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Open For Business Magazine - August/September 12 Issue

Open For Business Magazine - August/September 12 Issue

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Published by Susan Miller
The August/September issue of Open For Business magazine features five graduates of the Leadership Eugene-Springfield program. You'll learn how the program influenced their participation in community activities and leadership positions, and the value of participating in the program.
The August/September issue of Open For Business magazine features five graduates of the Leadership Eugene-Springfield program. You'll learn how the program influenced their participation in community activities and leadership positions, and the value of participating in the program.

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FOR BUSINESS
 
   A   U   G   U   S   T   /   S   E   P   T   E   M   B   E   R   2   0   1   2
THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUSiNESS
Chamber program preparesuture leaders or community stewardship
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FEATURES
7
How Royal Caribbean’s strongpresence in Eugene and Springfeldreaches beyond its corporate investment inthe region.
22 
Jenny Ulum sharesher reections onthe Chamber Leadershipclass o 1988.
 COLUMNS/ DEPARTMENTS
4
YOUR CHAMBER WORKiNGFOR YOU
15
QUESTiONS ANDANSWERS
16
BUSiNESS NEWS
ADVERTISER INDEX
Publisher
David Hauser,
CCE 
Editor
Susan G. Miller,
Director o Publications &Inormation Systems
Eugene ChamberExecutive Committee
Marvin Re’Voal, Chair
Pacifc Beneft Planners
Sheryl Balthrop,Chair-Elect
Gaydos, Churnside &Balthrop PC 
Ann Marie Mehlum,Vice Chair
Summit Bank 
Eric Forrest, Past Chair
Pepsi Cola Bottling o Eugene
Cathy Worthington,Treasurer
Worthington BusinessServices
Advertising
Eugene AreaChamber o Commerce541.484.1314
Design/Layout
Asbury Design541.344.1633
Printing
TechnaPrint, Inc.541.344.4062
Eugene Area Chambero Commerce
1401 Willamette St.Eugene, OR 97401541.484.1314www.Facebook.com /EugeneChamber
Open or Business:
 A publication o theEugene Area Chambero Commerce (USPS-978-480).
Open or Business
ispublished bimonthlyby the Eugene AreaChamber o Commercein February, April, June,August, October andDecember. Circulation:4,700.
Open For Business
© 2012The subscription priceis $25, included inmembership. PeriodicalsPostage Paid at Eugene,OR.POSTMASTER: Sendaddress changes toEugene Area Chambero Commerce, P.O.Box 1107, Eugene, OR97440-1107
FOR BUSINESS
 
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THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBEROFCOMMERCE:CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUSiNESS
Chamberprogrampreparesfutureleadersforcommunitystewardship
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Royal Caribbean’sRita Stolze talksabout the dualglobal-localnature o theircompany.Page 7
COVER STORY >>
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The Chamber’s Leadership Eugene-Springfeld program developsindividuals interested in creating a positiveuture or the community.
Pictured: Tenille Woodward (top let),Manager, Employee Benefts Services, Kernutt Stokes CPA’s and Consultants; Kip Much,Community Relations and Government  Aairs Manager, NW Natural; Maylian Pak,Development Director, Eugene Symphony  Association; Julie Grossman, AssociateDirector, Eugene Family YMCA and Daniel Chávez (seated), General Manager, EugenePhoenix Inn Suites
Photography by
Loveall Photo
 www.loveallphoto.comArt direction and design by
Asbury Design
 www.asburydesign.net
contents
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012
EUGENE / SPRINGFIELD PORTLAND / VANCOUVER SEATTLE / BELLEVUE/TACOMA THERIGHTBANK.COM 541-686-8685
 
It only makes sense that the business partners you deal with day in and day out,like Pacific Continental banker Vicki Gray, are fluent in the language of yourbusiness. At Pacific Continental, our bankers not only speak small business withthe agility of a CFO, they’re experts in delivering the financial services you need,when you need them…on your terms.
Banking on Your Terms
Vicki Gray, Sr. V.P.
Relationship Banking Manager
Greater Eugene
 WorkinCapital
Remote Deposit
Payroll 
LLC
 
5 Century Bank21 Chambers Productions/KEZI23 Eugene Airport16 Evergreen Roofng8 Hershner Hunter, LLP6 Home Federal Bank17 Imagine Group2 Isler CPA24 Kernutt Stokes2 Pacifc Continental Bank17 Servicemaster20 Sitttner & Nelson18 Siuslaw Bank16 Summit Bank
 
AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2012 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS | EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Entrepreneurs pitch ideasat Chamber-ledSmartups Academy
SmartUps Academy
is a year-long Camber-led training programor early-stage businesses seekinginvestment. Te Academy starts wittree monts o intensive weeklytrainings ollowed by nine monts oceck-in meetings to stay on course.Tis year’s participants concluded tetwelve-week training session wit anInvestor Demo Day in July, sowingteir products and making pitces toinvestors. Supporting entrepreneursipand early-stage companies is a keyeconomic development priority or teEugene Camber.Te ollowing companiesparticipated in te Camber’s rstSmartUps Academy: MagnetoOrganics, developer o innovativereactors tat lowers costs and improveeciencies or biouel producers;Patnder Learning Systems, apersonalized textbook or users toaccess and learn rom educationallyrelevant multimedia web resources;GladSpace, an online ad network tatis reinventing te world o mobileadvertising; ProContact.Me, developero a mobile optimized, web based“business card” tat ties into a quicklylearned, ligtweigt CRM;Coyle,designer and manuacturer o patented,certied wood sell bike elmets witcork impact protection; and CellFyre, abiotecnology tools developer.
YOUR CHAMBER WORKING FOR YOU
Eugene Chamber brings connections, inormation to local business leadersChamber analysis pegsgrowth o industry segments
Camber and community leaders recentlytoured te
Lie Technologies
(MolecularProbes) campus in Eugene. Lie Tecnologiesserves as te leading provider o noveluorescent reagents and detection solutionstat advance scientic and biomedical researcworldwide. Wit approximately 300 cemists,biologists and engineers rom all over te world,Lie Tecnologies is a signicant biosciencepresence in te Pacic Nortwest.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden meets with Vicki Gray, Senior Vice President o PacicContinental Bank and Franklin Roome, Vice President-Sales and Marketing o Burley.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden
joinedte Camber’s July ManuacturingDiscussion Group to better understandcallenges and opportunities acingLane County manuacturers wileproviding updates on ederal policiesimportant to tat group. ManuacturingDiscussion Group is an extension o aCamber-led “Focus-on Manuacturing”efort tat provides training andpeer-to-peer connections or localmanuacturing/distribution companyleaders.
New website helps Eugeneand Springeld area entrepreneurs
Local entrepreneurs now ave a new, powerul onlineresource called LaneBusinessLink (www.lanebusinesslink.com) tanks to a collaboration involving te Eugene andSpringeld Cambers o Commerce, te cities o Eugeneand Springeld, Lane County’s Community and EconomicDevelopment Department, and LCC’s Small BusinessDevelopment Center. LaneBusinessLink is a compreensivevirtual one-stop resource or business combining local, state,ederal and best-o-te-web resources to elp businessesstart and grow.
Bill Boyington, GladSpace; Mindy Frisbee, Pathnder Learning Systems; Dan Coyle,Coyle; Geo Miller, ProContact.Me and Paul Bentley, Magneto Organics.
YOUR CHAMBER WORKING FOR YOU
Sarah Mizejewski, City o Eugene and GlendaPoling, Lane County, joined Lie Technologiesemployees or a tour o the acility.

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