Summer: Growing Business Showcase Opportunity at Fair Summer lifted off in full swing for us with the June Dairy Parade right out of the gates! As you may have seen in the local media, a countywide transient lodging tax has been a hot topic of discussion that we have worked hard to stay on top of and continue to be a voice for the businesses. Just recently, the Tillamook Urban Renewal Agency approved the Chamber’s application to fund forty large pots for downtown Tillamook. Soon you will see large planters put out by the Chamber, Tillamook Revitalization Association, and local businesses in an effort to beautify downtown. Want to highlight your product at the fair? The Chamber will be setting up a “Growing Business” showcase table at our booth at the Tillamook Fair. We are looking forward to showcasing our local businesses in half-day increments; however, spaces are limited. Please call us at 503-842-7525 if you want to be considered as a showcased business. We can go over the details with you J. This is a great opportunity for promotions and sales in a high traffic location!
Jennifer Purcell, Chair
Tammy Samagaio, Office Manager
Justin Aufdermauer, Director
Effective January 1, 2014 the Oregon Family Leave Act will expand to cover leave for the death of an employeeâ€™s family member. Specifically, the law will allow eligible employees up to two weeks of leave to deal with the death of a family member for: attending the funeral or alternative to a funeral of the family member, making arrangements necessitated by the death of the family member, or grieving the death of the family member.
A few important details: *Eligible employees are allowed up to two weeks of leave within a twelve month period per death of a covered family member. *Leave must be taken within 60 days of the date the employee receives notice of the death of the family member. *Leave must be allowed to begin prior to formal notice to the employer, but the employee must at least provide verbal notice of the need for leave within 24 hours of commencing the leave. The employee most also provide written notice and explanation of the need for leave within three days of returning to work. *If an employee has multiple family member deaths, employers may not require the employee to take leave concurrently for each family member. Employees with the death of the same family member must be allowed to take leave concurrently. *Leave for the death of a family member is credited against the employees 12 weeks of leave under OFLA and is not an additional two weeks of time per death.
What hasnâ€™t changed? *The amended law still only applies to employers with 25 or more employees in Oregon and employees who have worked for a covered employer for at least 180 days and averaged 25 hours per week in the 180 days preceding the leave. *The definition of a covered family member has not changed and still covers the employeeâ€™s spouse, parent, parent-in -law, child, grandparent, grandchild, same sex domestic partner and an individual standing in loco parentis.
What should you be doing? *Review and update your family leave policies and applicable paperwork in order to have a smooth transition on January 1, 2014. *Educate your supervisors and managers about this new reason for leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act. After all, they will probably be the first person to speak with the employee in need.
Of course, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Cyrus Javadi, owner of SandCreek Dental on Main Avenue, had no doubt Tillamook would be the ideal place to start his practice and raise his family. He moved to Oregon in 2008 with his family in tow hoping to eventually settle down on the coast, where outdoor activities are abundant and life seemed to move at a slower pace. Soon after, a rare opportunity presented itself when Tillamook dentist Dr. Brett Hestmark began making plans to retire and was in search of a dentist to continue running his practice on Main Avenue. For Dr. Javadi and his clan, this seemed like the perfect fit. He eagerly took the opportunity, marking the beginning of SandCreek Dental. “Tillamook has exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t be happier with our decision,” says Dr. Javadi of his family’s new location. Since then, SandCreek Dental has continued to grow, adding more services to help their increasing number of patients feel at ease during their dental visits, such as orthodontics conscious sedation. Those anxious about visiting the dentist will find comfort in knowing the staff at SandCreek Dental understands and keeps their patient’s individual needs in mind at all times. Indeed, the family-friendly dental office certainly has much to offer its patients, especially the little ones. Dr. Javadi and the cheerful staff at SandCreek Dental have worked hard to create a fun atmosphere for kids, encouraging healthy habits with their “no cavity club” and offering chair-side TV to ease nerves. “It’s important for children to have a positive experience while at the dentist office when they are young,” asserts Dr. Javadi. “Studies have shown they are more likely to have healthy teeth throughout their life.” For their continued effort to help Tillamook residents achieve optimal oral health, let us extend our gratitude. SandCreek Dental is currently accepting new patients at their office located at 1115 Main Avenue in Tillamook. For more information and to inquire about services, visit tillamooksmiles.com, or call 503-842-7788.
