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May 20 business briefs

Christian Chamber of Commerce to Host Life Coach

The Christian Chamber of Commerce of the Northwest will host therapist, speaker and author Sabrina Walters from 7:30 to 9 a.m. May 26 at the Windrose Conference Center, 809 W. First St. Walters will use an analytical tool called the Core Values Index to identify attendees’ unique traits. Walters is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has practiced in Beaverton since 2003 and has also served as a teacher, adjunct professor and voice coach. The Core Values Index is a cornerstone in her work with coaches, counselors and couples. Those who plan on attending Walters’ presentation can take a free Core Values Index assessment by emailing cnnw@cnnw.com or lifevictory@icloud.com.

Looking for loaned executives

Volunteers are sought for United Way’s annual Loaned Executive program. Participants who volunteer to become “loaned executives” will be trained to work with United Way’s corporate partners and company supporters during the company’s community giving campaign in the fall.

Volunteers will act as ambassadors for United Way to local businesses during that campaign, aiming to inspire others to give to the community in a meaningful way. They will receive training to boost their organizational and leadership skills.

Tasks performed by volunteers will include analyzing donation history, planning and executing strategies for three to 10 companies, coordinating presentations and speakers to various audiences and working to enhance fundraising efforts.

Besides a skillset improvement, the program also fosters an opportunity for networking experience between volunteers and the business community. For United Way, the program helps to keep overhead costs low so that more resources can go into assistance efforts.

Training of volunteers will begin with a two-day session in late June followed by additional training in July and August. For more information, visit www.unitedwaymwv.org.

Yamhill County conservation assistance available

Six new regional conservation projects statewide are offering funds to aid in private landowner conservation efforts, including one program covering Yamhill and Polk counties.

The North Willamette Valley Upland Oak Restoration Partnership aims to protect, conserve and restore the endangered upland oak habitat, which is vital to many plant and animal species including the endangered Fender’s blue butterfly, in the northern Willamette Valley area. The majority of these historic oak, prairie and savanna habitats have been lost over the years in this area, but conservation efforts hope to improve the landscape.

This particular project aims to implement long-term land conservation strategies. Landowners with oak habitats can participate in the voluntary conservation program, which will encourage the implementation of various conservation measures and the management of invasive species. This will help landowners transition marginal sites into more valuable habitat.

Financial and technical assistance is available to landowners to make this happen.

For more information, visit www.yamhillswcd.org.


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