It has been a particularly challenging time. But as we look to brighter days, the University of Oregon is launching the Student Recovery Corps in Portland during the summer of 2021. This program will connect talented undergraduate UO students with community partners throughout the region for a 10-week internship opportunity.
Students will receive a philanthropically funded stipend from the university and trusted partners will host one student over the summer session.
Will you help make this program a success by hosting an intern at no cost to you?Do you have a project or specific type of work a student could tackle to help advance the mission, recovery and advancement of your business or organization?
Our partnerships will focus on small business, non-profit, education, and civic agencies who would benefit from internship assistance. In addition to other placements, our hope is to connect interns with organizations with a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and to businesses sectors particularly impacted by COVID-19, such as Black- and minority-owned businesses.
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Production team members perform tasks involved in the manufacturing of the company’s products. The
position follows standard work methods and practices safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient
and safe as possible. Processes are constantly updated in our spirit of continuous improvement.
Manufacturing experience is preferred but not required. This is a physical job that will require lots of
sanding in our woodshop, which has a number of loud and dusty machines and running tools.
Gluing of parts
Hand and power sanding
Applying a finish coat to products
Assembling products using bolts, screws, and other fasteners
Reporting quality control issues
Maintaining a clean and safe work area
Open to feedback
Attention to detail
This is a full-time seasonal position with the possibility of being hired on. Hours are Monday through
Friday and can range from 7:00am to 5:00pm. (Typically 8:00am to 4:00pm) Approximately
35-40hrs/week. Compensation is $13.50 – $15.00 per hour depending on skill level, with the opportunity to
increase with skill level.
What do we do?
We design and make premium accessories in our workshop in Portland, Oregon.
Visit us and see what we do at www.grovemade.com
Embrace Truth. Be Open. Always Get Better. Put Team First.
We work for more than just making a living. Fundamentally, life should be meaningful and we believe that
focusing on happiness first will naturally lead to success and great products for our customers.
We have a fun loving, hard working, and professional environment with high expectations. Emphasis is on
open mindedness, teamwork, and continuous improvement.
Interested? Email your resume to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from
Grovemade, 6524 N. Albina Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
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Business Organizations Focused on Underserved Small Businesses Awarded $3 Million in Grants to Address Pandemic Impacts
Today, Business Oregon announced awards from one of the latest programs the agency quickly stood up to serve businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s economic development agency is awarding 23 grants totaling $3 million that will provide technical assistance to underserved small businesses across the state. Funding was allocated by the Oregon legislature and Governor Kate Brown as part of the state’s pandemic response.
“No one can do this work alone,” said Business Oregon Director Chris Cummings. “This funding allows us to get resources in the hands of twenty-three experienced organizations as we partner together to serve traditionally underserved small businesses across the state. It bolsters the outcomes of the other programs we have launched to offset the enormous impacts the COVID-19 pandemic has had on small businesses.”
The program was crafted to serve businesses whose needs are unmet by existing resources and who face systemic barriers to small business success. These focus areas include minority- and women-owned businesses, and rural businesses. The program is aligned to focus on groups identified in Governor Brown’s Equity Framework in COVID-19 Response and Recovery.
One grant recipient is the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber, receiving a $290,000 grant to serve Latinx small business owners in Oregon.
“With Covid-19 affecting the Latinx community disproportionally, the Hispanic Chamber is happy to receive this award and expand its reach to serve a larger number of businesses affected by the crisis,” said Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Executive Director Carmen Castro. “The Hispanic Chamber has more than 26 years of experience providing culturally-specific technical assistance to the community and will work hard to help small Latinx businesses weather this storm.”
The program provides funding for experienced organizations to deliver direct technical assistance for their small business clients. Technical assistance refers to the education, resources, and guidance provided to entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them sustain and grow businesses.
Examples of technical assistance awardees will provide for small businesses include, but are not limited to:
Business plan review and assistance
Helping access capital, loan application support
Mentoring / cohort business coaching
Referrals / training
Financial literacy / credit counseling
Specialized help – accounting, legal, HR
Technology services – web development, e-commerce
Recruitment and screening
The following organizations will be awarded funds, contingent upon successful contract negotiation between Business Oregon and funding recipients. Applications were reviewed by an evaluation committee for eligibility with state and federal funding guidelines, and alignment with program goals. All projects must be completed and grant funds must be expended by December 30, 2020. Unexpended funds will be returned to the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the CARES Act of 2020.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Black American Chamber of Commerce (BACC) & Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon (PACCO)
Economic Development of Central Oregon (EDCO)
High Desert Partnership
Huerto de la Familia
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Metro Contractor Improvement Partnership
Micro Enterprise Resources, Initiatives, and Training (MERIT)
Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. The agency’s services span rural community development and infrastructure financing; business retention, expansion and recruitment; export promotion and international trade; investments in industry research and development and entrepreneurship; small business assistance; and support for arts and cultural organizations. Learn more at www.oregon4biz.com
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Do you have a passion for Native arts and cultures? The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a Native-led national organization dedicated to promoting the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of indigenous arts and cultures. Its mission is to advance equity and cultural knowledge, focusing on the power of arts and collaboration to strengthen Native communities and promote positive social change with American Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native people in the United States. Through its program initiatives, NACF supports Native artists, culture bearers, and projects that are focused on environmental, cultural, and social change. We support artists to create new work, develop their arts practice, and produce projects in collaboration with communities. Support includes financial resources, artist training, and professional development, presenting and promoting artist work, and project management. NACF will continue with community engagement across the continental 48 states, Alaska and Hawaii as it pertains to raising the visibility and availability of Native resources and knowledge to address cultural equity, anti-racism, and decolonization.
