The Partnership – October Newsletter






American Bridge Equipment Auction

Fabricating equipment, travelift gantry cranes, welders/wife feeders, etc.

Monday, October 20th and Tuesday, October 21st, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


RAIN Concept Stage business plan competition “pitch off”

Held at the monthly YES! meeting at The Loft.

October 29, 2014, 950 SE Oak Street, 5:30 PM


Finalists will compete at the RAIN Conference, November 19 at the Danny Lang Center at UCC. Tickets are now available for the conference, which will feature talks from Angela Jackson, Co-Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund and Kanth Gopalpur, President, Monsoon Commerce.   



LeanLink: Defining the problem. Our next monthly luncheon will feature a presentation by Kristi Smith of OMEP, diving deeper on various tools to help diagnose and define problems and pain points, in repeated or non-repetitive processes. October 28, noon, Elmer’s Restaurant, the “Vineyard Room.”


Workplace Coaching – Developing Your Greatest Assets

Oregon Employer Council Douglas County’s seminar, October 15, 8 AM to noon

Register with Gail at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 541-672-2648, ext. 22. Many managers are promoted on their subject matter expertise. Most are never taught or mentored on how to coach others to reach their full potential in the workplace. Although coaching is often seen as a tool for disciplinary actions; it can become the “delivery channel” through which employee connections and development take place. This session will cover the crucial steps required to guide others toward engagement, accountability, and reaching strategic goals.


Trainings available at the Umpqua Business Center/SBDC

Property Management; Social Media Bootcamp; Be Your Own Boss; Quickbooks


2014 Oregon Wood Solutions Fair

Oregon Convention Center, October 23 2014

Wood Solutions Fairs are FREE multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings.


34th Annual Food Safety & Sanitation Workshop

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, November 11-12, 2014




Roseburg Forest Products employees begin to return to work at the Weed, California, mill ahead of schedule.


Owners of Paul O’Brien Winery discuss some of their plans for the former Hansen’s building in downtown Roseburg.


Fred Wahl Marine considering possible expansion on former American Bridge site.


D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. re-opens sawmill.


Umpqua Dairy introduces 100% Lactose-Free Milk.


And for fun, watch this video to follow milk from the farm, through Umpqua Dairy, to a Dairy Queen in a short produced by local video production company Hink Media.


The general contractor for the Jordan Cove LNG terminal are seeking potential trade allies and suppliers. While all subs working on-site must be union, the project will be purchasing a wide range of supplies–from pencils to custom fabricated components. Oregon suppliers will receive a preference. Potential suppliers are requested to register at: .


Lunch Bunch Fall Renewable Energy Community Education Series


Nov. 12      Bio-Energies

Ron Saranich, USFS Regional Biomass Coordinator: forest debris to energy

Matt Krumenauer, Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Dept. of Energy: supportive policies


Dec. 9        Updates on Wave/Wind

Robin Hartmann, Governor’s Advisory Panel on Ocean Resources


For each renewable source of energy, presenters emphasize the technologies, economics, and policy contexts. For more information and to pre-register for the program and buffet ($20), contact: Jim Long,; 541.673.3713.


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