July 8 Tangled Yarns Follow up from First Monday class additional patterns & help Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook Contact: 541-418-2329 July 10 Tangled Yarns Open Forum to work on projects Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location: 207 Mian Ave., Tillamook tea & treats will be served Contact: 541-418-2329 July 10 Bay City Arts Center presents Adult Painting #1 w/Breanna Moran 4 Classes on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Bay City Arts Center, 5680 A St. Fee: $65/$55 for BCAC members Contact: 503-377-9620
July 19 “Cloverdayle” performing at 2nd Street Public Market Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Location: 2nd Street Public Market, Tillamook Contact: 503-842-9797 July 20 Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Moonlight Special Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm Location: Leaves Rockaway, 3 ½ hour round trip Contact: 503-842-7972 July 22 Tangled Yarns Follow up from First Monday class additional patterns & help Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook Contact: 541-418-2329
July 12 Benny and the Bay City Rockers will be performing Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: 2nd Street Public Market, Tillamook Contact: 503-842-9797
July 24 Tangled Yarns Open Forum to work on projects Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook tea & treats will be served Contact: 541-418-2329
July 13 Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train Time: 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm Place: Leaves Garibaldi Station Contact: 503-842-7972
July 26 Oregon & Utah Concealed Weapons Permit Class Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Location: Port of Tillamook Conference Room, 4000 Blimp Blvd. Contact: to register go to www.carryanddefend.com
July 13-14 Gary Anderson Open Golf Tournament Place: Alderbrook Golf Course, 7300 Alderbrook Rd. Tillamook Contact: 503-322-3331
July 26-28 Garibaldi Days Time: All day Location: Downtown Garibaldi Contact: 503-322-3327
July 15 Tangled Yarns Follow up from First Monday class additional patterns & help Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook Contact: 541-418-2329 July 17 Tangled Yarns Open Forum to work on projects Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook tea & treats will be served Contact: 541-418-2329
July 27 Garibaldi Days Dance Time: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Location: Old Mill Marina, 210 Third St., Garibaldi Contact: 503-322-0322
July 27 Garibaldi Museum’s Annual Silent Auction Time: Noon to 4:00 pm Location: 112 Hwy 101, Garibaldi Contact: 503-322-8411 July 27 Brent MCCune will be performing Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Location: 2nd Street Public Market, Tillamook Contact: 503-842-9797 July 27 Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad Dinner Train Time: 6:15 pm to 9:15 pm Location: Garibaldi station Contact: 503-842-7972 July 27-28 Gary Lewis from Lone Wolfe Forge Time: Noon to 4:00 pm Location: Garibaldi Museum’s Parking Lot Contact: 503-322-8411 Gary will be making useful items from the colonial period July 29 Tangled Yarns Follow up from First Monday class additional patterns & help Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook Contact: 541-418-2329 July 31 Tangled Yarns Open Forum to work on projects Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Location: 207 Main Ave., Tillamook tea & treats will be served Contact: 541-418-2329
August 3 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Location: 1315 Ekloff Rd., Tillamook Transfer Station Contact: 503-815-3975 August 7-10 Tillamook County Fair, “Got a Good Thing Growing” Time: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm each day Location: 4603 Third Street Contact: 503-842-2272
In conjunction with the Oregon Tuna Classic, Tillamook County museums and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad will be offering a special combined and discounted ticket price on Saturday, August 17th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Garibaldi Maritime Museum and the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad are included in the flat ticket price of $15.00. This “Pass to the Past” will allow access to these museums with children under the age of 11 being free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad will charge a modest fee of $2.50 for ages 3-11. The Tillamook Air Museum is also offering a special ticket price of buy one adult ticket and receive ½ off one of equal or lesser value. Starting August 1st, tickets will be sold at the following locations: Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook County Pioneer Museum, Latimer Quilt & Textile Center, Garibaldi Maritime Museum, Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad, Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, Pacific City Chamber of Commerce, Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, TLC Federal Credit Union in Tillamook, TPUD, the Garibaldi House Inn, and at the registration booth at the Oregon Tuna Classic. A limited number of tickets will be sold.
