Leaders representing a majority of local small- and medium-sized businesses across the region recently sent a co-signed plea for support to Gov. Kate Brown and elected representatives on behalf of their constituent businesses.
Vonnie Mikkelsen, president and CEO of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, was a leading force behind the effort.
“The state’s remedies are anemic. There is little assurance for a small business owner with dropping revenues, depleting reserves, and waning confidence. They need to be heard, and they need to be served,” added . . .