The Partnership’s February Newsletter



News from The Partnership 

Jordan Cove

You still have a chance to provide your comments on the Jordan Cove LNG project to the Federal Energy Regulation Commission. Comments are due 2PM February 12.   For more information, visit:


News for Manufacturers

 Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnerships (OMEP) Manufacturers’ Summit will be March 11 in Salem.

OMEP is also offering a four-part training for small manufacturers in Douglas County. The series is designed to help grow your leadership team and covers finance, marketing, and continuous improvement fundamentals. For more information: email: or call 503-406-3774.  


The new UAV (or “drone”) test site established jointly in Oregon and Washington promises to propel that industry forward in the Pacific Northwest.


The Cascade Chapter of the AUVSI is hosting a conference in Kent, Washington, April 16 and 17, to share more about the growing industry.


Phoenix Charter students have set up and are running one of the largest 3-D printers in Oregon, with the capability of producing 2’x2′ objects. They are interested in working with local entrepreneurs and businesses that are seeking proto-typing capabilities. If you would like to learn more, contact CJ Bryant at Phoenix School at: 


DR Johnson’s new cross-laminated timber effort was a high-lighted at the Oregon Business Leadership Summit.



Oregon’s new crowdfunding rules will allow businesses based in Oregon to raise up to $250,000 directly from Oregon investors through a Community Public Offering (CPO). Those investors are limited to $2,500 per investment. You can learn more through a February 23 webinar:  Or you can read the fine print yourself at:  


Entrepreneurship – Save the Date

Startup Weekend  Roseburg will be April 24 to April 26, 2015. This is a great opportunity to flex your business development muscles and meet other area entrepreneurs. Visit:


Training Resources


February 20, 2015  8:00AM to 12:00PM

This course is modeled on the approach in the #1 seller by Ken Blanchard “Leadership and the One Minute Manager”.

Umpqua Community College Technical Center, Room 119

To register, call 541-672-2648, ext. 22.


UCC SBDC has a number of upcoming workshops including:

Business Success Strategies

February 26, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Umpqua Business Center, Roseburg

A quick guide to the 6-Step Planning Process designed especially for growing companies.

Presenter: Sandy Cutler, President of BizCoach, Inc. Co-Sponsor: US Bank

Call 541-440-7662 to register. CRN: 35603


Key Points to Government Contracting – Roseburg 

March 26, 2015 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Umpqua Business Center, Roseburg

Meet procurement officers, find state and federal opportunities, learn what a successful proposal looks like. Lunch included.

Contact 541-440-7662 for registration information.


Umpqua SBDC also offers regular in-person courses on technology, social media marketing and other hot topics and has on-line courses available on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
  • Achieving Success with Difficult People
  • Skills for Making Great Decisions
  • Creating a Successful Business Plan  


Registration is now open for OSU’s online Wood-Based Composite Science Short Course Series.


Health Care options for small businesses

The SBA is offering a series of webinars to update you on the latest on the Affordable Care Act.

Tourism & Hospitality

 The deadline for the next edition of the InUmpqua directory is March 31. Over 15,000 copies of the directory are distributed to make visitors aware of recreation opportunities and local services. Contact Gail Trimble at: 

The April thru September 2015 visitor calendar of events brochure will also be printed soon. Event coordinators are encouraged to submit their information to the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce March 2. Please include: official event title, date, time, location, cost and contact phone number. Send information to 



Tour Operators, Guides & Outfitters Training

February 24 – 25, 2015 in Portland

Oregon guides, outfitters, operators, packers and entrepreneurs and tourism businesses looking to develop or expand upon their outdoor recreation tour product are invited to attend Travel Oregon’s 2-day training aimed at Connecting Your Business to the World: Understanding and Attracting the International Traveler and helping you Navigate Permits and Set-Up Successful Operations.

COST: $10 for 2 day registration


Douglas County Employer & Career Expo

March 18, 2015

Douglas County Fairgrounds

The Oregon Employer Council Douglas County (OECDC) is coordinating the 2015 Employer & Career Expo. Last year approximately 500 attendees were at this event.

Because OECDC is hosting the event, it is not necessary to have an open job listing.   However, WorkSource Douglas Employment Department would welcome the opportunity to assist you with your hiring needs.

To reserve your space contact to Gail at the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce at: 

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