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MACC e-News - June 2017             Vol. 28 - #6
City Council member Kellie Menke, Chamber Board Chair-elect Chris McLaran and members Gary Langenwalter and Ronnie Vostiniak and Chamber CEO Gioia Goodrum spent a wonderful day at the Capitol meeting with Representative Ron Noble, Representative Mike Nearman, Representative Bill Post, Representative Rich Vial and Senator Kim Thatcher to discuss the Newberg-Dundee Bypass.


Habitat For Humanity - McMinnville Area
Red Ridge Farms
Dr. HVAC, Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Innovative Technology Solutions
Urbanbliss Luxury Salon
McMinnville Honda
Oregon Stationers/Copy Cabana Print Center
Safeway Inc.
Cascade Water Systems
KLYC Radio
Rotary Club of McMinnvile- Noon
18 Oaks Sign Company
Banner's Restaurant
Legacy Images
Sunrise Family Clinic
Barlow Insurance, LLC
Rite Aid
Ortho Country
Dominio IV
Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Brookdale Town Center - Unit 07140
Northwest Property Law
Jack Potter P.Y.O. Pottery & Art Lounge
Alliance Insurance Group
SCORE Chapter 460
Cellular Sales
Artist and Chef LLC
Les Schwab Tire Centers
Textile Graphics
Walnut City Lanes
George Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.
Soroptimist International
Haworth, Inc.
Rodda Paint
Red Lion Inn & Suites

Oregon Mutual Insurance Company has elected Steve Patterson President and Chief Executive Officer.   Patterson, who joined Oregon Mutual in 2006 as the company's first General Counsel and added duties as OMI's Chief Financial Officer, Secretary-Treasurer in 2011, will succeed Brian Steffel who was elected Chairman of the Board of the Company, having announced his retirement in March.  Patterson was also appointed to the Oregon Mutual Board of Directors.

Patterson and his family moved to McMinnville from Austin Texas after a career with State Farm Insurance that started in Springfield Oregon and included stops in Sacramento California and Bloomington Illinois.  Patterson is an Honors graduate from Portland State University and a law graduate from Willamette University in Salem. Steve and his wife Mindy live in McMinnville and have been involved in local community and educational activities. Patterson served on the McMinnville Chamber of Commerce Board for five years where he was Chairman in 2012 and was selected as the Business Leader of the Year.
Brian Steffel has led Oregon Mutual since 2011, having also joined the company in 2006. While he will continue to serve on OMI's Board as its Chairman, McMinnville residents Steffel and his wife Susie will be relocating to Virginia in August as part of their many retirement plans.

The Company also announced the selection of Mathew Kulangara as the Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer and the promotion of Andrew Davies to the position of Assistant Vice President of Actuary and Finance and appointment as the Treasurer of the Company. Kulangara comes to Oregon Mutual from Chubb Limited and moves to the area with his family from New Jersey. Matt has his degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and is n
ear completion of a Masters degree in Information Systems from Harvard University. Davies has been OMI's Actuarial Manager and is a Fellow in the Casualty Actuarial Society. Andrew and lives in McMinnville with his family. Oregon Mutual is a Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance Company that was started by area business people in 1894. 

