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, October 22th (Starting at 5:30pm)



No More Feast or Famine

Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM PDT
Little Bagel Shop, 1780 Main St., Baker City, OR 97814

Many business owners are so busy doing work for their existing customers that they don't have time to cultivate new business. When the work is done, they are in a panic to get new customers. Stephanie Hartman of Catalyst Performance Consulting will share her model that really works. She will introduce the "pyramid", a sustainable monthly schedule of customer work and marketing.

Presenter's Bio:

Stephanie Hartman, owner of Catalyst Performance Consulting, helps small businesses play big. With 15+ years of experience successfully developing leaders, teams and organizations in industries as varied as aerospace, agriculture, and healthcare, Stephanie, strips down "big company" practices to give Gorge small businesses an unfair advantage. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Human Resources and a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Look for Stephanie's forthcoming workbook, Own Your Future, for a step by step approach to her powerful strategic planning process. She currently serves as the Regional Catalyst Manager for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, supporting the Gorge and Eastern Oregon.

Additional Information:

Five-minute 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.

This month's five-minute pitches will be giving by:

  • Debi Bainter, Executive Director, Baker County Chamber of Commerce, Baker City, OR
  • Jeff Nelson, Director, Historic Baker City Inc., Baker City, OR
  • Stephanie Benson, Owner, Little Bagel Shop, Baker City, OR

Free admission: No food or beverage

Light appetizers and beverage with paid $5.00 entrance fee. “Adult” beverages will also be available.

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

PubTalks® provide a safe and open environment for new entrepreneurs to meet with fellow entrepreneurs to talk about business ideas and to network with funding and support services. Most entrepreneurs that attend are new companies or companies that are in the stage of creation.

Networking provides sharing of ideas and connections to people and resources. The event is designed to bring early-stage companies in contact with investors, angels, bank loan programs, fellow entrepreneurs and support organizations.

PubTalk can be a place to initially receive exposure as one is searching for funding. PubTalk is non-profit and charges a nominal fee to cover the cost of the event. It is organized and managed by a volunteer board of directors comprised from the membership.


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