THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
National Small Business Month
— April 2019 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Small Business Development Centers Cultivate Small Business Success
By Genevieve Grippo | Grants Pass SBDC | March 21, 2018
Small Business Development Centers across the country celebrated National SBDC day on Wednesday.
Small Business Expectations Down, But Fundamentals Remain Strong
SMALL BUSINESS INDEX BY METLIFE & THE U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
This quarter, the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index recorded the first significant drop since the survey began in 2017. Conducted in the midst of the longest federal government shutdown in history, the survey score dropped from 69.3 in Q4 of 2018 to 65.6 in Q1 2019.
OREGON UPDATE
Health Insurance For Thousands Of Americans Is At Risk Because Of A Disappointing Court Decision
BY KATIE MAHONEY, US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE| APRIL 3, 2019
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is disappointed by the recent decision from the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia which found two core provisions of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Association Health Plan (AHP) Final Rule unlawful.
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Chamber Day at the capitol: meeting our state representatives
CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE REVIEW By JWA, Public Affairs
The Oregon Legislature meets every year to balance Oregon’s budget and make changes to Oregon’s laws. During the even numbered years they meet in a 35-day session, usually beginning in February thru the first part of March. In the odd numbered years, they meet in a six-month session from January thru June. For the last 20 years representatives from the Medford/Jackson County Chamber have made a trip to the Capitol in Salem during a long legislative session to meet face-to-face with Oregon’s political leaders.
Trump Wants U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza To Lead Small Business Administration
BY SASHA INGBER, NPR | APRIL 5, 2019
President Trump says he intends to nominate Jovita Carranza, the U.S. treasurer, to lead the Small Business Administration after former pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon announced last week that she was stepping down.
What Are HRM Strategies?
BY OLIVIA DURDEN | CHRON | JANUARY 25, 2019
HRM stands for Human Resource Management, and human resource management strategies are the plans that lead to implementing different functions in the human resources department of an organization.
How To Buy Small Business Insurance
BY MONA BUSHNELL | BUSINESS NEWS DAILY | MARCH 25, 2019
When you first started your business, you were probably most preoccupied with cash flow, staffing and growth, but at a certain point, it becomes essential to invest in business insurance. Business insurance protects your assets and acts as a safeguard against personal lawsuits.
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Rock The Boat: Overcoming Barriers To Innovation
BY DON SHARP | FEBRUARY 28, 2019
Successful companies face barriers to major innovation in the form of their people, their processes, and their technology. Here’s how they can overcome those barriers.
How This Greeting Card Startup Landed Target And Whole Foods By Tackling Cancer, Family Dysfunction And Grief
BY BARBARA THAU | CO BY U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE | FEBRUARY 25, 2019
Thoughtful Human ‘cardpreneur’ Ali O’Grady is taking on market giants like Hallmark with ‘authentic’ sentiments and ‘radical empathy.’
Just In Time For National Library Week...
We're thrilled to introduce Sandy Boatright, the new Executive Director of the Jackson County Library Foundation.
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Mercy Flights: Serving the Community since 1949!
Mercy Flights was the first civil Air Ambulance Service in the entire Country! Today, it still continues to serve as one of the only non-profit air and ground ambulance services nationwide.
Providence Provides Compassionate Care For All Patients
Know me, care for me, ease my way. That is the promise of all Providence caregivers, including those serving communities across southern Oregon. For more than 160 years, the people of Providence have been guided by a mission of caring that was started by the Sisters of Providence.
Pacific Power
Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, which is why we’re always looking for new ways to help your business thrive.
The Bridges Of Madison County
First Musical Of Collaborative Theatre Project’s 2019 SEASON
The Bridges of Madison County, based on the best-selling Robert James Waller novel of the same name, opens with a gala reception on Friday, April 12.
Greeter of the month & lifetime greeter:
In Memory Of Carol A. Modaffare
You may know the name, Carol Modaffare. Carol was one of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County’s 2016-2017 Greeter’s Co-hosts and a long-time energetic volunteer!
Ambassador Spotlight
Larkin Hastings "Say "Yes!" to new experiences as often as possible". 2018 Ambassador Chair Ambassador since 2017
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Hicks Finalist For Secretary Of State Appointment
Chamber President & CEO goes down to the wire in process to replace the late Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson
SOU's Small Business Development Center
SOU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Medford, OR, provides in-depth, one-on-one guidance to federally legal for-profit businesses at no fee by appointment.
THE COACH IS IN
Increasing Your Business’s Resiliency
By Marshall Doak Director of the Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center
Statistics regarding the failure rate of businesses remain stubbornly consistent. Approximately half of new business starts are not operating five years later. Iconic businesses are all familiar with having difficulty remaining open, and a number of those in the retail sector have closed or are in the process of closing. With all the information regarding operating businesses efficiently and productively readily available, why do so many continue to have such problems?
Survive & Thrive: 4 Tips For Small Business Owners In Tough Times
By Russ Kuhn, MAML University Development Counselor Grand Canyon University, Medford
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”
FEATURED ARTICLES
Greeter of the Month & Lifetime Greeter: In Memory of Carol A. Modaffare
You may know the name, Carol Modaffare. Carol was one of the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County’s 2016-2017 Greeter’s Co-hosts and a long-time energetic volunteer!
Survive & Thrive: 4 Tips for Small Business Owners in Tough Times
“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” That famous quote from Robert Schuller captures the motivation small business owners need to not only survive, but to thrive in the midst of challenges. Whether you want to maintain your current business size, or you’re looking to scale and expand, there are bound to be struggles along the road to success.
By Russ Kuhn, MAML
Your journey begins at travelMedford.org
Medford and the Rogue Valley- Great Performances Daily
World-class Wines, Tony Awards, National Parks and Outdoor Adventure
Hicks Finalist For Secretary Of State Appointment
By Lydia Salvey | April 9, 2019
Chamber President & CEO goes down to the wire in process to replace the late Secretary of State, Dennis Richardson.
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