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MACC e-News - November 2017           Vol. 28 - #11
 CHAMBER CEO JOINS OSCC BOARD
 The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce   the appointment of President/CEO Gioia Goodrum to the Oregon   State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She was seated at   the OSCC annual conference in Florence Oregon. Goodrum said she is   'honored to serve on the OSCC board and represent our Chamber   members at the State Chamber.' She is also a member of OSCC's   Government Affairs Council, ensuring members are educated and   made aware of public policy impacting business in Oregon.



NOVEMBER ANNIVERSARIES
Peterson & Prause L.L.P.
The Joel Palmer House
Delphian School
Yamhill County Association of Realtors®
McMinnville Lions Club
Yan's Chinese Restaurant
Edward Jones, Trevor Hoskinson
Great Harvest Bread Co.
McMinnville Self-Stor
McMinnville Inn
Mr. Rooter of Salem
Coastal Mountain Springs
Christensen Auto Sales, Inc.
Red Fox Bakery
Marjorie House Memory Care
Biofield Health Services
Yamhill County Employer Council (YCEC)
Visit McMinnville
Dayton Community Development Association
Langenwalter Wellness
MY Handyman LLC
Heidi's Helping Hands, LLC Cleaning Service
McMinnville Family Dental
Cascadia Wealth Management
Planet Fitness
Elevation - Body. Mind. Soul.
Country Financial - Tualatin Valley
McMinnville Free Clinic

Recology Staff Change
Recology Western Oregon is pleased to announce that RWO General Manager Fred Stemmler has accepted a management position with a newly acquired group of Recology companies in Northern California.  Fred will be succeeded by another veteran Recology employee-owner, Carl Peters.  Carl currently manages the company's Portland-area operations, as well as compost facilities around the state.  All of us here are RWO wish Fred and his family the best of luck in their new adventure!

Wine Country Shop Hop
Dayton Mercantile along with 7 other businesses in Yamhill Country are going to be hosting the 2nd Annual Wine Country Shop Hop coming up on the weekend of November 11th & 12th.  All the shops will have specials for the weekend, nibbles and wine.  This is a fun kick off to the shopping season.  Please join Dayton Mercantile, Pulp and Circumstance, Red Ridge Farms, Mes Amies, Blue Raeven Farm Stand, Joy's Uptown, MD Haney and Rain Dance Vineyards for this don't miss yearly event. 

MEDP Receives Oregon Business Development Success Award
On Monday, October 23, 2017, MEDP (McMinnville Economic Development Partnership) received the Oregon Economic Development Association's 2017 Business Development Success Award for the Organic Valley Project.
 
The Business Development Success award "recognizes innovative programs in business development." This includes projects that involve recruiting new businesses to "create new jobs, expand the local tax base, and improve the community." To receive the award MEDP had to demonstrate their use of economic development best practices and principles, as well as how strong relationships helped shape the project.
 
In 2017, Wisconsin based company Organic Valley, expanded their operation to McMinnville, Oregon with the purchase of the former Farmers Cooperative Creamery building. Since the purchase, Organic Valley has invested over $20 million into their new facility, converting the space from general to organic processing, and has plans to hire over 20 employees.
 
Upon choosing the location, the company also received a $350,000 Governor's Strategic Reserve Fund Award to ensure the operation of the butter line at the new plant.
 
Organic Valley's expansion into McMinnville supports MEDP's 1,500 in 15 goal of fostering the creation of 1,500 new, family-wage jobs, in McMinnville by 2032, McMinnville's 150th anniversary. Not only did the expansion help retain 9 jobs and add over 20 new jobs to the community, Organic Valley is also connected to 72 family-farms in Washington and Oregon.
 
At the company's grand opening event, representatives stated that the "Oregon welcome" helped confirm their decision to come to Oregon. In a community that has a culture of cooperation, the company has already found a warm welcome in McMinnville.
 
The project was a coordination of the CROPP Organic Valley advance team, the current staff at Organic Valley - McMinnville, McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Regional Solutions Coordinator James LaBar, Business Oregon Director Chris Harder, Business Oregon Deputy Director Chris Cummings, Business Oregon Regional Development Officer Dennie Houle, City of McMinnville Community Development Director Mike Bisset, Oregon Department of Agriculture, and McMinnville Water & Light.

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Betty Lou's, Inc. Cascade Steel |  Columbia State Bank | Express Employment Professionals Freelin-Wade  Les Schwab Tire Center |  Meggitt Polymers & Composites |  Spirit Mountain Casino
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