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Apr 22, 2014

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Future Energy Conference

Returning for its eighth year, this is the conference for all those working to build the clean energy economy, including members of the energy industry, energy end-users, policy makers and economic development professionals—providing an exceptional forum for learning, networking and business development. Content covers policy and economic development, the business of renewable energy, the business of energy efficiency and energy sector highlights. Presented by Northwest Environmental Business Council, this year's conference will be held in Portland.

Learn more about the conference at the conference Web site.

April 23, 2014, 5:30-8:30 pm

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International Trade Small Business Management Program

The International Trade Small Business Management program is ideal for business owners or top managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will learn from trade professionals on important topics such as global management, marketing and supply chain; trade finance; access to certified professionals for one-on-one advising and make connections with peers and trade organizations.

Business Oregon has provided 16 scholarships for businesses that have been exporting for at least one year in order to participate in this program.

To register or learn more, contact the PCC Small Business Development Center at sbdc@pcc.edu or call 971-722-5080.

Apr 24, 2014, 7:30 - 9:00 am

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Family Business 360: Multiple Generations Working Together

Generational differences can be profound and have major impacts on healthy family businesses. How do we learn to speak each other's language and come to understand not only the differences between generations, but what values we share in common? In this session we explore how communications and relations between generations shape successful family businesses.

Presented by the Austin Family Business Program, this session will be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at
Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 625 High St NE, Salem OR, 97301
Cost: $40.00 per person
Additional information and registration.


For more information, contact Melissa Elmore at 541-737-3326.

Apr 26, 2014, 12:30-4:30 pm

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Create Wealth in Your Rural Community

Attend this free workshop, presented by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) in collaboration with OSU Rural Studies and economic development partners across the region, and help create wealth in your community. Learn about multiple forms of wealth and access tools, support and financial resources to build businesses and increase that wealth locally; explore local business opportunities by sector and based upon local assets; focus on your community's best bet for economic success and start taking action.

Location: OSU Cascades Campus, Bend
Register online; additional information is available by contacting Alexa Carey, RDI.

Apr 27, 2014, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

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Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Salem at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE, Conference Room 306. Visit the 2014 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas.


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

May 3, 2014, 12:30-4:30 pm

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Create Wealth in Your Rural Community

Attend this free workshop, presented by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) in collaboration with OSU Rural Studies and economic development partners across the region, and help create wealth in your community. Learn about multiple forms of wealth and access tools, support and financial resources to build businesses and increase that wealth locally; explore local business opportunities by sector and based upon local assets; focus on your community's best bet for economic success and start taking action.

Location: The Ford Family Foundation, Roseburg
Register online; additional information is available by contacting Alexa Carey, RDI.

May 6, 2014, 7:30 - 9:00 am

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Family Business 360: Selling a Family Business

What Would Life REALLY Be Like if I Sold My Family Business? "How would life be different if we sold our business to a third party?" It's a scenario that nearly every family business owner has pondered at one time or another. We'll explore some of the facts, myths, and questions associated with selling a family business.

Presented by the Austin Family Business Program, this session will be from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at
BridgePort Brewpub, 1313 NW Marshall St, Portland OR, 97209
Cost: $40.00 per person
Additional information and registration.


For more information, contact Melissa Elmore at 541-737-3326.

May 10, 2014, 12:30-4:30 pm

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Create Wealth in Your Rural Community

Attend this free workshop, presented by Rural Development Initiatives (RDI) in collaboration with OSU Rural Studies and economic development partners across the region, and help create wealth in your community. Learn about multiple forms of wealth and access tools, support and financial resources to build businesses and increase that wealth locally; explore local business opportunities by sector and based upon local assets; focus on your community's best bet for economic success and start taking action.

Location: Lincoln City Cultural Center, Lincoln City
Register online; additional information is available by contacting Alexa Carey, RDI.

May 13-14, 2014

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2014 Oregon Brownfields Conference

The 2014 Oregon Brownfields Conference, sponsored by Business Oregon and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, will take place May 13-14, 2014, at the Salem Convention Center. Conference agenda and registration is available online. A limited number of scholarships for eligible attendees are available to assist with covering registration and/or hotel costs. Download the application form.

The Fifth Oregon Brownfields Awards Luncheon will be held in conjunction with the conference on May 13, 2014. Project nominations are being accepted through April 15, 2014.

May 19, 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, May 19, 2014, location to be determined. When available, the meeting agenda will be posted on the board page.


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

May 22, 2014, 9:15 am - 12:15 pm

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Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Salem at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE, Conference Room 306. Visit the 2014 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas.


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

May 23, 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.