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A great place to learn more about what's going on with WESO and WESO members' businesses!

Members Only - post news about your business, such as new products, sales, or special events. Also, give testimonials about other WESO members' businesses and how they have helped you.

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  • February 15, 2019 12:26 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Here's another excellent article on WESO in the Medford Chamber Business Review:

    https://businessreview.medfordchamber.com/business-profile---weso-xtkc4

  • February 12, 2019 2:31 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    We have wonderful coverage on us here: https://www.southernoregonbusiness.com/february-2019/

    Go to the article on pp. 26-28 in this issue.

    Lots of information, photos, etc.


  • February 07, 2019 12:25 PM | Joyce Crain

    Hi, don't miss out on the business spotlight opportunities at our dinner meetings. 

    The spots available next calendar year are October, November, December and

    2020 Jan, Feb, Apr, May, June.

    It is $20.00 for 10 minute spot  to speak at 6:50p  before our speaker and you get a table to display your business.

    Just email me at joycecrain14@gmail.com to reserve a month and pay on line in Misc payments the month before to be on the website. 

  • January 11, 2019 4:29 PM | Joyce Crain

    Hello, last night at the meeting we filled the April 2019 spot. So, we have May and June this calendar year and starting after September 2019 networking kick off meeting: Oct, Nov, Dec are available. 

    2020 Jan, Feb Apr, May and June just let me know what month you want and I'll reserve for you. Go on line to Misc payments and pay your $20 for the 10 minute spot. You also get a table to display your business and can put something to advertise at each place setting at the dinner. 

    Looking forward to this year.

    Joyce Crain, VP

  • January 10, 2019 8:19 AM | Joyce Crain

    We have a business spotlight at each dinner meeting. I have April, May and June left for our current year 2019. The cost is $20.00 for 10 minutes. You get your own 6 ft table to display your business, you can put items on each place setting to advertise, and you speak for 10 minutes before the educational speaker. Contact me to reserve the month you want then go online to Misc payments and pay your $10 to reserve your spot. Your business is advertised on the website and the emails that go out to hundreds of members and past members.

  • November 27, 2018 11:40 AM | Deleted user

    Hi All!

    I am a new member of this organization!  I opened my business on October 27!  

    I wanted to share that I am running a Christmas Special - purchase 4 Blu Room sessions for $100 (must be used within 30 days).  This is a $260 value!

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    Merry Christmas!

  • November 27, 2018 10:00 AM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Check out this free workshop from the SOU Small Business Development Center to make sure you've got all your bases covered.

    Introduction to Entrepreneurship

    12/18 - 10:00 to 11:00 AM


    1/11 - 3:00 to 4:00 PM

    1/22 - 10:00 to 11:00 AM

    2/8 - 3:00 to 4:00 PM


    Get the important information you need to know before you start or grow your business. This 1-hour
     free orientation provides the "nuts and bolts" and more to help you succeed. All materials will be provided. The only thing you need to bring are your questions! Space is limited! Click here for more information or to register!

    Topics include:

    • SBDC Services - Tools, resources and services.
    • Feasibility - Evaluating your business idea and doing the research.
    • Legal Structures - Which one is right for you and your business?
    • Registration & Licensing - State and Local Rules, Regulations and Licensing Requirements.
    • Business Plan Basics - Where to start with writing your business plan. 

    All meetings are held in room 130A at RCC/SOU HEC 101 S Bartlett Street in Medford (cross streets are 8th and Riverside)

    You must pre-register as class size is limited.

  • October 01, 2018 12:27 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)


    October's Domestic Violence Awareness month is a way to educate and connect in our community around the efforts to end domestic violence.

    For more information on local events, find Jackson County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence on Facebook at facebook.com/JCoDVAM.

    Also, WESO supports our local Community Works - Dunn House Shelter which provides a safe refuge and support services for women and children to help them escape from domestic or sexual abuse, stalking, trafficking and date violence.  Adults with or without children who are in fear from their intimate partner or family member may need to stay in a safe place while figuring out a longer term plan for safety, or have time to rest and learn about options.

    Dunn House Shelter is a large home where several families reside. Food, clothing, and personal care items are provided and the services are free and confidential. Children at Dunn House Shelter have a safe place to play, to spend time with their mothers and to be involved in age appropriate activities. Advocates work with families to provide information, referrals to community services, and needed support.

    To find out more and make a donation, go to Community Works - Dunn House Shelter.

  • August 31, 2018 2:42 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Come to the sixteenth annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum, a free information event for small business owners and those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs. This is a special opportunity to get free consultations and attend seminars on topics critical to small businesses. Information booths will be staffed by representatives from banking, insurance, and government as well as local trade organizations. WESO will be there!

    Get more information or register HERE.

    Volunteers are also needed to help before and during the event.

    They need help with:

    • Assembling packets of information for attendees   
    • Decorating
    • Guiding Exhibitors to their tables for setup
    • Monitoring rooms and gathering presentation evaluations
    • Helping presenters
    • Greeting attendees at the welcome/registration table
    If you are interested, contact the Small Business Development Center at sbdc@sou.edu

    Include "Volunteer Interest - Forum 2018" in the subject line and your preferred task(s) and a little about you, with any relevant skills or previous volunteer work.


  • August 16, 2018 10:48 AM | Joyce Crain

    Hello, WESO Members, we have 3 Business Spotlight months available.  It costs $20.00 and can be paid online but you must reserve it in advance with me (Joyce Crain). You get your own 6 ft table to display your business, talk for 10 minutes before the speaker and can put information on each table to advertise.  Great advertising opportunity!!!

    Three dinner meetings in 2019:

    Apr 11

    May 9

    June 13

    *** please note September's networking event is Sept 20th AND February's is Feb 7th a change from our normal 2nd Thursday evenings.

    *** the Expo next year is March 9th, a Saturday 12p - 4p. Members can sign up early. Watch the website. (Vendor set up will start at 8:30am)

    See you all at the September networking event. Fun games and ice breakers. Bring a friend.

    Joyce




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