Blue Mountain Community College SBDC

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    Phone: 541-276-6233
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    Address: 2411 NW Carden, Pendleton, OR 97801

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Jim Lindly is the director of the Lane Community College Small Business Development Center



Art Hill

SBDC Director at Blue Mountain Community College

Primary Service area Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Wallowa

Arthur J. “Art” Hill is Vice President for Economic Development at Blue Mountain Community College and Director of the college’s Small Business Development Centers. He holds a M.B.A. in Finance and is a long-time small business owner.

Mr. Hill’s background of over 30 years in business ranges from regional sales management for a division of a Fortune 500 company to several businesses of his own. His success in technical sales earned him the President’s Club diamond award at Hamilton Avnet Electronics. As North American applications sales manager for Australian-based Computer Power Group, his accounts including US Steel Mining, Northern Telecom and Ford Motor Company.

One of Mr. Hill’s companies, Argo Technical Publishing, developed a portfolio of major clients in the semiconductor industry. Based on this success, the company received early stage funding from an institutional investor to develop a series of web-based professional training courses for technical colleges. Mr. Hill currently owns Argo Resources, with an exclusive marketing agreement in the Americas for a European manufacturer of high technology industrial products.

With his background in market research, sales management and company ownership, Mr. Hill is no stranger to managing complex customer relationships with cross-disciplinary teams on both sides and millions of dollars in sales at stake. This experience is at the root of his passion for Customer Relationship Management. It is the reason he developed this 3-part webinar series on CRM, so that every small business owner can benefit from his experience.

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2014 PubTalk Schedule BMCC Baker City SBDC

  • Wednesday, June 18th (Starting at 5:30pm)
  • Wednesday, August 20th (Starting at 5:30pm)
  • Wednesday, October 15th (Starting at 5:30pm)



Big Impacts with Small Ideas

By Jason Glaspey

Wednesday, June 18th (Starting at 5:30pm)
Bull Ridge Brewpub, 1934 Broadway Baker City, OR

Jason is currently owner of Paleo Plan, co-founder of the PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), was an early employee at Urban Airship and was the OEN Accelerator Boot Camp2 Facilitator in Hood River. He's spent the past decade working on tiny startups and also massive projects for global brands, and has since settled in nicely owning his own online businesses where no idea is too small.

Light appetizers and a coupon for limited specialty brew with paid $5.00 entrance fee.

Five-minute business pitches are the highlight of the evening, offering individuals an opportunity to express their business ideas, often for the first time in front of anyone. Three five-minute business pitches will be delivered.

Baker PubTalk® is a program of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and was launched in January 2007 by the Baker Small Business Development Center SBDC.

PubTalk® is a bimonthly business networking event hosted by Blue Mountain Community College Baker City SBDC. PubTalks are open to all the community, with a focus on those who are operating a business or thinking of starting one. Contact BMCC SBDC with any questions: 1-888-441-7232.


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