Business Networking

Spend a day with other small business owners

Saturday, October 26, 2019

FREE Event for Small Business Owners

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Building Oregon’s Best Businesses
RCC/SOU Higher Education Center; Medford, OR

Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum
Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 7:30am - 4:30pm

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center 101 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 97501

Register for FREE

There is no other event in the Rogue Valley that brings together representatives from all over Oregon to answer your questions. This event is a special opportunity to:

  • Get free consultations with representatives from the State of Oregon and local banking, insurance, government, and trade organizations
  • Learn how to access public agency contracting
  • Get business tips from experienced entrepreneurs
  • Attend seminars that cover up-to-date topics for all stages of your business
  • Learn about available resources to help your business thrive
  • Network with other entrepreneurs


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Kelly Stevens-Malnar

Statewide Small Business Outreach Coordinator

Kelly Stevens-Malnar is a native Oregonian and has been with the State 15 years.  She currently manages Oregon’s Cooperative Procurement Program and Small Business Programs at the Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services. Kelly is deeply committed to educational outreach activities that promote governmental contracting opportunities to Oregon small businesses.  She is an […]

Walter Acuna

Senior Business Lender

Walter is a Senior Business Lender for the Washington Puget Sound region.

John Lamy

Senior Consultant, OMEP

John Lamy has over thirty years of experience helping large and small companies grow their businesses.

Rachel Koning

Social Media & Digital Marketer

A native to Southern Oregon, Rachel’s experience behind the social media curtain spans nearly a decade.

Ruth Miles

Small Business Advocate, Office of the Secretary of State

Ruth Miles works collaboratively with small businesses, nonprofits, state and local government.

Leo Hull

Financial Advisor, Umpqua Investments

Leo Hull brings 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to his work as a Financial Advisor at Umpqua Investments.

Noland Alston

Business Development Loan Manager

Noland Alston has 34 years of commercial banking experience, mostly in Southern Oregon.

Trever Yarrish

Trever’s passion for creating amazing experiences for other people has led him on some incredible adventures…

Steve Spilker

GSA Business Counselor, GCAP

Steve Spilker is the Government Contract Assistance Program’s primary GSA Business Counselor.

Brandon Kirkland

Founder of

Brandon Kirkland is the founder of and has been business for eight years.

Commissioner Rick Dyer

Jackson County Board of Commissioners

Rick Dyer was elected to the Jackson County Board of Commissioners in November of 2014.

Martin D. Golden

Portland District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

Martin D. Golden is the District Director for the Portland district of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Lisa Manyon

The Business Marketing Architect

Lisa Manyon is The Business Marketing Architect and founder of Write On Creative.

Jim Teece

Small Business Owner

Jim Teece is a local parallel entrepreneur and community leader.

Dorian Corliss

RCC SBDC Business Advisor

Dorian Corliss has worked with the SBDC since 2010 as an Small Business Management and Next Level Plan Advisor offering his expertise in financial matters.

Jack Vitacco

SBDC Business Adviser and Small Business Management Instructor

Jack Vitacco specializes in business start-up, marketing, sales, distribution, and strategic planning.