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NFIB small business summit

Oregon Small Business Summit, Oct. 2-4
Entrepreneurial leaders from around state to convene in Bend
By Oregon NFIB

Annual Small Business Summit Oct. 2-4
Every year the NFIB/Oregon Small Business Summit gets better, and this year’s will be no exception. The 2011 gathering will be packed full of in-depth policy discussions and other important topics relating to small business.

Last year’s Summit drew members and guests from all over Oregon who discussed small business issues with State Sen. Chris Telfer and State Reps. Bruce Hanna, Dennis Richardson, Judy Stiegler, and Gene Whisnant. The keynote speaker, Jonathan Williams, director of tax and fiscal policy for the American Legislative Exchange Council and co-author of Rich States, Poor States, wowed attendees with brilliant analysis of where states across the country went wrong and why they find themselves in the dire straits they are in today. He also explained why ALEC’s economic forecast ranked Oregon near the bottom at 41.

This event is open to anyone interested in Oregon’s Economy, Policies and Small Business.

Sunday, October 2nd
Welcome Reception with Rep. Gene Whisnant

Monday, October 3rd
Public Policy & Regulation Panel

* Senator Ted Ferrioli – Environmentalism
* Senator Chris Telfer – Government Regulation
* Representative Mike Schaufler – Getting Oregon Back to Work
* Jon Chandler, CEO Oregon Homebuilders Assoc Oregon’s Construction Industry – Past, Present & Future

Lunch with Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Williams – ALEC and Co-Author of “Rich States, Poor States” 2011

Healthcare Panel

* Dr. Robert Graboyes, (MSHA, PhD), Senior Fellow for Health and Economics for the NFIB Research Foundation “Federal Healthcare Reform: The Search for Sasquatch”
* Rocky King, Interim Director Oregon Health Insurance Exchange

“Business at the Speed of Now” – John Bernard, Entrepreneur & Author

Tuesday, October 4th
State of Oregon Small Business Panel

* Cheryl Myers, Office of the Governor, Director – Economic & Business Equity
* Dwayne Johnson, Chair – Oregon Small Business Advisory Council

Oregon’s Budget & Revenue – Representative Dennis Richardson – Member, Oregon’s Budget Committee

NFIB’s Worker’s Comp Insurance Program – Jeff DeHaan,

“The Art of Perseverance” Rip Caswell, NFIB Member & Renowned Artist

Agenda subject to change without notice.

Join us :
• Sunday, October 2 – Reception, 5:00 p.m. (NFIB/OR Leadership Council meeting earlier in the day)
• Monday, October 3 – Oregon Legislative Issues, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Evening Annual Appreciation Dinner 5 – 8 p.m.
• Tuesday, October 4 – State and Federal Issues, 8:00 a.m. – Noon Conclusion

NFIB/OR has negotiated special rates for lodging at the beautiful Sunriver Resort, pictured below. Details can be found on the RSVP form at www.NFIB.com/OR . For more details or to be more involved with NFIB/OR contact Stacy Jenkins or toll free at 866.307.2846.