OSU Family Business Program offers Portland workshop


PORTLAND - A family business workshop focused on helping business owners drive and manage growth is being offered on Thursday, Nov. 4, by Oregon State University's Austin Family Business Program.

Offered with sponsorship by U.S. Bank, the program is geared for geared for business owners, spouses and key managers. The workshop will run from 8 a.m. to noon at Montgomery Park, St. Helens Room, 2701 NW Vaughn St., Portland. A tour giving participants the chance to see another family business in action will follow from noon to 1 p.m. at Vital Signs & Opus Creative Group, 2303 N.W. 23rd, Portland. The fee for the workshop is $75, or $50 for U.S. Bank business customers. To register, or for more information, contact OSU's Austin Family Business Program at 800-859-7609 or 541-737-3326.

The workshop includes activities that help businesses consider issues about communications, financing, policy, and decision-making, as related to the growth of the family business. Participants will learn about effective planning and have a chance to hear from a panel of family business owners who will share their stories about business growth.