September Lean Link


Lean Link Luncheon Event – September 16, 2015

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Hi there folks! As we head into our Fall session, the September Lean Link luncheon will feature

Kristi Smith our OMEP Representative.

Kristi will be speaking on: Topic is The Human Side of Change.

Human Side of Change…Teams version: What causes teams to struggle? A variety of reasons,most of which can be alleviated with great leadership…not valuing differences, not playing to strengths, star mentality, lack of support for the team, lack of training for team members, no understanding of group dynamics, lack of communication skills. How can leaders overcome these issues? With education and planning prior to forming the team! Come out for a learning lunch and leave with takeaways you can put to use in your current teams.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at noon in Elmer’s Vineyard Room.

Take care,

P.S. As always, please let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to cover. Email these suggestions to: Kristi Smith Consultant (OMEP) 



September 2015


Article about FCC Commercial Furniture    

Topics, resources you can use!!!

Recap of last month’s meeting    

FCC Commercial Furniture Article in Built Oregon

Built Oregon is a new electronic magazine focusing on innovative small businesses and entrepreneurs in Oregon.

They recently featured LeanLink member FCC Commercial Furniture. The article includes a mention of lean implementation at their facility.


We Need Your Voice!

To make LeanLink successful, we need your help. We need your questions. We need to know what topics would be of interest to you.

If you have thoughts for topics, please let us know!


Last Meeting – GCAP

Marta Clifford, Procurement Counselor with GCAP, Oregon’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center shared information about GCAP’s services, including one-on-one counseling, assistance with multiple certifications, and a bid notification service. If you have questions about the “ins and outs” of government contracting, they are a great resource.

​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!     |     (541) 464-3527


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