Second Hand Made Schedule Updated
Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
Wind Challenge for Middle and High School Teams, March 11
Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitter Training, Jan. 10-11
Travel Oregon 101 – Industry Education and Training
Oregon Parks & Recreation Dep’t. All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee Vacancies
Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Practice the pause.
Pause before judging.
Pause before assuming.
Pause before accusing.
Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly and
you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret. ~ Loi Deschene.
1. Second Hand Made Schedule Updated
Second Hand Made is going to be closed on Tuesdays starting the week of January 15th. We will extend our hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to 5 p.m.
2. Mid-Columbia Economic Development District
Sherman County is one of the Mid-Columbia Economic Development District regional partners. See MCEDD’s December newsletter.
3. Wind Challenge for Middle and High School Teams, March 11
Wind Challenge is blowing back into the Gorge on March 11, 2017! This is a one-day competition for middle and high school teams to build the best wind turbine with support from Google, the Gorge Tech Alliance and Columbia Gorge Community College. Team registration will open soon at windchallenge.org and organizers are starting to recruit volunteers. No wind energy experience is necessary. Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 11, 2017 from approx. 8am to 4pm at the Fort Dalles Readiness Center in The Dalles. Contact JessicaMetta at 541-296-2266 or jessica@crgta for more information or to volunteer now.
4. Tour Operators, Guides and Outfitter Training, Jan. 10-11
Travel Oregon is hosting a two-day training for tour operators, guides and outfitters on January 10-11, 2017 in Cascade Locks. The training focuses on the unique marketing and operational needs of outdoor travel businesses. Learn high-impact marketing and communication strategies, how to navigate land-use permits, and how to setup successful operations. The training is intended for currently operating guides, outfitters, tour operators (inbound), and tourism businesses looking to develop or expand upon their outdoor recreation tour product.
January 10-11, 2017 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day)
Location: Cascade Locks Marine Park Pavilion | Port of Cascade Locks, 395 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
Fee: $30.00 (Fee includes two-day training, associated materials, lunch and refreshments both days. Parking is free on-site)
5. Travel Oregon 101 – Industry Education and Training
What is Travel Oregon 101? This FREE seminar offers an overview of Oregon’s travel and tourism industry, designed to help visitor-related organizations and businesses take advantage of the many opportunities offered by Travel Oregon. Find out how to partner with other industry members around the state to maximize your exposure to visitors. Every attendee receives a resource packet brimming with information and contacts for future reference.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND TRAVEL OREGON 101?
- Convention & visitor bureaus and chambers of commerce staff (DMOs)
- Owners/managers of lodging properties, restaurants and visitor attractions
- Organizations producing events that attract visitors
- Economic development staff of government agencies at all levels
- Tour operators, visitor services of all types
- Staff of heritage organizations, museums and interpretive centers
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
- How to get looped into the tourism industry’s communication system (at the local, regional, statewide, national and international levels)
- How to let Travel Oregon know you’re out there and ready for visitors
- Programs and services Travel Oregon offers that help businesses, organizations and communities draw more visitors
6. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee Vacancies
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is seeking volunteers for four vacant positions on the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee (ATV-AC).
The Oregon Legislature established the All-Terrain Vehicle Advisory Committee in 2010, outlined in SB578. Current vacancies include:
-Rural Fire Protection District Representative
-Emergency Medical Services Provider Representative
-Oregon Vehicle Dealer Association Representative
The ATV Advisory Committee meets two to four times per year at locations throughout the state to advise OPRD regarding ATV issues relating to safety and vehicle classifications.
The ADA representative will also serve on the ATV Grant Subcommittee, which meets about twice per year to recommend grant application funding for ATV related projects.
The interest form and application are available on-line at www.oregonohv.org under the ATV Committees section, or by contacting the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
For more information, contact Jeff Trejo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-986-0585.
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 27, 2017.
7. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do
Obama issued 145 “midnight” regulations with a cost of more than $21 billion since the election of Donald Trump http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/5/obama-issuing-record-number-midnight-regulations/
Demand for clean energy inspires new generation to innovate nuclear power http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/demand-clean-energy-inspires-new-generation-innovate-nuclear-power/
The Oregon Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/oregon/remote-restaurant-or/?utm_medium=bsts&utm_source=oregon&utm_campaign=bsts