The SEDCOR team is committed to the health and safety of our community.  We are monitoring the current health climate and following recommendations as they are made by the Oregon Health Authority. 


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October Economic Business Forum Webinar

Content and Date TBA

DECEMBER 11. 2020 (Rescheduled from September 18)

Annual Awards Celebration

We have worked with the Salem Convention Center to reschedule this event for Friday, December 11, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and follow all current guidelines as the event nears and will make appropriate adjustments if necessary.

Details, registration and sponsorship information coming soon.




SEPTEMBER 16. 2020

September Economic Business Forum Webinar

Oregon Economic Update: What Does the Next Chapter of Our State's Economy Look Like?

Although the worst of the shutdowns are behind us, the Oregon economy has struggled to regain its economic footing. 

• Is the worst really over? 
• Are we heading for a double-dip recession now that enhanced unemployment benefits have expired? 
• Which sectors will heal quickly and which will lag? 

Tim Duy and Mark McMullen will review the current economic situation in the nation and Oregon and these questions and more they offer guidance on understanding the worse economic downturn since the Great Recession.

Tim Duy, Economics Professor of Practice, University of Oregon
Mark McMullen, State Economist, Oregon Office of Economic Analysis




Presented by University of Oregon

AUGUST 12. 2020

August Economic Business Forum Webinar

During times of turmoil, our region’s traded-sector businesses have demonstrated the importance of innovation. Our farmers, manufacturers, producers, shippers, and more have all pivoted, stepped up production, and kept pace with a rapidly changing market.

There is no way to tell what will be coming next for our region’s economy. But we do know that technology and innovation will have to be at the center of everything we do here.

Cara will cover topics like:

• Data privacy
• Cybersecurity
• Tech workforce
• Automation

TAO is a major force behind the region’s tech industry. They support entrepreneurs and connect peers with decision-makers, establishing the Northwest as a global hub for innovation.



JULY 8. 2020

July Economic Business Forum Webinar

Great Work is Happening in the Mid-Willamette Valley!

This month, your SEDCOR team will share some of the exciting work happening in the region along with featured speakers sharing how they have re-tooled and adapted to changing demands, including the ongoing demand for Personal Protective Equipment.

Featured Panelists:
● Mariah Robbins, A-DEC
● Bill Amos, NW Alpine
● Naoki Kuze, St. Cousair, Inc.
        ● Russ Monk, WaterShed




Presented by Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP)


JUNE 11. 2020

Mid-Valley Ag Community: Farmer and Farmworker COVID Resources

Agriculture is a key industry in the Mid-Valley with our rich soil, diverse crops, and access to market. 

COVID-19 has made an impact in our region and state agricultural sector. We understand the importance of timely information to help our farmers and farmworkers deal with the challenges of this pandemic. 

In partnership with the Governor’s Regional Solutions team, SEDCOR will be hosting a webinar about how to access the Governor’s $30M Food Security and Farmworker Safety Project fund. 

We will be presenting a local, regional, and state panel of experts. Learn about the multiple programs, the criteria, and application process. 

● Eric Hartstein, Senior Policy Coordinator, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
● Jonathan Sandau, Special Assistant to the Director, Department of Agriculture
● Reyna Lopez, Executive Director, Pineros Y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste
● Martin Campos-Davis, Executive Director, Oregon Human Development Corp.
● Michael Keuler, Ag Coordinator, Marion County
● Jorge Martinez, Regional Outreach Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority
● Maria Elena Castro, Health Equity Program Analyst, Oregon Health Authority



Presented in partnership with the Governor's Regional Solutions team.



JUNE 10. 2020

June Economic Business Forum Webinar

June's educational event included presentations on two 'hot topics' for Oregon Businesses:

What You Need to Know about Oregon’s New Business Sales Tax

Speaker: Steve Elzinga, Attorney, Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP

Oregon’s still-evolving tax on commercial activity will impact your business, your suppliers, and your customers. Are you prepared?

- AND - 

What now?  What’s next?  Recent Changes in Oregon Employment Laws

Speaker: Justin Thorp, Attorney, Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP

Reviewing recent changes in Oregon employment law including statutes regarding pay equity, workplace discrimination and harassment, and other recent and pending legislation.



Presented by Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP


MAY 13. 2020

May Economic Business Forum Webinar

Oregon Economic Update

Speaker: Tim Duy, Economics Professor of Practice, University of Oregon

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced an unprecedented sudden stop in economic activity, disrupting virtually ever segment of the economy. How  long does the recession last? What does the recovery look like? Tim will explore these questions and more as he describers the “Three D’s of Depression: Depth, Duration, and Deflation.”



Presented by Oregon State Credit Union


APRIL 8. 2020

April Economic Business Forum Webinar

What's Next for Manufacturers