Oregon RAIN wants everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable at our events!

Please contact us if there are any accommodations that we can make for you that will encourage your participation and we will do our best to meet your needs. Depending on the event type, accommodations may include things such as: reserving front row seating, an advance copy of slides to be projected, wheelchair access, language translation, childcare needs, etc…

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RAIN wants your input about a potential dedicated space in Oakridge for entrepreneurs and budding businesses to connect and have access to resources intended to help your business and the local economy grow. Some possible uses for the space would be:

Co-working space: Anyone interested in launching a new business or growing their existing one will have a dedicated space to work. It provides them with a professional place to conduct business meetings. They can benefit from being surrounded by like-minded people, which will help them since starting a business can be a lonely road to walk. The RIC will serve as a hub to increase connectivity.

Event Space: A dedicated space for educating entrepreneurs and creating an opportunity for them to network.

Literature/resources: Brochures on starting businesses, calendars of classes run by the Small Business Development Center, and other literature for starting businesses would be available at the RIC for people in the early stages of launching their ventures.

RAIN will be holding a community meeting to discuss your interest in a space like this and collect your input about how this might be useful to your business and entrepreneurial goals. Please join us and give us your feedback.

As with all RAIN events this is FREE and open to the public.

Raj Vable the dedicated Venture Catalyst for Rural Lane County (currently Oakridge, Lowell, and Veneta). In this role, he supports regional entrepreneurs by connecting them to strategic resources for launching and scaling high-growth business ventures, including mentor connections, educational and training programs, and access to capital.

This resource is made possible by partnerships with The City of Oakridge, City of Lowell, City of Veneta, VenetaWorks, Lane County, and the Ford Family Foundation.

Oregon RAIN wants everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable at our events. Please contact Cija Black (cija@oregonrain.org) if there are any accommodations that we can make for you that will encourage your participation. Depending on the event type, these accommodations may include things such as: captioning, reserved front row seating, large print, advance copy of slides to be projected or wheelchair access for building, bathroom or working tables. For a more complete list of accommodations please visit our website. https://www.oregonrain.org/about/dei-statement/
Oregon RAIN is a nonprofit organization run by experienced entrepreneurs that offer free support to rural entrepreneurs, businesses, and local investors.

RAIN connects entrepreneurs & businesses with resources that include: programs, training, people, mentors, connection to financial opportunities & physical assets. We’re always available for one-on-one free consulting. Come to one of our events to say hi!

RAIN’s goal is to build strong business communities that encourage
the growth of rural economies and create job opportunities.

If you would like to find out more about Oregon RAIN visit us at
www.oregonrain.org and follow us on Facebook @oregonrain.org