OBA is a statewide organization with active membership distributed throughout the state and actively seeks members who share its mission and vision for Oregon. Our membership is made up of a wide range of Oregon industry sectors and represented by stakeholders with diverse points of view, working towards the well-being of the state economy as a whole.
Become a Member!
Yearly membership dues for the Oregon Business Association are calculated based on the number of employees your business has in Oregon. Oregon Business Association is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization under the Internal Revenue Service code. Payments to OBA are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution, but may qualify as a business expense. Please consult your tax advisor. OBA estimates that 0.5% of your membership dues will be expended for lobbying activities and therefore non-deductible as an ordinary business expense. If you have questions, please contact OBA at 503-641-0990.
OBA takes a collective approach to the development of public policy. OBA members recognize that issues affecting the livability of Oregonians are synonymous with business issues. Learn more about OBA advocacy HERE
Benefits of Membership — Leadership in Action
In addition to helping make Oregon a better place to live, work, and do business, members of OBA enjoy the following benefits:
- Policy Committee Participation. OBA’s legislative agenda is derived from member-driven work that takes place within the confines of OBA’s five public policy committees: Education, Health Policy, Transportation, Business & Finance, and Environment & Economic Development.
- OBA members have the opportunity to serve on one or more of these committees, and participants get the most value by being active – e.g. attending meetings, networking with other committee members, hearing from guest speakers, contributing dialogue and expertise, and helping shape OBA’s advocacy efforts.
- Events. In addition to committee involvement, OBA produces a number of events each year, including quarterly luncheons with members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation. We also host an All Members Meeting once per year, which is a great opportunity to get an update on our activities and network with other OBA members.
- OBA also produces its annual Statesman Dinner each fall, which is Oregon’s signature political and business event. This is a great opportunity for networking with both business leaders and elected officials, most of whom attend this annual event. Past keynote speakers have featured U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Congressman Paul Ryan, Senator Chris Dodd, and columnist David Broder.
- Access. OBA members have access to OBA staff, who are available to answer any questions regarding OBA, its public policy agenda, and provide counsel on how to navigate OBA’s processes to address important policy issues impacting Oregon businesses.
- OBA-PAC Involvement. OBA members have the opportunity to become involved in the OBA-PAC, which is interested in finding and supporting candidates who have an independent streak and are willing to put partisan identity aside and craft solutions to Oregon’s toughest public policy problems.