Jul 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageI find it hard to believe July is upon us! The month of July brings with it the celebration of Independence Day, the 4th of July. As children, we tend to look at this holiday as freedom from school, families gathering and fantastic fireworks displays. As adults, we... read more
Jun 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageSummertime – it is just around the corner! With summer, comes vacation travel! Oregon Travel and Tourism is the focus of the June Area Chamber Voice. Summer vacation season means more individuals and families setting out on road trips, short and long distance.... read more
May 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageApril showers bring May flowers, most people are familiar with this saying. The month of May is filled with the sounds of birds, the smell of fresh flowers and spring and summer breezes. This is the month that brings the end of spring and the beginning of summer. The... read more
Apr 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageEaster Baskets, Bunnies, Candy, Decorated Eggs, Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Blessings – April is upon us! Happy Easter – Happy Spring! May each of you be blessed this Easter Season! When I reflect on my blessings, many things come to mind. And when I reflect on the... read more
Mar 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageDaylight Savings Time, Four Leaf Clovers, Leprechauns, Saint Patrick’s Day, Spring Begins – Seems as though we are in the month of March! One of the values of being a Chamber Member is the Value of Interaction and Networking. People want to do business with people... read more
Feb 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageAs we enter February, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day and honor our Presidents. In addition to this, we can attend the 23rd Annual Center Ball on February 4th at Four Rivers Cultural Center. Social Hour begins at 8:00 pm with dancing beginning at 9:00 pm. The theme... read more
Jan 1, 2017 | Board Chair MessageHappy New Year Chamber Members! It is amazing to me how quickly 2016 came and is gone – and how quickly we are welcoming 2017. I must say, I am looking forward to the start of a New Year! It makes me think of New Year’s Resolutions. As an individual, making and... read more
Dec 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageCUSTOMER APPRECIATION Now that the holiday shopping time is upon us, it’s time to plan for excellent customer service. The mad rush of preparing for the holidays can often interfere with quality service at any level. I have selected a few ideas and thoughts on... read more
Nov 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageIf you have read some of my articles in the newsletter this year you will notice I LOVE lists. I can trace this back to my college days and term papers. I enjoyed one professor who shared his “30 Important Points” during the term. At the end of each term, if you had... read more
Oct 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageAutumn 2016 is upon us beginning September 21, 2016. I am enjoying retirement this year. I daily celebrate the pace of my life and am looking forward to the holidays on the way. I hate to rub it in but I guess this attitude is revealing something about me….I love a... read more
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE “AWE” IN ONTARIO!
You are invited to share what is happening in Ontario and to hear how you can engage in the Awesome things that are happening here.
*Awesome Ontario Campaign*
(Thursday) 5:30 pm
1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario, OR 97914
27jul8:00 am- 10:30 amLearn Away Thursday Workshop: Carlos Soriano - Employment PracticesFour Rivers Cultural Center, Medical Arts Room8:00 am - 10:30 am 676 SW 5th Ave. Ontario, OR 97914Four Rivers Cultural CenterEvent Type :Chamber Events
Register by July 26th
Register by July 26th here!
Hiring, Retention and Firing
Presenter: Carlos J Soriano
This three part workshop will focus on best practices strategies on how employers can better hire quality employees, how-to create a retention plan and minimizing your liability when dismissing an employee.
Ever wonder why you are not finding quality employees for your organization? This section will focus on best hiring practices:
- Creating position descriptions
- Asking the right questions during interview
- Avoiding discrimination/Privacy
- Importance of new-hire orientation
Hiring a quality employee is a timely and costly investment to employers. One of the most frustrating things to employers is when they hire a quality candidate to then find out 6 months later that same candidate is moving on to a different organization. Hiring a quality employee is a timely and costly investment to employers. This section will focus on Employee Retention
- Keeping great employees
- Training and Development
- Performance and Evaluation
- Pay and Benefits
- Effective internal communication
- Millennials in the workplace
There comes a time in a workplace relationship in which employee and employer must part ways. This section will focus on how an employer can minimize their liability before, during and after dismissing an employee.
- Documenting employee performance
- Providing employee feedback and coaching
- Manage employee conflicts & complaints
- Terminate and employee
(Thursday) 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave. Ontario, OR 97914
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