Business Resources, Support and Opportunities for August | Wander Willamette


Business Resources, Support and Opportunities for August

August 9, 2023
Wander Willamette Dining Passport Blog

Welcome to the Lake Oswego & West Linn Business Recovery Center! We are dedicated to serving our local businesses by providing monthly news updates, valuable business resources, support, educational classes, and marketing campaigns to promote growth. Check out what we have going on for the month of August!


The Lake Oswego & West Linn Business Recovery Center is excited to kick off the Wander Willamette’s Dining Passport for Lake Oswego and West Linn! Get ready to embark on a journey of flavors as you explore over 70 participating locations and immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary offerings of these communities. This is the third year of this delicious, exciting event, and it's bound to be the best one yet!

Dining Passport Details:

  • Dates: August 1-31, 2023
  • Participating Locations: Across Lake Oswego & West Linn
  • Rewards: Earn a Community Gift Card based on your number of check ins (purchases). The more check ins, the larger the reward!

    Reward Tiers:

    • 10-20 Check Ins: $20 Community Gift Card
    • 20-30 Check Ins: $50 Community Gift Card
    • 30+ Check Ins: $100 Community Gift Card

      Whether you're a dedicated foodie or simply looking to support local businesses, this event is the perfect opportunity to do so. Every purchase and check-in brings you closer to winning a fantastic reward! Plus, these community gift cards will be issued 4-6 weeks after the pass ends, so you can keep the culinary adventure going well beyond August!

      To sign up and grab your FREE mobile passport, click HERE and get ready to indulge in the culinary magic of Lake Oswego and West Linn!

      Here's just a glimpse of the amazing local eateries you'll have the chance to explore during this event…

      Lake Oswego Participants: Babica Hen Café, Bangkok Xpress, Berkeley's Bar & Grill, Beso Bar & Bottle, Blue Star Donuts, ... (and many more)

      West Linn Participants: Ale & Cider House, Angelina’s Greek Gyros (Food Cart), Asian Kitchen, Avanti Restaurant & Bar, Biscuits Cafe - WL, ... (and many more)


      TikTok: Step Two for Businesses

      Calling all business owners! Do you already utilize TikTok for your business but are ready to elevate the impact even more? Join us on August 14th at 12:00 pm PST for a FREE in-person session designed to help you make data-driven decisions on TikTok's platform, the #1 search engine for Gen Z and Millennials. Learn how to engage with a wider audience and drive growth for your business, with some tips and tricks from our friends at Frame Marketing. Learn more and register HERE.

      Leadership Lake Oswego - Meet & Greet

      Join us on August 17th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm for a fantastic opportunity to meet program and Chamber leadership, past Leadership Lake Oswego graduates, and prospective Class of 2024 classmates. Leadership Lake Oswego (LLO) is a prestigious program that has been shaping community, business, government, and school district leaders since 1985. Don't miss out on this chance to network and connect with local leaders! Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served. For more details and to register, click HERE.

      2023 Paid Leave Oregon Update Zoom Webinar - August 24th from 12:00 -1:00 pm

      Stay informed on the latest legislative and regulatory changes regarding Paid Leave Oregon. As of September 3, 2023, Oregon employees will be eligible to apply for benefits under Oregon's Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance program. Are you prepared for these changes?

      The Lake Oswego & West Linn Business Recovery Center is offering scholarships to attend this important webinar. Register using the code BRC to attend at no cost. To save your spot, click HERE.


      Compliance Update: Continuing Remote 1-9 Examinations. For more details and next steps, click HERE. Need additional support? Contact HR Annie for direct support.


      Explore the latest list of Oregon grants curated and updated weekly by the Lake Oswego & West Linn Business Recovery Center. Click HERE to access the full grant list and find opportunities to support your business!

      If you're a minority-owned or women-owned business seeking opportunities for government and special jurisdiction contracts, explore the advantages of getting a MBE/WBE certification. These certifications are based on the individual rather than the size of the business, and they open doors to many new possibilities. For more details, click HERE.

      Don't miss out on the chance to #eatlocal, support your community, and enjoy the fantastic rewards that await you this August. Make sure to mark your calendars for the exciting events and opportunities lined up throughout the month, too. We can't wait to see you there!

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