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AKT Announces Student Scholarship to Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

If you are a manufacturer who employs parents of teenagers, don’t miss the opportunity to have them attend Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) —a program that builds future business leaders.  AKT, an OMEP partner, is sponsoring up to 3 high school students, between ages 14 and 18, to…

Small Businesses Get Technical Assistance from National Labs

Small Business Vouchers Pilot from the Dept. of Energy As part of OMEP’s Innovation Partnerships initiative, we want to let you know about great opportunities to partner with world class resources.  The Department of Energy (DoE) has opened round 2 of its Small Business Vouchers (SBV) Pilot. The $50,000-$300,000…

Cascade Alchemy Success Story

OMEP/Kelly Walker Collaboration Helps Bend, Oregon Distillery Grow 350% OMEP recently worked with Cascade Alchemy, in collaboration with Kelly walker Marketing. Take a look at their guest blog post about the project below.  Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Nowhere does…

Silver Sponsor: Vigilant

Representative Name:  Bryon Bailey Representative Title: Regional Sales Manager Sponsorship Level: Silver What is your favorite part about your job at Vigilant? Connecting business leaders with our team of experts so they can rest easier regarding critical issues. What caused you to make the decision to sponsor OMEP?…

Made In Oregon Gift Guide

OMEP is back with our annual gift guide. Look no further for unique, quality products made in your own backyard. We could have listed thousands more Oregon companies in this blog, but we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorites this year. Happy shopping! Beaverton Foods In 1929,…

Oregon Manufacturing Award Winners

Celebration is in the air! We had the pleasure of kicking off the holiday season at the Portland Business Journal’s Oregon Manufacturing Awards. 2015’s awards were held on Thursday, October 30th; during breakfast OMEP shared a table with clients FEI and Premier Press at the Sentinel Hotel. Columbia Sportswear CEO…

Sponsor Highlight: AKT

We are featuring our sponsors in a series of posts. You can learn more about each exciting organization below. We are thankful for our partnership with AKT Advisors and their strong understanding of the manufacturing industry. Representative Name : Chad Summers Representative Title:  Manufacturing Business Advisor Sponsorship Level:   Gold Sponsor What…

21 Hundred Gigawatts of Innovation!

Don your 80s puffer vest, pull out your moon boots and fire up your DeLorean, folks. Today, October 21, 2015 is the date Marty and Doc (of the Back To The Future trilogy) travel to in their DeLorean time machine. Turns out, they got a…

Lean Foundations: An Interview with States Industries

October 7, 2015 by Jasmine Agnor Recently I had the chance to connect with two students who attended OMEP’s four-part Lean Fundamentals course, led by Kristi Smith and Gary Conner. Students Dani and Amanda were sent to the class by their Plant Manager, Donnie Graves of States Industries. Working at…

Manufacturing Day 2015, Recap

Manufacturing Day 2015 was a great success, not just for Oregon, but nation wide. We’re still waiting for the final numbers, but we know that at least 80 companies participated in events across Oregon, hosting over 2,000 participants! Canby and Washington County smashed last year’s records.