The Partnership – August Newsletter



Roseburg Area Angel Investor Network 2014 training session


Critical Components of a Small Business Team August 14, 2014

Panel discussion on the three key disciplines–product, marketing, and

finance–and strategies to make sure your small business has a good

grounding in all three.


Chris Cook, Capiche

Emile Amarotico, General Manager, Ashland Food Co-op

John Lamy, Lamy Consulting


Location: Umpqua Business Center (522 SE Washington Ave.,) Roseburg

August 14, 5:30 pm. Training is free; registration is required.



RAIN offers two tracks: (1) a “concept stage” business plan competition

and (2) the “launch stage” investment competition. Deadline to apply for

both will be September 19, 2014.


Swanson Springfield Mill Fire

Ownership facing tough decisions about a possible rebuild and is shifting production in the interim. Productivity loss causes bump in plywood prices.


New Legislation Proposed to Address Forest Fire Risk

S. 2593, the FLAME Act Amendments of 2014 would allow for the full funding of wildland firefighting budgets, increase resources for forest restoration program, and increase active management to reduce fire danger.


The News Review Profiles Two Newer Local Companies

Paul O’Brien winery — downtown Roseburg’s first urban winery.

River Ranch Oregon Olive Oil — cool-weather, super premium olive oil from olives grown on the banks of the North Umpqua.


Oregon Economy

A snapshot of Oregon’s diverse agricultural base.


Historically, a strong export performer, Oregon’s computer hardware exports have had a few lean years but may be rebounding.


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