Oct. 5 business briefs
Social media training for businesses
Many businesses use social media to attract customers, and an upcoming workshop will train businesses on how to maximize their online presence with an emphasis on Twitter.
The Twitter Training + Wine Tasting will include an hour-long training covering how Twitter works, how to create and share compelling content, how to engage with others and raise a businesss visibility, and how to grow an online following.
Businesses will also learn to develop a 15 minute a day action plan.
After the training there will be a wine tasting from Natalies Vineyard in Newberg.
The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Natalies Estate Winery. Tickets are $69 for general admission, $59 if purchased before Oct. 12, and $49 for Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce members.
For more information, visit www.chehalemvalley.org.
Manufacturers gather in McMinnville for events
McMINNVILLE Manufacturers, politicians and the general public are invited to the McMinnville Economic Development Partnerships McMinnville MADE Day, which will recognize more than 90 local manufacturers in McMinnville alone.
The event coincides with National Manufacturing Day and includes an expo event featuring representatives from the advanced manufacturing and food and beverage processing industries.
Invited guests, including politicians and business leaders, will experience tours in the morning at several local advanced manufacturing companies, including Meggitt Polymers & Composites and Betty Lous Inc.
In the afternoon, the public is invited to the expo event from 2 to 4 p.m., at Konect Aviation, 4040 S.E. Cirrus Ave.
For more information, visit www.mcminnvillebusiness.com.
Wine Symposium registration is open
The 2017 Oregon Wine Symposium will take place Feb. 21-22 in Portland. Registration has opened for the well-attended event.
The symposium plans to host more than 170 exhibitors covering topics of viticulture, enology and wine business. A trade show is also planned as part of the Oregon Wine Soiree, which provides social and networking opportunities for those in the industry.
The viticulture and enology portion will focus on a theme of Adapting to Climate Change, while the business section will be split into two channels, exploring direct-to-consumer sales as well as selling through the three-tier system of producers, distributors and retailers.
For more information on the symposium, visit http://symposium.oregonwine.org.
Chamber plans to move this week
The Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to move from its downtown location to its new home at 2119 Portland Road. Moving is tentatively planned to begin Thursday and be completed by Sunday. The Chambers offices and visitors center will operate out of the new location.