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Critical Compliance Alert: 2024 Law Updates You Can’t Ignore

During this event, there will be a discussion on all the most important compliance updates in 2024 and offer actionable steps you can take to make sure your business avoids compliance complications in the new year.  This is provided by Combined, a for-profit consulting company.  The webinar is free. January 17th, 10 – 11 am PST.

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OSHA – Popular Safety Downloads

OSHA offers a single site where you can download fact sheets, posters, briefs, and quick cards on workplace hazards, prevention (including workplace violence), inspections, record keeping, lockout/tagout, and training.

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Supply Chain Challenge

The Supply Chain Challenge seeks ideas to radically innovate the way the Census Bureau provides supply chain data. The problem statement below applies across all phases, as the overarching challenge we are seeking to tackle: To support the nation’s need for critical goods and services, the Census Bureau is working toward improving its ability to measure the supply chain, including manufacturing, imports and exports, transportation and delivery of goods, and other key topics on global supply chains.

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Putting the X Factor in your Customer Service – Free Trainings

Earning customer loyalty is difficult – keeping it is critical. Learn the essential skills you need to keep your customers happy and sing your praises. The world has changed. What does Customer Service look like NOW? Walk away with people skills you can use to anticipate customer needs and give them the service THEY want. Learn how to increase team cohesiveness and collaboration to make your work environment a happier place for your employees and a better place to shop, eat, and do business. This training is for anyone who works with people. Sponsored by the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, free of charge with food and beverages.  Each date caps at 50, you must register. Friday, October 6th, 9 -11 am with coffee and breakfast goodies Tuesday, October 24th, 2-4 pm with snacks offered Tuesday, November 15th, 12-2 pm with lunch Location: Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97527 For more information and to register (scroll down below the shopping cart section to pick a date)

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Oregon Connections 2023 Conference (day 1)

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.    The conference has been held for the past 25 years and has moved around the State of Oregon, from La Grande, to Bend, to Newport, to Hood River, and now to Ashland.  Attendees include educators, government representatives,  internet service providers, municipalities, healthcare representatives, tribal nations, equipment vendors, etc. 2023 Theme – Broadband: Future-Proofing Oregon. Dates: October 26 & 27

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2023 Annual Oregon Economic Development Conference (day 1)

Each year, the state’s economic development community gathers at the Oregon Economic Development Association’s (OEDA) Annual Fall Conference. Attendees gain knowledge of the latest tools, programs, and connections to drive economic resiliency and growth in their communities.  This year’s conference will focus on Oregon’s “Trailblazer Economy”, highlighting innovative projects, tools, and initiatives that help create a diverse landscape of economic prosperity. The Fall Conference is also an opportunity to hear from public and private-sector leaders and honor excellence in economic development at the Economic Development Awards luncheon. Date: OCTOBER 8 (check-in), 9, and 10

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Oregon Summit on Wildfire Recovery (day 1)

Communities in Lane, Linn, Lincoln, Jackson, Clackamas, Klamath, Marion, and Douglas counties were devastated by the Labor Day wildfires of 2020. They all face years of recovery work. As we begin the fourth year of recovery from these wildfires, leaders, managers, and policymakers from across the state are gathering for this wildfire recovery summit to assess progress and learn from each other. Each affected community has approached recovery differently with varying levels of success, creating fertile ground for learning and significant opportunities to share lessons learned and improve efficiency swiftly by adjusting current practices. Attending the Summit requires a no-cost registration. Attendance will be capped at 175 people, so please register early to secure your seat. October 30 & 31 More information and register.

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Oregon Main Street Conference (day 1)

The 2023 conference theme is “Idea to Implementation”, which reflects the innovation happening in our Oregon Main Street organizations to think creatively about the issues and opportunities impacting their communities and then develop concrete programs and activities to bring about meaningful change. Dates: October 4, 5, and 6 Sessions cover a variety of topics for both beginners and those with experience. The format includes keynotes, interactive workshops, and networking time.  Join us for this very special, one-of-a-kind conference! Who Should Attend: Staff and volunteers of organizations focusing on downtown historic preservation and economic development, downtown business and property owners, government leaders, chamber of commerce professionals and volunteers, and others with an interest in the future of downtown will benefit from attending this conference. More information and register.

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LaunchPad Lead Series: Personal Effectiveness Training!

This virtual training is designed to assist emerging leaders in developing the necessary skills and mindset to succeed in their roles. This is a 6-part workshop series (each workshop is 90 minutes long) taken as a bundle. Those who complete the entire 6-part series earn a certificate of completion. Starts October 5, 9:30 – 10 am

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Emergency Preparedness and Response for Businesses

Emergencies can create a variety of hazards for workers in the impacted area. Preparing before an emergency incident plays a vital role in ensuring that employers and workers have the necessary equipment, know where to go, and know how to keep themselves safe when an emergency occurs.  The US OSHA has created a resource for all types of industries to help with planning for natural disasters and general preparedness.

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Rogue Business Connections

The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.

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