The Molalla Area Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization, committed to enhancing our members success, fostering economic growth and contributing to our communities quality of life.
Contact us today to find out what Molalla and the Chamber have to offer!
503-829-6941 / firstname.lastname@example.org
County offers COVID-19 Small Business Assistance grants
Applications accepted June 29-July 3
Clackamas County is offering Small Business Assistance grants to provide financial support to businesses with 25 employees or less that have been adversely affected by economic conditions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Clackamas County is focused on supporting businesses across the county, especially those with owners who are historically disadvantaged, sole proprietors and in low-income, unincorporated areas,” said Laura Zentner, Director of the County’s Department of Business and Community Services.
The program, provided in cooperation with Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO), will provide a total of $420,000 in grants, with individual grants starting at $2,500.
Applications will be available online, and will be accepted from 8 a.m., Monday, June 29 through 5 p.m., Friday, July 3. All completed applications received by the deadline will be considered.
To be eligible to apply, a business must:
- Have been adversely affected economically in one of the following two categories:
- For-profit and non-profit (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) businesses that were prohibited from operation as directed by Executive Order 20-12.
- For-profit businesses that can demonstrate a one month decline in revenue greater than 50% in the month of March 2020 or April 2020 as compared with sales in the month of January 2020 or February 2020.
- Non-profit businesses (limited to 501(c)(3) corporations) that can demonstrate a decline in revenue greater than 50% across the months of March 2020 and April 2020 as compared with the same period of time in 2019.
- Have been unable to access federal CARES Act funds, including:
- Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP);
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program (EIDL); or
- Other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding.
- Serve Clackamas County residents;
- Employed less than 25 employees on Feb. 29, 2020;
- If part of a chain, must be an individually-owned franchise
Businesses that receive a grant will be allowed to use the funds to cover operating expenses such as payroll and benefits, rent or mortgage payments, and utility bills.
Clackamas County encourages applications from minority-owned, woman-owned and veteran-owned businesses, and sole proprietorships and, together with MESO and the grant review committee, will work to ensure equitable distribution amongst all small business types.
The County is committed to ensuring fair, equitable and careful distribution of grant awards to local businesses.
Businesses with questions are invited to contact Clackamas County Business & Economic Development Coordinator Jon Legarza at email@example.com or the Business and Community Services Department at 503-742-4BIZ or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications accepted June 29-July 3
The Chamber was unable to host a parade in Molalla this year do to the Covid pandemic.
Several Citizens have recieved permission from the City Government to hold a motorized parade July fourth.
Line up at 9:00 am at the High School
The Parade will begin at 10:00am, cars and trucks only. No semi's, walkers, Bikes, etc.
"Bringing the Parade to the neighborhoods".
View the FB Page at
Molalla Independence Day Parade
|Face covering requirements apply to indoor public spaces beginning today
Our partners at OBI have synthesized the expectations for businesses below:
In addition, the Governor extended her coronavirus emergency order to September 4th. Compliance with her new statewide mask order will determine whether she will need to follow the lead of other states and reinstate business closures.
- Post clear signs at every entrance to your business stating that masks are required indoors.
- Post a staff member at each entrance telling customers that masks are required.
- If customers do not have a mask, provide one.
- If the customer refuses the mask, ask if they have a medical condition that would make wearing a mask difficult.
- If the customer indicates a medical condition exists, ask no further questions and allow the customer to enter.
- If the customer has no medical condition and still refuses a mask, tell them they may not enter the facility.
Notice on our sidewalks we have bronze plaques honoring the cowboys of Rodeo that have been championed in our 'Rodeo Walk of Fame'.