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Economic Development in the Mid-Willamette Valley

Spring 2017

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Spring 2017 Features 4 Facing the Workforce Development Challenge In this Issue 2 SEDCOR Events 3

Workforce Development a National Conversation President’s Message by Chad Freeman

11 Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments Small Business Loan Program 12 Economic Development News

Chemeketa Small Business Development Center • Jennings Honored as Salem First Citizen • McMinnville Economic Development Partnership Boys & Girls Club of Salem • Cabdoor • Urton Family Reentry Scholarship SEDCOR Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Training Program

17 New Members

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SEDCOR Events ECONOMIC BUSINESS FORUM February 8, March 8

Executive Council Chair Rich Duncan

President, Rich Duncan Construction, Inc.

Past Chair Patricia Callihan-Bowman

Owner/Career Coach, Express Employment Professionals

Secretary/Treasurer Daryl Knox

CPA, Aldrich Group

Chair Elect Mark Hoyt

Members at Large Kevin Cameron

Commissioner, Marion County

Brent DeHart

Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual

Steve Powers

City Manager, City of Salem

Theresa Haskins

Business Market Manager, Portland General Electric

Nathan Levin

Owner, Nathan Levin Company

Partner, Sherman, Sherman, Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP

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Region President, US Bank

Regional Manager, Columbia Bank

Bruce Anderson

Tyler Kuenzi

Regional Community Affairs Manager, NW Natural

Ricardo Baez

Plant Manager, Elkay Wood Products Company

Jennifer Larsen Morrow

President, Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods, Inc.

President, Creative Company, Inc.

David Briggs

Chief Administrative Officer, Marion County

Cathy Clark

Owner, Turner Lumber, Inc.

Alan Costic AIA

President, AC+Co. Architecture

Executive Dean of Career and Technical Education, Chemeketa Community College

Amy Doerfler

Alan Meyer

Trial Lawyer, Partner, Saalfeld Griggs PC Mayor, City of Keizer

Secretary/Treasurer, Doerfler Farms, Inc.

James Dooley

FBI BUSINESS THREAT SERIES March 2

Board of Directors Ryan Allbritton

The monthly Economic Business Forum Lunch Economic Business is a fixture on FORUM LUNCH the region’s business calendars. Each month, experts speak about timely topics pertinent to business leaders across the spectrum of industries represented by our membership. This forum is held as a business lunch on the second Wednesday of each month. Our forums are held at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway Street NE, Salem.

John Lattimer

Rod Lucas

Johnny Mack

Regional Business Manager, Pacific Power

James Parr

President, Larsen Flynn Insurance

CFO, Salem Health

Michael Fowler

Chuck Bennett

CEO, CabDoor

Mayor, City of Salem

Tony Frazier

Craig Pope

Executive Director, Incite, Inc.

Commissioner, Board Chair, Polk County

Lesa Goff

Jim Rasmussen

SEDCOR is completing a series of workshops on preventing crimes that are covered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Each workshop covers prevention methods for different types of common threat to businesses. The FBI CREST (Community Relations Executive Seminar Training) is a short, focused version of the FBI Citizens Academy program. It is designed to build trust and strengthen relationships between the FBI and the communities they serve. Classes are taught by FBI executives and special agents. The first two sessions focused on Cyber Crime and Terrorism and Social Media Recruitment. Mark your calendar for this upcoming session: • March 2, 2017: Sex Trafficking and Gangs

Senior Vice President/Loan Team Leader, Wells Fargo Bank

President/CEO, Modern Building Systems, Inc.

INDUSTRIAL SITE TOURS

Larry Goodreau

VP Commercial Lending, Umpqua Bank

Mark Raum

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Senior Vice President/Commercial Willamette Community Bank

Dave Hayes

Partner, LCG Pence Construction, LLC

Byron Hendricks

President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals

Eric Jamieson

Attorney/Shareholder, Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.

George Jennings

Counsel to the President, Mountain West Investment Corporation

Scott Snyder

Regional Manager, The Grand Hotel in Salem

Randy Stockdale

Foundation Director, Legacy Silverton Medical Center

Phil Taylor

Department Administrator, Kaiser Permanente

Dan Ulven

President, The Ulven Companies

Steve VanArsdale

General Manager, Garmin AT, Inc.

Jamie Johnk

Economic Development Director, City of Woodburn

SEDCOR holds Industrial Site Tours every year, visiting manufacturing facilities throughout the region. These popular tours provide a unique educational opportunity for SEDCOR members, who learn more about local industry and its impact on the economy. With the generous support of sponsors, these tours are free of charge and available to members only. Watch your email and the SEDCOR web site for details! For more information, contact Events Manager Tami Lundy, 503-588-6225 or tlundy@sedcor.com.

