JUNE/JULY 2011 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS
OPEN FOR BUSINESS | EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Eugene Chamber Excels at Business-to-Business Networking Opportunities
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Chamber Recognizes LocalEducation Champions
Over 500 local educators, business andcommunity leaders turned out last month forthe 6th Annual
A Champon n Educaton (ACE)Award
ceremony. Spearheaded by the Eugeneand Springeld Chambers of Commerce andpresenting sponsor Oregon Community CreditUnion, the ACE Awards honor administrators,classied staff, teachers and volunteers in theBethel, Eugene and Springeld school districts.Thanks to the generous donation made byOregon Community Credit Union, each ACEAward winner receives a monetary award fortheir school. Over the past six years the event hasprovided over $70,000 in nancial support toschools throughout Eugene and Springeld.
Eugene Chamber/Business OregonProvide Local ManufacturersInternational Trade Assistance
The Eugene Chamber and Business Oregon recentlypartnered to provide 30 area manufacturers andexporters support and encouragement aroundexporting Oregon products to the European Unionand Mainland China. The day-long program featuredone-on-one counseling with overseas representativesfor the European Union, Mr. John Worthington, IBTPartners, based Paris, France and Paul Swenson, TheChina Hand, based in Shanghai, China followed by aseminar on trade opportunities in those regions.
John Worthington, IBT Partners; Alexa Hamilton,Business Oregon; Dana Shannon, Business Oregon; PaulSwenson, The China Hand.ACE Award winners from the Bethel School Districtgather after the event.
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Networking is one of the most crucial skills anygrowing business must have. It is an effectiveand inexpensive way to grow business bymeeting the key people who could become yourclients, suppliers and support systems. Thatis why the Eugene Chamber provides over 80quality networking events and opportunitieseach year. Last month‘s Greeters Showcaseand After Hours that featured 66 exhibitorsand more than 600 attendees was yet anotherexample of the Eugene Chamber’s ability toprovide outstanding opportunities for businessconnections.