NEOEDD Requests Civic Projects

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Each year the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District updates the Comprehensive Economic Development...

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise   ENTERPRISE, Ore. –...

Main Street Patriots, Spirit of America Rally

From the Union County Republicans, It was decided to hold our rally on March 4th. We are asking people to save...

Tuck’s Flies Fly Tying Demonstration

Alpine Archery and Dave Cousins

Alpine Archery and Fly is excited to have National and World Champion Archer and Prime Professional Dave Cousins coming...

Business Foundations Workshops Free to Public

In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise   ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) offers a...

Become a Local Business “Angel”

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – Want to support your neighborhood business? Be a small-town “angel” investor! Typical angel...

From the Chamber

“How to Be a Smart Local Investor” Seminar Supports “Angels”

Want to support your neighborhood businesses? Be a small-town “angel” investor! “How to Be a Smart Local Investor” is...

Local Activities

NEOEDD Requests Civic Projects

Filed under: Information — admin @ Saturday, March 18, 2017

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Each year the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District updates the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Baker, Union and Wallowa counties. The CEDS provides an important overview of the region’s social and business conditions, analyzes the region’s economic and community development issues and opportunities, and presents a list of potential economic development and civic projects within the region. See NEOEDD’s website for the 2013-2018 Plan and 2016 Update: http://www.neoedd.org/content/comprehensive-plan 

NEOEDD is collecting information for the 2017 CEDS project list using a form available here: http://www.neoedd.org/content/2017-ceds-project-information-form. Projects must have a public benefit and be sponsored by a government or non-profit organization. Projects that have a direct or indirect impact on job creation, and/or that address federal Economic Development Administration guidelines, will have greater priority for some funding sources. If your organization submits more than one project, please rank the projects in priority order. The deadline is Mar. 24, 2017. Return via email to [email protected]

 

Additionally, NEOEDD is offering to list CEDS projects on an online platform called Agora. NEOEDD is using Agora to connect projects with potential funders (public funders-such as state and federal agencies, community foundations and banks, and philanthropic sector individuals and organizations), to create greater visibility for projects, and to keep project descriptions up-to-date. Agora’s website has a quick video overview: http://www.agora-platform.com/. NEOEDD is available to register organizations and projects on Agora, and then transfer registration information to project managers so they can make updates and correspond with potential funders as they wish.

Please return project forms no later than Mar. 24, 2017. Direct questions to Sara Miller, Kristy Athens, or Lisa Dawson 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 its programs and business support at www.neoedd.org.

  March 18, 2017

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public

Filed under: Information — admin @ Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public

In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise

 

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) and WorkSource Oregon offer a free workshop to help entrepreneurs and small-business owners understand the legal considerations of hiring employees—what’s required and recommended, and best practices. Register by Mar. 31 to reserve your seat in Baker City, La Grande, or Enterprise.

 

Thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through Wallowa County, the workshop is offered free of charge!

 

Workshop takes place:

  • Enterprise:  Tuesday, Apr. 4; 6 to 9 p.m. at Fishtrap, 400 E Grant St.
  • Baker City:  Wednesday, Apr. 5; 6 to 9 p.m. at Hatch Baker, 2019 Main St.
  • Baker City:  Thursday, Apr. 6; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hatch Baker, 2019 Main St.
  • La Grande: Thursday, Apr. 6; 6 to 9 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave.

 

To register, call NEOEDD by Friday, Mar. 31 at 541-426-3598 or 800-645-9454, or email [email protected] Preference is made to people with low-to-moderate incomes; income verification will be required.

 

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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  March 14, 2017

Main Street Patriots, Spirit of America Rally

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Thursday, February 23, 2017

From the Union County Republicans,

It was decided to hold our rally on March 4th. We are asking people to save the date and gather at Max Square at noon time to hand out constitutions, wave American flags and promote patriotism. It is expected the gathering will last approximately an hour.

You can pull up Internet information on these national rallies under Main Street Patriots, Spirit of America Rallies

Oregon

Union County

Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Contact: Brittany Hargrove / Mike Burton / [email protected]
Location: Max Square in downtown La Grande, OR 97850 (Click for Map)

 

Other Oregon Locations:

Lakeview

Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Contact: Angie Albertson / [email protected]
Event Page: Click Here
Location: 513 Center St. Lakeview, OR 97630 (Click for Map)

  February 23, 2017

Tuck’s Flies Fly Tying Demonstration

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  February 15, 2017

Alpine Archery and Dave Cousins

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Monday, February 6, 2017

Alpine Archery and Fly is excited to have National and World Champion Archer and Prime Professional Dave Cousins coming to give a clinic at our shop. Dates are March 4-5.

  February 6, 2017

Business Foundations Workshops Free to Public

Filed under: Information — admin @ Monday, January 9, 2017

In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise

 

ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) offers a free, seven-week workshop series to help entrepreneurs and small-business owners build the basis for a successful enterprise. Register by Feb. 13 to reserve your seat in Baker City, La Grande, or Enterprise. But, don’t wait—class size is limited!

 

Lisa Dawson has taught the Business Foundations program for more than ten years, and her students—existing and aspiring entrepreneurs in Baker, Union and Wallowa counties—continue to give her rave reviews. This hands-on class covers the basics of running a successful business: overhead and inventory costs, goal-setting and sales projections, marketing, taxes and licensing, and other considerations, and brings it all together in a business plan. Dawson is also adding a class to guide entrepreneurs in hiring employees.