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Workforce a National Conversation

Chad Freeman SEDCOR President

As the SEDCOR team meets with traded sector businesses here and across the nation, the number one challenge we hear about is a qualified workforce. In my opinion, it’s one of the primary issues for our economy. Companies across the U.S. are asking critical questions such as how to manage succession plans as Baby Boomers retire, how to integrate the new generations coming in, and how companies find and train the right talent for the jobs that are available. Here in the Mid-Willamette Valley, we’re not alone. This year, while the campaigns for President raged about workers not being able to find jobs, there were almost a half million unfilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. If you attend a nationwide conference on manufacturing there will undoubtedly be a focus and concern about finding the skilled workforce to get the job done. There is a skills gap as workers struggle to find work, while at the same time employers are having a hard time finding the people they need to be successful.

The causes for this are many, but in our Mid-Willamette Valley many partners are committed to finding the solution—and they’re working together. Consider the exceptional Career Training efforts such at CTEC in Salem or the surrounding school districts, private training from employers, and the many public and private entities working to skill up the workforce. As the region’s economic development leader, SEDCOR got involved years ago with its IMOM program. The SEDCOR Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Training Program (IMOM) is an industry-driven skills development program designed to identify and document critical skills of existing employees and transfer the knowledge and expertise to the next generation of workers, and you can read about it on page 15. We work together here in the Mid-Willamette Valley to find solutions to business problems. Our region will find the way to make sure that we are well equipped with the workforce of the future.

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Workforce challenges Schools, nonprofits, business and government all engaged in producing the right employees

by James Day

Jennifer Senner, chief operating officer of Incite, Inc., a Salem nonprofit that specializes in workforce development, was asked if companies in the mid-valley are able to find the employees they need. “No,” she said succinctly. Chuck Lee, president of the innovative new Mountain West Career Technical Institute in Salem, also known as CTEC, offered a telling anecdote on workforce issues. He related a conversation with the CEO of a major Marion County manufacturing firm. The CEO told Lee that he had 100 jobs he could fill … if only he could find the right applicants. And, the CEO told Lee it wasn’t just an issue of matching people with the right technical skills to the slots the company was looking to fill. It went deeper than that. The CEO just wanted to find enough people who would show up every day. Economies in the United States and internationally are constantly dealing with such workforce issues. Jobs have changed, evaporated and been outsourced in a dizzying metamorphosis driven by technological change and other factors. Nick Harville, who handles Marion County business retention and expansion for SEDCOR, the economic development entity that serves the mid-valley, noted that “even during the recession companies could not find enough skilled workers-people with the right skill sets for the jobs.”

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People with the right skill sets for the jobs. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Digging deeper into the issue one finds an inventory of complications. More important, the Mid-Willamette Valley has an impressive infrastructure of staffing agencies, nonprofits, government entities, schools - and collaborations involving all of the above - seeking solutions that will meet the challenges.

The problem “No sector of employment is immune to the shrinking workforce,” said SEDCOR’s Harville. “Even public service (managers) are finding it hard to fill positions with people who have the right skills.” The challenge persists in an area that is doing well economically. William Summers, workforce analyst with the Oregon Employment Department, notes that Mid-Willamette Valley counties “all have very low employment rates. People with skills and who want to work already have jobs. “Many of those who are still unemployed and looking for work have barriers that have to be overcome before they are work-ready. Some barriers may be that the pay offered for the skills they have is too low to cover their expenses (such as child care).” Generational changes also were cited. Incite officials noted that millennial new hires lack retention rates of previous generations, which can increase the cost of filling a position exponentially. “I believe people should be paid for their skills,” said Patricia Callihan-Bowman, owner of the Salem franchise of Express Employment Professionals staffing agency. “And let’s face it, all of us started at minimum wage. When the economy improves, wages go up. But when the minimum wage reaches $15 things change. People automate. Restaurants use tablets for customers to order. “Companies have only so much money to spend on employees – and people don’t always understand that. Or that a company might look at opening a plant in another area more friendly to business.” Patience is required as well. “The primary challenge is that quality training takes time,” said Tom Erhardt, mid-valley area manager of WorkSource Oregon, a statewide workforce agency operated by the state of Oregon. “People who already

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A student works with a fiber cement shear kit at CTEC. The school started with construction and manufacturing programs and plans to expand to ten fields of study. possess the skills needed in a given industry typically find work right away if they do become unemployed. “People who are entering the workforce for the first time or following an extended absence from the workforce often need skills training to make them work-ready.” Sometimes it is the people who are leaving that drive workforce challenges, said Dan Ulven, president of Hubbard-based The Ulven Companies, which specializes in forging. “Like a lot of manufacturing companies, we have many talented and highly skilled employees who are 45 to 65 years of age and are retiring,” Ulven said. “In fact, we have two that just retired after working with us for more than 35 years.

