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Corvallis Chamber of Commerce President Simon Date outside of the Chamber of Commerce building. With the summer approaching, the Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to stimulate business and the economy as college students leave for the summer.

Small Corvallis businesses have generally positive outlooks for a summer without COVID-19 restrictions

Businesses reflect on pandemic, look toward future, lifted mandates
Hayden Lohr, News Reporter
June 6, 2022

Many small businesses have struggled under COVID-19 and mask restrictions, which have been coupled in Corvallis, Ore. with reduced student populations, but some businesses are positive about the upcoming...

Jamie Ely and Hyatt Lytle embrace after Ely was announced as winner of Junior First Citizen at the Corvallis Chamber of Commerces Celebrate Corvallis event on March 18. Lytle, the 2019 winner, passed on the  crown to Ely.

74th Annual Celebrate Corvallis winners announced, Chamber Choices app unveiled

Katterlea MacGregor, News Contributor
March 21, 2022

The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce hosted their 74th annual Celebrate Corvallis event at the Oregon State University Alumni Center on March 18. Thirteen awards recognized the achievements of Corvallis,...

The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce building in Corvallis, Ore on Feb. 14. The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 74th annual Celebrate Corvallis event to commemorate local businesses under the theme “Maskerade.”

Corvallis Chamber of Commerce to host 74th annual Celebrate Corvallis event

Katterlea MacGregor, News Contributor
March 7, 2022

The Corvallis Chamber of Commerce will hold its 74th annual Celebrate Corvallis event on March 18 to honor local businesses and community members at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the Oregon State University...

The Runway Fashion Exchange located in downtown Corvallis, Ore. at 264 SW Madison Ave.
The business has had to close down its basement where it housed its men’s clothing department due to both an employee shortage as well as a lack of business this past year; however, as a result of the return of students to campus, they have a revived workforce and the customers to support it.

There is ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for local businesses amidst budget cuts, worker shortage

Sam Misa, News Contributor
November 29, 2021

Suffering from a lack of customers and a lack of workers, many Corvallis, Ore. busi- nesses are still adjusting to a new nor- mal two years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Simon Date...

Simon Date, the CEO and President of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce outside the Chamber of Commerce building in Corvallis, Ore. Because the 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held virtually, many local businesses are expecting lower revenue than usual during the weekend it is held.

OSU virtual Commencement has effects on local businesses

Angela Tam, News Contributor
June 7, 2021

With Oregon State University’s Commencement being held with virtual and in-person counterparts, the usual traffic that Corvallis, Ore. receives from students’ families and friends in an entirely in-person...

City of Corvallis Ward 1 Council Woman Jan Napack can be seen by homesteads underneath the Corvallis bridge. The city of Corvallis has passed legislation around these homestead with a focus on relocation and safety for taxpayers.

Corvallis to begin clearing illegal camps in mid-May

Trevor Horn, News Contributor
April 27, 2021

A Corvallis City Council meeting in early April saw the passing of an ordinance that will fully enforce Corvallis’ illegal camping laws that state there can be no tents set up within 50 feet of sidewalks,...

High Quality is the first marijuana dispensary to be added to the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce. The dispensary originally started out as purely medicinal, but has now moved to selling recreational marijuana as state and national legislation evolved.

High Quality becomes first marijuana dispensary to join Chamber of Commerce

Jeremiah Estrada, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

High Quality has now become a part of the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce as the first medicinal marijuana dispensary, after joining the organization this past January.The business was founded by Brock Binder...

Corvallis Police Department is located on Fifth Street in Corvallis. 

Corvallis preparations for political unrest on election night

Kevin Foster, News Contributor
November 3, 2020

With the presidential election today, the Corvallis business community faces little anxiety over growing political unrest, despite how cities around the country including Portland, are making precautions,...

American Dream Pizza, a local pizza restaurant directly off campus on NW Monroe Ave. 

OSU cancels fall sports, local economy continues to decline as a result

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
September 11, 2020

Oregon State University’s Athletics Department announced on Aug. 11 that all fall sports will be cancelled, which is predicted to cause a wide-spread decline in revenue amongst local Corvallis, Ore....

General Corvallis City Section Graphic

Disruption of travel during COVID-19 lockdown impacts Corvallis economy

Adriana Gutierrez, News Contributor
July 29, 2020

In the months during a normal spring term at Oregon State University, thousands of students are visited by their families for school-sanctioned events including Spring Family Weekend and Commencement,...

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