2019 OEDA Annual Conference

2019 OEDA Annual Conference

Each year, the state’s economic development community gathers at the Oregon Economic Development Association’s (OEDA) Annual Conference. This year, the Annual Conference will take place in Salem, Oregon – at the Salem Convention Center adjoining The Grand Hotel. Attendees will gain the latest knowledge on tools, programs, and connections to drive…

6th Annual Manufacturing Symposium – Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce & Intel

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Relay Resources: Supporting an Inclusive Workforce

WHERE: 5312 NE 148th Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 WHEN: Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:00-6:00 PM Join us for a local business networking event celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Panel discussion topics will include: – How local…

The 16th Annual Bend Venture Conference

The Bend Venture Conference, hosted by EDCO, is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest. October 17-18, 2019 Last year, 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and over 70 companies joined us for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Investments, awards, and prizes of over $1.8 million opened the opportunity for multiple…

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Cybersecurity Right Now

? The number of cyberattacks continues to rise, and cybercriminals are getting more determined. Companies are left trying to navigate confusing technical guidance in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Small manufacturers often don’t think their companies are at risk. After…

Strategic Energy Management Alongside Lean Management Reduces Costs, Boosting Savings

By partnering with experienced manufacturing consultants at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), manufacturers are developing processes and systems that increase capacity, while also reducing energy intensity, decreasing waste and streamlining production. “Part of our holistic approach is we help organizations set and communicate clear expectations, measure what’s actually happening…

Built Oregon Festival Presented by Travel oregon

As the culmination of the week’s events, we are hosting a day-long event at The Redd on Salmon St. The event will feature fireside chat conversations between industry founders and leaders. The conversations will inspire, inform and look to spark conversations around Oregon’s unique place within the consumer product ecosystem.

2019 Oregon MFG Day Recap

Thanks to the efforts of 67 manufacturers who opened their doors to host students, as well as the countless partners who coordinated tours, hundreds of students across the state got the first-hand experience with manufacturing. Many students were visiting facilities for the first time.  The OMEP staff participated in several…

Leatherman Presents: Make, Create, Build

Join Laura Kampf-Maker/Influencer, Kyle Begley-Co Founder of Dovetail Workwear and Katie Hughes, Executive Director of Girls Build for a panel discussion as they explore what it takes to maintain passion when your vision becomes your profession. Emceed by…

2019 Manufacturing Day

Discover Oregon Manufacturing Day Events HERE! Manufacturing is one of Oregon’s top industries, providing jobs to thousands of people throughout the state. And we want to help recognize and celebrate this industry by holding events, signing proclamations, visiting with local manufacturers, and exposing the next generation of workers to…