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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 24, 2015 2:02 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Hey, everyone, I just listened to Teri talking about WESO and the Showcase on Jefferson Public Radio this AM. Listen to the podcast

    It's short, about 20 min., so check it out. She talks about our mission, history, and, of course, our rapidly approaching Women Entrepreneurs Showcase on Mar. 12. Plus she featured our other upcoming meetings.

    Teri shared the time with Laura O'Bryon, Executive Director of Community Works Dunn House Shelter. As you may already know, the Showcase will benefit their organization as well as combining a trade show with a networking and educational event for entrepreneurs. 

  • February 03, 2015 4:10 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The Small Business Development Center sponsors monthly lunchtime seminars and this month the topic is "Harnessing the Power of Twitter."

    • Learn how to create messages that get your business to stand out
    • Understand the best uses for hashtags, handles, hat-tips & images
    • Decide if Twitter is worth your precious time

    When: Thurs. February 19
    Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, Medford
    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Cost: FREE

    The speaker is Dr. Donnie Maclurcan. He is an Affiliate Professor in Social Science at SOU and a passionate advocate for all things not-for-profit.  Twitter has been a crucial tool for Donnie as a social entrepreneur and as co- founder of Project Australia, The Post Growth Institute,  Free Money Day, the (en)Rich List, and Cascades Hub.

    Call 541-552-8300 or visit the Small Business Development Center website at www.sou.edu/sbdc for more info.

  • December 23, 2014 4:20 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The SOU School of Business cooperates with local agencies and businesses to provide a wide variety of opportunities for students to gain real-world experience. Learn how your organization can benefit from using student interns and how students can benefit from your knowledge and experience. Jane Picknell, Internship Coordinator, will show you how to make the right connections to access our future business leaders.

    You'll learn:

    • How to get a student intern
    • What student interns can do for your business
    • Create a "win-win" experience

    When: Thurs. January 15
    Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett, Medford
    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Cost: FREE

    Bring your own Lunch, Learn & Launch!

    For more info or to register:  https://clients.bizcenter.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=91340042

  • November 12, 2014 12:50 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The next Lunch and Learn seminar from the Small Business Development Center will be on Thursday, Nov. 20. 12:15 to 1:15 at the RCC/SOU building at 101 S. Bartlett, Medford. Contact the SBDC at 541-552-8300 or at http://www.sou.edu/sbdc/index.html for more info and registration.

    The speaker is Patrick Hurley, tax preparer and former IRS agent, and he will be speaking on Recordkeeping and Taxes:

    • What to save to pay business taxes on time
    • Systems to keep accurate records for your business
    • What the IRS looks for when reviewing tax returns
  • October 03, 2014 12:52 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    October 16th is the next "Lunch, Learn and Launch" event sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. Bring a brown bag lunch at 12:15 pm for the free, one-hour seminar with Lisa Manyon, marketing consultant.


        * Design messages that get attention
        * Evaluate how 'disruptive' your messages are & why it matters
        * Learn the 3-step approach for marketing with integrity

    Plus, generate 3-5 actions items that can be implemented immediately!

    When: Thurs. Oct. 16
    Where: RCC/SOU HEC in Medford
    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Cost: FREE

    Call 541.552.8300 for more information or visit their website at:

    A thought leader in copywriting, strategy and marketing, Lisa Manyon is "The Business Marketing Architect". Her relationship-first approach is friendly, effective and teaches people how to create marketing messages with integrity. Lisa's philosophies have been featured in Inc. Magazine. WriteOnCreative.com

  • September 04, 2014 4:11 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)
    The Small Business Development Corp. is sponsoring brown bag lunch seminars and they're FREE! The next one is coming up soon so check it out and sign up.

    Invest in Yourself


    •  Develop a healthy attitude towards spending money

    •  Learn creative money management tools that work

    •  Evaluate if business image is professional or amateurish

       Plus Generate 3-5 actions items that can be implemented immediately! 


    When: Thurs. Sept 18

    Where: RCC/SOU HEC in Medford 

    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

    Cost: FREE

    Bring your own Lunch, Learn & Launch!

    Information and registration

  • June 26, 2014 8:44 AM | Sandra Abell

    Hi Folks,

    I had the good fortune to be interviewed by Kellie Hill from The Right Nutrition Plan about my new book Feeling Good About You. If you'd like to hear the interview or learn more about the book, here is the link.


    If you're interested in Feeling Good About You it's available at Amazon.com .

    I wish you well.

    Sandy Abell

  • February 20, 2014 11:23 AM | Lisa Schweickert (Administrator)
    Lisa Baehr's slide deck is now available from her presentation last week on "How to Attract Customers Through Social Media"!  It was a great talk and very informative!  If you missed it or want to check out the links, please contact me and I'll email it to you.  

  • February 10, 2014 7:00 PM | Deleted user
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    Are you prepared to change your body on the inside and out?
    Are you ready for some simple solution?

    A weekly class for 6 weeks starting on:
    February 10th, 7:00pm
    Heartsong Nutrition,1461 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland
    Cost: $225 for 6 classes
    Register at: http://www.heidisrealnutrition.com/eventsmedia/
  • December 06, 2013 9:00 AM | Deleted user

    You own a business, but who taught you how to be an effective manager, or even what that means? And where do you find powerfully effective tools? If any of these sound familiar:

    • I don’t know how to motivate or inspire my people.

    • I can’t get my employees to do what I tell them to do.

    • I can’t find good people to hire.

    • None of my employees care the way I do.

    Perhaps you need a new perspective on management and some new tools! The management workshop is not a lecture; it’s a ‘roll up your sleeves ‘laboratory’ for you to go to work on your business and get the personal help you need.

    Facilitated by Mary Rydman, EMyth Certified Business Coach

    Website: rydmancoaching.com

    Phone: 541-482-2574, email: mrydman@coach.emyth.com

    Register at: management-impossible.eventbrite.com

    Cost: register before Nov. 15 - $295; after Nov. 15 - $345

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