March – April Newsletter

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 LOCAL NEWS

 

PARTNERSHIP NEWS

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURS

  • March 30, 2016 YES Meetup & Pub Talk: Is Roseburg “Primed” For a Pre-Accelerator

Joe Maruschak who will be sharing his story, talking about how he went from founding a video game company to becoming an expert startup strategist. Will be an excellent talk – because from what I hear – Joe really knows his stuff!

TheLoft 950 SE Oak St Roseburg  — Wednesday March 30, 2016 – 5 PM.

For more info: www.UmpquaEntrepreneurs.com Sponsored by Tim Allen’ Roseburg Rental and The Small Business Development Center.  

Startup weekend is an intensive experience that gives participants an opportunity to take a business idea from concept-to-creation in one amazing weekend. The 2015 event <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJtN0ZTsfbo> was a big success, with over 80 participants.

To learn more about the 2016 version, visit: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/roseburg/startup-weekend/8519  

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESCO) Fall Business Accelerator

 http://sustainablevalley.technology/index.php/tutorials-menu-48/site-shaper-setup

  • 2013 RAIN Launch Stage Winner:

Homeschool Outerware’s Story:  Learning by Doing by Daniel Clancey.

http://builtoregon.com/2015/12/learning-by-doing-the-homeschool-outerwear-story

 DOUGLAS COUNTY COMPANIES MAKING THE NEWS

NEWSMAKERS 2016

Expanding into new markets.

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/21048782-113/orenco-expanding-into-new-markets

Brandon Ikola, general manager and co-owner of local family business was recently awarded the 2016 Young Professional Award by NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers).  http://www.natm.com/2016-young-professionals-award.html

Production Excellence Awards. Winner to be announce April 24-26. http://www.umpquadairy.com/umpqua-dairy-named-finalist-in-national-excellence-awards

Received the highest distinction for excellence as one of the top performing chain stores. http://www.nrtoday.com/news/21192804-113/roseburg-jcpenney-receives-founders-award

OTHER NEWS

Professor Associate receives Toyota National Award.  David Wolf of UCC’s Toyota T-TEN program was awarded the Motor Age Training/Automotive Service Excellence Master L1 Training Specialist of the Year Award.

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/20722487-113/ucc-automotive-instructor-earns-national-award

  1.  Finds a buyer: 

http://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/16594-jordan-cove-energy-project-finds-buyer

  1. Jordon Cove Denied:

Federal Government Denys the Project:

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/21089102-113/update-jordan-cove-denied-by-feds

https://www.qualityinfo.org/documents/10182/89830/Douglas+County+Local+Labor+Trends?version=1.19

 RESOURCES FOR THE TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

On March 3, 2016, Oregon lawmakers passed HB 4146 which will increase transient tax effective July 16, 2016. http://industry.traveloregon.com/organization/lodging-tax Travel Oregon is looking for your perspectives and priorities for enhancements of the statewide tourism program. Deadline for survey feedback in April 4, 2016 – survey can be found on: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHPCJ55

The Oregon Seafood Story – From Boat to Pouch A story of how an individual developed a processing plant on the Oregon coast.

http://builtoregon.com/2016/01/from-boat-to-pouch-the-oregon-seafoods-story

 MORE TRAINING
  1. April 20, 2016 – Clean it Up for Good: How to Trash Conflict in the Office” https://oec.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/OEC-Clean-it-up-for-good.pdf
  2. May 2-3 2016, Spirit Mountain Casino – Employer Council Spring Conference

https://oec.org

Small Business Development Center)  Spring Business & Career Training http://www.umpqua.edu/community-workforce-training

http://www.omep.org/events/2016-04

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