 It's a Friday night, you have just walked out of work and  the decision is final:  "I'm done working for someone else.    I have put in enough time and I have had this idea for way  too long; I am going to go out on my own."  Many small  businesses are born from this very moment.
But while you toy with this idea, you begin to realize starting a business is a whole another mountain to climb.  And it leads to many questions, such as: Now what?   How do I do this? Where do I even start? 
There are a lot of self-help books out there with all kinds of advice.  There are schools that provide business classes.  Even a mentor is a good choice to provide helpful tips.  The list of "help" options goes on and on, but which do you follow?  Who do you listen to?  As you research all of the available options looking for that answer, one question will continually materialize to the forefront- "What's your plan?"
And not just "Well, I am going to bake cookies, that's my plan."  It needs to be a well, thought out road map, start to finish, on how your new business is going to function, grow and eventually end.
Why is this important?  I found some great answers in EMyth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber.  I highly encourage you, as a business owner, to read this book to get some of your own answers.  Here is a snippet of an answer from EMyth Revisited that I often use with my clients   ̴  Tammy Noon
" It ' s up to you to dictate your business ' s rate of growth the best you can by understanding the key processes that need to be performed, the key objectives that need to be achieved, the key position you are aiming your business to hold in the market place.
" By asking the right questions, such as:  Where do I wish to be?  When do I wish to be there? How much capital will that take?  How many people, doing what work, and how?  What technology will be required?  How large a space will be needed, at Benchmark One, at Benchmark Two, at Benchmark Three?
" Will you be wrong at times?  Will you make mistakes? Will you change your mind?  Of course you will!  More often than not.  But, done right, you will also have contingency plans in place.  Best case, worst case.  And sometimes you will simply fly by the seat of your pants; you will go with the flow, follow your intuition.
" But all the while, even while you ' re guessing, the key is to plan, envision, and articulate what you see in the future both for yourself and for your employees.  Because if you don ' t articulate it - I mean, write it down, clearly, so others can understand it - you don ' t own it!  And do you know that in all the years I ' ve been doing this work with small business owners, out of the thousands upon thousands we ' ve met, there have only been a few who had any plan at all!  Nothing written, nothing committed to paper, nothing concrete at all.
" Remember, . . . , any plan is better than no plan at all. Tammy Noon is a business consultant and coach, specializing in written business plans for small businesses. (503) 623-2779


 Willamette Valley Medical Center is pleased to  announce  the addition of a new physician to our  medical staff, Dr. Manuel Gigena, a Board Certified  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Growing up in Argentina, Dr. Manuel Gigena knew from a very young age that he wanted to help people. He attended Medical School in Argentina at National Cordoba University Medical School before moving to the United States. He completed his internship in New Jersey and then his general surgery residency at the University of Arizona Medical Center.

You may recognize Dr. Gigena's name because he previously worked at Willamette Valley Medical Center. From 2007 to 2011 he worked as a General Surgeon at McMinnville Surgical Associates before he left to pursue his true passion of becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He completed a 3 year fellowship program in Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

His love for the community that Willamette Valley Medical Center serves brought him back to McMinnville and he could not be more excited to open his practice and provide services to community members of all ages.
His clinic's name is Manuel Gigena, MD, Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gigena treats a full spectrum of conditions including:
 Complex hand conditions (carpal tunnel, tendon repair, nerve repair, trigger finger release, hand fractures, trauma, joint replacement, Dupuytren's disease and tumors)
 Breast reconstruction: mammoplasty, with implants and or flaps, gynectomastia
 Breast cosmetics: augmentation, breast lifts and breast reduction
 Facial - Cosmetic: Eyelid surgery, ear surgery, brow lift, chin implants, face lift, neck lift, rhinoplasty, scar revision and Injectables (Botox, Restylane Silk, Juvederm XC).
 Facial - Reconstructive: trauma, orbital fractures, mandibular fractures, sinus fractures, etc.
 Trunk - Cosmetic: Tummy Tuck, Mini Tuck, 360 body lift, buttocks augmentation and fat grafting
 Vaser Liposuction: neck, arms, abdomen and thighs
 Burn and wound reconstruction, scar release and scar revisions

Dr. Gigena is extremely dedicated to his patients and loves the strong relationships that develop from the first encounter all the way through the healing process. He values honesty and a strong work ethic.

Appointments may be made by calling: Manuel Gigena, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery / 2700 SE Stratus Avenue, Suite 201 / McMinnville, OR / (503) 435-NEWU (6398)

Welcome to Willamette Valley Medical Center's medical staff Dr. Gigena. We are delighted to have you back as part of our team!

C & H Family Jewels Rock & Lapidary
4270 NE Blanchard Lane, Dayton
(503) 583-5030
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