be seen, to stand out and to be remembered. As business owners we certainly do. The question is, how to be seen amongst everybody else?”

Bright Light Graphics helps authorpreneurs, coaches and business owners to be seen, to stand out and to be remembered by expressing their core essence through branding, book design, logo and web design.

Lieve Maas
Bright Light Graphics
503-501-6031


82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

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The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is gearing up for Saturday, April 26th! This year the Rose Festival theme is “Making Memories,” so the parade’s theme is “Making Memories Starts Here.” The East Portland Chamber of Commerce will once again be participating in this Rose Festival sanctioned event. You can walk in the parade, drive a vehicle that features your logo, ride in a car or truck, donate candy or volunteer at our table. Please contact Shelley at info@eastportlandchamber.com to sign up.

Gresham Ford will be supplying cars for the parade if you don’t have your own wrapped vehicle or a special vehicle to drive. You can order magents with your logo which can be placed on the Gresham Ford cars. Click here for a magnet order form – order deadline is April 18th.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Saturday, April 26th | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Parade starts at Eastport Plaza

DONATE CANDY – bring bags of candy or a cash donation to any AM meeting.

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UCP Employment Solutions | April 9th 7:30-9:00am

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ April 7, 2014 In This Issue Calendar New Members Quick Links Classified Ads Shredding Day @ SnowCap 82nd Avenue Parade of Roses Flowers, Chocolates & Mammograms ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Calendar April 9th – Member Hosted AM @ UCP Employment Solutions 305 NE 102nd Ave, Ste 100 Portland, OR 97220 7:30-9:00am April 12th – Shredding Day @ SnowCap 17805 SE Stark St 9:00am-12:00noon Sponsored by Rose City Associates & MetLife April 16th – Government & Economic Affairs AM @ CherryWood Village 1417 SE 107th Ave Speakers: Jim Francesconi & Deborah Kafoury 7:30-9:00am April 23rd – Member Hosted AM @ Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Ave Portland, OR 97236 7:30-9:00am April 26th – 82nd Avenue Parade of Roses 9:00am-4:00pm Parade starts at Eastport Plaza April 23rd – Member Hosted AM @ Kevin Minkoff CPA 11618 NE Halsey St Portland, OR 97220 7:30-9:00am ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ New Members ABC Design logo [anniebucklin@gmail.com www.abc-design.org [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKKstPmq2C02EN8t9Q_wOfvb9BCjW1uy0S33tpNEPty_mlEhmqTJFcLBA6T7zWkOzwg9RD0r-LYA5RwZGg0Bky7CJXQJFLnHmp3mLWObVLhzwpMDjNYnNV7l] TDW Massage Trent Wilson 503-318-1670 trentdwilson@gmail.com www.tdwmassage.weebly.com [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKI9wAHa4g-JQ0ddgNR1-sxL6C3DE-7A_t8mbrghqCotizHwymxJ7vDS0X8u7JWH30U0aXOgstE6WEI5UpAMZsSQEsPMmGe3Yl5sCCUtFOfVqV8qg9M0I2vL9uwkyMkX2Hg=] Join Now [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKLU0LFwTduB0nx_X63Xp4gWLZgkOrK-APTEIfFVvpTOZfQqkEpCEZV72aBtJN78vqYpubOHZ39no5lH53SIHdC_2gmoqAXxvJtbC15r66vwjNgE9ZHNlbABkDeJCTYKBYQWlGj53vgtHlhjsCHbkQRHV3EcQKTy_hw=] Find us on Facebook [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKLH4ukU_sU3bIHacBVZb5mJLMeww0Az4rYEygJClzQmcPnsPIIw6pXG8veEPJGGvzhOyJ0ZAPqRpSs0cvkD0H9drL6-n16q-ihUMmfR85ccAbanOGKYh1mRIh3jn9wT9Eo=] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Classified Ads Place an ad here for only $10 per week. Please contact Shelley by clicking here [mailto:info@eastportlandchamber.com]. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Join Our Mailing List [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKLjUU6Sb-9Mkr53Uq6V7njAkAvusTTidj4pCXwGJUjVuw9dc_XMglg2lMVIVsB2eIEv2Pq0C4cwI4KoL58IfhhoQLCXG-X7QbcaXlhwO0DE-e3dCLzu1KsFkNu0NlGwqy7MJtN3Dl4bGt6uXQu4Owc66PfAaOqwSM5eO3txy9fXUlJhdn21gllbBhSPl3qWRT0xxaSFrCBWGXMmLU0RNUp3zvGcvR3588k8CDfOnuLIeD2SjpKA6qliCUIxSKEuZvWn7N0BGqYe31P6KBIrt9vzh75O1b5_8fhnX3cHO-rMki4QnuursSuxYZBKYYEGYMGAix_1_-CQlQxz_r8jVuSwh69KGOK6ntkiXnshKtG4c-i7CiwAC-N7wsxuX7uA4tA=] UCP logo [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001LLpv2cn7lKKksfh1AwNRSAWkNG8YMsXA87FDLOh0Je0WRTrZWlrIQ79b_y80j9q8mxJSZSmOIsVYehdNSKLMjbj9JmR4HEnaFJbG7cjTU7RLiad1t3Ptlw==] 503-467-0344 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shredding Day | April 12th ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ rose city new [info@eastportlandchamber.com [mailto:info@eastportlandchamber.com]to sign up. Gresham Ford will be supplying cars for the parade if you don’t have your own wrapped vehicle or a special vehicle to drive. You can order magents with your logo which can be placed on the Gresham Ford cars. Click here [5fpquh07@eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com&a=1117005574322 This email was sent to 5fpquh07@eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com by info@eastportlandchamber.com. Update Profile/Email Address http://visitor.constantcontact.com/do?p=oo&mse=001A1aP_pJcM6LMni3eLz5i5vAD6UhuwQaU&t=001ME0HbX6SwSGutbA4Pjn-yQ%3D%3D&llr=fuyrjvdab Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe(TM) http://visitor.constantcontact.com/do?p=un&mse=001A1aP_pJcM6LMni3eLz5i5vAD6UhuwQaU&t=001ME0HbX6SwSGutbA4Pjn-yQ%3D%3D&llr=fuyrjvdab Privacy Policy: http://ui.constantcontact.com/roving/CCPrivacyPolicy.jsp Online Marketing by Constant Contact(R) http://www.constantcontact.com/index.jsp?pn=eastportland East Portland Chamber of Commerce | PO Box 90186 | Portland | OR | 97290

