Town Hall and Business Summit

From the Chamber

  Union County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter August 12-19, 2015   August12-19, 2015 Click here to be whisked away to our...

Business Foundations workshops

Health Promotion Workshops

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Starting on Wednesday, September 9th, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. (CCNO) will be...

From the Chamber

Support Little League

  La Grande Little League Would you like to advertise in our All Star District Program? Help support La...

Savings-Match Funds

  Savings-Match Funds Running Out; Don’t Wait to Apply People of low to moderate income who seek funds for...

Public Notice: NEOEDD Board Meeting

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is holding a board meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m....

Free Family Fun Day

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY in the Valley of Peace, 10-5:00 Saturday June 20th at La Grande Riverside Park. A...

La Grande to Host 2015 TrackTown Youth League

All-Comers Meet on Wednesday, June 3   WHAT:   La Grande will host the fifth meet of the 2015...

Town Hall and Business Summit

Filed under: News — admin @ Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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  August 26, 2015

From the Chamber

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Thursday, August 13, 2015
 
Union County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
August 12-19, 2015  
August12-19, 2015
Click here to be whisked away to our community calendar 
Big Events for the Week of August 12th.
 
Cove Cherry Festival (Saturday)
Ribbon Cutting for the first Downtown bronze art piece (Friday)
La Grande Farmers’ Market (Tuesday and Saturday)
La Grande Rotary Meetings (Tuesday)
Personalized Assistance at Worksource (every weekday)
 
#YouInUnioncounty
 
Want to find something fun to do in Union County?
Visit the community calendar by clicking here.
 
Cove: Cherry Festival

 

 

August 15th, all day long.
Click here for more information
Travel Over Hells Canyon Dam Will Be Interrupted 
August, 11 – 13

for more information on road closures in the area click here.

La Grande Main Street Downtown: 
La Grande’s first public art piece will be installed
Artist: Judd Koehn

 Ribbon cutting at noon on Friday, August 14th 

Elgin: Eagle Cap Excursion Train
CANCELLED FOR AUGUST 15th
 due to fire danger
click here for more information 
The Potter’s Gift House and Gallery: 
‘Tis the Season…to Save!
“Christmas Bucks” on sale now
click here for more information
Wildhorse Casino Events and Activities for August
 
Summer is here and why not spend some of your fun summer time at the
Wildhorse Casino!
 
Download the events and activities list by clicking HERE
IT’S A SUMMER THING!
La Grande School District:
 
To find information on: 
upcoming events,summer bond projects, 
job listings, and more 
visit their homepage by clicking here.
Northeast Oregon 
Area Health Education Center
is offering a presentation and Q & A
opportunity titled:
“Translation and Interpreting Services Requirements for clients with limited English Proficiency” 
Friday August 14, 2015 – 1pm to 2:30pm
click here to register
Dont Forget:
Eastern Oregon University: 
Become a Sponsor for this event! 

Deadline is August 13th

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Our Mission
To promote and support the business environment through membership participation and leadership that fosters economic growth and community involvement.
 

  August 13, 2015

Business Foundations workshops

Filed under: Information — admin @ Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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  August 12, 2015

Health Promotion Workshops

Filed under: Information — admin @ Thursday, August 6, 2015

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Starting on Wednesday, September 9th, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. (CCNO) will be sponsoring another Living Well with Chronic Conditions workshop. This six (6) week workshop will be held weekly on Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Northeast Oregon Transit building, located at 2204 E Penn Avenue in La Grande. This workshop is geared toward helping individuals learn how to lead a better life while managing a chronic condition. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this workshop contact Rochelle of CCNO at (541) 963-3186 or Nora of Grande Ronde Hospital at (541) 963-1486.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Starting Tuesday, November 3rd, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. (CCNO) will be sponsoring Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This six (6) week workshop will be held on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at CCNO’s Administration office, located at 2802 Adams Avenue in La Grande. This workshop is geared toward providing information to Family Caregivers on the necessity of caring for themselves so they do not become ill or burnt out as a result of the care they provide. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact either Maegan or Rochelle of CCNO at (541) 963-3186.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Starting Thursday, September 10th, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. (CCNO) will be sponsoring another Diabetes Prevention Program workshop. This workshop will be held at CCNO’s Administration office, located at 2802 Adams Avenue in La Grande, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This year long program teaches participants strategies for incorporating physical activity and healthy eating into their daily life to achieve weight loss. These changes can lead to the prevention of or put off a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. If you are interested in participating in this workshop contact Maegan or Rochelle of CCNO at (541) 963-3186.