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Manufacturing is a vital part of our state’s economy. Industry, educational institutions, and communities must continue working together to help build the next generation workforce.”

The solutions Sometimes you just have to get back to the basics. Some call the concept “soft skills,” some use “professional skills,” others “workplace success skills.” Whatever the name, according to Erhardt, “these include effective communication, following through on assignments, being at work on time as scheduled, behaving with integrity, relating well with other people and high-quality customer service.” WorkSource offers a pair of two-week courses, Roadmaps to Success and Rethinking Job Search, to help teach these skills. In another example, Incite used a federal grant to develop the Rethinking Job Search program. This features an intensive series of workshops with the aim of getting individuals off unemployment two weeks earlier. Senner said the program, which hopes to serve 1,000 people at WorkSource centers, has assisted nearly 125 people in the Mid-Willamette Valley and nearly 500 statewide. Incite, which has morphed from an entity overseen by Chemeketa Community College before branching off in 2007 into a nonprofit that administers federal funds, also offers the Career Achievement Network.

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The Mid-Willamette Valley has opted for a collaborative approach to developing the workforce of the region, with partners in education, business, non-profit and government working together to train current and future generations of skilled workers. The network, Incite officials said, combines classroom training, evaluation and work experience in a systematic approach that seeks to connect the emerging workforce with employers. Callihan-Bowman works with clients and companies on these issues on a daily basis. “We hire people, train people, drug screen, check references … we do this for a living and we do it all the time,” she said. “Some are on our payroll that we then transfer to a company’s payroll. We conduct lengthy interviews in the vetting process before we will present people to a client.”

Express Pros also engages in significant outreach via its website, webinars, job fairs and working with colleges and other schools on issues such as resume training. “When you go out to look for a job you have to know how to present yourself and put a resume together,” she said. Express Pros also offers a “second-chance program,” that reaches out to job seekers who have stumbled once – and are willing to work to get another shot. Seven years ago SEDCOR began collecting information on the skill sets of the best employees in the valley. “We then began sharing that information with schools and other education outlets for career and technical education training,” Harville said, “as well as nonprofit

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The educational piece A long-standing Mid-Willamette Valley fixture-Chemeketa Community College-and a spirited newcomer-CTEC-are proving to be major players in workforce development. “Chemeketa … has been serving the workforce development needs of the Mid-Willamette Valley since our founding in 1970,” said Diane McLaran, executive director of the college’s Center for Business and Industry. The college benefited from a voter-approved $92 million bond measure in 2008 that helped it invest in new facilities and equipment for Customers in the WorkSource Oregon resource room in Salem can work health care, electronics, robotics, automotive, on filing for unemployment, conduct job searches and can engage in welding, machining, drafting, engineering, fire other job-seeking activities. science, EMT/paramedic, criminal justice and visual communications. McLaran also stressed the center’s commitment to The greatest challenge, McLaran said, is to produce partnering with industry, noting that DMG Mori, a enough graduates to fill positions in manufacturing and multinational machine tool company, sold computer health care. numeric control machines to Chemeketa. The college and

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the company are now working together on training the students on the machines. CTEC, a public-partnership involving the Mountain West Investment Corporation and the Salem-Keizer School District, with the city of Salem, the state of Oregon, foundations and Marion County all chipping in, opened in the fall of 2015 with 140 high school juniors and seniors. CTEC started with programs in residential construction and commercial manufacturing, has added digital design and cosmetology and plans to add six more fields of study – agricultural science, business, collision-automotive repair, aviation technology, public safety and culinary. CTEC President Lee said the program will have approximately 500 students this fall, with plans for 1,000 at build-out for the 2019-20 academic year. Students spend 2.5 days per week at their regular high schools and 2.5 days per week at CTEC, with dual credit

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT continued from page 7 applied to both their high school transcripts and colleges such as Chemeketa. English and math are included in the CTEC curriculum. Lee said the CTEC seed started to germinate in 2013 when Larry Tokarski, President of Mountain West Investment Corporation and woodworking hobbyist, observed a cabinetry class at North Salem High School.

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Tokarski was so impressed with the skills of the students he posed the question “why can’t we do that for more kids?” Tokarski and Mountain West have contributed $6.3 million to the project. The school district is in for $1 million, with an additional $1.1 million pledged. The state tossed in nearly $2 million. The city contributed $1 million in urban renewal funds. Foundations, led by a $510,000 donation from the Larry and Jeanette Epping Family Foundation, also played key roles. An additional $7 million will be needed to finish all phases of the $19.5 million project, with new market tax credits expected to provide the bulk of the remaining financing. CTEC is based in a 150,000-square-foot facility on Portland Road in Salem. Tokarski bought the former Neilsen sheet metal plant in 2014 and has since paid to renovate the building and equip the programs. “All of our courses are aligned with community colleges so they get college credit,” said Lee, whose educational background goes back 40 years to his first principal job at a private school in the Seattle area at the age of 25. Some CTEC students, Lee said, move directly into the workforce, some go to community colleges such as Chemeketa and others enter four-year schools. “And this is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) oriented program,” he said. “We have kids here who are valedictorians. This is not a dumping ground for kids who are struggling.”

