SBA Newsletter - June

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June 29, 2012

Portland District Office Newsletter

 Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Busy Spring and Action-Packed Summer!

2012 Small Business Awards

Our hearty congratulations to the 2012 SBA Small Business Award Winners! Presentations to honor this year's winners will be taking place throughout the summer season. This year's winners are:
 
Small Business Person of the Year
Chip Sammons, Holistic Pet Center (Clackamas, OR)
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Nathan Sleadd, Sleaddventures LLC (Grants Pass, OR)
Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year*
Glenn Dahl and Family, AVB Corporation--Parent Company of NatureBake and Dave's Killer Bread (Portland, OR)
Subcontractor of the Year
Cristina Carpenter, Vantage Point Consulting (West Linn, OR)
Small Business Development Center of Excellence
Lane Community College SBDC (Eugene, OR)
7a Lender of the Year
U.S. Bank National Association
504 Lender of the Year
Evergreen Business Capital
Regional Lender of the Year
Umpqua Bank
Small Lender of the Year
People's Bank of Commerce
Breakthrough Lender of the Year
KeyBank
Community Spirit Lender of the Year
Wells Fargo

Contracting Updates

The Central Contracting Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA) websites will be replaced by a new interface called the System for Award Management (SAM), managed by the General Services Administration. Existing CCR and ORCA registrations will transfer automatically to the new SAM website, when it is launched. Businesses registered in CCR should look to renew their profile information, update ORCA (if due), and maintain a print copy of these records.
 
It is anticipated that the transition of systems will take place this summer, and the District Office will look to inform you of the date for the new website launch, when this information is solidified.

Federal Funding Opportunity -- Advanced Manufacturing

SBA is one of fourteen Federal Agencies supporting a competition to strengthen advanced manufacturing clusters across the Nation.
 
The multi-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge is intended to help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurship ecosystem, and promote advanced manufacturing and cluster-based development regionally.
 
To read more about the program, and view the application requirements click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

New Client Orientation SBDC at Willow Creek, 7/9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

"Going Into Business -- Start Smart" webinar with SBDC Advisor, 7/20, 11:45a.m.-12:45 p.m. 

LEARNING

SCORE: Accounting and Financial Statements for Business Managers Workshop, 7/11,8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
SBDC: Business Start-Up Program -- Online, available until 9/1/2012
WBC at Mercy Corps NW: Free First Fridays Mentoring, 7/6, 11:00 a.m.-1:00p.m. 

New Home for Mt Hood SBDC

Antonio Paez of Mt Hood CC SBDC at Grand Opening of new Gresham Location