Last week, Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) launched a new series of quick videos highlighting local companies working through the COVID-19 crisis. This week’s episode features Sisters-based company, Personalized Nutrients and shows how the company is supporting its employees, neighbors, and other local businesses during this time.

Karnopp Petersen is pleased to sponsor this week’s episode.

See more episodes on EDCO’s YouTube Channel.

Be sure to register for EDCO’s next virtual PubTalk: Thursday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
Helen Edwards and David Edwards, Co-Founders, Sonder Scheme

Pitching Company:
Tyrone Hazen, Founder, Puffin Coolers

Company Updates:
Allison Barnard, Founder, Terra Frma
Julie Mosier and Henry Mosier, Co-Founders, Food for the Sole

Title Sponsors:
Supporting Sponsors:

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Free Webinar
This Thursday, April 16 at Noon – RSVP

Register to hear from local businesses representing different industries about how their bottom line has been recently impacted – and what this means for their ability to retain their workforce. We’ll discuss different approaches taken with respect to retention strategies and lay off and/or furloughs of employees, along with plans to return to regular staffing.

Cheri Helt, owner of Zydeco/Bistro 28, will share her experiences as a small business owner/employer, as well as her unique perspective and insight as a State Representative.

Dana Dunlap, Program Manager with COIC-WorkSource Oregon, will discuss the WorkShare program as an alternative to layoffs, and how local Rapid Response teams can help.

Kurt Barker, Attorney with Karnopp Peterson, will discuss what employers need to consider from a legal perspective when reducing a workforce.

Juliana Williams is the Executive Director for the Boys and Girls Club of Bend. Her team made the difficult decision to lay off a large portion of their workforce. Juliana will share lessons learned during those early days, and what actions they’re taking to ensure the team can return in the future.

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