  August 6, 2015

From the Chamber

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Friday, July 24, 2015
Chamber

  July 24, 2015

Support Little League

Filed under: Information — admin @ Wednesday, July 1, 2015
 
La Grande Little League
Would you like to advertise in our All Star District Program?

Help support La Grande Little Leagues

The tournament runs through the week of July 3rd.
20 teams from surrounding counties and towns will be visiting.

An AD or Coupon runs $50 for a business card size,
or $150 for a half-page.

Email your as to
bhines@eou.edu

Taking AD’s until Wednesday, July 1st by 9am.
Please provide as size and payment
All ads will be in black and white

For more information please contact Bren Dunlap at 541-910-3767
 
Thank you for your support!
Union County Chamber of Commerce | 541-963-8588 | unioncountychamber.org 
 

  July 1, 2015

Savings-Match Funds

Filed under: Information — admin @ Tuesday, June 23, 2015

 
noedd

Savings-Match Funds Running Out; Don’t Wait to Apply

People of low to moderate income who seek funds for a business enterprise or for education expenses are encouraged to investigate a program that Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) administers called “Individual Development Account” (IDA). IDAs provide a 3-to-1 savings match. Someone who saves $1,000 and completes the program will receive an additional $3,000. Up to $12,000 total!

“The IDA program is not a grant, it’s an earned incentive coupled with goal-setting, education and practical experience saving over a period of 6 to 36 months,” says NEOEDD’s executive director, Lisa Dawson, “it’s essentially a financial-responsibility program. The matched funds can put a good dent into a NE Oregonian’s higher education bill, or pay for the equipment, signage, computer, or other investments needed to launch or improve a business.”

NEOEDD has helped well over 100 NE Oregonians plan for their futures by saving with an IDA. As of June of this year, NEOEDD has leveraged $577,385 in matched funds—that’s a half-million extra dollars that have circulated into our region. Another $204,470 is pledged to NE Oregon savers who are currently participating in the program. Once accepted, program participants receive free business-planning and money-management classes, helping them build fiscal responsibility and saving habits that can last a lifetime.

The 2015 income limits for eligibility are as follows; people must be under the limit listed to qualify. There are also limits to net worth.

 

Persons in Family or Household

Yearly Income for Oregon IDA Eligibility

 

1

$35,050

 

2

$40,050

 

3

$45,050

 

4

$50,100

 

5

$56,820

 

6

$65,140

 

7

$73,460

 

8

$81,780

 

This year, NEOEDD is also offering access to credit-building loans in conjunction with new IDA accounts. If you need to establish or repair your credit history, these loans could help. Anyone who is interested in learning more about this program (including its income limits) can visit NEOEDD’s website (http://neoedd.org/content/individual-development-accounts), or call the office at 541-426-3598.

 

The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision-making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties. Learn more about our programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.

 

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  June 23, 2015

Public Notice: NEOEDD Board Meeting

Filed under: Information — admin @ Friday, June 12, 2015

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is holding a board meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at the Baker County Courthouse, 1995 Third St., in Baker City. All NEOEDD board meetings are open to the public. Please contact the office for a meeting agenda.

 

The Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s mission is to provide resources and facilitate quality decision-making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in Baker, Union, and Wallowa counties. Learn more about our programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.

 

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  June 12, 2015

Free Family Fun Day

Filed under: Information — admin @ Saturday, May 30, 2015

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY in the Valley of Peace, 10-5:00 Saturday June 20th at La Grande Riverside Park. A Multicultural, Earth Friendly, Art and Music Celebration. Start Summer on a Positive Note! Everything is Free and Everyone is Welcome.

