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December 10, 2021
LO Chamber Strategic Planning
Your Chamber Board of Directors continues to plan for the future of business success in Lake Oswego. The Lake Oswego City Council meets for a work session on Tuesday, December 21 at 3 pm. Citizens can attend in person to view the discussion live or tune in later to the City of Lake Oswego YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRzkGahZ1s7gSodjT9pHY3g.

Council members will review the city goal to support business investment and job creation in Lake Oswego and consider adopting an Economic Development Strategy and resource plan. If you would like to give input to City Council on business investment, job creation, and economic development strategy, you can send to: CouncilDistribution@ci.oswego.or.us.

Click here for the major themes of the Lake Oswego Chamber's strategic plan, the proposed objectives and imperatives.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to strengthen local business through education, advocacy and community partnerships. 
Vision
To be a vital partner in making Lake Oswego a vibrant and inclusive community to visit, grow a business and call home. 
Values
Future Focused: provide catalytic, strategic leadership that positions members for an even brighter future.
Member-Committed: maintain a relevant, responsive organization that is inclusive of our diverse community.
Excellence Driven: commit to providing quality events and programming that reflects integrity and fiscal responsibility.

  • Debbie Siegel, President
2022 City Council Goal Setting:
Input by January 6
On Saturday, January 22, 2022 the Lake Oswego City Council will hold its annual goal setting retreat. Take a moment to give your input on items that you feel would be pertinent for Council to explore while setting goals for 2022.

Video from recent Chamber events: Member Appreciation and Community Tree Lighting
A quick view of the 57th annual tree lighting - click on the link to see Terry Sprague and family from Luxe Christies; Council President Daniel Nguyen and Chamber vice president Jay Haladay. Special thanks to title sponsor Director's Mortgage. This was one of the best attended tree lighting festivals in the event's history with crowd estimates at 2500-3000 attending. Plans are starting now for 2022 - email info@lake-oswego.com if you would like to be part of the 2022 tree lighting event planning.
Enjoy a few photos and video from the December 1 member event recognizing 80 years of service from the Chamber of Commerce to the Lake Oswego business community. Click on the photo. For those asking for the contact information for the Lakeridge Jazz Band, email hartleyd@loswego.k12.or.us
Lake Oswego Community Survey - Now Available Online
The City is conducting a survey to better understand the needs of Lake Oswego residents, prioritize services and guide Council policy discussions. The survey, being conducted independently by ETC Institute, is expected to take about 12 minutes to complete. Every question is essential! The survey is available at: www.LakeOswego.city/2021-community-survey
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey!
In addition to the online survey, the community survey was mailed to a limited number of households selected at random in order to get a statistically valid response. These households may receive survey reminders from the ETC Institute via email, phone call or text message.
Vaccine December Clinics with LO Fire
Boosters for business owners and employees
The Lake Oswego Fire Department is scheduling vaccine clinics in December. Click here to find dates and sign up. In the event clinics fill, email info@lake-oswego.com to be added to a notification list when new times are added.

If you need to schedule your booster sooner, please visit vaccines.gov to find a location nearest you or check with your local pharmacy. LEARN
Vaccine - Ages 5 and up
Vaccines for the booster and pediatric Pfizer for kids 5 years old and up for the COVID vaccinations. Call Northwest Medical Clinic / Chamber member Thomas Trinh, MD: (503) 352-5410.
Business, Grant and Health updates
Business Sustainability Tip #17
Set Water Heaters to 120 Degrees
  • Most water heaters work by holding water in a tank at a specific temperature, 24 hours a day, but are set to temperatures higher than necessary which can waste energy and money.
  •  If the temperature is set to 120° higher-than-average demands will still be met, burns prevented, and energy saved 24 hours a day.
  • If uncertain about your water heater setting and temperature, run hot tap water over an immersion thermometer to get a fairly accurate reading of your water temperature.
Clackamas County Leaders in Sustainability Workplace Sustainable Practices guide
More information about LOSN at losn.org
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