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Education AM – April 2nd

Please join the Chamber on April 2nd for the opportunity to learn three things every business owner needs to know about social media from Sarah Garrison of Garrison Marketing Solutions.

Sarah Garrison

Education AM – Garrison Marketing Solutions April 2nd | 7:30-9:00am
CherryWood Village
1417 SE 107th Ave | MAP

3 Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Social Media: Sarah Sunshine Garrison with Garrison Marketing Solutions will teach you three things every business owner should know about social media. Even if you don’t use social media for your business, Sarah will teach you why it is important to pay attention to Social Media, how it can affect your business, and why you should jump on board in this social media age.

Sarah Garrison | Garrison Marketing Solutions
971-231-4059


Shredding Day | April 12th

rose city new

Rose City Associates and MetLife are sponsoring a SHREDDING DAY on April 12th at SnowCap. AccuShred Northwest will be professionally shredding your documents.

SnowCap | 17805 SE Stark Street | Portland, OR 97233
9:00am – 12:00noon


82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

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The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is gearing up for Saturday, April 26th! This year the Rose Festival theme is “Making Memories,” so the parade’s theme is “Making Memories Starts Here.” The East Portland Chamber of Commerce will once again be participating in this Rose Festival sanctioned event. You can walk in the parade, drive a vehicle that features your logo, ride in a car or truck, donate candy or volunteer at our table. Please contact Shelley at info@eastportlandchamber.com to sign up.

Gresham Ford will be supplying cars for the parade if you don’t have your own wrapped vehicle or a special vehicle to drive. You can order magents with your logo which can be placed on the Gresham Ford cars. Click here for a magnet order form – order deadline is April 18th.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade
Saturday, April 26th | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Parade starts at Eastport Plaza

DONATE CANDY – bring bags of candy to any AM meeting


MHCC Diversity Career and Job Fair

The Mt. Hood Community College Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC), in partnership with Worksource Portland Metro East and the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the 2014 Diversity Career and Job Fair. The East Portland Chamber of Commerce will have a table at this event and we invite you to attend.

Mt. Hood Community College GYM
April 1st | 10:00am to 2:00pm
26000 SE Stark Street | Gresham
Gym: Access from 17th St, East of Kane Rd & 257th Ave
Parking is free on all MHCC campuses.

OHSU, the workshop sponsor for the fair, will offer training on “Maximizing the appeal of your personal brand: Strategies and tools for the OHSU application process.”

Banfield Pet Hospital, Bridgetown Natural Foods, Central City Concern, FedEx, Kaiser Permanente, KOIN TV, Marquis Companies, Metro, Mt. Hood Community College, New Seasons Market, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland General Electric, Portland Police Bureau, TriMet, US Bank and Verizon Wireless will participate in this event.

