The Partnership November Newsletter
2014 RAIN Conference – November 19
The 2014 Roseburg area Angel Investor Network (RAIN) Conference is a tremendous opportunity to:
- Learn from seasoned pros what to look for in early stage investments.
- Hear some fascinating pitches from some of the top startups in Oregon today.
- Meet local entrepreneurs and investors who are working to make things happen in Douglas County.
The event will feature pitches from the finalists of both the Launch Stage and Concept Stage contests, including six Douglas County businesses competing for a prize package worth $5,000. Angela Jackson, Co-Managing Director of the Portland Seed Fund and Kanth Gopalpur, Founder and former CEO of Monsoon Commerce, will be the featured speakers.
The event will be November 19, 2014 at SOWI, the Danny Lang Center at Umpqua Community College. It will start at 8 a.m. and be complete by 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. To purchase a ticket ($25) or learn more details, visit http://rainangel.org/ . If you are a student, please contact us and we will be happy to provide you free admission
LeanLink Mini-Seminar – November 25 – Lean Manufacturing for Variable/Custom Manufacturing Environments
Douglas County Lean Link is proud to present Gary Conner’s half day training on Lean Manufacturing in high mix, low volume environments! Gary is one of Oregon’s premier Lean and continuous improvement experts. He’s spent the past 27 years working in manufacturing environments, 17 of which have been primarily focused on bringing Lean principles to businesses. While Gary’s initial focus was on manufacturing, he has successfully implemented Lean and continuous improvement principles in all business environments, including office, healthcare, and government facilities.
Gary’s approach to Lean differs from the traditional Toyota implementation by taking into consideration the unique needs of the small, make-to-order job shops and OEM organizations. During this half-day training, you’ll learn some tools that you can take with you and implement in your organization right away!
Event will be at Umpqua Business Center, Nov. 25, noon to 3PM. Price: $20, includes lunch, pay cash or check at the door. RSVP REQUIRED.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Jordan Cove & Pacific Connector Published
The draft EIS assesses the environmental impacts of the liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) terminal proposed by Jordan Cove LNG for Coos Bay, Oregon and the natural gas pipeline proposed by Pacific Connector that would extend 232 miles from Malin, Oregon to the terminal. A draft EIS is intended to inform FERC decision-makers, the public, and permitting agencies about the potential adverse and beneficial environmental impacts of the proposed project and its alternatives, and recommend mitigation measures that would reduce adverse impacts to the extent practicable. The draft EIS is subject to further review and public comment before FERC issues a final EIS.
The draft EIS can be downloaded from the FERC website at: http://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp .
Roseburg “Med Ed” Feasibility Study Completed The Partnership announced we will be moving forward into the next stage of exploration of the possibility of establishing a new allied health college in Roseburg.
DR Johnson Received a State Grant to Support Development of the First Oregon-Based Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) Production Facility.
The Oregon BEST grant was announced at the Wood Solutions Fair. Portland Business Journal picked up the story too… and profiled the Riddle-based wood products manufacturer.
Lunch Bunch Fall Renewable Energy Community Education Series
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, firstname.lastname@example.org: 541.673.3713.