The Tillamook Air Museum is offering a buy one adult ticket and receive ½ off one of equal or lesser value. The Tillamook County Pioneer Museum is hosting blacksmith Gary Lewis from Lone Wolf Forge from 9:00 am to 2:00 PM on the East Lawn of the Museum. The Latimer Quilt & Textile Center will be offering Tours of their Repository. Bed Turnings will take place at 11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:00pm. Special crafts for children will be available. The Garibaldi Maritime Museum from 10:30 to 12:00 will host Kathleen Kanas from the Weary Weaver demonstrating basket weaving. From 1:30 to 3:00pm Ken Luke from Rainforest Natural Soap will be demonstrating soap making. The Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad will be offering round trip train rides between Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach, departing Garibaldi at noon, 2 pm and 4 pm, and departing Rockaway Beach at 1 pm and 3 pm. Adult tickets are included in the $15 joint ticket, but there will be a modest charge of $2.50 for children ages 3 to 11. Refreshments will be available at some locations.
Take a Step Back in Time with us as we host the first collaborative event from the Tillamook County Museums! Be sure to purchase your “Pass to the Past” ticket today before they sell out! For more information please call the Garibaldi Maritime Museum at (503)322-8411.
1. July 4 is not technically our day of independence: The 13 original colonies were legally liberated from Englandâ€™s rule on July 2, 1776 in a closed session of Congress. It took the Second Continental Congress two more days to revise the most famous of American documents; July 4 was the day the Declaration of Independence was given final approval. 2. The first Independence Day was celebrated on July 8, 1776: Although the Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776, it was not made public until July 8. The bells of Philadelphia -- the Liberty Bell included -rang to summon citizens to Independence Hall for the very first public reading of the document. 3. Betsy Ross may not have made the first American flag: While she is widely credited with the creation of the stars-and-stripes, so much to the point that it is taught in schools, there is no credible historical evidence that she made the original flag. 4. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on the Fourth of July: Not only did our second president and third president both die on Independence Day, they both died on the same day: July 4, 1826, Jefferson only a few hours before Adams. 5. The signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign on July 4, 1776: The idea of the 56 signers being in the same room at the same time on our day of independence is, unfortunately, a myth. The official signing event took place on August 2, 1776 when 50 men signed the document. It took several months before all 56 finally signed; the last, Thomas McKean, signed in January of 1777, some seven months after the document was approved by Congress. Even after signing, the names of the signers were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect their identities. The Revolutionary War was still going on, and if the signers were discovered, the treasonable act could have resulted in their deaths. 6. It was not until 1804 that the White House celebrated the first public Independence Day event. In 1941, Congress formally declared July 4 a federal holiday. 7. Launched in 1785, the Fourth of July Celebration in Bristol, R.I., is said to be the oldest and longest-running in the U.S. 8. The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks display in New York is marking its 36th year in 2013. 9. 56 Numbers of signers to the Declaration of Independence. 10. Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston comprised the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration. Jefferson, regarded as the strongest and most eloquent writer, wrote most of the document. 11. John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature - hence the term John Hancock, which is still used today as a synonym for signature. 12. Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. Edward Rutledge (age 26), of South Carolina, was the youngest 13. Robert Livingston, who represented New York, was on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence but was recalled by his state before he could sign it. 14. Charles Carroll, who represented Maryland, was the last surviving member of the signers of the Declaration. He died in 1832 at the age of 95.
Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter for July 2013.