The Value Stream

An Oregon Manufacturers' Resource

Business Survival Tips from Business Oregon

A Proactive Response First off, do not panic; you are not alone. Seek the advice of people you trust and then think things through Be proactive and respond, do not be Deal with what is in front of you and that which you have control over. Let the rest go.

Leadership During Uncertain Times

As business leaders who are dealing with uncertainty, the ability to remain calm during this time is an opportunity to strengthen your relationships with staff and clients for the long term. During my last webinar (link to recording) I shared my thoughts about leadership during uncertain times, based on my…

Covid-19 Critical Supply Opportunities for Oregon Manufacturers

Right now there is an incredible opportunity for manufacturers to provide critical medical supplies for local and national healthcare workers. The list of all critical supplies needed can be found below. If you are an Oregon manufacturer who currently produces one or more of these products or are interested in…

New Webinar Series from OMEP

During these uncertain times, OMEP staff are standing by to provide resources for Oregon’s manufacturers. We are releasing a series of free webinars on a variety of topics designed to provide constructive information to manufacturers about successfully managing their businesses now and in the future.One important…

POSTPONED – 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

We are extremely disappointed to announce that we are postponing the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit, originally scheduled for Friday, March 13th. With recent COVID 19 outbreaks in Washington and Clark county growing, and a state of emergency declared, we have determined to take a cautious approach…

Five Reasons you Should Attend the 2020 Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit

In just over a week, OMEP will host the 7th annual Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit. If you haven’t signed up yet, consider the following five reasons to join 300 other local manufacturers for an unforgettable experience. 1. AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE DESIGNED JUST FOR YOU After careful testing, OMEP…

PCC, partners dig into new era for training in Columbia County

Originally Published on PCC News: Photos and Story by James Hill Left to right, PCC OMIC Director Andrew Lattanner, PCC Board Trustee Tiffani Penson, State Sen. Betsy Johnson, PCC Board Chair Jim Harper, PCC President Mark Mitsui, OMIC R&D…

Preparing for a New Decade of U.S. Manufacturing

By: Nico Thomas Credit: iStock/B4LLS Each new year brings about a period of reflection, where one can think back on the path that the previous year took us on. The coming year represents an even larger opportunity for reflection as the world enters a new decade. Reflection provides…

The Manufacturing Landscape: Looking Back and Looking Forward

By: Ken Voytek Credit: iStock/zhudifeng I find that every so often it is good to step back and think about the current state of manufacturing in the broadest sense. We all see bits and pieces as part of our daily work with manufacturers across the country and from…

Manufacturing Matters Oregon Podcast

OMEP is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative podcast, Manufacturing Matters Oregon. Hosted by our very own Linda Wechsler,  this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories of Northwest manufacturers. The concept originated during an Industrial Districts Meeting Group, a…