 

Best of all, thanks to a Community Development Block Grant through Wallowa County, the classes are offered free of charge!

 

Workshops take place:

  • Enterprise:  Tuesdays, Feb. 14-28 and Mar. 7-28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Fishtrap, 400 E Grant St.
  • Baker City:  Wednesdays, Feb. 15-22 and Mar. 1-29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at HatchLab Baker, 2019 Main St.
  • La Grande: Thursdays, Feb. 16-23 and Mar. 2-30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave.

 

To register, call NEOEDD by Friday, Feb. 10 at 541-426-3598 or 800-645-9454, or email [email protected] Preference is made to people with low-to-moderate incomes; income verification will be required.

 

The workshops last seven weeks, with the following topics:

  • Gaining Perspective: View business concept from a high altitude in order to define vision and get a good look at the main topics to be addressed.
  • Laying the Foundation: Define line of business and analyze financial essentials, from overhead costs to break-even points.
  • Getting into the Flow: Cover the financial bases of cash flow, sales forecasting, and financial documents.
  • Mission & Markets: Revisit mission, discuss market research, and identify competitors in order to align with target markets.
  • Get the Word Out: Discuss creative marketing strategies and give peer feedback on product, or marketing materials.
  • Payroll Basics (optional): Legal considerations of hiring employees—what’s required and recommended, and best practices.
  • Goodbye & Good Luck: Present business plans, share final pitches, and plan for next steps.

 

Here’s what former class participants have to say about the Foundations class:

  • “[I appreciated Lisa’s] low-key and helpful attitude, and her desire to help each of us regardless of our business choices.” –Participant in Halfway
  • “I hadn’t looked at break-even point, overhead costs, and marketing costs before this class.” –Participant in Enterprise
  • “[I valued] being able to get a grasp on my business intentions and the necessary work involved to be successful.” –Participant in Baker City
  • “I felt included as an important part of training from Day 1. Lisa was able to get us to engage in her workshop activities, even though we were all shy at first.” –Participant in La Grande
  • “It was a fun and safe environment that helped me learn a ton!” –Participant in Enterprise
  • “Lisa made the lessons and process enjoyable and in sections small enough not to be overwhelming.” –Participant in Enterprise
  • “Lisa is a great facilitator—very knowledgeable, patient, gets the class thinking/talking/
    participating/engaged.” –Participant in Baker City
  • “Not once did I go home confused about something.” –Participant in Enterprise

 

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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  January 9, 2017

Become a Local Business “Angel”

Filed under: Information — admin @ Tuesday, January 3, 2017

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – Want to support your neighborhood business? Be a small-town “angel” investor! Typical angel investors look for businesses that can grow quickly and then be sold. Small-town “angels” deal with smaller amounts of money and are interested in the long-term success of a business that will sustain a community, not abandon it.

“How to Be a Smart Local Investor” is a free, 3-hour seminar for people who want to support the entrepreneurs who are the foundation of our economy. The seminar provides a friendly and safe opportunity for participants to develop a personal framework for making investing decisions, and learn how to conduct due diligence and risk assessment. Participants will learn about different investment structures and have time to network.

An article in Forbes magazine (http://tinyurl.com/jaem8o6) notes that “there are between 25 million and 27 million small businesses in the U.S. that account for 60 to 80 percent of all U.S. jobs. And, a recent study by Paychex says that small businesses produce 13 times more patents than larger firms.” These small businesses may not be glamorous, but they are the economic engine of our nation. And multi-million-dollar investors are not the only “angel” investors—investments of just hundreds of dollars can make a difference to a local business owner.

How can you help to keep this economic engine running smoothly? Find out at one of our upcoming seminars, taking place at 6 p.m.:

  • Baker City: Wednesday, Jan. 18 at HatchLab Baker, 2019 Main St.
  • La Grande: Thursday, Jan. 19 at Umpqua Bank, 1215 Adams Ave.
  • Joseph: Monday, Jan. 23 at the Place, 303 S Lake St.

To register, call NEOEDD at 541-426-3598 or 800-645-9454, or email [email protected]

 

NEOC3 is a community partnership that’s 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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  January 3, 2017

From the Chamber

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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  November 29, 2016

“How to Be a Smart Local Investor” Seminar Supports “Angels”

Filed under: Information — admin @ Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Want to support your neighborhood businesses? Be a small-town “angel” investor! “How to Be a Smart Local Investor” is a free 3-hour seminar for people who want to support the entrepreneurs who keep our economy running. The seminar provides a friendly and safe opportunity for participants to develop a personal framework for making investing decisions, and learn how to conduct due diligence and risk assessment. Participants will learn about different investment structures and have time to network.

Seminars take place 6 to 9 p.m.:

  • La Grande: Dec. 8 at Cook Memorial Library Community Room, 2006 4th St.
  • Baker City: Dec. 12 at Hatch Baker, 2019 Main St.
  • Enterprise: Dec. 13 at Enterprise County Library, 101 NE 1st St.

 

To register, call NEOEDD by Monday, Dec. 5 at 541-426-3598 or 800-645-9454, or email  [email protected].

 

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  November 22, 2016

Local Activities

Filed under: Information,News — admin @ Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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  November 2, 2016

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