Eugene women, leading the way
Haley Lyons ( Kernutt Stokes),
Melissa Koke (QSL Print Communications), and
Aimee Butler (Waddell & Reed).
Though nationally the number of women in business leadership roles remains small, their ranks are growing.  An increasing number of women are serving as CEOs at Fortune 500 companies, as well as in top political positions and in managerial and professional occupations. Locally, networking groups work to help women advance their professional careers by providing opportunities for them to share experiences and advice.

Our latest issue of OPEN for Business introduces you to three women reaching the top of their fields, breaking through whatever barriers have historically put business leadership roles largely out of reach for women.

Interested in reaching 3,000 local business people? Consider advertising in the 2017 issues of OPEN for Business. Contact Katherine
Young Professionals gathering Thursday
Thursday, December 1st, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Heritage Distilling Company
YPN is getting into the holiday spirit for the last event of the year!

Heritage Distilling Company will be hosting December's Young Professionals Network at their new Eugene space in the Whiteaker. Head down to Heritage to try one of their fine spirits and enjoy the ambiance of one of Eugene's finest new distilleries! Beer and wine will be provided by our amazing partners at Cornerstone Tailgates and The Eugene Emeralds.

Heritage Distilling will also be hosting St. Vincent De Paul's
Holiday Joy Program where they are helping families who are in need. They will have collection bins for toys and other items families who are in need could use over the holidays. This is a great opportunity for our YPN members to give back to our community.


Business After Hours
Thursday, December 15th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Hilton Home2 Suites
We are very excited to host our December Business After Hours and grand opening celebration at the
Hilton Home2 Suites . This new, four-story, 120-suite extended stay hotel is centrally located at 11th and Olive, walking distance from the all downtown businesses, shops, restaurants and entertainment.  It is the perfect spot for your prospective employees, new employees and clients to call home whether they are here for a few nights, a week or more! 
Come mingle with other local business professionals and be the first to explore all that the new hotel has to offer. Start your evening with a scavenger hunt and unveil surprises as you explore the property. As always, we will have delicious food and regional beverages, along with lots of great prizes, including a grand prize that is truly extravagant. (hint: it involves travel!) 


Welcome our new Events Coordinator
Please help us welcome Amanda Yankovich, the Chamber's new Events Coordinator, handling everything from our monthly Business After Hours and Young Professionals network to our annual events including Celebration of Business in January.

Amanda is an Oregon local and graduate from the University of Oregon. She has a professional background in event coordinating and management with a passion for local culture and economy. Amanda is excited about the opportunity to work with local businesses and develop strong partnerships to better the community.
New Members
We have more new members to wrap up November.  We hope you will join us in welcoming these organizations and consider their products and services.

There are so many benefits of membership -- from the Chamber's work on public safety and transit to tangible things like discounts on training, office supplies and workers compensation, not to mention outstanding connections through our programs

Share this email with a fellow business owner and send your referrals to Elizabeth Coleman

Deadline is Friday for directory advertising
Friday is the final deadline to reserve ad space in the 2017 edition of Eugene Life magazine. Don't miss this opportunity to tell your story in the Chamber's Annual Community Profile and Business Directory. We offer multiple marketing options, including display advertising and advertorial-style options.

New this year: Wider distribution and online visibility. A minimum of 10,000 copies of the print edition will be delivered to area businesses AND residents. Linked from the Chamber's homepage, the tablet-ready online edition reaches locally and beyond with dynamic ads that link to your website.
Reserve your spot in the directory now