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  • September 13, 2023 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    Local photographer in the valley here! I am partnering with a fabulous team for a headshot party at my studio in downtown Medford. Details are in the flyer and my fb page is Milk & Peonies to see more of my work. I am on Instagram as @milkandpeonies. And my website is www.milkandpeonies. There's only 6 slots! If there is a big want we will host again. Share with your bestie! Only $550 for headshots, full hair and make up, drinks, snacks, AND a coaching session. Incredible value. DM me or go straight to the link to secure your slot here: http://Jasmineandjuniper.com


  • August 17, 2023 3:29 PM | Jenai May (Administrator)


    Meet Maria Chunn, owner of Mizzenmast Money and Mentoring!

    "I help women with small businesses get a clear picture of their financial health and break down blocks to abundance. My business is a 'one stop financial wellness shop', offering bookkeeping, budgeting, money mindset work, and notary services.

    I love helping women see the endless possibilities and opportunities they can create. I hope to connect with other like minded women and build a community of businesses supporting each other! My ideal client is a 'works- for-herself' woman who is motivated to get her finances in order and has the ambition to dream big.

    Spread the word! I'm always happy to have a conversation with someone about their needs and what resources I can offer."


    Outside of Maria's business, she spent 20 years as a theatrical lighting technician and came to Oregon for a job with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival! She also enjoys reading, knitting, video games, and podcasts (especially spooky ones!)

    MIZZENMAST MONEY AND MENTORING
    website: mariachunn.com
    email: connect@mariachunn.com
    FB: @mizzenmastmoney
    IG: @mariachunn 


  • August 16, 2023 3:24 PM | Roslyn Donald (Administrator)

    Date: Tuesday, September 19
    Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm 
    Location: Medford Library 

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Questions?  Contact Roslyn Donald, Business Librarian, at 541-734-3992 or rdonald@jcls.org


  • August 16, 2023 11:45 AM | Mary Fitzsimmons (Administrator)

    Are you tired of navigating the business world alone? Ready to take your success to new heights? Join us for 9 weeks of intensive small group coaching, unwavering support, and relentless accountability. This is your chance to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who are just as driven and determined as you are.

    Led by yours truly, Mary Fitzsimmons, this mastermind will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to level up your business. We will dive deep into all of the topics you need to move the needle in a big way. We don't make excuses-we make it happen.

    We meet in person biweekly beginning Tuesday, September 19th 12:30-2:30 PM. This is an opportunity you don't want to miss. Space is very limited.

    Don't wait till January to commit to yourself. September is the perfect time to re-commit to your goals and work to finish 2023 strong! Please reach out if you have any questions.

    I hope to see you there.

    Mary Fitzsimmons

    Mary@GoRogueBiz.com

    Learn More Here

    There's a special discount code for members and friends of WESO. Just enter WESO to save 20%!



  • July 05, 2023 3:43 PM | Roslyn Donald (Administrator)

    SCORE Library Night: Meet a Business Mentor 

    Date: Tues., July 18 
    Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm 
    Location: Medford Library 

    Avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes by learning from someone who has “been there, done that.” Individuals who operate or wish to start small businesses can discuss business planning, organization and start-up, finance, marketing and other critical business issues with SCORE volunteers in private, confidential sessions. No appointment necessary. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Questions?  Contact Roslyn Donald, Business Librarian, at 541-734-3992 or rdonald@jcls.org

    Learn More 


  • April 19, 2023 9:30 AM | Danielle Seay

    Members of WESO are invited to Medford Cowork Collective for a free week of coworking. 

    Yep, a whole WEEK!

    Come hang with a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and remote workers, test drive our productivity zones, and enjoy all the bottomless craft coffee you can drink!

    Choose your free week here!

  • April 10, 2023 4:03 PM | Roslyn Donald (Administrator)

    Join us for Resilient Reads, Jackson County's only (as far as I know) business-oriented book club!

    April's book is: 

    The Culture Map:  Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business, by Erin Meyer.

    Skimming is fine.  You do not have to read the whole book.

    Date:  April 19
    Time:  5:30-6:30 pm
    Location:  Medford CoWork Collective

    Register here

    Questions?  Ping Roslyn at rdonald@jcls.org or 541-734-3992

  • April 10, 2023 2:19 PM | Mary Fitzsimmons (Administrator)

    I'm Mary Fitzsimmons, WESO President and Business Coach at Go Rogue Business Consulting. I'm really excited for my next Elite Business Mastermind. I have a few spots left.

    Imagine where you could take your business with: 

    -8 weeks of COACHING

    -Support from other entrepreneurs who keep you ACCOUNTABLE to you goals

    -Inspiration to put more FOCUS and ENERGY into your business than ever before

    My next Elite Business Mastermind starts in ONE WEEK and I have a 20% off code for anyone in this group. Includes 8 hours of IN-PERSON group coaching, weekly video and text check-ins and more! 

    Learn more here:Elite Business Mastermind

    Save 20% CODE: togetherwecan 

    Please share the link with anyone awesome that’s ready to take their business to the next level. Email me with any questions. Mary@GoRogueBiz.com






  • March 14, 2023 2:02 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County (The Chamber) has partnered with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to provide grants to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The Southern Oregon Strong Business Success Grant Program is intended to provide direct payments to businesses in Oregon House District #4 who have or are currently experiencing losses due to the impact of COVID-19.

    The program will cover revenue losses such as utility expenses, utility payments, mortgage and rent arrears, and other expenses to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19. Funds are allocated out of the US Treasury’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants. The Chamber will award eligible small businesses up to $50,000 in funds.

    To qualify, a business must be designated as a small business (per federal statue, that means no more than 500 employees) and their primary place of business must be located in Oregon House District #4 boundaries that were in effect prior to the 2021 legislative redistricting changes.

    Please review the Responding to Negative Economic Impacts - Assistance to Small Businesses section of the SLFRF Overview of the Final Rule for more information about how these funds can be utilized.
     

    TIMELINE AND SELECTION

    The application period will be open from March 15, 2023, through April 26, 2023. Once the application period is closed, The Chamber will review all eligible applicants and determine grant awards. Applicants will be notified of the selection results starting on May 17, 2023.
     

    GENERAL ELIGIBILITY

    In order to receive funds through this grant program, applicants will be prescreened to ensure they are compliant with federal and state guidelines. The Chamber reserves the right to reject applications not meeting federal and state requirements, or to request additional documentation showing eligibility, or if an application is not complete. The applications will be screened as follows:
    • Is the applicant in good standing with federal and state entities?
    • Did they demonstrate the negative impact(s) caused by COVID-19?
    • Is the applicant receiving a duplicate benefit from other sources for the same Covid-19 related revenue loss?
    • Is the organization located in Oregon House District #4 and/or serving community members that reside specifically in that district?

    REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

    • Complete Grant Application
    • 2019, 2020, and 2021 (if available) Federal Income Tax Return documenting business income and loss
    • Budget documentation to show how you will allocate the funding
    • APPLY HERE

  • March 09, 2023 12:27 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

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