• In Their Own Words

  • Oregon Businesses Respond to COVID-19…In Their Own Words

  • In just the past 48 hours, local Chambers of Commerce collected nearly 200 personal stories from Oregon businesses and non-profits that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis! These local businesses shared their challenges accessing federal stimulus dollars, impacts to their workforce, and issues they anticipate in reopening when the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order is eventually lifted.

    The stories being collected are part of an “…In Their Own Words” effort by the Oregon State Chamber of Commerce to collect unfiltered and real feedback from local businesses to help policymakers both understand what’s happening to local businesses and adopt policies that hit the mark in helping with recovery.

    Governor Kate Brown recently announced that she is considering a sector-specific strategy to reopen Oregon. The Governor and state legislature needs to hear from impacted businesses today to secure the support they need to reopen and recover!  Please take the survey below and share this survey with local businesses in your community. Check back on this webpage for regular updates that help tell the story of local business impacts.  




  • Jenny Dresler, Legislative & Grassroots Counsel for OSCC, testified before the House Interim Committee on Economic Development on May 22, 2020. In her presentation, Dresler shared survey results from businesses impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis.

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