Business Development​

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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,

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Connect 2 Oregon (C2)

This business networking event sponsored by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Small Business Development Center at SOU and RCC, will afford existing employers

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Small Business Hub

The National Disability Institute’s Small Business Hub is a collaboration with over 40 organizations working together to help entrepreneurs and business owners with disabilities.

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Participate in Safe + Sound Week 2023: August 7-13

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. This year Safe + Sound Week will provide resources for businesses on mental health and well-being. These materials will be posted before the start of Safe + Sound Week. 

Why Participate? Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started, energize an existing one, or provide a chance to recognize your safety successes.

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RCC Small Business Management Program Offers Scholarships For Fall

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR – Small business owners in Southern Oregon have an opportunity to receive training and mentorship offered through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Rogue Community College (RCC).

The first 20 applicants accepted into the Small Business Management Program (SBM), with classes starting in the fall, will receive a scholarship that covers half of the tuition, a $300 value. The scholarship is made available through the RCC Board of Education.

For information on the SBM Program, please call 541-956-7494 or email Advisor Tim Busald at For general information, please call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 or, for more information, visit:

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Rising Tides – Free Business Symposium on Employee Retention

Attention HR Professionals! Attend an insightful Business Symposium, sponsored by Valley Immediate Care, focused on employee retention. Gain valuable strategies and best practices from local thought leaders to foster a loyal and engaged workforce. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your HR expertise, and network with other industry folks!

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National Safety Council – Implications of Drug Use for Employers

The typical worker misses three work weeks (15 days) annually for illness, injury, or reasons other than vacation and holidays. However, workers with substance use disorders miss two more weeks annually than their peers, averaging nearly five weeks (24.6 days) a year.  The National Safety Council offers resources for employers to reduce stigma, increase worker retention, and create caring workplaces.

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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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