Upcoming SEDCOR Events
- SEDCOR Economic Business Forum
Thursday, August 11th 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Mission Mill MuseumSponsored by:
Fred M. Granum
Special Counsel to the Attorney General
Department of Justice
Attorney General’s Office | Promoting a Positive Business Climate in Oregon
SEDCOR Industrial Site Tour
Thursday – August 25th – 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet at Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
We will be visiting MAK Grills, Dallas and the new City of Independence City Hall. MINET – Monmouth Independence Networks will be giving a presentation on the data center at the new City Hall.
To Register call 503-588-6225 or email us.
SEDCOR Construction Alliance
Next Meeting – Tuesday, September 6 – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
Call 503-584-7304 or email for more information.
SCA and the Oregon Youth Authority
The Oregon Youth Authority is the state juvenile corrections agency. OYA incarcerates youth who cannot safely live in the community, and provides supervision and treatment opportunities to youth offenders in all 36 Oregon counties.
Oregon Youth Authority continues to improve their treatment, education and job training services to provide youth with the opportunity to learn personal responsibility and develop the skills and behaviors they need to make positive choices for themselves. Their goal is to help youth offenders lead crime-free lives and become productive members of their communities.
Gainful employment is critical to this and the SEDCOR Construction Alliance is stepping in to advance their goal. The SCA is working with MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility to provide career/work experience, skill building and employment connection for youth in closed custody facilities. SCA has brought together local business partners with OYA staff and school personnel to build a comprehensive career education network/program that include assessment, counseling, training, mentoring, and vocational skill building – including post placement employment – when available.
The program will be flexible to cater to case planning timelines and be designed to fit the skills, competencies and interest of youth. Youth can enhance their preparatory job skill development through academic coursework, job shadowing with skilled trades staff, on site job fairs, work crew experience, trainings and “business skills certificates” through SEDCOR.
SEDCOR 2011-2012 Membership Directory
Information on update of Members contact information and advertising in the upcoming directory will be coming out mid-August. Please be sure to let us know of any changes in staff, address or phone numbers.
Advertising in the Membership Directory is a great opportunity to connect with other SEDCOR members, by putting your message in front of active, engaged executives and decision-makers. The directory reaches a prime market, unreachable through any other publication at a comparable price.
For information call Susan Appleby at 503-584-7303 or email.
A Promotional Opportunity Exclusive for SEDCOR Members
All SEDCOR members are invited to have your business featured in the Statesman Journal’s Sunday Inside Business Section. In addition, Polk County businesses are also being promoted in the Polk County Itemizer-Observer.
Awareness of your business should be an essential part of your marketing strategy. This is a great chance to do just that.
Featured in July 2011:
- Left Coast Cellars
- SANYO Solar of Oregon LLC
- Oregon Bath & Kitchen
Call 503-584-7303 or email for more information.
August 2011 Economic Indicators
For complete information visit www.qualityinfo.org
Marion County Community Health Improvement Project (CHIP)
CHIP is a strategic plan for the community – it is a process of systematically identifying priority health issues for Marion County and formulation a plan for addressing these issues. It is important that all areas of the county be represented, because we know each community is unique.
Why do we need you?
The Community Health Improvement Planning Process should include a broad participation of community partners from around the county who will be involved in assessment, planning, prioritization of health issues, strategy development process, and implementation of the strategies. Your perspective would be valuable to the process and ensure that we are getting different view points from various organizations and areas of the county.
What would your commitment be?
Attend Kick Off event to learn more about CHIP and identify priority health issues for your community, attend a local meeting in October to begin identifying strategies to address key health issues and then starting in January, 2012 attend bi-annual local meetings to monitor progress on CHIP objectives. Agree to do what you can to address identified health issues.
Join Marion County Health Department and local Hospitals to identify our community’s greatest healthcare needs. Recent kickoff events were held at Santiam Memorial Hospital and Wellspring, part of Silverton Hospital Network.
Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce
Moving in August
New address as of August 11th will be:
The Phone and Fax numbers, website and email addresses remain the same. Keep an eye out for their new website.
SEDCOR Member News
- Wetland Project at the Mill Creek Corporate Center Underway
- Polk County Itemizer-Observer Earns Top State Newspaper Honor
- Rogue Spirits Names New President
- Garten Industries Youth Crew Tends Gardens – Win Accolades
- Godwin Pump and Flygt Support Recovery Efforts at North River Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Church Extension Plan chooses Creative Company for Brand Restage
- OSU Federal promotes Heile-Brown to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
- Local Moss Adams office Announces Promotions and Designations
- Corban University Hires New Director of Assessment and Communications and Publications Director
- Dales Remodeling Partners with Deffenbaugh and Associates on Commercial Project
PGE Energy Classes
At Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
October 5th – Monitoring Load Shape Workshop for Energy Expert Users
October 25th – Are LEDs Ready for Prime Time?
Salem Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
Complete information on all seminars at PortlandGeneral.com/Classes
Standards Changing for Fluorescent Lighting
Submitted by Natalie Cooper – Pacific Power
New federal standards have been enacted that will put an end to the manufacture of T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts by July 2012, making T8 lamps and electronic ballasts the new standard. The newer technology produces better light with less heat, and requires little to no maintenance for up to 20,000 hours of operation. The new standards will help produce continued energy savings and reduce controllable operating costs without compromising lighting quality.
In Oregon, Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc. offers incentives to Pacific Power customers. Businesses that convert now can take advantage of both the new technology and a bonus incentive. At some point the lower efficiency products will no longer be available in the marketplace, affecting supply and demand through 2012. Once T8s are standard practice, financial incentive may no longer be available.
Take advantage of current incentives
Energy Trust offers incentives from $10 to $42 per fixture on upgrades from T12s to T8 lamps with electronic ballasts. For a limited time, a bonus incentive of $5 per fixture will be added to these standard incentives. Businesses that convert before November 1, 2011, can tap into these additional funds and manage their upgrade on a schedule they control.
For more information, visit www.energytrust.org or call 1-866-368-7878.
Upcoming Member Events and SeminarsClick here for Complete List of Upcoming Events.
Thursdays, through September – 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Polk County Bounty Market
Seeking Vendors, Sponsors and Non-Profit Organizations
The Saturday Marketplace – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
At Wellspring in Woodburn
August 28 • September 11
The Willamette Heritage Center Presents All Star Entertainment for
2011 Rhythm at the Mill Concert Series
Friday, August 5th
7th Annual West Fest 2011
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express along with Opening Act Jeff Pevar
Presented by West Salem Business Association
Sponsorship Packages Available.
Saturday, August 6th – 4:30 pm – Keizer Renaissance Inn
Secret Garten Party
Garten Summer Youth Program
Sunday – August 7th – 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
9th Annual – Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright Annual Fundraiser
To raise money to help complete the restoration and continue preservation
of the Gordon House designed by Wright for Oregon.
Friday – August 12 – Chehalem Glenn Golf Course, Newberg
3rd Annual Friends of Oregon Agriculture Golf Tournament
Agri-Business Council of Oregon
Sponsored by Bank of the West
Wednesday, October 5th – Wellspring
4th Annual BHS Health & Safety Conference
Keynote Speaker: Mark Speckman
Head Football Coach, Willamette University
October 6th – Salem Conference Center- 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
1st Annual Willamette Valley Event Showcase
Presented by Class Act Event Coordinators, Bravo! Publications
and the Salem Conference Center