PubTalk is coming to La Grande again on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 6:00 PM at Mt. Emily Ale House (1202 Adams Ave.). This event features keynote speaker Ken Vaughn from Oregon BEST, who will be speaking on “Creative Ways to Fund and Develop a Small Business by Tapping into University Partnerships and Government Grants.”
Ken is a former entrepreneur, investor and senior leader in a variety of industries including computers, communications, real estate and “clean technology.” He leads the Commercialization Program with Oregon BEST, which is one of the state’s Signature Research Centers. This program includes grant funding and entrepreneurial support for small businesses by leveraging partnerships with Oregon research universities.
This PubTalk will also include pitches from two La Grande entrepreneurs. Miriam Farnam will be speaking about her professional doula service at SageBody Birth and Wellness, which offers a variety of support services for mothers and their families before, during, and after childbirth. Joanne Bump will talk about the piano and vocal lessons she provides for groups and individuals of all ages through Joanne’s Music Studio, “a place to learn and discover music.”
PubTalk® is a bimonthly business networking event hosted by Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) and Community Bank. PubTalks are open to all the community, with a focus on those who are operating a business or thinking of starting one. Tickets are only $5 and include light refreshments. Contact NEOEDD with any questions: 541-426-3598 or email@example.com. Come eat, drink and network!