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The Eugene Chamber has presented a
Award to a Eugene area high schoolsenior or more than six decades. Each year, theChamber honors the area’s top high school seniorswho have made great contributions to theirschool and their community. Each o the area’ssix high schools selects one senior rom theirstudent body to be considered or the award. Apanel o community leaders then selects a winnerater reviewing each candidate’s applicationand interviewing each one. With the support oPast Eugene First Citizens and the Eugene AreaChamber o Commerce, the Future First Citizenreceives $1,500 or his or her college education,and each o the other fve incredible students willreceive $1,000 or their college educations aswell. Since 1998, Eugene’s Past First Citizens havecontributed $64,000 toward the scholarshipsawarded to the Future First Citizen candidates andwinners.
YOUR CHAMBERWORKING FOR YOU
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A sold-out crowd o more than 600 o the area’sbusiness and community leaders gathered togetheror the Chamber’s
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. At the event Chamber Chair othe Board Marvin Re’voal, Pacifc Beneft Planners,outlined the organization’s priorities or 2012, including:
Continuing to advance the Chamber’s economicdevelopment work through the Regional ProsperityInitiative.
Moving orward public policy issues that attendto the undamentals o business success, includingtransportation, industrial land supplies and publicsaety.
Continuing to partner with the City o Eugene,Downtown Eugene, Inc. and the Arts and BusinessAlliance o Eugene to promote a vibrant, diversedowntown that creates an environment rich in the arts,culture and entertainment.
Meeting the needs o our members through qualitybusiness-to-business networking events, eectivepromotion and the development o new products,programs and services to meet their needs.
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The Eugene Chamber is committedto advancing and building localeorts to support new ventures withthrough education, networking andcapital ormation and the promotiono this region as great place orentrepreneurs and new ideas.One component o the Chamber’sentrepreneurial developmenteorts are the successul
. The program bringsentrepreneurs rom throughoutthe region together or education,connections and inspiration. TheJanuary event, which drew a crowd onearly 100, eatured ounders o localsuccessul gaming businesses whoshared how they have ound successthrough building the right businessrelationships and strategies.