Winter 2018
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What Do CEO’s, Executives and Business Owners
Need to Know About Social Media?

Do you understand the full scope of the social-digital world? Is your business integrating social tools at every level of the organization, or just as an afterthought? Start-ups and mature company leaders will want to attend the next LAUNCH|Talk. Be sure to attend and please invite everyone on your contact list. This is a rare opportunity to get your questions answered by an expert in monetizing your social media efforts. 


Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Climate City Brewing, Grants Pass
Cost: $15, FREE for SOREDI Members
Program: The Social Paradigm Shift: How Social Media Could & Should be Impacting Your Entire Organization.
Food: Pizza will be provided, beer & wine is available for purchase

Gretchen Fox, Founder and CEO of MTO Agency and MTO EDU, a social media training program that helps companies grow their businesses using the power of social media. Prior to the launch of MTO, she served as Vice President of Social at Live Nation and Ticketmaster, the world’s leading live entertainment company where she generated over $20 Million in revenue annually through social media channels and launched concerts for some of the biggest recording artists in the world, including Jay-Z, Kanye West and P!NK. Before joining Live Nation, Fox launched one of the first Social TV products to deliver interactive and live streaming experiences at NASPERS R&D project and Silicon Valley start-up, Media-Zone. In this role, she managed online marketing for some of the world’s biggest sport properties, including; AELTC’s Wimbledon Championships, IndyCar Race Control, ING New York City Marathon, and NBC’s Winter Olympics. Fox is equipped to walk you through what you need to know to win the Social Age.
Hope to see you! 


MARCH 16, 1-4PM
ROOM 129
Join us for this informative, 3-hour workshop and learn:
• What is franchising?
• The advantages vs disadvantages of a franchise model
• What are the challenges?
• Franchise law and rules
• How do royalties work?
And more! Get your franchising questions answered!
Pre-Registration: $50
At the Door: $75
541-552-8300 | 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford |
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Save the Date!

Ashland Chamber Business Education Series
March Workshop



Wednesday, March 21st

-two sessions-

8am-9am  ♦  10am-11am


Registration will be $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members

You may have heard that there are changes happening the in recycling world across the globe, and you might be wondering how those changes could impact your business. Jamie Rosenthal, Recology Ashland’s Waste Zero Specialist, has helped Recology and Ashland stay ahead of the global challenges. Attend this workshop and discover:

  • How changes might impact your business
  • How reducing, reusing and recycling impact your bottom line and save you money
  • How making incremental changes over time make a big impact
  • Ways to get your staff excited about changes 

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SOU SBDC Workshops

New Client Orientation

We offer three sessions per month on Thursday mornings. Even if you are currently a client, you are welcome to attend to find out more about what is offered by the SOU SBDC, the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network, plus a lot more.

Click here to select the day and time that works for you. > > >

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