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Open For Business Magazine - June/July 12 Issue

Open For Business Magazine - June/July 12 Issue

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Published by Susan Miller
This issue of Open For Business magazine focuses on international trade and features local companies doing business internationally. They share tips on expanding into international markets.
This issue of Open For Business magazine focuses on international trade and features local companies doing business internationally. They share tips on expanding into international markets.

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FOR BUSINESS
 
    J   U   N   E   /   J   U   L   Y    2   0   1   2
VOLUME 11, ISSUE 3
USA $3.95CANADA $6.95
World
Local bunee braventernatonal water
 
opportunty
 
o
THE EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
CELEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUsiNEss
 
FEATURES
7
How tax-planning opportunities canhelp smooth a company’s way acrossborders.
15
Why moving jobs overseas isneither good for our economynor fair to our well-trained and dedicatedworkforce.
17 
Demystifying the movementof cargo associated withfreight forwarding.
COLUMNS/ DEPARTMENTS
4
YOUR CHAMBER WORKINGFOR YOU 
18
BUSINESS NEWS
25
OPINION:
Exports areplaying an increasinglyimportant role in Oregon and thenation’s economic growth.
 ADVERTisER iNDEX
Publisher
David Hauser,
CCE President, Eugene AreaChamber o Commerce
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:4,700.
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
 
    J   U   N   E   /   J   U   L   Y    2   0   1   2
VOLUME11,ISSUE3
USA$3.95CANADA$6.95
World
Local businesses braveinternational waters
 
opportunity
 
of
THE EUGENE AREACHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
CELEBRATiNG…PROMOTiNG…iNFORMiNG BUsiNEss
Mark McGnleydcue themportanceo mnmzng your worldwdeeectve taxrate when dongbune overea.PAGE 7
COVER STORY >>
8
 
Exporting a product to the other sideof the globe is no simple matter. Threelocal businesses share their success stories.
Pictured: Martin Ambros, CEO o Eugene-based Air-Weigh and Robyn Willoughby, president o Eugene-based ChampionTechnologies, Inc.
 
Photography by
Loveall Photo
 www.loveallphoto.comArt direction and design by
Asbury Design
 www.asburydesign.net
contents
JUNE/JULY 2012
 
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.
23 Arts and Business Alliance24 BRING Recycling14 Century Bank16 Chambers Productions/KEZI19 Energy Trust o Oregon27 Eugene Airport18 Evergreen Roong26 EWEB20 Funk/Levis & Associates19 Gant Construction6 Hershner Hunter, LLP13 Home Federal Bank21 Imagine Group2 Isler CPA28 Kernutt Stokes24 Moss Adams2 Pacic Continental Bank22 SCORE21 Servicemaster17 Sittner & Nelson, LLC18 Siuslaw Bank20 Summit Bank14 TechnaPrint22 Travel Lane County
 
JUNE/JULY 2012 | OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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OPEN FOR BUSINESS | EUGENE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
YOUR CHAMBER WORKING FOR YOU
Chamber program prepare 26 or uture communty leaderhp poton
Chamber promote expanon o Rverront Reearch Park
Twenty x up-and-comng communty leader graduated n May rom theLeaderhp Eugene-sprngfeld program.
Chamber’ ACE award honor everal top local educator
sen. Merkley, Chamber leader dcuway to ncreae venture captal undng
US Senator Je Merkley joined a host o Chamber leadersor lunch last month to discuss strategies or increasingventure capital or early stage companies and other topicsimportant to business. The discussion included suchsubjects as “crowd unding,” transportation reauthorizationlegislation, the renewal o secure rural schools and thePostal Reorm Bill. Chamber leaders regularly meet withstate and ederal lawmakers to discuss issues and ideasimportant to business.For nearly three decades, the Eugeneand Springeld chambers o commercehave sponsored a comprehensivecommunity leadership-training programcalled Leadership Eugene-Springeld.In May, 26 graduates rom the 2011-12program joined more than 650 alumniwho have graduated since the program’slaunch in 1986. Graduates have used theinormation and connections providedby the program to serve in key volunteerleadership positions across the region.Recruitment or the 2012-2013 programis now underway.
Cacade Prodrug get backngat Wllamette Angel Conerence
In May, the Eugene Chamber led theeorts around a successul WillametteAngel Conerence (WAC), a regional investorconerence connecting early-stage andseed-businesses with angel investors. Theconerence resulted in 25 angel investorsbacking Eugene-based Cascade Prodrug tothe tune o $200,000. All told, 30 excitingcompanies competed or unds, including“concept stage” winner, Corvallis-basedCoyle, which took home a $7,000 prize. Theconerence kicked o with a Start-up EXPObeore the main competition, and more than200 people attended the WAC. All this helpsposition the region as a place where new ideasand new businesses are supported.
senator Je Merkeley, here wth Ann Mare Mehlum, CEO osummt Bank, recently poke to Chamber leader.
YOUR CHAMBER WORKING FOR YOU
The Eugene Chamber is astrong supporter o the RiverrontResearch Park and lead advocacyeorts or a new home thereor Oregon Research Institute(ORI) and the Educational PolicyImprovement Center (EPIC), aUniversity o Oregon spino.Construction o the our-story,80,000-square-oot buildingbegan in January and much othe rst-oor concrete already hasbeen poured. The new buildingwill allow both ORI and EPIC toconsolidate their operations in asingle location while maintainingthe close ties they have withcolleagues at the University oOregon.More than 500 local educators,business and community leadersturned out or the seventh annual
 A Champon n Educaton (ACE) Award
ceremony. Spearheadedby the Eugene and Springeldchambers o commerce andpresenting sponsor OregonCommunity Credit Union, theACE Awards honor administrators,classied sta, teachers andvolunteers in the Bethel, Eugene andSpringeld school districts. Thanksto the generous donation made byOregon Community Credit Union,each ACE Award winner receives amonetary award or their school.Over the past seven years the eventhas provided nearly $85,000 indirect nancial support to schoolsthroughout Eugene and Springeld.
Leaderhp From Oregon Reearch inttute, EPiC, Unverty o Oregon and the Cty oEugene celebrate the launch o the new 80,000-quare-oot buldng. Al Cochrane and Auge sck o Cacade Prodrugreceve ther $200,000 check rom Chr Klemm,the 2012 WAC invetor Manager.

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