SAM Medical positioned for future growth
Business Oregon helped SAM Medical increase productivity by 100%, reduce lead-time by 33% and attend two international trade shows where the company generated an additional $25,000 in export sales.
The Oregon Growth Board was legislatively created in the 2012 Legislative Session to provide recommendations to improve the state's efforts to increase the availability and connect Oregon businesses to sources of capital, as well as to state loan and technical assistance programs so that employers can reach their job-creating potential.
The first task assigned to the board is to submit a report to the 2013 Legislature that includes recommendations on the implementation and administration for the investment and management of money in the Oregon Growth Fund and Oregon Growth Account, as well as enhancing leverage opportunities, attracting additional capital into Oregon, and identifying an appropriate level of funding to support these activities.
Gerry Langeler, Co-Chair
Managing Director, OVP Venture Partners
Patricia L. Moss, Co-Chair
Vice Chairman, Bank of the Cascades
Scott Burgess, President and CEO, Rivermark Community Credit Union
Jim Coonan, Manager, EDCO's Venture Catalyst Program
Ann Marie Mehlum, CEO and Director, Summit Bank
Adam Zimmerman, Senior Vice President, Craft3
Tim McCabe, Director, Business Oregon
Rep. Tobias Read
Sen. Chris Telfer
Ted Wheeler, Oregon State Treasurer
The high desert of central Oregon is a beautiful natural attraction, with snow sports drawing travelers in the winter and incredible golf and hiking in the summer.