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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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  • 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
    Are you ready to achieve your ideal weight?
    Are you ready to make a non-radical leap to optimum health?
    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

  • September 11, 2013 4:03 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)
    Check out the link to the recording of the Small Business Development Center's webinar on the Affordable Care Act and how it could affect you and your business.


    Also, the Oregon SBDC Network has created a webpage on the Affordable Care Act at

  • August 26, 2013 3:45 PM | Diane West (Administrator)
    Have you wanted to join WESO but need a membership that accommodates more than just yourself? WESO is now offering a Business Membership for up to four people in your organization. Call or email our Membership Director for more info.
  • March 31, 2013 4:46 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)
    Do you have a friend who would like to join you (and us) at the next WESO dinner meeting? Have we got a deal for you AND her!

    At the April and May meetinge, we're having a drawing for a great prize. We'll draw ONE business card each meeting.

        * Members : Win a free WESO dinner if you're accompanied by a non-member guest and we draw your card.


        *  Member Friends:  Win a free half-year membership, if your non-member guest's card is drawn.

    Not all members and guests can be entered in the drawing. Only members who bring a friend and your friend are eligible. You or your friend have an excellent chance to win!

    So members, bring a guest to the April 11th or May 9th dinner meetings and enter the Member–Bring a Friend Drawing!

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