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  • Do What You Can't: YouTube Sensation Casey Neistat Inspires Creators to Think Unconventionally to Unleash Career Potential
    on February 29, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Washington, D.C.— With tens of millions of individuals worldwide engaged in the growing creator economy, NAB Show emerges as the central hub for networking, exploration and education within the evolving creator market. The 2024 NAB Show, slated for April 13 – 17 (Exhibits April 14 – 17) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, promises to empower creators with invaluable insights and opportunities. Leading the charge is renowned YouTube star, digital creator, filmmaker extraordinaire and multi-media innovator Casey Neistat, who will inspire creators to think outside the box and redefine their creative potential when he takes the Main Stage. Known for his signature "Do What You Can't" motto, Neistat will share his career journey, the unconventional choices that propelled him to success and offer actionable lessons on innovation and creativity.

  • First-of-its-Kind NAB Show Welcome Session Announced
    on February 28, 2024 at 5:00 am

    Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters today revealed a groundbreaking lineup for the NAB Show Welcome Session, taking place on the Main Stage at NAB Show, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. PST.

  • EGOT Winner, Entertainment Icon, and Host of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” Jennifer Hudson to Receive 2024 NAB Television Chairman’s Award
    on February 26, 2024 at 5:00 am

    The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will present the Television Chairman’s Award to award-winning talk show host, actor, producer and recording artist, Jennifer Hudson. The ceremony will take place on the Main Stage at NAB Show during the We Are Broadcasters session on Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 a.m.

  • Local Updates
    by Mara McCloskey-Becker on February 23, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    SDC Methodology Update  Earlier this week, city staff presented stakeholder feedback and policy considerations for revisions to the SDC Methodology. The initial proposal, presented in January, generated significant concerns about double and triple digit increases to non-residential fees. The Chamber advocated for a pause to reassess and gather additional data to inform the decision-making process.   At the Council work session this week, staff summarized feedback and proposed recommendations based on the feedback. The Council provided guidance on specific approaches to the non-residential SDC structure, including phase-in options for non-residential SDCs that are increasing.  Recommendations include: Additional information on implementing a hospital campus rate and a medical overlay rate, per staff recommendations. There were concerns expressed about incentivizing geographic consolidation of medical providers and unintended consequences as the community grows. Support for phasing in the fees over 3 years as follows: Total increase <20%:  Total increase 20%-50%:  Total increase >50%:  • Full rates July 1, 2024  • 20% July 1, 2024  • Full rate July 1, 2025  • 20% July 1, 2024  • 50% July 1, 2025  • Full rate July 1, 2026    Click here to watch to the Council work session and view the data presented by City staff. Comments will be accepted through the end of March with a public hearing scheduled for April 17th.    Transportation Utility Fee Listening Sessions  As we’ve shared previously, the City of Bend has proposed implementing a Transportation Utility Fee to generate revenue to fund street operations and maintenance.   February 26- Transportation Fee Listening Session at 4:30pm, Bend City Hall  February 29- Transportation Fee Listening Session at 9:30am, Bend City Hall  The Chamber has advocated for a measured approach and a phase-in for both assessments, to ensure residents and businesses alike can bear the increases. If you have concerns, comments, feedback etc. please use the Listening Sessions as a venue to share with Council members and City staff.  

  • State Updates
    by Mara McCloskey-Becker on February 23, 2024 at 7:08 pm

    The 2024 Legislative Session is underway and moving quickly towards adjournment on March 10th. Nearly 300 bills have been introduced, of which half or less are moving forward after the first round of deadlines last week. As expected, the focus has been on housing affordability, Measure 110 reform and behavioral health access.   The Chamber is tracking 41 bills, and actively engaging in a dozen plus budget requests. Thus far the Chamber has submitted letters in support and/or signed on to the following bills:  SB 1537: Governor’s Housing Production package  SB 1530: Housing Funding bill – Shelters and Infrastructure  HB 4042: Industrial Site Readiness  HB 4158: Childcare Infrastructure Grant for Small and In-Home Providers  SB 1576: Civil Law omnibus with amendment re: recreational immunity Budget Request for OSU-Cascades Site Mitigation ($24M)  This session’s top priority for the Chamber is SB 1537 and companion budget bills, including SB 1530. Both have passed the first committee deadline and are pending a hearing in Joint Ways and Means Committee to determine budget allocations.   SB 1537 initially contained $200 million for a Moderate-Income Revolving Loan Program and $200 million for Infrastructure, among other important housing investments. Both of these line items were significantly impacted by an amendment in the Senate Housing Committee, and the Chamber is advocating for restoration of the initial funding levels.    Investments in workforce housing development and infrastructure are, in our mind, the most important investments to move the needle in our current housing crisis.  We are urging Chamber members and housing advocates to contact members of the Ways and Means Committee with the following message:  Addressing housing production deficits will require taking action across multiple budget years  State support for programs funding infrastructure, site acquisition, site readiness, and moderate-income financing is critical to unlock and lower the cost of housing production  Establishing ongoing programs enables coordinated planning between local governments and housing developers prior to seeking state assistance  Programs ensure housing production outcomes and accountability and maximizing the impact of limited resources  Adding programs back to SB1537 facilitates establishing programs that are immediately ready to deploy funding appropriated in future legislative sessions  Support the Governor’s request for adding back the programs with $200 million of investment  Please contact Sara Odendahl, Director of Government Affairs, with questions about outreach on SB 1537. 

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