Small Business Owner Helps Launch Raise the Wage Campaign in Oregon

Portland, OR – Today, Wednesday July 22, 2015, Main Street Executive Team member, Deborah Field co-owner of Paperjam Press in Portland, Oregon, stood in front of one of the largest fast food giants in the world to help kick off the Raise The Wage campaign in Oregon.

Being a small business owner for 25 years has taught Deborah to value her employees and paying them a livable wage is the best thing she can do to support that effort. Deborah noted a 60% increase in sales resulting from increased productivity in her shop after implementing a $15.00/hr starting wage for her employees. Main Street Alliance members know that Raising The Wage helps small business and puts more money back into our communities.