This year’s new exhibitors:
Join us at the rogue Valley
Business resource Fair
• The Office of Private Health Partnerships - a state
agency whose programs help businesses and their
employees afford health insurance
This is the fourth Rogue Valley Business Business Resource
Resource Fair, a free information event for
• La Clinica - a local clinic that offers affordable health small-business owners and those thinking
care to entrepreneurs, businesses, and employees about becoming entrepreneurs. This is a
Also: special opportunity to get free consulta-
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County tions and attend seminars on topics critical
Ashland Chamber of Commerce
to small businesses. Information booths
will be staffed by business and government
Heart of Medford Association
Oregon Employer Council (OEC)
Business Fair steering committee consists
Southern Oregon Telecommunications & Technology
Council (SOTTC) of representatives from Oregon Employer
Council, SOTTC, Heart of Medford As-
Rogue Community College Small Business
Development Center sociation, RCC, SOU, Small Business
Rogue Community College Workforce Training Center
Development Centers, Oregon Employment
Department, The Job Council, SOWAC
Southern Oregon University School of Business
Microenterprise Development Center, and
Southern Oregon University Small Business others.
SOWAC Microenterprise Development Center
The Job Council
Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)
Questions about the fair?
Small Business Ombudsman
Corporation Division, Secretary of State Office Contact: Ainoura, (541) 776-6060, ext. 233
Department of Revenue (DOR)
Small Business Administration
"Valuable seminars, free consultations,
You can pre-register for the Business key resources for success"
Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division Resource Fair: RCC Course 9.253-S22,
Oregon OSHA Phone: (541) 245-7619.
Registration is free.
Oct. 14, 2006
Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS)
Oregon State Employment Department (OED)
Rogue Community College recognizes its respon-
Rogue Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (RAIFA)
Rogue Federal Credit Union, Business Services Department
sibility to provide equal access to educational Saturday
opportunities for all individuals with disabilities,
Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) as defined by state and federal legislation. RCC 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO) also provides physical access
Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to its buildings and facilities Rogue Community College
Southern Oregon Economic Development Inc. (SOREDI) in compliance with federal Medford Campus, Building G
Jackson County Bar Association standards. To request accom- 117 South Central, Medford, Oregon
modations, please contact
Assistive Support Services
Local banks, members of Oregon Bankers’ Association Sponsored by your local business and
… and others
at (541) 245-7537 at least 48
hours prior to the event. government organizations
440-3528 (7/06/COM) Free Admission
schedule oF eVenTs*
9:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 1 p.m.
Business on the Internet (Part I) Business on the Internet (Part II, a Prizes and awards ceremony in the
One of our most popular seminars! continuation of Part I) Exhibitors’ Hall
Tips on effective Web site design and essential Tips on effective Web site design and essential 1:30 p.m.
Internet marketing techniques. Internet marketing techniques.
Jim Teece, from Southern Oregon Telecommu- Jim Teece, from Southern Oregon Telecommu- How to get money for your business
nications and Technology Council nications and Technology Council Learn about various resources for business loans
and other sources of business financing. Discover
Business 101 Taxes and such the main points that lenders consider when making
This is your opportunity to get the facts about busi- It’s inevitable! A panel of experts will give you loan decisions.
ness licensing and ask questions of representatives basic information about taxes, workers’ compen- Rogue Federal Credit Union and SOWAC
from city and county governments and the state of sation, and the difference between employers and Microenterprise Development Center
Oregon. independent contractors.
Representatives from local, city, and county Department of Revenue, Oregon Employment Media
governments, and the state of Oregon Department, and other agency representatives Where should you advertise your business to get
the most bang for your buck? Radio? Newspaper?
Business bookkeeping — tips from Local success stories TV? Learn what different media options offer to
the pros How do you take a business idea from being a help you reach your market.
To be successful, business owners must know dream to being a success? Come hear the stories Representatives from the Mail Tribune, KTVL
their numbers. Come learn from a business book- of several successful local entrepreneurs! Channel 10, Clear Channel radio
keeper, a successful small-business owner, and an Panel of local businesses
accounting instructor who will share their wealth Are you ready to be in business?
of knowledge and direct experience regarding one Marketing and sales Do you have everything in place to open your
of the most important topics for both start-up and Tips on how to successfully market your product doors? This seminar provides a checklist of the
established business owners. or service, including sales techniques that work. essentials!
Local bookkeeper, business owner, and Joan McBee, SOU-School of Business, Jack Vitacco, David Tally of SOWAC Microenterprise
accounting instructor SOU-SBDC, and Mona Kool-Harrington, SOWAC Development Center
Are you ready to be in business? Forms of ownership Approaches to pricing your product
Do you have everything in place to open your Should you be a sole proprietor? A limited liability The price that a company charges often is too high
doors? This seminar provides a checklist of the company? A corporation? Learn the advantages and to create a demand or too low to make a profit.
essentials! disadvantages of different ownership options. Learn about different approaches to pricing to
David Tally, from SOWAC Microenterprise Local legal expert maximize your profit, compete effectively in the
Development Center marketplace, and provide value to customers.
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Southern Oregon University School of Business
Customer service — customer Exhibitors are available for individual
obsession consultations in the Exhibitors’ Hall
In today’s business world, great customer service,
not just good customer service, is what sets you noon-1:30 p.m. What are the pros and cons of franchising? Our
apart from your competition. This class combines Lunch break with light refreshments for panel of franchise owners will share their wisdom
Travel Oregon’s “Q (Quality) Training Program” attendees and guests and answer your questions.
with fun interactive customer service techniques. Local franchise owners
Sue Price, Southern Oregon marketing consultant
*Schedule is subject to change