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Local companies and others in the workforce industry recognize the value of CTEC. Modern Building Systems of Aumsville, which builds modular and mobile buildings, has hired three employees from CTEC. “The employees we hired through the CTEC program are very well-prepared,” said Raul Munoz, marketing

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coordinator for Modern Building Systems. “The employees enter our plant with the already-developed knowledge of the manufacturing process, equipment safety and basic measurement skills.” Munoz added that the company usually struggles to find such skills present in other new employees, while noting the wide range of jobs – carpentry, welding, painting and general labor – that CTEC grads can fill. “These are so much more than vocational classes,” said Callihan-Bowman of Express Pros. “Everybody is not going to go to a four-year college. We have sold four years of college, but it doesn’t fit everybody. And if kids have a vision for what they could do they might go on and finish high school.” Callihan-Bowman also cited CTEC as an example of the positive business environment in the mid-valley. “I chose Salem because it is a big enough place to provide business opportunities, but it is small enough to get involved personally,” she said. “Salem and the Mid-Willamette Valley are very collaborative. “Instead of duplicating each other people are asking ‘where are the gaps?’ They reach out to people and are willing to volunteer time on the boards so we can build the economy and retain employees.”

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Access to Funds Available for Growing Jobs The Mid Willamette Valley Council of Governments (MWVCOG) Small Business Loan Program can assist small businesses with low interest loans for business expansions or new ventures by providing access to commonly used government finance programs, such as U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), and State of Oregon Business Development Fund (OBDF). The loan programs have targets and goals, such as diversifying the regional economy, stimulating investment, and job growth. Job growth is common to all of the programs. The loan program funds are used as a catalyst to leverage private participation to the greatest extent possible. Job creation is accomplished by the businesses preserving working capital to use for hiring (or retaining) employees. Financing for long term fixed assets is structured using low interest rate,

subordinate debt to leverage bank/credit union financing, and when necessary, by extending term working capital loans to bridge gaps in the business’ conventional lines of credit loan limits. Typical MWVCOG small business loans will finance up to 40% of a project, combined with 50% bank/credit union funding for total financing of 90%. The borrower contributes 10-20%. Loan terms can be up to 20 years and collateral will be in a subordinate lien position. MWVCOG has two main types of loan assistance; direct lending where money is loaned directly to the borrower, and as an intermediary, where the service loans

are packaged, closed, and serviced through contractual agreements, with SBA through Oregon Business Development Corporation and the State of Oregon OBDF. (The Oregon Business Development Corporation is a Certified Development Company and an intermediary lender for the SBA 504 loans.) In 2016, MWVCOG assisted many businesses with a wide variety of loans and loan purposes. Loans in 2016 totaled $1,079,250, which were leveraged with other financing of $2,844,125. As a result, those businesses created or retained 41 jobs. Loans currently in process total $8,141,488 and are leveraged with other financing of $16,061,455, which are anticipated to create or retain another 93 jobs. For more information, please contact John Safstrom, Loan Program Manager, 503-540-1612 / jsafstrom@mwvcog.org, or Alison Boswell, Loan Officer, 503-540-1614, aboswell@mwvcog.org.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEWS

Top News in Brief New Director Announced for Chemeketa Small Business Development Center The Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry announced that Celia Núñez has accepted the position of Director of the Small Business Development Center.

State Farm career in 2006 as an executive agency recruiter for the Pacific Northwest, then managed a successful independent State Farm agency in Newberg, Oregon. Prior to her current role, she served as an Agent Development Manager in Irvine, California, and worked for over 20 years in the private sector as a banker, communications director and marketing officer. “Celia brings a vast and deep level of experience to this position,” said Diane McLaran, CCBI

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With a background that includes small business ownership and service as an elected official, Núñez has held a variety of challenging and significant leadership positions in both public and private sectors. Núñez was an Agency Training Specialist for State Farm Insurance Companies based out of Portland. She started her

Executive Director. “Her professionalism and leadership skills will be an asset to the SBDC in serving small businesses in the community.” She serves on the Board of Trustees for Oregon Tech, is a former Fellow of the Portland Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Latino Leadership Program and the Salem Chamber of Commerce Leadership Salem, and served on the City Council for Wilsonville, Oregon. She spent a decade

as a member of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Northern Willamette Valley Leadership Council. Núñez earned her B.A. and her M.B.A. from George Fox University in Oregon. She is a graduate of the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), class of 2004, the J.F.K. School of Government Executive Program at Harvard University and the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego, Calif. “Chemeketa has so much to offer and provides many opportunities for our small business community at this point in its history,” said Núñez. “Engaging with everyone to take the Center to its next level of excellence is a venture I am excited to begin. I look forward to being part of the Chemeketa community on and off campus.”

