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Sept 17-Nov 21, 2014

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Public Notice—Call for Enterprise Zone Applications

Enterprise Zone Designation and Call for Applications from Local Governments
The Director of Business Oregon will seek to designate up to two enterprise zones remaining under ORS 285C.080, since House Bill 4093 (2012).

Download an application and get more information or contact the Enterprise Zone Coordinator at 503-986-0140 or in writing to: Enterprise Zone Coordinator, Business Oregon, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, Salem OR 97301-1280.

Mandatory elements of the application must be completed and postmarked no later than November 21, 2014.

Oct 1-2, 2014

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NAS Forum, Flights & Job Fair

The Cascade Chapter of the AUVSI invites you to attend this forum and job fair in Warm Springs, Oregon. Visit their Web site for event details and preliminary event agenda.

Location: Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, 6823 Highway 8, Warm Springs

Registration online. Save with early registration through September 16.

Oct 3, 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Small Business Advisory Council Meeting

The Small Business Advisory Council will hold a meeting Friday, October 3, 2014. The meeting agenda and other details will be posted on the council's meeting page when available.


For more information, contact Gabe Silva at 503-986-0161.

Oct 8, 2014

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PNAA Defense, Space & Security Conference

This one-day aerospace conference will analyze defense, space and UAV market trends; explore how shrinking budgets, enhanced ISR capabilities and production delays are creating supply chain opportunities; and explain what increasingly sophisticated cyber campaigns will mean for regional aerospace businesses.

Location: Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA
Conference details: PNAA Web site
Registration: online

Oct 9, 2014

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ORAVI Annual Summit III

This year's summit will be held at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) in Hood River. Visit the ORAVI Web site for details as they become available.

Oct 15-17, 2014

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GoGreen Portland 2014

GoGreen is the sustainability conference for business and government and will be held in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. The conference features an executive Forum and awards; networking reception; GRI full-day certification course; and more. Visit the conference Web site for details on pre, post and conference activities.

Oct 17, 2014, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Veteran-Owned Business Opportunity

If you are a veteran and interested in starting your own business, establishing stability or growing your current veteran-owned business, this free event is for you. It will offer key insights and seminars on everything from business set up to how to apply for state and federal business certifications. There will be some key procurement decision makers from federal and state agencies looking to meet and network with veteran-owned businesses with current business certifications.

Location: 15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas
Register Now for this full-day event packed full of networking and educational opportunities to help get your business on a clear path to success.

Oct 20-22, 2014

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NW Marine Technology Summit

The NW Marine Technology Summit, sponsored by the Marine Technology Society, partnering with Business Oregon, PNDC, OSU and AUVSI, provides a forum for business, researchers and students to learn more about industry opportunities.

Location: Best Western Plus Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Additional event information is available on the Society's Web site as well as online registration.


For more information, contact Amy Clark at 503-371-6239.

Oct 21, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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ODOT Construction Projects Civil Rights and BOLI Compliance Workshop

If you want to improve your understanding of ODOT projects and compliance with Oregon's prevailing wage rate laws, this workshop is for you! ODOT and BOLI forms will be explained, what information is needed and where. BOLI will cover the prevailing wage rate law requirements for contractors and subcontractors will be covered. Where to find current forms, other tools and resources available for your use. Bring your questions.

Location: Southwestern Oregon Community College, Small Business Development Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend

Registration: opens 8:30 am. There is limited seating so please register prior to the event. To register: call 541-957-3698 or email Christie Meacham.

Oct 22, 2014, 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

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Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Hood River at the Hood River Inn, 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031. Visit the 2014 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas.


For more information, contact Chris Tamarin at 503-508-0178.

Oct 22, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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ODOT Construction Projects Civil Rights and BOLI Compliance Workshop

If you want to improve your understanding of ODOT projects and compliance with Oregon's prevailing wage rate laws, this workshop is for you! ODOT and BOLI forms will be explained, what information is needed and where. BOLI will cover the prevailing wage rate law requirements for contractors and subcontractors will be covered. Where to find current forms, other tools and resources available for your use. Bring your questions.

Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S Bartlett St, Medford

Registration: opens 8:30 am. There is limited seating so please register prior to the event. To register: call 541-957-3698 or email Christie Meacham.

Oct 23, 2014, 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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2014 Oregon Wood Solutions Fair

Join us at the Wood Solutions Fair for a free multi-faceted, day-long educational event on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings. Visit Woodworks.org for Fair details.

Oct 23, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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ODOT Construction Projects Civil Rights and BOLI Compliance Workshop

If you want to improve your understanding of ODOT projects and compliance with Oregon's prevailing wage rate laws, this workshop is for you! ODOT and BOLI forms will be explained, what information is needed and where. BOLI will cover the prevailing wage rate law requirements for contractors and subcontractors will be covered. Where to find current forms, other tools and resources available for your use. Bring your questions.

Location: Umpqua Business Center, 522 Southeast Washington Ave, Roseburg

Registration: opens 8:30 am. There is limited seating so please register prior to the event. To register: call 541-957-3698 or email Christie Meacham.

Oct 23-24, 2014

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Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference

This annual conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about telecommunications. This year's conference will explore the emerging Internet of Things (IOT), strategies for cyber security in the age of Big Data and the status of Broadband in Oregon. Visit the conference Web site for more details and to register.


For more information, contact Chris Tamarin at 503-508-0178.

Oct 26-28, 2014

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2014 OEDA Annual Conference

This year's conference will be held in Eugene. Watch the OEDA Web site for details and online registration.

Oct 28, 2014, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Oregon Growth Board Meeting

The Oregon Growth Board will hold a meeting on Monday, October 28, 2014, location to be determined. When available, the meeting agenda will be posted on the board page.

For more information contact Beth Cooke at the Oregon Growth Board.

Oct 30, 2014

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Doing Business with Metro Workshop

Join Metro Procurement Services, the state of Oregon's Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) certification program and Oregon's Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) for an informative workshop on doing business with Metro. Assistance will be available for proposal development for RFP 15-2788 Natural Area Vegetation Management to Disadvantaged, Minority, Woman-owned and Emerging Small Businesses meeting the certification criteria required by the state of Oregon.

Location: Metro Regional Center, Room 370 A&B, 500 NE Grand Ave, Portland

For more information visit www.oregonmetro.gov/contracts or call 503-797-1613.

Nov 3, 2014, 10 am - 3 pm

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Enterprise Zone & Tax Incentives Workshop

The city of Gresham is hosting an Enterprise Zone and Tax Incentives workshop, presented by Business Oregon. Topics covered will include a background on taxes and incentives; enterprise zones; enterprise zone incentives; other property tax exemptions and income tax abatements. This will be an interactive workshop, so come with your questions!

Lunch on your own; variety of walkable places available
RSVP by October 29: Erika Fitzgerald, 503-618-2504.

Nov 17-20, 2014

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2014 AOC Annual Conference

The Annual conference will be held in Eugene and features training, education, networking opportunities and committee meetings.

Conference Agenda
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Nov 21, 2014, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Business Development Commission Meeting

The Oregon Business Development Commission will hold a meeting. Visit the 2014 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas.


For more information, contact Suzy Miller at 503-986-0106.