Portland area MSA members met with Commissioner Hardesty to discuss Commercial Affordability and how the city can work to more fully support small business owners.Read more
Senator Wyden and Congressman Blumenauer joined MSA members and other community members to hold a press conference at Hawthorne Auto Clinic to discuss the impacts of the 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Small businesses know that their customers are feeling the pinch this year with the new tax structure that Trump & Republicans in Congress has implemented. Many of those who, in years past, had seen a return, now owe and that means less money to spend in our local businesses. Let's call it what it is, a hand out to the country's wealthiest!
MSA co-hosted a Happy Hour event with Representative Rachel Prusak at the lovely Willamette Ale and Cider House in West Linn.
We can't control the weather, but we can make sure that the real voices of small business owners are heard loud and clear in Salem! On Wed 2/27 Portland and Salem members braved the ice and snow to meet with their elected officials in the Capitol. Our Rogue Valley and Lane County members got stuck due to snow, but our group of members had meetings with 7 OR legislators to share our PFML Report and 2019 legislative priorities.
Main Street Alliance Hits the Hill
Main Street Alliance of Oregon leader and CEO of Palo Alto Software, Sabrina Parsons flew to Washington, D.C. to bring the Oregon small business voice directly to Congress. While in D.C., Parsons testified in front of the House Small Business Committee, met with Senator Ron Wyden, and spoke at a press conference releasing the FAMILY Act.