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Open For Business Magazine - October/November 12 Issue

Open For Business Magazine - October/November 12 Issue

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Published by Susan Miller
The October/November issue of Open For Business magazine highlights Lane Community College’s new downtown campus. You’ll learn about the green building efforts of Titan Court and the Building That Teaches, and hear from downtown business owners about what the project meant for their business.
The October/November issue of Open For Business magazine highlights Lane Community College’s new downtown campus. You’ll learn about the green building efforts of Titan Court and the Building That Teaches, and hear from downtown business owners about what the project meant for their business.

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FOR BUSINESS
 
   O   C   T   O   B   E   R   /   N   O   V   E   M   B   E   R   2   0   1   2
THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUsiNEss
If youbuIld It ...
VOlUME 11, issUE 5
UsA $3.95CANADA $6.95
How Lane Community College’s new campussparked downtown developmenteven beore the project was complete
 
FEATURES
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Robertson/Sherwood/Architectsis once again changing the faceof downtown Eugene, designing LaneCommunity College’s new eco-friendlydowntown campus.
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To manage its philanthropic efforts,Kendall Auto Group has launcheda new initiative, Kendall Cares, designed togive back to communities through a varietyof partnerships and initiatives.
COLUMNS/ DEPARTMENTS
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CHAMBER@WORK
20
BUsiNEss NEWs
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BY THE NUMBERs
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 of 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 of theEugene Area Chamberof Commerce (USPS-978-480).
Open or Business
ispublished bimonthlyby the Eugene AreaChamber of Commercein February, April, June,August, October andDecember. Circulation:3,800.
Open For Business
© 2012The subscription priceis $25, included inmembership. PeriodicalsPostage Paid at Eugene,OR.POSTMASTER: Sendaddress changes toEugene Area Chamberof Commerce, P.O.Box 1107, Eugene, OR97440-1107
FOR BUSINESS
 
   O   C   T   O   B   E   R   /   N   O   V   E   M   B   E   R   2   0   1   2
THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBEROFCOMMERCE:CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUsiNEss
If youbuIld It ...
VOlUME11,issUE5
UsA$3.95CANADA$6.95
HowLaneCommunityCollege’snewcampussparkeddowntowndevelopmentevenbeforetheprojectwascomplete
Paul Skillerntalks about howKendall AutoGroup is helpinglocal schools.Page 10
COVER STORY >>
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How Lane Community College’snew downtown campus has helpedrevitalize downtown Eugene.
Pictured: Lane Community CollegePresident Mary Spilde
Photography by
Loveall Photo
 www.loveallphoto.comArt direction and design by
Asbury Design
 www.asburydesign.net
content
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2012
18 Bell+Funk22 BRING Recycling11 Century Bank25 Chambers Productions/KEZI27 Eugene Airport26 Eugene Chamber20 Evergreen Roong21 Funk/Levis & Associates19 Harrang Long Gary Rudnick6 Hershner Hunter, LLP9 Home Federal Bank21 Imagine Group2 Isler CPA28 Kernutt Stokes11 Lane Community College15 McKenzie Willamette MedicalCenter5 Oregon Community Foundation23 Pacic Benet Consultants2 Pacic Continental Bank 23 Servicemaster CommercialCleaning18 Sitttner & Nelson20 Siuslaw Bank22 Summit Bank15 TechnaPrint
..
 
EUGENE SPRINGFIELD JUNCTION CITY
541-686-8685 therightbank.com
 Who says one local bank can’t make a difference?
At Pacific Continental Bank, we’re not waiting for aneconomic miracle. We’re creating our own financialstimulus, one business loan at a time.
Call us today to discuss your lending needs.
 
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS | EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHAMBER@WORK
Chamber local Government AairsCouncil advocates or business
The Chamber’s inuential Local Government AairsCouncil (LGAC) meets weekl to identi and take actionon issues that aect local business. Over the last severalweeks the 25 members o LGAC have been ocused onthe 4J School District Facilities Plan; the O & C Trust,Conservation, and Jobs Act; and more. Meanwhile, LGACcontinues to monitor ongoing projects such as EnvisionEugene, downtown public saet and the Capstone studenthousing project. According to LGAC Chair Rick Kangail(Goodwill Industries o Lane & South Coast Counties), “Thelevel o commitment, engagement and insight representedb the members o LGAC on behal o Chamber membersand the broader business communit is outstanding. Thatdedication allows the Chamber to eectivel represent theinterests o business.”
www.eugenechamber.com
 
LGAC members (back l to r): Jim Welsh, Will Shaver, RickCrinklaw, Rick Varnum, Rob Bennett, Mark Johnson, LarryNewby, Bill Whalen, J. Ingrid Kessler, Clayton Walker,Tenille Woodward, Larry Banks, Victoria Whitman, DebbieJeries, Jerry Harris, Tom Slocum. (ront l to r): PhilipFarrington, Travis Hanson
Buying history vs. shaping it.
While a historically signicant writing table may grow in value over time, thinkof the history you could shape with a fraction of those dollars. By creating an educational scholarship fundthrough The Oregon Community Foundation, you could put your resources to work locally for the education of many generations to come. Learn more at 541.431.7099 or visit us at www.oregoncf.org.
$4,600,000$460,000
New service connectsChamber members to talent
The Eugene Chamber is pleased tointroduce Internships.com, an interactiveorum or students, emploers and proessionalassociations. For Chamber member businesses,Internships.com will provide access to hundredso student interns in our area, along withinormation and tips to help design, implementand manage an eective internship program.With high unemploment rates remainingstead, there is a recognized need or emploersto signicantl improve emploee recruitmentand maximize retention, and or students to landsuccessul internships that signicantl increasetheir chances or gainul emploment. To getstarted with this new program, simpl click onthe Internships.com button on our homepage at
www.eugenechamber.com.
Business-to-Business EXPOprovides inormation and leads
What do ou get when ou combine 160exhibitors and more than 1,400 business leadersin an energetic and enjoable setting? Businessconnections that can support and grow localbusiness. That’s exactl what attendees nd atthe Chamber’s Business-to-Business Expo andAter Hours sponsored b SAIF Corporation andthe Lane Events Center. The 2012 Business-to-Business Expo is set or Thursda, Oct. 25, in theExhibit Hall at the Lane Events Center rom4-7:30 pm.
www.eugenebusinessexpo.com
.
More than 1400 business leaders attended the 2011 Business-to-BusinessExpo and Ater Hours.

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