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Archive for March, 2020

Small business pleads lawmakers to halt destructive CAT tax

By Oregon Small Business Association The Oregon Small Business Association urges Legislature to stop the destructive CAT tax immediately. The first quarterly estimated payments for Oregon’s new “Corporate Activities Tax” on sales (not profits) are due April 30, even as many businesses’ cash flows collapse under Gov. Kate Brown’s orders for some businesses to close […]

WA, CA closing restaurants, bars. Oregon may be next.

By Oregon Small Business Association, California, Washington, Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts take measures to close (or encourage closing of) restaurants and bars. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in his statement that “hours count and very strong measures are necessary to slow the spread of the disease.”

Portland-based Wildfang sues Target’s Wild Fable

(Photo: WildFang T-shirt) By Oregon Small Business Association, Wildfang, a company started in Portland in 2013, has filed a lawsuit against Target alleging the department store chain’s new Wild Fable clothing line infringes on its trademark.