Government & Economic Affairs AM | Feb 10th

Alison Hart, Executive Director | Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
Coalition to Defeat the $5 Billion Dollar Tax Increase on Oregon Sales
Feb 10th | 7:30-9:00am
Adventist Health
Lower Level, Education Room B
10123 SE Market St | MAP

Please join the Chamber on February 10th at Adventist Health for a presentation by Alison Hart, Executive Director of he Oregon State Chamber of Commerce. Alison will present an overview of the Proposed $5 Billion Dollar Tax on Oregon Sales and the impact to business of this costly and damaging proposal and a briefing on the legislative priorities for Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.

Alison Hart photoAlison Hart is the Director of Associations for the Public Affairs Council. In her role, she manages six association clients working to grow their members’ value proposition, including issues, advocacy and reputation management, strategic messaging, stakeholder engagement and government relations. Alison also serves as the Executive Director for the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce.

An accomplished business and community leader, the foundation of Alison’s career has included designing, developing, marketing and facilitating membership and community-building programs for both private sector and nonprofit organizations. She brings an innate ability to cultivate trusted relationships by delivering significant value to her clients, navigating them to success by serving as a valuable resource while providing leadership on key issues impacting the region.

Previously, Alison served as Chief Executive Officer for the Gresham Chamber of Commerce where she drove the Chamber’s economic resilience and prosperity through transformational leadership in fiscal and operational management, including increasing organizational revenue by 150% in three years. In addition, Alison designed and implemented government relations and advocacy programs, where she overhauled government affairs policies to advocate for regulatory issues, ranging from sensitive, politically-charged issues to coalition-building campaigns, ballot measures and candidate endorsements. During her tenure, she fostered relationships with elected officials and government agencies serving as the “business voice” to government at the local, regional, state and federal levels, promoting economic development and business-friendly regulations and legislation.

Alison’s additional experience includes managing a corporate marketing department for a subsidiary of the Daily Mail & General Trust where her team developed and executed print and digital marketing content for Fortune 1000 executive conferences. She began her career in membership services with the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she was responsible for client retention of 2,000 member organizations and producing 46 annual Bureau events with wide-ranging attendance from 15 to 1,200 people.

Alison Hart | Oregon State Chamber of Commerce
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directory logoOpportunity to Advertise in EPCC’s First Printed Business Directory

EPCC has made an agreement with Chamber member Pamplin Media Group to produce a printed and online East Portland Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Magazine at NO COST to the Chamber. Our magazine will be filled with information about East Portland including dining, shopping, entertainment, parks & gardens, health & wellness, a business directory and more. You have first dibs at advertising in our magazine which is sure to help brand the East Portland Chamber, increase the visibility of member businesses and the Chamber, as well as increase membership. Our first annual issue is scheduled to be published in early March 2016 and the deadline for ads and contents is February 15, 2016.
  • FREE highlighted listing for all members – options are available to upgrade your listing, or to add your listing to multiple categories
  • Chamber members receive a 10% discount off published rates – EPCC 2016 Rates
  • 10,000 initial printed distribution
  • 5,000-7,000 magazines will be inserted into the Portland Tribune
  • Link to online copy of magazine available on the Portland Tribune website, the chamber website and your website
  • In the online version of the magazine, advertisers will receive direct links to their website
  • Opportunity to start branding East Portland as “Open for Business.”
  • Photo Contest – submit a photo that best represents East Portland and you could be on our cover! EPCC Photo Release
  • Advertising open to all businesses
Yvonne Lerch with Pamplin Media Group (and a member of the Chamber) will be contacting you about advertising your business. I have attached the EPCC 2016 Rates for you to review prior to her call. If you have any questions, please contact Shelley or Yvonne.

Chamber Bucks are here! Simply refer a new business to join the chamber. When that business joins, you will receive $20 Chamber Bucks! Chamber Bucks are for members in good standing and can be used for Chamber products, services, events, dues and sponsorships. Other restrictions apply. Invite a guest to attend this week’s AM meeting.

Chamber Buck 2015