In This Email:
-Member Meeting Details
-Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities
-NORED
-2018 Projects
- Membership Updates
Sommer Vriezelaar, Executive Director
September 2018 Update
Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had an amazing Summer. I can't believe it's September, and Fall is right around the corner. (No my name doesn't change with the season. LOL) It has been a pleasure the last three months getting to know everyone in the foundation and learning about all the wonderful Oregon businesses. If we have not had a chance to chat please don't hesitate to reach out at any time.

OEDF October Meeting
Friday, October 19
7:30-9 am at Promedica Bay Park Hospital. 7:30-8 am Networking, 8-9 am Agenda. We are honored to have Clifford Smith, Executive Vice President of Business-Development for Cleveland-Cliffs as our featured speaker and Patrick Bloom the Director of Government Relations for Cleveland-Cliffs in attendance.

EMBCC September Meeting
Thursday, September 27
8-9 am at Hampton Inn 2931 Navarre Ave
Jim Yates of Eastman and Smith  will share information on
Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws and the workplace.
We will also have community safety updates from Oregon Police.

Volunteer Opportunities
Please click the links below to learn how you and your business can make a
difference in the Oregon Community.





LAST! Rollin' Food and Farmers Market
Pat Catan's Parking Lot, October 3 5-8 pm
Be sure to Like & Follow Oregon Ohio Rollin' Food and Farm Market  on Facebook.
We are looking for goodie bag sponsors and businesses to hand out candy!
Contact the Chamber  for information.


NORED September Meeting
You are not going to want to miss this month’s NORED meeting. They are pleased to have a panel of local planning professionals discussing planning issues related to economic development. The meeting takes place on Thursday, September 13 at 9 am at the Wooden Indian Room in the Holiday Inn French Quarter.
Networking to begin at 8:30 am.





If you should have questions about the workshop or sponsorships, please contact
Patrick Etchie at 419-891-2222 x 2008 (Office)
419-266-1519 (Cell)


2018 PROJECTS
2018 continues with several projects moving along nicely. Below is an update:

The most significant project we are wrapping up is the final steps associated with the next Oregon Clean Energy Center. We are working hard to establish a ground breaking in early 2019.

The Methanol Plant in North Oregon is currently under construction. This development should be completed during this calendar year.

The City created a Retention Pond with expansion of our wonderful bike path off Navarre Avenue by Aldi. Bike Path details are on the Oregon On the Go website!

We continue to work towards our long-term objective of establishing 50 acres for our "Downtown Oregon" with mixed use residential, office, and retail development. The closure of ownership of the Kmart property will help us bring this project to life. We are currently putting together an "Oregon, Ohio" story to give to those developers interested in helping the City develop this establishment.

The Oregon Economic Development Foundation and the City of Oregon continue to work with developers on projects off Navarre. We hope to have more details next month.

Welcome NEW Investors!
Hampton Inn/Holiday Inn: Amanda Roumaya
Grand Opening for TownPlace Suites September 13, 3-7 pm
PNC Bank: MaryLou Vargo
Directions Credit Union : Erin Hagedorn
Huntington Bank: Tina Kern
Mind Over Core: Jessica Kersey
Grand Re-Opening September 11, 5-7 pm
They are Back! Maumee Bay State Park: Chad Egan


Get that SCHOOL SPIRIT!
Join the OCS every Friday to support the Clay Eagles Football team! The Eagle maniacs have planned "Friday Spirit Themes" in attempting to earn the BCSN Student Section of the Season Award. Let's all join them and show some SPIRIT! Have fun with your co-workers and staff by posting pictures
or decorating your office using the "#" theme.
Next home game is September 14 is #WeRunOnDiesel "Farm Friday"!

Please welcome Dr. Vincent De Paul Schmidt as the new Head of School at
Cardinal Stritch . Check out their website to read about all the amazing things this school is doing!

Free Energy Ohio is offering a free energy kit. Click the link above or
call 1-800-735-1872.

Just the other day I had a wonderful experience touring the Toledo Port Authority . If you or anyone in your business would like a Tour of the Port, please contact
Joe Cappel at 419-243-8251. You will not be disappointed!

DID YOU KNOW?
Daily updates, fun facts, pictures, event and City information is added to our
Facebook , Instagram, & Twitter pages daily. Please LIKE & FOLLOW all!
#oregonohio #livebuildgrow @oregonohio

If you are looking to get more involved with the OEDF, please reach out. We are looking for strong business leaders to help lead our Round 2 BRE program along with many other committees.

Have a safe & healthy weekend!

Sommer