Located in the Pacific Northwest, an area known for its rich Native traditions and dedication to artistic endeavors, NACF is based out of Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. This year Yale Union, a contemporary arts center, repatriated their Portland, Oregon 40,000-square-foot building to NACF and in 2021 it will become the Center for Native Arts and Cultures.
The director of finance is responsible for the overall financial health and operation of the organization. The DOF reports to the president and is the senior staff person for finance, accounting and investments. In addition to providing counsel and strategic support to the president on all financial matters, the DOF also serves as an advisor to the board and is the staff lead with the board’s finance committee. While this position is the executive level finance person the size of the staff is such that the DOF will also be required to perform more routine day-to-day tasks, e.g. bookkeeping entries and bank deposits.
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As your business adapts to this time and changes to how you operate, it’s natural to worry about how your energy bill impacts your bottom line. Here are a few tools to manage your energy bill and use.
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On June 2nd Business Oregon announced the recipients of $2.5 million in matching grant funding through the Emergency Business Assistance Grant Fund, which was created by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Legislature to assist small businesses suffering in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $10 million of funding is being allocated through three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for different types of applicants. This is the first of round of funding, consisting of $2.5 million and closed for proposals May 18.
“We stood this program up very quickly, and communities throughout Oregon in turn put together excellent proposals on a short time-frame for how they will get the funding into the hands of their local small businesses,” said Business Oregon director Chris Cummings.
This round solicited proposals from cities, counties, and Economic Development Districts that have existing small business COVID-relief programs or will stand up new programs to issue grants to local small businesses with fewer than 25 employees. The program also encourages efforts to provide access to sole proprietors and historically disadvantaged businesses.
Business Oregon received 46 applications requesting $7.5 million, but only $2.5 million is available in this round. Final amounts to each will be announced shortly as contracts are finalized with each recipient, but the median award will be approximately $45,000.
To fill gaps not reached by other programs, these state funds are to be directed to adversely affected businesses that have been unable to receive federal CARES Act funding, including the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance program, or other federal programs for emergency pandemic funding. Businesses may use the proceeds for any business-related operating expenses, including helping to reopen in line with state guidance.
A full description of the program details and application requirements are on our website. Proposals for round two of the funding that is open to Community Development Financial Institutions and Economic Development Districts closed Monday June 1. Proposals for the third and final round will be solicited later in June. Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy. The agency’s services span rural community development and infrastructure financing; business retention, expansion and recruitment; export promotion and international trade; investments in industry research and development and entrepreneurship; small business assistance; and support for arts and cultural organizations.
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The application process is open from 8 a.m. on May 11 until 5 p.m. on May 15.
In an effort to support entities that have direct ties to driving overnight visitation, Travel Oregon has established a COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant Program. Continued operations of small businesses and regional and local destination marketing/management organizations will be vital to economic recovery efforts.
COVID-19 Emergency Response applications may be used for general operating support with the goal of maintaining jobs. Total funding available is $800,000. One-time grant requests may be up to $10,000 depending on applicant and 2019 budget. The anticipated award range will be from $2,500-$10,000 per applicant. No cash match is required. Projects must be completed by December 31, 2020. One application will be accepted per eligible entity.
Eligible applicants include those listed below that are currently doing business in Oregon, have been conducting business for the past five years and can demonstrate direct work in support of improving the economic impacts of Oregon’s travel and tourism industry:
Oregon lodging properties with 25 or fewer full-time employees on January 31, 2020.
Oregon-based tour operators, guides and outfitters with a budget greater than $100,000 in 2019 and carrying worker’s compensation insurance; and can demonstrate working partnership referrals or bookings of lodging packages at properties such as hotels, motels, BnB’s and resorts.
Federally recognized tribes, including tribally owned enterprises and tribal member owned businesses that directly support the travel and tourism industry.
Funds may be used to: Support business continuity expenses, including but not limited to, wages, business licensing/permitting, commercial insurance, business fleet maintenance, lease or mortgage payments.
Preference will be given to applicants from communities with a population of fewer than 35,000 residents.
Preference will be given to applicants who have NOT received funding through an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
The Oregon Arts and Culture Recovery Program will provide flexible resources from a cohort of participating funders to support the arts and culture community who have been adversely impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19.
This program supports the adaptive capacity of both arts organizations and arts funders. Nonprofit organizations can submit a single application, which will reach numerous participating foundations, public agencies and individuals.
Generous community partners are supporting this program. Partners supporting this effort currently include: The Collins Foundation, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Arts Commission, The Reser Family Foundation and Schnitzer CARE Foundation / Jordan Schnitzer.