 

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Alert: New IRS Phishing Scam

We have learned of a new phishing scam in which taxpayers receive emails purporting to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS (and bearing the IRS logo).  The email contains a bogus case number and says:

“Your reported 2013 income is flagged for review due to a document processing error.  Your case has been forwarded to the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance. To avoid delays processing your 2013 filing contact the Taxpayer Advocate Service for resolution assistance.”

The email contains a link where the recipient can find contact information for the “advocate” assigned to their case that solicits personal information such as the recipient’s legal name and contact information.  There’s also a link to review “your reported income” that again solicits this kind of personal information.

If you get receive such an e-mail, do NOT click on the link.  Instead, forward the email to the IRS’s designated address for such e-mails: phishing@irs.gov.  Taxpayers can find instructions for forwarding the messages on IRS.gov.

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Member Hosted AM – Southwick Specialty Advertising

Please join the Chamber on March 26th for a Member Hosted AM at Southwick Specialty Advertising. Mike Button will be discussing: “Building Relationships, Developing a Team and Having FUN Doing it.”

Member Hosted AM
March 26th | 7:30-9:00am
Southwick Specialty Advertising
7535 NE Ambassador Place, Bldg L | MAP
Portland, OR 97220

Prizes for everyone and VooDoo Donuts!

Southwick new building

Southwick new buildingWith Southwick Specialty Advertising, you work with  knowledgeable professionals whose goal is to help you succeed. We are a comprehensive resource for all your promotional needs, we have the experience to meet your needs no matter how unique or complicated, and we are small enough to provide the personal service that you desire-it’s as simple as that!

OUR HISTORY
Since Southwick Specialty Advertising was started in 1983, it has grown beyond the bounds of what most specialty distributors accomplish in the industry, and is now in the 85th percentile of businesses within the industry.

MISSION & VALUES
A successful company can be flexible on price, but never on service or quality. While many companies are exclusively interested in making an immediate sale, we strive to establish long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our customers.
When our clients succeed, we succeed, and nothing expresses that goal better than our company motto: “Our bright ideas make you look brilliant!”


Adventist Parkrose Medical Plaza Ribbon Cutting | March 26th

Parkrose photo

Please join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Adventist Health Parkrose Medical Plaza. You will have access to quality care, exceptional physicians and compassionate providers, all conveniently located in the heart of East Portland.

The new center will feature: Primary Care, Laboratory Services, Physical Therapy, X-ray, Ultrasound and Occupational Medicine.

Adventist Health Parkrose Medical Plaza
Wednesday, March 26th | 12:00 noon
1350 NE 122nd Ave | Portland OR, 97216
503-408-7000


MHCC Diversity Career and Job Fair
The Mt. Hood Community College Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC), in partnership with Worksource Portland Metro East and the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the 2014 Diversity Career and Job Fair. The East Portland Chamber of Commerce will have a table at this event and we invite you to attend.

Mt. Hood Community College GYM
April 1st | 10:00am to 2:00pm
26000 SE Stark Street | Gresham
Gym: Access from 17th St, East of Kane Rd & 257th Ave
Parking is free on all MHCC campuses.

This year’s presenting sponsor is Verizon Wireless, who offers benefits to employees such as tuition reimbursement for college coursework and increased pay for bilingual employees. OHSU, the workshop sponsor for the fair, will offer training on “Maximizing the appeal of your personal brand: Strategies and tools for the OHSU application process.”

Banfield Pet Hospital, Bridgetown Natural Foods, Central City Concern, FedEx, Kaiser Permanente, KOIN TV, Marquis Companies, Metro, Mt. Hood Community College, New Seasons Market, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland General Electric, Portland Police Bureau, TriMet, US Bank and Verizon Wireless will participate in this event.

 

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Another smashing presentation from your GEACs

March 19, 2014 – Adventist Hospital Pavilion – 7:30am

It’s the middle of tax season but that didn’t stop our master of ceremonies from arriving early for another outstanding program from the Government and Economic Affairs Committee, (complete with breakfast rolls and coffee sponsored by Oregonians Credit Union.)

Kevin Minkoff, CPA, introduced two presenters who were invited to talk about micro-finance opportunities in the Portland market.  Maggie Reilly, Director, from Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)and Laura Alsenas, Business Loan Officer at PDC talked about alternative and available financing from sources other than the usual bank or credit union lender.

Maggie Reilly explained who is the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and what they do.  The PDC is the city’s urban renewal and economic development agency.   PDC adopted a new strategy for urban renewal about 5 years ago and have several industry clusters that they focus on.  They also work with neighborhood economic development.  An urban renewal area will generally have a tax “freeze” and the city will invest in development projects.  Then the added projects will generate additional tax revenues so the projects are sustainable.   In such districts, the PDC has funds set aside for tenant improvements, real estate acquisition, property development, equipment and working capital.  The loans from PDC have common features with other business loans, comparable rates and require 1:1 debt coverage ratios.  PDC also has matching grant programs available for storefront improvements and green features.

