The North Santiam Canyon Economic Development Corporation recently hired a full-time enterprise facilitator – a professional who will conduct free, one-on-one confidential business assistance for the GROW North Santiam program.
This position is a step to boosting the Canyon-area economy and helping to create successful entrepreneurial businesses in the communities of Aumsville, Stayton, Sublimity, Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn, Mill City, Gates, Detroit and Idanha.
Monday, Sept. 8
5 p.m. – Idanha City
Hall, 183 N. Highway 22, Idanha
6:30 p.m. – Mill City City Hall, 252 SW Cedar, Mill City
7 p.m. – Detroit City Hall, 160 Detroit Ave., Detroit
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Noon – Santiam Grange, 1140 5th St., Lyons
Noon – Stayton Library, 515 N. 1st Ave., Stayton
6:30 p.m. – Santiam Grange, 1140 5th St., Lyons
6:30 p.m. – Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia, Stayton
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Noon – Mill City City Hall, 252 SW Cedar, Mill City
3 p.m. – Community Center, 555 Main St., Aumsville
6:30 p.m. – NSCEDC Office, 228 SW Broadway, Mill City
7 p.m. – Community Center, 555 Main St., Aumsville
The next step in the process is to form an network of Canyon-area residents who will help brainstorm ideas for new and aspiring entrepreneurs. Called the “Resource Board,” this board is a large group comprised of local residents chosen for their diversity of skills, experience and knowledge.
Enterprise Facilitation professionals are coming to the Canyon area in the beginning of September to offer informational sessions to those interested in learning more about the Resource Board.
The responsibility of the Resource Board’s membership is very limited. The advisory board will meet once a month for 90 minutes to come up with ideas and solutions to obstacles and challenges faced by local entrepreneurs and serve as a resource for the enterprise facilitator. There are no minutes, no votes, and no subcommittees, just an opportunity to share your knowledge and help others.
For more information or to participate, call Mia Mohr, NSCEDC program manager, at 503-897-2295.