FREE FAMILY FUN DAY in the Valley of Peace, 10-5:00 Saturday June 20th 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.
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 grateful to the Oregon Cultural Trust and Union County Cultural Coalition for awarding a grant to the FREE FAMILY FUN DAY event.
The coloring sheet/flyer (Please see attachment) will be shared with elementary students at all of the schools in our valley. Thank you Cove, Elgin, Imbler, La Grande, 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 Vaugn for donating lots of Coffee Cans for Arts & Crafts, Drum making.
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;
Kathy Arnoldus, Fire prevention, La Grande Ranger District,
Jan Alberts, Parent Provider Consultant, Child Care Resource & Referral, and Marc Sanson, Executive Director, Oregon Rural Action.
We are excited to offer more local entertainment, 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.
See Elwood at the La Grande Farmers’ Market this Saturday 5-23-15!
We hope to be at the Farmers’ Market soon with Garden Plants for sale and Coloring-sheet Flyers to advertise the event. I have seedlings and plants taken from cuttings to offer for sale as a fund raiser, and to give away at the event. The Sunflowers, Marigolds, Chocolate Peppermint plants, Onion starts, Purple Flowering Beans, and Strawberry plants are big and healthy. The tiny flowers and herbs are growing and should be ready to go soon.
To participate or volunteer please call Karen at 541 805-1087.
Are you interested in raising capital for a business? NEOEDD wants to help!
ENTERPRISE, Ore. (April 30, 2015) – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is now accepting letters of interest from business owners who would like to receive free training and technical assistance in order to raise funds through the Community Public Offering, a new law that allows Oregon businesses to raise up to $250,000 through small investments by fellow Oregonians (up to $2,500 per person). NEOEDD is teaming up with Hatch Innovation to support a cohort of businesses with preparation for fund-raising beginning in the fall of 2015.
In addition to free training and technical assistance, participating businesses will be featured at investor events at which they can pitch their offerings to Oregon investors. Hatch Innovation will help prepare businesses through training in topics such as:
NEOEDD is looking for five businesses interested in receiving free training and technical support in order to raise funds through a Community Public Offering. Interested business owners should contact NEOEDD for instructions on how to apply to be part of the 2015 cohort by calling Lisa Dawson at 541-426-3598, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of interest will be accepted until May 15.
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 its programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.
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ENTERPRISE, Ore. (April 27, 2015) – The Northeast Oregon Community Capital Collaborative (NEOC3)
continues its examination of the power of local investing by inviting international financial advisor
Marco Vangelisti to speak in La Grande, Enterprise and Baker City.
Vangelisti came to the United States from Italy as a Fulbright scholar in mathematics and economics at
the University of California in Berkeley. After a stint in the financial industry, he worked as a visual artist
and obtained an MFA focusing on the intersection between public art and ecology. He later managed
investment equity portfolios, primarily on behalf of large foundations and endowments. In 2009
Vangelisti left the finance industry, took all his money out of the stock market and began investing
directly in local businesses. He was instrumental in the formation and development of the Slow Money
Northern California chapter. Vangelisti wants to share his local investing experience across the country
to help people increase local investing in their communities.
The public events will be held at 6 p.m.:
Monday, May 11
The Little Bagel Shop
1780 Main St. in Baker City
Tuesday, May 12
EOU Inlow Hall, Rm. 201
1 University Blvd. in La Grande
Wednesday, May 13
Red Horse Coffee Traders
306 N Main St. in Joseph
Suggested donation scale $5 to $15; free for students. No registration is required.
NEOC3 is a community partnership that is spreading the word about local investing, to educate people
about their ability to take more control of their financial futures. 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 its programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.
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Haines,Oregon…The people of Haines are looking forward to spring and have developed an opportunity for everyone to celebrate with a music gathering at the Haines United Methodist Church on Thursday, April 9th, beginning at 7:00pm . Organizers have gathered together musicians from Baker City and Haines to present an eclectic mix of musical styles, voices, and instruments.
The evening begins with the acclaimed Bel Canto Choir from Baker High School. This year the group will present several pieces with a spiritual theme. Other performers include the sultry-blues vocals of Gina Glaubke, some traditional favorites from Alice Trindle on violin and Melanie Trindle on the piano. The evening caps with bluegrass music rendered by Duane Boyer on the banjo and Carly Kritchen on the piano.
Organizer, Susan Triplett commented, “This music gathering is a great opportunity to spend an enjoyable evening listening to the musical talent of our area, partake in the dessert social, and support the historic Haines United Methodist Church.” There is no admission fee, but donations will be appreciated. The Haines United Methodist Church is located at 721 Roberts Street. Doors open at 6:30pm with music starting at 7:00pm, and a dessert social and auction will follow the performance. Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015.