If you want to know where the urban renewal areas are, check out Portlandmaps.com.

The second presentation by Maggie Reilly of Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) covered the background and purpose of MESO.  The team at MESO works closely with select small business to assist in their success.  They offer both technical and financial assistance to underserved entrepreneurs, engaging in a wide variety of economic activities.  The business entrepreneurs go through an education program, receive assistance with strategic planning and implementation.  They can participate in classes for accounting, taxes, design and branding and building annual business plans.  MESO works with 15 to 20 entrepreneurs per year and works with each of the businesses for two or three years.

One of the MESO programs to build business credit uses individual development accounts with a 3 to 1 match.  That means for every $1 the business saves, the program matches with a $3 addition.  MESO also partners with banks, PDC, Mercy Corp, Metropolitan Credit Repair, Black United Fund of Oregon, SBA and other micro lenders to ensure that an entrepreneur can get off to the right start. MESO has offices in Washington County and in St Helens.

This meeting offered a plethora of options for financing a small business.  Both Laura and Maggie bring much enthusiasm and knowledge to entrepreneurs in need of funding or business expertise.

Char Shinn
VP of Business and Community Development
Oregonians Credit Union
503.833.5177
503.833.5199 fax
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Transit Self-Employment Tax Change

For many years the instructions for Lane County Mass Transit District and Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District self-employment taxes have stated that self-employed individuals with more than one Schedule C business may not use a loss from one business to offset a gain from another.  Effective immediately, taxpayers with more than one Schedule C business may use a loss from one business to offset a gain from another when calculating self-employment earnings for the purposes of these taxes.  This change applies to all tax years.  If your original transit self-employment tax return was filed within three years of the due date, you may amend (change) your return and file for a refund within:

  • • Three years of the due date of your original return, or
  • • Three years of the date you filed your original return, or
  • • Two years of the date you paid your tax or paid any part of your tax, whichever is later.

If you have questions, contact us by e-mail at TSE.Help.DOR@oregon.gov or call 503-378-4988.

Transit Self-Employment Tax Program, Business Division, Corporation Section, Oregon Department of Revenue

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Government & Economic Affairs AM

Please join the Chamber on March 19th at Adventist Medical Center. Maggie Reilly, Director, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon and Laura Alsenas, Business Loan Officer, PDC will be presenting information on micro and small business finance.

Government & Economic Affairs AM
March 19th | 7:30-9:00am
Adventist Health
10123 SE Market St | MAP

Small & Micro Business Finance

MESO logo

MESO logoMicro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO) seeks to broaden economic opportunities for underserved entrepreneurs by providing business support to increase growth in income, assets, and business skills.

MESO’s clients engage in a wide array of economic activities that include frozen baked goods, child care services, video production services, beauty products, art, automotive services, marketing services, and a variety of other goods and services.
MESO’s experienced and dedicated staff provide a minimum of three years of support, ranging from business planning, goal implementation, marketing, consulting, and financing.
Meet Maggie Reilly, Director, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon and Laura Alsenas, Business Loan Officer, PDC who will share how they are able to bring you FREE services to support your business.

If you qualify for their program, you will receive:

  • Matched savings grants up to $9,000
  • Small business loans up to $50,000
  • Credit building program
  • Business planning/training, accounting, marketing and legal services

PDC logo

The Portland Development Commission is the City of Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency. Laura Alsenas, a Loan Officer with PDC’s Real Estate and Lending team, will provide a brief overviewPDC logo of PDC’s initiatives and projects in east Portland. She will also describe PDC’s loan programs for businesses and property owners, as well as other financial resources for east Portland businesses through PDC and its partner organizations.

Laura Alsenas is a Loan Officer at the Portland Development Commission, where she has spent the past two years supporting the agency’s economic development strategy by making loans to Portland businesses and connecting them to financing and other resources from partner organizations. Laura has over 10 years of financial analysis, credit assessment and business coaching experience with a consistent focus on business lending with a community and economic development mission.


Adventist Health Parkrose Medical Plaza Ribbon Cutting | March 26th

Please join us for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Adventist Health Parkrose Medical Plaza. You will have access to quality care, exceptional physicians and compassionate providers, all conveniently located in the heart of East Portland.

The new center will feature: Primary Care, Laboratory Services, Physical Therapy, X-ray, Ultrasound and Occupational Medicine.

Adventist Health Parkrose Medical Plaza
Wednesday, March 26th | 12:00 noon
1350 NE 122nd Ave | Portland OR, 97216
503-408-7000

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