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April 2016

Intro to Solar Systems Webinar

April 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Though our state has a reputation for clouds and rain, western Oregon actually receives as much solar energy as the national average. During a year's time, an Oregon solar system will produce as much energy as the same system installed in Florida. At this live webinar you will learn the basic components and economics of solar energy systems. The longevity, simplicity, and minimal resources used to produce heat and electricity from sunlight make this a highly sustainable technology for almost any…

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Certified Production Technician Webinar

April 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

The region's workforce boards and local community colleges have delivered 10 CPT trainings to date with several more planned for this spring.  Join us on April 27th, 8:30am to 9:30am to learn about the success we are seeing with the program and how your company can use the credential to support employee recruitment, screening and training. Rebekah Hutton, VP of Strategic Initiatives with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council will discuss the important innovations embodied in the CPT credential and share how businesses across the country are using…

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June 2016

Webinar: Intellectual Property Law for Defense Contracts: Trademark Law

June 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join PNDC for these presentations specifically for defense contracts. Have your questions answered by Chernoff Vilhauer esteemed intellectual property attorneys. Sessions include Trade Secrets, Trademark Law and Design Patents. Register for all  or just the sessions that apply to your business.  Be sure to include your questions when registering!

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July 2016

New Overtime Regulations and Other FLSA Issues

July 21, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Jean Back of the Schwabe, Williamson and Wyatt. This webinar will cover the new DOL Final Rule on the salary increase for exempt employees. It will also cover some of the FLSA basics dealing with how to compute the regular rate of pay for purposes of determining payment of overtime. It will go into detail regarding how to determine whether your employee is correctly classified as exempt under the Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer, or Outside Sales Exemptions. Topics…

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September 2016

Lunch N’ Lean

September 2, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Proven Lean Techniques  Simple tips you can use to make your manufacturing business more profitable In this free webinar, you will discover simple, cost-effective ways to make your manufacturing business more profitable. Two time Shingo Prize Winner Gary Conner will share what works and what doesn't so you can spend more time getting product out the door and less time putting out fires.  If you’re a high mix, low volume manufacturer, this workshop is for you. Learn how manufacturers like you have doubled sales and profit without increasing staff, equipment or…

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Resources for Expanding Businesses-What to Do When Good Things Happen

September 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

  REGISTER NOW Date/TimeTuesday, September 27, 201610:00am-11:00am Location:Online     Cost:PNDC Members: FreeNon-Members: $35.00                                   We all work hard and are excited to our businesses grow, yet often this growth comes with new challenges. Join this webinar where PNDC members will share their top tips, tricks and traps to help you navigate this growth and thrive!!  Questions welcome.  Loans, Cash Flow and When It's Time to Think About Succession Planning  Brad Buchholz - Vice President & Relationship Manager,Commercial Banking at Banner Bank Risk Management and…

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October 2016

Webinar: Managing the Regulatory Maze: Tips to Manage Environmental Health & Safety Issues for Small to Midsize Manufacturers

October 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Date/TimeThursday, October 6, 201610:00am-11:00am Location:Online     Cost:PNDC Members: FreeNon-Members: $35.00  Interested In Membership?Become a PNDC Member                                    Have you ever heard anyone who runs a small to mid-sized  business complain that they don't have enough to time to deal with environmental issues?  Perhaps the same happens with some safety issues as well.  Many small to mid-sized manufacturers have serious environmental, health and safety (EH&S) requirements, which if left unmanaged can lead to costly mistakes, unsafe conditions damaged reputations and lost business.  Having sound practices,…

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December 2016

Lean Purchasing Webinar

December 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for an informative Lunch N' Lean Webinar designed to help you define a path for continuous improvement of purchasing at your manufacturing company. The webinar will be led by Roger Jensen, who will draw on his expertise to guide you through the steps to develop and execute a supply chain strategy that will fuel growth and profitability in your company. It is designed to meet the purchasing needs of small to mid sized manufacturers. What You Will Learn: How…

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March 2017

Proven Workforce Strategies for Manufacturers Webinar

March 17, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

In this free webinar, you will discover cost-effective ways to make your manufacturing workforce more efficient and encourage employee engagement. Russ Gaylor will share what works and what doesn't so you can spend more time getting product out the door. Learn how manufacturers like you have increased the effectiveness of their training resources and results with less investment.  What You'll Learn: How to reduce training time to improve profitability Identify and remove bottlenecks (constraints) from your training process Understand the benefits of and utilize Structured…

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May 2017

Senior Leadership Food Safety (FSMA) Strategy Webinar

May 10, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

May 10th 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Join Linda Wechsler of OMEP and Teri and Alicia of NW Food Solutions for a leadership strategy session on the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Many company leaders are confused about how to comply with the new Food Safety requirements, and which regulations apply to them. To combat these challenges, OMEP and NW Food Solutions have created an overview that shows the roadmap to compliance. With over 30 years of combined experience…

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June 2018

Employment Law Updates with Jean Back – Free Webinar

June 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jean Back at Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt will share employment law updates that are relevant to Oregon manufacturers. Attend to learn about: Changes at the National Labor Relations Board Significant Employment Changes in Tax Reform law New DOL Opinion Letters New Federal Intern Rule Independent Contractors in the Gig Economy The Pilot Department of Labor (“DOL”) Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program to settle classification issues with the DOL The EU General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) – an introduction –…

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September 2018

Webinar: Providing Actionable Performance Indicators for your Team

September 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Us for a Free Webinar: Providing Actionable Performance Indicators for your team Two time Shingo Award Winner and author Gary Conner will discuss one of the most important aspects of Lean Manufacturing: measuring output and quality for your team. Get insights into tools and tips manufacturers can use to identify when capacity is needed, get real-time feedback on your pace (Takt time) and more. Gary will also discuss challenges for high mix-low volume environments, and how to use data to…

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April 2019

Moss Adams: How to Correctly Assess and Improve Your Enterprise Systems

April 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Common Questions and Challenges Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are critical to running a modern business. That means it’s essential your system is optimized and aligned with your company’s operations. Join us for a webcast addressing common ERP challenges faced by companies like yours. We’ll examine scenarios our professionals frequently encounter during assessments and methods for resolving your ERP system’s recurrent problem Learn More & Register Here!

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May 2019

PNDC: GDPR & Data Privacy

May 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

GDPR is a serious new data privacy law that impacts all businesses that market to, operate in, or are accessible from countries in the European Union — its wide, sweeping rules effect almost every company in the US and are setting the precedent for new domestic legislation. The pending data privacy law proposals in Washington State are making secure and compliant data practices essential. In this webinar, GRAYBOX’s founder and principal, Paul Weinert, will cover the impacts, options, and approaches…

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December 2019

Machine Vision Webinar

December 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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March 2020

Webinar: Employment Law Covid19 Updates

March 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jean Back of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt will discuss topics relevant to Oregon manufacturers, including: Governor Brown Executive shelter in place order and Social Distancing Policies The Family First Coronavirus Bill Emergency Paid Family Medical Leave (“EPFML”) (and its interaction with FMLA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave (and its interaction with EPFML) Tax Credits DOL guidance Furlough v. Layoff – Unemployment options Warn Act Notices Reduction in Force best practices SAVE YOUR SPOT BY REGISTERING HERE!

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