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Open For Business Magazine - June/July 2011 Issue

Open For Business Magazine - June/July 2011 Issue

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Published by Susan Miller
Open For Business magazine is published by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. This issue explores the local food production sector, describing the challenges, successes and what the future holds for the four local businesses profiled. Other articles include: Business News; op-ed by Ed King of King Estate Winery; a business profile of SnoTemp and a guide to Eugene Chamber member restaurants, caterers and bars/breweries.
Open For Business magazine is published by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. This issue explores the local food production sector, describing the challenges, successes and what the future holds for the four local businesses profiled. Other articles include: Business News; op-ed by Ed King of King Estate Winery; a business profile of SnoTemp and a guide to Eugene Chamber member restaurants, caterers and bars/breweries.

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FOR BUSINESS
THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUsiNEss
 
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HOMEGROWN
THE EUGENE AREA ESTABLISHES ITSELFAS A FOOD-PROCESSING HUB
 
VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
USA $3.95CANADA $6.95
 
FEATURES
12
Eugene Chamber members offera wide variety of places to eat andcatering services.
14
Why the food processing industryremains the local economy’s breadand butter.
15
SnoTemp ColdStorage’s namechange brings a hugeshift in business.
COLUMNS/ DEPARTMENTS
17
BUsiNEss NEWs 
22
OPiNiON:
Why a new future needs tobe built for the food industry.
ADVERTISER INDEX
12 6th Street Grill19 bell + funk8 Cafe Yumm14 Cascade Health Solutions16 Chambers Productions21 Eugene Area Radio Stations(EARS)23 Eugene Airport20 Evergreen Roong4 Hershner Hunter LLP19 Imagine Group2 Isler CPA24 Kernutt Stokes Brandt13 Marche13 Mookie’s Northwest Grill11 Oregon Community Foundation12 Oregon Electric Station12 Rodeo Steakhouse2 Pacic Continental Bank18 SCORE20 Servicemaster17 Siuslaw Bank13 Soup Nation18 Summit Bank17 The Inkwell
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
Advertising
Eugene AreaChamber of Commerce541.484.1314
Design/Layout
Asbury Design541.344.1633
Content Editor
Tracy Ilene Miller
Printing
TechnaPrint, Inc.541.344.4062
Eugene Area Chamberof Commerce
1401 Willamette St.Eugene, OR 97401541.484.1314
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:4,700.
Open For Business
© 2011The 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
THE EUGENE AREACHAMBER OFCOMMERCE: CElEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNGBUsiNEss
 
   J   U   N   E   /   J   l   U   Y    2   0   1   1
VOLUME 10,ISSUE 3
USA $3.95CANADA $6.95
HOMEGROWN
THEEUGENEAREAESTABLISHESITSELFASAFOOD-PROCESSINGHUB
Jason Laffertytalks aboutSnoTemp’s sucessthe past ve years.Page 15
COVER STORY >>
6 
Eugene establishes itself as a thrivingcenter for the food processing industrybecause of companies with both strongfamily leadership and local networks.
Pictured: Mike Wooley o Long’s Meat Market,Dick Turanski o GloryBee Foods,Stephanie Gibson o Lochmead Dairy and Dennis Herbert o Emerald Fruit & Produce.
Art direction and design by
Asbury Design
 www.asburydesign.netPhotography by
David Loveall Photography
www.loveallphoto.com
content
JUNE/JUlY 2011
EUGENE / SPRINGFIELD PORTLAND / VANCOUVER SEATTLE / BELLEVUE 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.
Lane County Business Development Team Leader
Greater Eugene
 Working Capital
Remote Deposit
Payroll 
LLC
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JUNE/JULY 2011 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS | EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Eugene Chamber Excels at Business-to-Business Networking Opportunities
 YOUR CHAMBERWORKING FOR YOU
Chamber Recognizes LocalEducation Champions
Over 500 local educators, business andcommunity leaders turned out last month forthe 6th Annual
A Champon n Educaton (ACE)Award
ceremony. Spearheaded by the Eugeneand Springeld Chambers of Commerce andpresenting sponsor Oregon Community CreditUnion, the ACE Awards honor administrators,classied staff, teachers and volunteers in theBethel, Eugene and Springeld 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 Springeld.
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.
innsght Management Group wa one of the exhbtor that wecomedshowcae attendee to ther booth.
In today’s business environment, some of your most valuable property may not have a physical address or sit in awarehouse. Whether it’s an idea, a trademark, a strategic partnership, or a licensing agreement, it has material value, andshould be protected.With intellectual property (IP) skills honed at one of Silicon Valley’s top law rms, there’s probably not a software orpatent license or a manufacturing agreement Carrie Hellwig Christopher can’t master. And as a general business andtransactions attorney who has worked in-house for technology companies, she melds the high-level thinking of IP law with theday-to-day practicalities of business, enabling clients to effectively manage risk and accomplish their business objectives.Whether your business is global or homegrown, on-line or in development, it’s reassuring to know you don’t have to go toPortland to unlock expert IP advice and protection.Focus on your business and leave the legal issues to us.
SHE’LL HELP YOU
KEEP YOUR
INTELLECTUAL
PROPERTY
SAFE AND SECURE
180 East 11th Avenue | Eugene, Oregon | 97401 |
541-686-8511
| hershnerhunter.comCarrie Hellwig Christopher
ATTORNEY
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.

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