Many Tigard Businesses are open, or are preparing to open this week and next. Look for Reopen Ready posters in shop windows. Businesses displaying the poster have committed to meet or exceed federal, state and industry guidelines for creating a safe space for customers.
Their customer safety standards are taken from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) sector and general employer guidance, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and any industry or licensing oversight entities.
In preparation for reopening, Tigard businesses also had access to the ReOpen Ready webinar series which guided business owners through the critical steps and best practices they should consider as they prepare to reopen. The Tigard Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Tigard and professionals from Washington County conducted four webinars between May 19-27th focused on helping business owners create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for their customers and employees.
Each webinar highlighted actions, guidelines and best practices for a different business sector. These sectors included Restaurants & Bars, Retail, Personal Services and Professional Services.
For a current list of businesses who are certifying they are ReOpen Ready for a safe customer buying experience, go to tigardchamber.org/reopen-ready-businesses.
Please support our local businesses as they ReOpen. Business needs customers, and customers need products and services. It is a circle. We are all in this together! Let’s regrow our local economy and put people back to work!
Debi Mollahan has served
as CEO of the Tigard Chamber
of Commerce since 2009.
She can be reached at