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“Twenty five years ago I sold my last Minneapolis business and moved to San Diego, the land of eternal sunshine, year-round golf and gawdawful traffic. My plan was to hone my golf game and enjoy a life free of employees, customers and bankers who asked too many questions. That game

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Opportunity Knocks Annual Celebration Event Greetings OK Community! Do you have your tickets for the Annual Celebration yet? The evening will include drinks, appetizers, the premiere screening of the new OK promotional video and a small silent auction to support our new scholarship program! If you’re interested in rubbing elbows

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsLearning from Others: Successes and FailuresPlanning and Managing for GrowthSmall Business

Welcome to 2016! This is YOUR year! What do you want to accomplish this year? In reflecting upon the past year, how can you do things differently for a better outcome this year? These are some of the questions I anticipate on New Year’s Eve and I’m eager to answer

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Learning from Others: Successes and FailuresMessage from Board MemberPlanning and Managing for Growth

Fifteen years ago the State of Oregon hired me to start nine “peer advisory board” organizations for small business owners in various communities around our state. Over the course of the following two years I coaxed 60,000 miles out of my trusty Jeep, met a lot of interesting folks, and

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Small Business

Owning a small business is: The ultimate career risk because the financial downsides can be so severe. The ultimate career opportunity – because the upside have so few limitations.  Let’s start with a disclaimer; I may be overstating my case a bit with the headline that “small business is the

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Let’s celebrate the beginning of 2016 together!   Cocktails and Colleagues will take place monthly on the first Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm. Drop by and meet your OK community at this casual (no host bar) event.

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Happy new year OK members and friends! We are excited about the year ahead and about working to make Opportunity Knocks great for you, your organizations and the Central Oregon community. Many thanks to our new 2016 sponsors (listed below) for your generous support of OK! You make OK membership

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Thank you for the gift of your participation in Opportunity Knocks. We wish you and yours a holiday season full of fun, rejuvenation, connection and love! Join us January 7 for Cocktails and Colleagues What: A fun hour of socializing with your OK community When: First Thursdays monthly from 4

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Developing Good Business and Management SkillsMessage from Board Member

Employees want what you want: to be treated kindly, to be given opportunities to flourish, to feel appreciated, to be connected to something that matters, to be happy and have some fun, and to be part of a culture that enables rather than limits their excellence. Like all of us

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Happy Holidays, Dear Opportunity Knocks Members!   We wish you and yours a wonderful, peaceful month of reflection and renewal for the new year ahead. It is a joy to participate in your business development and growth of our Central Oregon community! OK Update As we gear up for 2016, we

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