Category Archives: Oregon

How to Turn City Leaders into Community Quarterbacks

Interview: Chip Massie, Executive Director, Klamath County Chamber of Commerce Last week, I got to talk on the phone with Chip Massie about what it means to be a community quarterback. Chip is the Executive Director...

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Announcing the ComCap16 Rural Scholarship!

Thanks to the support and partnership with The Ford Family Foundation, we are pleased to announce the ComCap16 Rural Scholarship. We want to make this conference as accessible as possible for potential attendees across the state of Oregon. Suggested regions...

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How The JOBS Act Gets it Wrong—And DPOs Get it Right

The last few years have been exciting ones, as new crowdfunding laws at the state and federal level have been passed that allow people to easily invest in small, growing companies—the kind of investments that, since the Securities Act of 1933, have been the exclusive purview of accredited, or wealthy, investors. In many ways, it […]

MacDougall is the Official Bat of the Great West League

MadDougall Batmakers, one of the companies on HatchOregon.com, is now the official bat for the Great West League. Congratulations John and company! “We’re pleased to welcome MacDougall Bats to our Great West League family”, said GWL...

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Get ‘Em Young: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial and Investor Mindset

Future Entrepreneurs If you ask the average person whether or not they’re an investor, they’ll probably look at you confusedly, and they might mention that they have an E*Trade account. By the time most people are...

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Making Law Accessible to Spanish Speakers

Americans hail from different cultures, practice different religions, and speak different languages.  Although English is the primary language in the US, the country does not have an official language.  In Oregon, Spanish is the second most...

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A Possible Update to SEC Rules for Internet Advertising

How do you allow entrepreneurs to raise local capital without onerous red tape, while also minimizing risks for investors? What can be done at the federal and state level?

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Michael Shuman Gives Us the Facts on Local Economies

Any conversation about growing your local economy likely begins and ends with Michael Shuman. He is an internationally recognized expert on the topic—in fact, he wrote the book on the matter, or four to be exact. Michael Shuman is...

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Marco Vangelisti Shares How to Make Our Money Matter

“Most of us are not aware of the individual holdings of mutual funds in which we might be invested, let alone how the individual companies in them are utilizing the capital and how they treat their employees, the communities they affect and the environment.”

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This Social Enterprise Wants to Magnify The Power of Local Businesses

When a shopping center was built on the outskirts of the Northwestern small town where Katrina and Michael Scotto di Carlo lived, they couple watched as one shop after another on Main Street closed.  They both had occupations—Michael as a professor and Katrina as an artist—but they were haunted by the closings. After doing some […]