Sad to announce my storage unit was broken into and some things were stolen. Thankful they left the bouncy house! But they did take all the pop-up tent canopies. So, can anyone please loan me a tent canopy for Hog Wild Days on June 5th – 7th? Thank you

* We will be at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday with Garden Plants for sale and Coloring-sheet Flyers to advertise the event.

Please help the FREE FAMILY FUN DAY to be successful by sharing your knowledge, expertise, stories, gifts, talent, etc. Call Karen at 541 805-1087.

We are excited to offer more local entertainment this year, featuring; ELWOOD, Mary Anne Zimmerman, Pete Elder, and More. Thank you for sharing your talent! Musicians of all ages are welcome to join in on the fun.

The Free Family Fun Day event is a great opportunity to contact visitors and community members, and to interact with parents and children of all ages. Please share your group or organization this year.

We appreciate those who have agreed to participate in this year’s event;

Speel-ya Club, Eastern Oregon University; Thank you to Bob Floyd and Chuck Hart for volunteering to bring a Ti-pi and offer story-telling!

Robert Kleng offered to do a family activity with Head Start!

Jan Alberts, Parent Provider Consultant, Child Care Resource & Referral,

Kathy Arnoldus, Fire prevention, La Grande Ranger District,

and Marc Sanson, Executive Director, Oregon Rural Action.

We are grateful to the Oregon Cultural Trust and Union County Cultural Coalition for awarding a grant to the FREE FAMILY FUN DAY event.

Thank you Cove, Elgin, Imbler, Island City, La Grande, North Powder, and Union Schools for distributing the Free Family Fun Day event flyers!

Thank you Jean Holsborn-Stopke for donating 30 packs of garden seeds for our free garden plants.

Thank you Tiffany Vaughn for donating lots of Coffee Cans for Arts & Crafts, Drum making.

To participate or volunteer please call Karen at 541 805-1087.

  May 30, 2015

La Grande to Host 2015 TrackTown Youth League

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Friday, May 22, 2015
All-Comers Meet on Wednesday, June 3
 
WHAT:
 
La Grande will host the fifth meet of the 2015 TrackTown Youth League season on Wednesday, June 3 at Eastern Oregon University.  The TrackTown Youth League presented by Providence Health & Services is a series of free all-comer track meets across Oregon, open to all boys and girls ages 8-14.  Events include the 100m, 400m, 1500m, long jump and turbojav.  No prior track & field experience is needed.  Top finishers will advance to a Championship Meet at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon following the USA Track & Field Championships on June 27.  The La Grande meet is being organized by Eastern Oregon University Cross Country/Track and Field Head Coach Ben Welch.  
 
Participants may register in person at the meet or online at tracktownyouthleague.com.
 
The TrackTown Youth League is a partnership developed by the Oregon Sports Authority and TrackTown USA to encourage Oregon’s youth to become healthy and active members of the community, inspire them to have Olympic-sized dreams and further Oregon’s position as the spiritual home for track and field in this country.  More than 500 kids throughout Oregon participated in the inaugural TrackTown Youth League last year, culminating with a special championship meet at Hayward Field during the IAAF World Junior Championships.  View video and photos from last year’s meets.
 
“We are thrilled to share a little bit of the magic of TrackTown USA with young people across the state of Oregon,” said Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA.  “I encourage kids of all ability levels to come out to our TrackTown Youth League meet on June 3 at Eastern Oregon University.”
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, June 3
Registration opens at 4:00 p.m.
Meet begins at 5:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Eastern Oregon University Track
6th St. and G. Avenue, La Grande
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Chad Colwell
805.990.5731
 
The TrackTown Youth League is supported by:  Providence Health & Services, Oregon Sports Action, Comcast, Willamette Valley Track and Field, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Youth Runner Magazine, Oregon Road Runners Club and the Clark Foundation.
 
The Oregon Sports Authority Foundation provides grants and conducts programs to support youth sports activities with an emphasis on both underserved youth and increased physical activity.
 
TrackTown USA is a non-profit organization based in Eugene that has been instrumental in making Oregon the destination for track and field in the United States.
 
For more information:  tracktownyouthleague.com
 
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  May 22, 2015

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