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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS & HEALTH CARE
The Affordable Care Act isn’t just about picking a new insurance plan. Nor is it business as usual or a simple beneﬁts choice. It’s a whole new series of employment laws and tax code changes that include penalties, compliance requirements and reporting. And it’s here now. Health care reform will impact nearly every employer in some way. How it impacts you and your business depends on your circumstances and how well you plan right now. That’s why Hershner Hunter has assembled an advisory team with the right information and expertise to help you understand, decide, communicate, and manage the impact to both your business and your best asset: your employees. Make the choice to be prepared. Call today to schedule an appointment or to ﬁnd out about one of our upcoming seminars.
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Spotlight on restaurateurs, local suppliers
A gathering of local restaurant owners at Curtis Restaurant Equipment in Springﬁeld oﬀered the opportunity for networking, education and collaboration at the ﬁrst meeting of The “Dish” in 2014. Since the program’s inception in 2012, the event has included spotlights on local restaurant owners, tours of local food industry vendors, conversation around issues aﬀecting the industry and a chance for restaurateurs to enhance their network of peers and providers.
Workshop helps members make investor-ready plans
Chamber works to make downtown brighter
The new lights can be programmed to display diﬀerent colors.
It isn’t just the new storefronts in downtown Eugene that make visiting the city center more interesting than ever before. Now, new LED light ﬁxtures on 44 street poles in the heart of downtown oﬀer an urban color scheme unlike any other shopping and entertainment district in Eugene. “The lights are a perfect expression of Eugene’s unique personality,” says Max Mizejewski, a downtown business owner. The LED installed ﬁxtures are a project of Downtown Eugene, Inc. (DEI). DEI raised more than $100,000 from private donors. The next phase of decorative LED lights will appear in median trees on north Willamette Street and East Broadway. The Eugene Chamber provides contract management services to DEI. www.downtowneugene.comMembers of the Eugene Chamber Latino Business Network gained valuable tips and insights on writing business plans from Palo Alto Software, one of the world’s leading providers of professional business planning and management software. All participants in the workshop received three free months of LivePlan, an online business planning and management tool, to make their business plans investor-ready. Several attendees planned to participate in Palo Alto Software’s pitch competition taking place in early April, with winnings valued at $2,000.
Friends and colleagues, Ana Arias and Patricia Garcia Rogers, were two of several Latino Business Network attendees who competed in Palo Alto Software’s Pitch Competition.