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Jennings Honored as Salem First Citizen The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announced that former SEDCOR Chair George Jennings will be honored as the city’s First Citizen at its awards banquet March 3 at the Salem Convention Center.

able to raise their families, said Dan Clem, CEO. I’m honored to be one of those that George has encouraged through the years.” “Jennings is known in Salem as a problem solver that seeks solutions when others might see a roadblock,” the Chamber said in a press release. “Salem’s economy is stronger because of what George has poured from himself into businesses and organizations.”

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“For generations, George has been coming alongside leaders in Salem to help the community we all love become a place where jobs can flourish and people are

McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP) has launched the online application for the 2017 McMinnville WORKS Internship Program. This award-winning program provides the opportunity for a 9-week paid summer internship designed to connect the emerging workforce with career opportunities. Led by local industry leaders, it’s a “Grow Our Own” approach to local talent development in which 22 host sites will provide nearly 30 internship

opportunities. During the program, interns participate in weekly Professional Development Workshops and company tours. The McMinnville WORKS Internship Program benefits both young professionals and the companies who participate. Facilitated by MEDP, companies receive prescreened applications and are able to interview and hire their choice of intern for the summer. “McMinnville WORKS Internship Program is different because with one application, you are able to apply for multiple internships around McMinnville.” previous McMinnville WORKS Internship Coordinator Lacey Dykgraaf said. This summer’s positions include Marketing, Finance, Design and Fabrication, Event Planning, Physics, Visual Media, Sales and more. Internships run from June 12 to August 11, 2017, however dates may vary by hiring company. College students looking for real-world work experiences, high school students looking to broaden their scopes,

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Top News in Brief Continued and young professionals looking to further their careers are all encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until February 10. To learn more, visit: www. mcminnvillebusiness.com/ works#apply. 
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Boys & Girls Club of Salem Seeks Business Leader Volunteers for Teen Workforce Development Program Sue Bloom, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties invites Enterprise readers to learn about the T3: Excel program, a 24-month comprehensive teen education, prevention and employment program that prepares youth with 21st century skill sets for future career pathways and industry trends. Opportunities for involvement include hosting 7 – 10 week internships, job shadows, industry tours, guest speaker opportunities, mentoring, and donations. The T3 program is funded by Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties public and private partnerships. Contact Yanira Herrera, Career Readiness Specialist at (503) 581-7383 ext. 30 or yherrera@bgc-salem.org or visit http://bgc-salem.org/programs/ t3-training-teens-for-tomorrow/ for more information, or send a note to Sue directly at sbloom@bgc-salem.org.

Cabinet Door Maker Implements New Smart Talent Approach To Employee Training

In 2016, OMEP received a grant from the Oregon Talent Council to assist manufacturers in implementing the Smart Talent program. Visit www.omep.org/smarttalent or call 503-406-3770 for more information.

Finding skilled workers, training them quickly, and keeping them engaged is a challenge for all manufacturers. Salem based CabDoor is no exception. The company was challenged with high turnover, uneven training quality, long training time and a dependence on tribal knowledge. This created unnecessary labor costs, losses in production, quality issues, low employee morale, and ultimately constricted growth. To combat these challenges, Cabdoor implemented a systematic training and employee development process called Smart Talent with the help of the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP). This job skills training system produced development paths for all employees and created career ladders for their workforce. Skilled trainers and coaches were trained internally and put in place to bring others up to speed. Tenure or favoritism was replaced by an objective compensation and performance management system based on skills, knowledge, and performance. Since taking the Smart Talent approach CabDoor has seen 90% reduction in training time and increased organizational productivity by removing the burden of training from team leaders. By training employees at a faster pace, CabDoor grew sales by $2.2 million and create 18 jobs. This created bottom line cost savings totaling $134,600 through productivity increases.

Urton Family Reentry Scholarship Announced A new scholarship provides assistance to parolees who are attending or are applying to attend Chemeketa Community College. The Urton Family Reentry Scholarship was established by Theodore and Janet Urton to support students on parole with a sincere desire to turn their lives around through education and become worthy, law abiding citizens. Their scholarship will support students attending part- or full-time in any certificate or degree program at Chemeketa. “The Urton Family Reentry Scholarship will assist in drastically increasing educational opportunities for our GED recipients, SOAR clients, Jail Reentry Program clients, and many other men and women currently working within our network,” said Jonathan Tucker, Executive Director, Corrections Education with Chemeketa Community College. “These scholarship recipients will have an on-campus support network unmatched at any other school in this state,” said Tucker. “A huge thanks goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Urton,” Tucker said. “Education plays an equal part, along with housing and employment, in our push to reduce recidivism rates in our community.” For more information and to support the scholarship, visit http://chemeketa. thankyou4caring.org/scholarship-list.

