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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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  • December 14, 2017 1:45 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Stumped for a gift for someone on your list? Check out WESO members to see if they offer the perfect item. Member businesses include purses, organizers, jewelry, food, essential oils, health and wellness products, makeup, flower essences and many more. You can also get a gift certificate from some businesses.

    Plus, many of our members offer discounts to WESO members.

    Check out the choices at WESO Member Directory and discounts at WESO Member Discounts.

  • December 03, 2017 9:45 PM | Joyce Crain

    Hi, it's a little drive but the best bazaar in the valley is in Wimer, just drive to Rogue River turn left at the very first light,and continue out to the Community Center. Santa will be there on a beautifully decorated stage for pictures with the kiddos. they serve hot soups for  lunch and goodies served, music all day. It is an old fashioned Christmas my FAVORITE bazaar of the year. 

  • November 08, 2017 3:45 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    How to Start an eCommerce Business

    SPEAKER: Brandon Kirkland, Founder of EpicShops.com

    Wizard of Light Bulb Moments & eCommerce

    Wednesday, Nov 8th


    3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

    Doors open at 3:30PM

    ROOM 132 

    RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

    101 S. Bartlett St., Medford

    In this presentation, learn:

    * How eCommerce has shaped business

    * How to start an eCommerce business

    * The Three Principles of a successful eCommerce business



    Phone: 541-552-8300

    Email: sbdc@sou.edu

  • October 25, 2017 9:21 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    I'm a little late to the party but let's celebrate National Women's Small Business Month!

    More info at https://www.smartbizloans.com/blog/womens-small-business-month/

  • October 19, 2017 5:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Is it time to take the next step in building your business?
    Are you ready to dedicate yourself to growth?

    If the answer is YES, then the time is right to join us.

    This nine-month program, taught by Jack Vitacco and guest speakers, will combine classroom instruction, in order to bring you the latest in management instruction, and on-site business advising in order to improve your business operations.

    In this class, you will learn:
    How to Manage Your Finances Using Your Own Information
    How to Motivate and Retain Your Employees
    How to Build Profits into Your Daily Operations
    How to Use Technology to Build Profitability
    and much more!

    Please note: This class is geared towards businesses that have been in operation for more than a year, and that are working upon growing and improving their profitability. Class size will be limited in order to provide the necessary individual attention to each business.
    We can accommodate a maximum of two attendees per business.

    Class begins on October 19th, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and will continue through June 2018.
    The total fee for this course is $449.00.
    The first 8 businesses to register will receive a $50.00 discount.
    Participants will be contacted for final approval after initial registration.

    To learn more or submit a registration for approval, click HERE.

    Questions? Feel free to contact us by email at sbdc@sou.edu, or by phone at 541-552-8300.

    Visit us on the web at sou.edu/sbdc
  • September 27, 2017 5:30 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Is it possible to strike a balance between work and regular life?

    Join us on Wednesday, September 27th at the University Club in Medford and hear Dr. Robin Miller share simple steps you can apply immediately to enhance your well-being and happiness. Dr. Miller will share tips on effective ways to keep your heart, brain, and gut healthy as well as how you can use food to improve your mood. She’ll also share tools spicing up your sex life, making exercise fun, and optimizing your healthy weight.

    The Women’s Leadership Conference is proud to sponsor quarterly events to promote more equitable representation of leadership by women in our community—at every career level and all stages of personal growth.

    WHEN: Wed. Sept 27, 2017
    TIME: 5:30 PM - 7:30PM

                  5:30 - 6:15 Networking
                  6:15 - 7:00 Dr. Robin Miller
                  7:00 - 7:30 Mixer

    Walk-ins (cash/check only) are welcome as space allows.
    WHERE: The Rogue River Valley University Club
    218 West 6th St., Medford (next door to the Holly Theatre)

    EVENT: $10 per Person
    Seating Limited.

    (includes appetizers and one glass of wine)

    Robin Miller, M.D., M.H.S. practices internal medicine and serves as the medical director for Triune Integrative Medicine in Medford, OR. She is a medical reporter for KOBI-5 and produced the award-winning health series, "Is There a Doctor in the House?," which airs on the Wellness Channel nationwide. Her medical column can be read in The Daily Courier in Grants Pass, OR and she is the host of a teen health podcast sponsored by Nature's Cure.
    Robin is the author of several books including Kids Ask the Doctor and Confessions of the Soul Straight from the Heart and most recently Healed: Health and Wellness for the 21st Century and The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife and Beyond: A No-Nonsense Approach to Staying Healthy After 50. Robin lives in the Rogue River Valley with her husband, a gastroenterologist physician.
  • September 22, 2017 2:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)


  • September 06, 2017 2:40 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Check out the article by Maria LiPuma in the recent Medford Chamber Business Review.

    "Is Fear Sabotaging Your Business Success?"

    (Flip the pages to p. 32)

    Maria has many suggestions to help you!

  • May 17, 2017 12:15 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

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  • May 03, 2017 3:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

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