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MACC Quarterly e-news - January 2019 | Vol. 30 - #1

DID YOU KNOW... we are scheduling for 2019 Greeters?
Hosting Greeters is a wonderful way to showcase your business and tell your story.  We are scheduling for 2019, if you would like to host please contact Holly for more information and available dates  at hgleason@mcminnville.org   or call 503-472-6196.

DO YOU WANT... to reach a new market?
Do you want to get in touch with folks who have just bought a house and are committed to the McMinnville Area? We have the perfect opportunity for you to reach these people - The Welcome Home Packet!

This program is a monthly mailing of your information to new home owners in McMinnville, folks who are either new to the area or new to home ownership who need to know what you have to offer them! You can be part of this welcoming arm of the community for only
$35 per month and the inserts you would like to be included in the packet. Please contact Holly at  hgleason@mcminnville.org  or call 503-472-6196.

ARE YOU LOOKING... for more DIGITAL exposure?
We have just what you asked for... more opportunities for your ad to be seen across our digital platforms. We are excited to share with you even more opportunities for you to expose your business across the web. You can take advantage of our mobile app  or website advertising. Call or email Rhonda at the Chamber to see where your ad will fit best - rpope@mcminnville.org (503) 472-6196.

Applications to Become a 2019 McMinnville WORKS Intern Open January 7, 2019
(MCMINNVILLE, OR) - In its seventh year, the McMinnville WORKS Internship Program Application opens on January 7, 2019 on the McMinnville Economic Development Partnership's (MEDP) website. Currently, 17 different companies and organizations throughout McMinnville and the surrounding area have 20 paid internship positions available in a variety of disciplines for the 2019 Summer Internship Program.
The McMinnville WORKS Internship Program is organized by MEDP. Companies and organizations in the McMinnville area sign up to host an intern through the program. MEDP then collects applications and sends qualified candidates to the participating companies. Companies use their own hiring process to hire the intern. All positions are paid, full-time, and last 9-weeks from June 10 to August 9, 2019.
All applications for the program are collected on MEDP's website at www.McMinnvilleBusiness.com/works. MEDP encourages anyone looking to gain career experience in McMinnville to apply. Past interns have included recent high school graduates, college students, young professionals, and individuals looking to change their career path. There is no age range to apply, but MEDP does ask applicants be 16+. 
During the 9-week summer program, interns attend weekly Professional Development Workshops where they learn professional skills from community and business leaders. Interns are also able to network with like-minded peers in the intern cohort and with a variety of businesses. Professional Development Workshop topics range from finance to marketing yourself, to workplace expectations, project management and more.
Applicants are able to indicate areas of career interest on their application on MEDP's website. This year available internship positions include civil engineering, data entry, hospitality, communications, event planning, project management, electrical engineering, marketing, and more.
2018 McMinnville Water & Light Intern, Aimee Bruner said of the program. "The McMinnville WORKS Internship Program is for anyone looking for an internship, but instead of just providing them with a job, it provides them with a family. Thanks to the program, I was able to make several new friends and build new connections in the workforce. The program helps you whenever you need advice, but also gives you the independence to experience what it is like to have the responsibility of a full-time job."
The application is open from January 7 to February 15, 2019. Apply online at www.McMinnvilleBusiness.com/works

MCMINNVILLE, Oregon [December 14, 2018]-Best Western® Hotels & Resorts announced the opening of the Best Western McMinnville Inn located at 2035 SW Hwy 99 W in McMinnville, Oregon. Owned by  Shreeji Hospitality Group McMinnville, LLC, the hotel boasts a $1 million renovation and features 65guest rooms, including 3 suites.

Located in the heart of Oregon's wine country, the hotel features contemporary décor inspired by the Willamette Valley's award-winning wineries. Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot buffet breakfast, an electric vehicle charging station, gift shop, fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub and 24-hour laundry facilities. Guests can enjoy in-room coffee from Keurig® coffee makers, premium massage showerheads and pillow-top Serta® mattresses. Business travelers can enjoy the convenience of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a business center offering printing services.
"We are thrilled to be a part of the Best Western brand, as it is well known and respected for its high standards and commitment to quality customer service," said Kristen Marahrens, General Manager, Best Western McMinnville Inn. "The recent renovations reflect the ambiance of the community, making this property an exceptional lodging option for our guests to the Willamette Valley region."

The Best Western McMinnville Inn is perfectly located for wine enthusiasts visiting Willamette Valley, known as Oregon's wine country. Guests are also minutes from Evergreen Aviation, Linfield College and historic downtown McMinnville which offers a variety of dining and entertainment options. Travelers looking to venture further afield are just a 40-minute drive from Portland and Salem.

Reservations at the Best Western McMinnville Innmay be booked by calling the hotel directly at 503-472-4900 or by calling Best Western Hotels & Resort's 24-hour, toll-free reservations number 800-780-7234.  Reservations are also available from Best Western's website at BestWestern.com.
Pay Equity Guide

Effective January 1, 2019, Oregon's groundbreaking Equal Pay Act requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon's ten other protected classes. It is expected to be the most challenging human resources issue for most of our Chamber member over the next year. 

To get yourself updated - You'll find some great information from Cascade Employers Association  https://www.cascadeemployers.com/
by accessing the Chamber's   Advocacy Updates

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