[OMS_MANAGERS] Spring Oregon Main Street Workshop

Anne Sobbota sageplace525 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 20 11:48:28 PDT 2011

Hi Sheri

Great invitation, thanks!

Did you include Julie Miller of the Bandon Chamber of Commerce in your
invitation, or Matt Winkle, City Manager?
Are we able to extend invitations to others from this area we think should

Hope all is well,


On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Sheri Stuart <sheri.stuart at state.or.us>wrote:

>  Hello,
> We are very excited about our spring Oregon Main Street Network Workshop
> (see attached flyer). We have two excellent speakers lined up to talk about
> economic development. The workshop will be Friday, April 22, 8 a.m. to noon,
> Harbortown Events Center, 325 2nd Street, Bandon, Oregon. This is a
> wonderful small, coastal community that I know you will really enjoy - in
> fact, they were listed as one of 2010 Budget Travel’s List of America’s Top
> 10 Coolest Small Towns. Thank you to our hosts, Greater Bandon by the Sea
> Association. The workshop is free to participants from Oregon Main Street
> communities. Additonal information on the workshop and hotel information is
> below. To register, please go to:
> *http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1449105313*<http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1175647393>
> *Workshop Information:*
> The first session is "Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship" by Maury
> Forman, Senior Manager for Rural Initiatives with the Washington State
> Department of Commerce's Innovations and Policy Division. Entrepreneurship
> is considered to be the single biggest driver of job creation in both rural
> and urban communities, encouraging innovative capabilities of small
> enterprises and offering an economic diversification strategy.  Communities
> that understand  the role of economic development will have a better chance
> of success in growing their business ventures and creating an
> entrepreneurial environment . This session will show how to recognize
> economic development that will  support entrepreneurs and small businesses.
> The second session, "It Takes A Village to Create a Successful Economic
> Structure in Our Downtown," is with Dennie Houle, Business Development
> Officer for Business Oregon. Downtowns are fertile grounds for growing jobs
> with much of the infrastructure already in place to support job creating
> businesses.  there are many economic development groups, agencies, and
> organizations that have wealth creation as a main mission.  So why is it so
> hard to bring in these partners when Main Street programs state to work on
> business development or economic restructuring projects? Bring your success
> and failure stories as we delve into the economic development world and
> examine tools of the trade. This will be interactive and will be based on
> the premise that we are the village and the techniques and solutions to
> keeping our downtowns thriving are already in the room!
> *Hotel Suggestions*:
>  Bandon Inn
> 355 Highway 101
> Bandon 97411
> 541-347-4417
> Inn at Face Rock Resort (Best Western)
> 3225 Beach Loop Drive
> Bandon 97411
> 541-347-9441
> The first site is much closer to Old Town, overlooking Old Town with a view
> of the Boat Basin. The second is a bit more economical as a Best Western
> might be expected to be, is about 2-3 miles away from Old Town but has
> access to the Beach and has a 9 hole golf course next door.
>  <http://ww.bandoncoastgo.com/?page_id=2>
> Sheri Stuart, Coordinator
> Oregon Main Street
> 725 Summer St., Suite C
> Salem, OR  97301
> 503.986.0679
> http://www.oregon4biz.com/Grow-Your-Business/Business-services/Main-Street/
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