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The Compass
January 2018
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New Year’s Greeting from Susan

Happy New Year! We are delighted to start 2018 with a new title for the newsletter. After much thought and conversation with the clients we serve, the title “The Compass“ was deemed most fitting.
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Welcome Bonnie Day
Bonnie settled in Pendleton four years ago, attracted to the strong sense of community in the area. Prior to working at EOBS she managed education and outreach programs at the Pendleton Center for the Arts and coordinated volunteer experiences for adults with disabilities in Portland-based nonprofits including SCRAP, the ReBuilding Center and Hoyt Arboretum.
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Employee Pipeline Project
The first year of the Employee Pipeline Project is off to a great start after an initial work session with local businesses on Nov. 20, 2017. 21 local employers were present at the work session, as well as representatives from 5 different stakeholders including Umatilla County, Pendleton School District, CAPECO, City of Pendleton and WorkSource Oregon, and the Eastern Oregon Workforce Investment Board.
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School to Careers
Christina van der Kamp
We have reached the half-way mark of year two of the School to Careers program! Eastern Oregon Business Source continues to support several school districts in Umatilla County as they create and grow programs to connect their students to meaningful career-related learning experiences.
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Umatilla County Regional Capacity Building
Umatilla County Regional
Below are a few of the projects that have been made possible by the public-private partnership between the County and Eastern Oregon Business Source
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Weston – Internet Whitepaper
Utilizing information, researched and compiled by Eastern Oregon Business Source, on internet and broadband; The City of Weston has made the first steps in improving their broadband capabilities, through a grant opportunity from Business Oregon.
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Oregon State Homeland Security Grant Submission
The Emergency Manager has enlisted the support of Eastern Oregon Business Source, through the Umatilla County Regional Capacity Building Initiative, to help write, organize and submit an Oregon State Homeland Security grant application for emergency management and response
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Helix Advancement Partnership Network (HAPN)
The community development consultants at Eastern Oregon Business Source will support the HAPN board of directors throughout 2018. The work will include board development, grant writing strategy and mentoring.
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Funders Forum
Umatilla County and Eastern Oregon Business Source are hosting the first-ever Regional Funder’s Forum. Funders from around Oregon have been invited to come and share best practices and answer questions about funding opportunities and strategies for writing the best application.
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Tips and Tools
Grant Writing Tips
Networking! Identify businesses and organizations in your community that could be potential, future partners in programs and projects. Building networks, relationships and connections prior to funding opportunities will create stronger applications and better programs.

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Kresge Foundation
The Kresge Foundation has several grant opportunities for non-profit organization and government agencies; covering a wide range of topics.
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Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Laura and John Arnold Foundation accepts grants on a rolling basis and cover areas of planning, criminal justice, education and many others.
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The Good Shepard Foundation
The Good Shepard Foundation has two upcoming grant cycles. The first deadline is January 31, 2018 with awards in the spring and the second deadline is July 31, 2018 for fall awards.
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Eastern Oregon Business Source Contacts

Eastern Oregon Business Source
245 SE 4th Pendleton, OR 97801

Susan Bower
SHRM SCP, MBA, President and Owner
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Brittany Johnson
Community Development Coordinator
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Christina van der Kamp
School to Careers Coordinator
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Bonnie Day
Project Coordinator
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245 SE 4th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
United States
245 SE 4th Street
Pendleton, OR 97801
United States