The Partnership November 2013 Newsletter


Seats are still available for the November 13 Roseburg area Angel Investor Network (RAIN) Conference.


The half-day event  (8 AM to 2 PM) will feature:

  • First-rate pitches by Oregon and local entrepreneurs
  • Feedback from experienced angel investors and venture capitalists
  • Lessons learned from a successful “kickstarter” campaign.

If you want to gain insights that will be valuable for your own investment strategies or have ever thought about raising money for your own business venture, this event will give you a tremendous amount of insight and perspective. Danny Lang Center at UCC.

To register:

Deadline Today! Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Forecast 2014

  • November 7, 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m., Douglas County Fairgrounds
    • Umpqua Bank president/CEO Ray Davis; economist Fred  Dickson, Senior VP with D.A. Davidson & Co.; Paul Barnum, executive director of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute;  Larry Pederson, business development manager for Oregon  Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Graham Slater, administrator of workforce and economic research for the Oregon Employment Department.       
    • Register online



Third Annual Biochar Expo

  • 10 AM to 3 PM, Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Discovery near River Forks Park.
  • 1) Home-scale techniques to make biochar as an amendment to garden and farm soils; 2) Relationships among soil, plant, and human health; and 3) Emerging job prospects in the Pacific Northwest network of biochar enterprises.
  • For more information and to pre-register contact Gani Ruthellen, 541.643.8174;


Douglas County Safety Association-Brown Bag Lunches

  • A new local group of Safety Associates who gather monthly to share ideas, and benefit from networking opportunities and localized training. The purpose of the organization will be to provide opportunities to promote and improve safety understanding for employers, employees, and the general public in the geographical area surrounding Douglas County, Oregon.
  • Meetings are noon, 2nd Wednesday of each month, DC Courthouse Rm 310-31. The next meeting is Wednesday, November 13.
  • For more information, contact Lori Bullock.


Lean Link- DMAIC

  • Introduction to DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). DMAIC is a data-driven improvement cycle used for improving, optimizing and stabilizing business processes and designs. The DMAIC improvement cycle is the core tool used to drive Six Sigma projects. However, DMAIC is not exclusive to Six Sigma and can be used as the framework for other improvement applications.
  • Brix at noon on November 19. RSVP & more information.
  • Lean Link is an industry-led group focused on improving business performance in Douglas County, dedicated to helping businesses improve performance and profitability through Lean/continuous improvement techniques.


OECDC November training

Understanding Oregon Unemployment (UI) Insurance Program

  • November 20, 8 AM to Noon.
  • To register, contact Gail at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 541-672-2648, ext. 22.


The Oregon Wood Innovation Center at OSU

Third annual Workshop on Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing

  • December 16-17 at OSU in Corvallis.
  • More information


News Briefs

The News Review provided an in-depth look at Roseburg’s expanding call center businesses, First Call Resolution and TMS Call Center.

RFP has announced that they are planning the development of a new project to recover more material from “whips and tops” to go into panel manufacturing:


Your Input on Workforce Priorities Requested

The Oregon Employment Department is updating its model to help prioritize occupational training needs in Oregon. One factor in this model is the degree to which businesses affirm the workforce demand for different occupations. Examples of business affirmation might include: targeted effort or investment to recruit or train workers in particular high-demand occupations; active involvement in the development of targeted community college training programs; or efforts by business to form consortia to train workers in high-demand occupations.

The Department needs information on especially strong efforts that affirm the need for workers in high-demand occupations. Please provide responses by Friday, November 15.


The Partnership for Economic Development is a collaborative organization focused on retention, expansion and recruitment of primary industry or “traded sector” businesses that provide family-wage jobs. Our activities are supported by our members. Thank you! 

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