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IMOM and SCA: Preparing the Next Generation of Workers SEDCOR has taken a proactive role in developing a workforce that meets the needs of industrial and trades businesses in the region. The SEDCOR Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Training Program (IMOM) is an industry-driven skills development program designed to identify and document critical skills of existing employees and transfer the knowledge and expertise to the next generation of workers. One goal of the IMOM program is to identify and improve skills needed by regional companies for our regional workforce. Top employees from companies in every industry have been interviewed to identify their skills and competencies. This information is used to work on skill development, both within the companies and in public/private partnerships, to provide high school students hirable skills. The information is also being used for hiring purposes, matching IMOM-identified skills with potential employee skill sets.

The SEDCOR Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic training program is designed to identify and document critical skills of existing employees and transfer that knowledge and expertise to the next generation of workers.

The information created through IMOM has given SEDCOR unique economic development intelligence. It also offers an advantage in recruitment, because the region is skilling up its workforce for future needs. In collaboration with local companies, equipment is donated for projects at several school districts. The blueprints, projects, and raw materials are also supplied by companies for students to gain hands-on experience and skills. The SEDCOR Construction Alliance is a powerful group of company leaders, from builders to HVAC and concrete services, who work together to promote the quality and integrity of the region’s businesses. SCA takes an active role in educating students about the construction industry and helping teach fundamental skills to gain competencies for a job in the industry. The program is based on skills identified by the Industrial Maintenance Operator/Mechanic Training Program. Students at over nine schools in Marion and Polk County school districts, and those in community projects, gain hands on experience. This

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industry-driven skills development helps our region retain and expand companies by keeping them competitive. For more information about IMOM or SCA, contact Nick Harville, Business Retention and Expansion Manager and IMOM Coordinator, at nharville@sedcor.com.

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Cardwell Creative is a modern marketing studio focused on branding, custom web development, video production, and making clients happy. We’ve helped organizations in a variety of categories evolve their visual identity and improve the way they communicate to prospects and customers. Visit cardwellcreative.com or contact Duane Cardwell at duanec@cardwellcreative.com or 503-370-9911.

The Grant Company was started 30 years ago. We are a small but highly capable commercial construction company that has earned a good share of our reputation building award-winning churches such as St. Edward’s in Keizer and wineries, as well as many other types of buildings. Our management and construction staff work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients and subcontractors as well as our community. Visit our web site at thegrantcompanyinc.com or call 503-845-6035.

The Mid-Valley District of H&R Block brings tax assistance, education, and solutions to clients throughout the year. Whether it’s individual tax preparation at one of our 23 local offices, open-house events to answer tax and W4-related questions, or fostering relationships with neighboring businesses by offering perks and discounts to their employees--we support our clients and our community, as we look at your life through tax, and find ways to help. Contact Michelle Iden at michelle.iden@hrblock.com.

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is one of the largest public refrigerated warehousing companies in the U.S., with 11 facilities in six states providing 59.8 million cubic feet of temperature controlled storage. Our network, together with our transportation management services, translates to coast-to-coast reliability as we serve the production and distribution needs of local, regional, national and international clients. Henningsen is a fifth generation family owned corporation with roots dating to 1923. Visit www.henningsen.com.

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Hi-Tek Electronics is a contract manufacturer of electronic assemblies specializing in smaller quantities (1 - 5,000) and fast turnarounds (3 – 15 days) of surface mount, throughhole, or mixed technologies. They will accept consignment or turnkey work and a variety of machines allows them to handle a wide range of PCBs and parts. Along with its subsidiary, Hi-Line Assembly, can also provide conformal coat, mechanical assembly, test, and calibration services. Contact Daniel Gossack at 503-364-9257 or DanielG@HiTekQuality.com.

Oregon Marketing Group (OMG) is a full service creative agency specializing in websites, creative advertising, SEO and video production. We create and produce TV commercials, website/online videos and work place training/ safety videos. OMG will help you be found online or help you reach that target audience you have been trying to sell to. We provide all services in house and here locally, helping the Oregon economy. Contact us at 503-608-7685 or oregonmarketinggroup.com.

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The Peters Company is a coaching team that helps organizations apply Lean principles to achieve dramatic improvements. From the business office to the shop floor, leaders and staff learn to cut waste, improve communication, and deliver better value to customers. Let us help you gain tactical advantage by building your only appreciating asset – your people. See our results at petersco.net or contact Elizabeth Peters at 503-250-2235 or epeters@petersco.net.

Powell Banz Valuation, LLC specializes in real estate consultation and valuation related services. Our family owned and operated firm includes four designated MAI appraisers as well as several licensed staff appraisers and research assistants. We utilize modern data sources including CoStar, LoopNet and the various Multiple Listing databases to provide our clients with well-researched and reliable valuation analysis. Visit our web site at powellbanz.com or call 503-371-2403.

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People of future generations, she looks forward to collaborating with industry growers to re-imagine how the world grows food. Adaptive Plastics, best known as the manufacturer of Solexx, has added Kayla Bertsch as Horticultural Engineer. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Masters in Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering with a focus in Controlled Environment Agriculture. She will study greenhouse spectrums, energy usage and automation processes to help develop next-level greenhouses systems and technologies that increase yields while saving time, money and resources. Sharing a passion for creating innovative products that better the lives

McMinnville-based award-winning marketing and branding firm, Creative Company, has added a new Art Director to its team. Marlon Alojepan brings more than a decade of experience and a fresh perspective — balancing outstanding design with meticulous execution. Alojepan has a BFA in Graphic Design and more than 15 years in the field. He has worked with small businesses as well as with sports giant Nike. He has already

taken on the creative lead on Creative Company’s new rebrand campaign. And he adds a bit more tropical flavor—he’s the third person at Creative Company with strong ties to the Hawaiian Islands.

Financial industry veteran Ron Smith has been named as an external mortgage loan officer by Oregon State Credit Union. He has been in the real estate and mortgage business since 1986 with stops in Oregon, California and Nevada associated with large and small banks and independent brokers. Smith will

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People Continued concentrate his effort on Linn and Deschutes counties, but will be able to serve the entire 24-county field of membership of the credit union. Much of his past volunteerism has been related to his professional experience serving as a liaison, board member and instructor for home buying education for, among other organizations, Oregon Housing and Community Services.

Peter Shanks, White Oak Construction, is the new President of the Board of the Salem Contractors Exchange. Other changes on the board include: appointment of Chad Elliot, Rich Duncan Construction, to Vice President; appointment of Brad Wylie, TD Electric, to Secretary; and two new board members: Bonique Hollinrake from Green Acres Landscaping and Joe Davis from Andy Medcalf Construction. Past president Scott Zollinger, K&E Excavating, received an award for his service to the organization. Secretary Ryan Walsh, United Rentals, was thanked for his four years of service.

Making your business more energy efficient is one of the easiest ways to make it more profitable. With our wattsmart® programs, you can make high-efficiency upgrades to everything from HVAC to the lights above your head. Plus, we team up with Energy Trust of Oregon to offer cash incentives to help you offset the costs. We think you’ll agree that saving energy and money should be every company’s policy. To learn more, call Energy Trust at 1-866-368-7878, or visit bewattsmart.com.

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Alex Rhoten, Principal Broker at Coldwell Banker Commercial (CBC) Mountain West Real Estate was elected as president of Salem Fire Foundation (SFF). Rhoten previously served as vice president and on the fundraising team for the SFF. In two years, the nonprofit placed more than 100 automatic external defibrillators in Salem police vehicles and around the Salem community as well as teaching thousands of eighth-graders CPR/AED skills. Rhoten is one of CBC’s Top Two, a designation that is reserved for the elite top two percent of producers from among the almost 2,800

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CBC sales professionals worldwide. He is a member of the CBC National Gold Circle of Distinction for top ranking producers along with being the #1 Sales Professional in Oregon and #1 Office in Oregon. The Salem Fire Foundation (SFF) is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to assisting the Salem Fire Department achieve its core mission of saving lives.

Dan Wellert, of White Oak Construction has been elected to serve as president of the Salem Police Foundation. Wellert is the Operations Manager at White Oak Construction specializing in industrial and commercial construction throughout the Northwest. He is a graduate of the Citizen Police Academy, served on the SPF

board and has led fundraising efforts for both the Salem Police Department’s Toy Drive and K9 course restoration. Wellert succeeds David Withnell, Withnell Motor Co., who led the Foundation as president since 2015. SPF is working to raise over $500,000 to purchase a Mobile Command Center for the City of Salem. A mobile command center with the latest equipment and technology would provide a safe and secure location for officers both human and K-9. The SPF has provided training equipment and facilities for K9 officers, a state-of-the-art fingerprint fume chamber, trauma kits, domestic violence cameras, among other items.

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Oregon-based Children’s Miracle Network hospitals Doernbecher and Sacred Heart will benefit from $36,000 generated through an internal campaign at Oregon State Credit Union. This is the fifth year that the credit union has sent matched funds to the Children’s Miracle Network and the five-year total stands at $141,000. The Corvallis-based credit union’s staff dedicated $26,000 out

of their own pockets to show support for the credit union industry with the knowledge that they were also making great things possible through leadership’s commitment for a dollar-for-dollar match to the national Credit Union for Kids program. The 230-member team pledged the record amount to the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC) and Oregon State Credit Union sent the match to benefit the Credit Unions for Kids/Children’s Miracle Network programs at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland and Sacred Heart

Hospital in Eugene. The credit union also was granted a match of $10,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network for the fourth time in the last five years from one of their business partners. CO-OP Financial Services, out of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. “The Credit Unions for Kids effort actually started in the state of Oregon and spread nationwide,” Oregon State Credit Union CEO Richard Hein said. “Our team has found a way to invest in the credit union’s future and at the same time contribute to the future of kids. I couldn’t be more proud of their generosity.”

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The AKT Family of Companies announced it is changing its name to the Aldrich Group. The name change reflects the company’s return to its roots and acknowledges the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, Kent Aldrich, who ventured out on his own to build a world-class professional services firm. “While the new name marks a significant milestone in the company’s history, our vision remains steadfast; to be a lasting organization, leaders in the markets we serve and dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals,” said Martin Moll, Aldrich Group Chief Executive Officer. Along with the new name, an updated brand look and logo will be used to reflect the diverse services offered. The transition will be complete in 2017. The Aldrich Group, formerly known as the AKT Family of Companies, includes Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, Aldrich Wealth LP, Aldrich Retirement Solutions LP, Aldrich Benefits LP, and Aldrich Business Transitions LP.

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Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce The last great blast of winter, Wurstfest, put on by the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce, is a celebration of the German wurst (sausage). It takes place in the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy. Feb. 24 - 25, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Adult admission is $5 or $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Those under 21 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. On Saturday, RaceNorthwest sponsors the Wurst 5 and 10 K Run & Walk starting at 9:30 a.m. Fees include registration, course map, entry to Wurstfest, beer glass and a complimentary beverage. Register at racenorthwest.com/wurstrun/ Inside the Festhalle, there’s a lively village atmosphere. Mt. Angel Sausage Co., Urban German and Ebner Sausage present 20 or more varieties of the best of their wurst including bratwurst, currywurst, frickadelwurst, and many others garnished with sauerkraut, grilled onions and mustards plus other great German dishes. Wurstfest features the ZMusikmakers, the Oregon Polka Beats, Bavarian

Echoes and new this year, Doppelboch, a five-piece band. Major sponsors are Warsteiner Brewery of Germany, Seven Brides Brewing of Silverton and Mt. Angel Sausage Co.

KARM celebrated its second anniversary in January. The company was created to fill the need in the work force industry for Safety Training, consulting, keeping employees safe and companies OSHA compliant. Its clients include small family businesses as well as large corporations. KARM’s staff run safety committees, do documented job site inspections and hands-on safety training, write safety policy manuals and more. Although the company is only two years old, the staff has 30 years of safety experience.

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A Woodland Management shortcourse for woodland owners presented by OSU Extension starts Feb. 9 at The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St, Silverton. There are classroom sessions Thursday evening from 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, 16, 23 and March 2 plus a Saturday field session, March 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This five-session course is for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include: Assessing your property and your site; understanding tree biology and forest ecology; tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control; safety, tools and techniques, selling timber, and laws and regulations.

Christmas in the Garden drew nearly 36,000 people to The Oregon Garden in Silverton from Nov. 25 through Jan. 1. The annual holiday light display and traditional Christmas market added a 150-foot snowless tubing track to the festivities. For many the event’s display of 500,000 twinkling lights throughout a canopied forest was the highlight, while for others, a 3,500-sq. ft. covered ice skating rink stole the show. The event also featured artisan vendors in chalets throughout the woods selling handmade gifts; food and drink posts; and cozy fire pits. Select weekends offered visits with Santa, theater performances and pony rides. Despite a number of snow-related closures, 2016 attendance figures were on par with 2015. Christmas in the Garden took more than 1,610 volunteer hours to set up and execute.

Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent; Julie Woodward, Senior Manager of Forestry Education and Bernie Bochsler, Forester, Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more from the same family. Visit extension.oregonstate.edu for more information.

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Surgery Center • Exceptional Surgical Team • Large Operating Rooms Equipped with State-of-the-Art Technology • Same Day Surgical Care Unit

Family Birth Center • • • •

Compassionate & Highly-Trained RNs TOTS Infant Security Birth Options & Labor Tubs OHSU NICU Telemedicine Support

Emergency • Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week • You will be Seen & Treated in a Timely Manner • Competent, Experienced and Caring ER Physicians, Nurses, & Paramedics

ICU/Inpatient Unit • Highly-Trained Medical Team Available 24/7 • Extraordinary Care for our Patients & Community • Well-Coordinated Care & Bedside Comfort

503.769.2175 1401 N 10th Ave. Stayton, Oregon santiamhospital.org

STAYTON

Enterprise Spring 2017  

Quarterly publication of the Strategic Economic Development Corporation of the Willamette Valley.

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