Provided by OCCC Small Business Development Center
Finding Your Profit Zone: How to Take Concrete Steps to Improve Your Bottom Line.
A FREE Class Offered by the OCCC-SBDC and the Small Business Management Alumni Club
When: Wednesday, Dec 7 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: OCCC Newport
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Presenter: Robert Sherk SBM Instructor at Clackamas C.C.
Let us know if you are attending: RSpisso@occc.cc.or.us
Are you struggling to keep your doors open? Do you want greater profits? Why not listen to someone who has successfully run major corporations and is recognized throughout the state as a leading business instructor.
The Small Business Development Center at Oregon Coast Community College has invited Robert Sherk, to speak to Lincoln County businesses about the concrete steps that they can take today to increase their cash flow and profits. “Bob is a great instructor. He has a life time of experience in sales and management. After leaving his position as a CEO in the corporate world, in his retirement, Bob decided to help small business owners grow their business using solid management principles, “said Ron Spisso the SBM instructor at OCCC. “Bob has developed some great materials on improving the bottom line of every business in our county. On Dec 7, he will lay out a series of concrete steps that can be started the next day by any business owners that attend the workshop.”
Bob makes it clear that often business owners focus on increasing sales at any price. Business owners need to work with the right customers to increase profits now and in the future. Bob consults with Fortune 500 as well as small closely held organization in his community college classes at Clackamas Community College. He asks them: Are you profitable? If not: What is your profit plan moving forward? Bob’s Principles are: Every major business decision you make, going forward, should be evaluated primarily on the basis of: How it impacts the customer and the relationship. How it impacts profitability, short and long term.
Ron Spisso, the Coordinator of the Small Business Management program at Oregon Coast Community College says. “Our Small Business Alumni Club sponsors several events a year targeting established business owners. We all know that we are in a challenging business environment on the Oregon Coast. The best business will survive any economic downturn. A new idea or reviewing fundamentals can make an educational evening well worth the effort. After being in business for twenty years and teaching for another twenty I always learn pointers from Bob Sherk.”
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, December 7 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. in the Community Room 140 at the Oregon Coast Community College campus in South Beach. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Lincoln County Commissioner Terry Thompson said he drove to Port Dock One late Friday night on a request that he give someone a ride home. He said, upon arrival, he found out the man had already gotten a ride home. Thompson said he got back in his car and began driving home. But quickly he said he had a police car’s flashing lights in his rear-view mirror. He so pulled over. Thompson said the officer admonished him for not using his turn signal, but then ordered him to step out of his car after which he put him through a DUII field sobriety test. The officer said Thompson failed it, including an eye nystagmus test. The officer charged him for driving under the influence.
Thompson said he was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where he was booked for DUII. He was given a breath test which came up zero for alcohol. However he was asked to give a urine sample, which he did. Upon his release Thompson said he traveled to North Lincoln Hospital where he had another certified urine test performed, for which he is still awaiting the results.
Thompson said he has been a tee-totaler for many years and that he does not abuse drugs although he does take one medication under prescription from a doctor that should not contribute to any intoxication behaviors. Thompson said the field sobriety test he was given was not easy for a 66 year old man and added “I defy anyone my age who can pass that test perfectly.”
Under normal procedures, those who show no test results of alcohol intoxication are routinely given either a blood or urine test; a urine test mostly for the sake of convenience. Thompson said “They shouldn’t find anything in my urine either, that’s why I got a second test in a certified hospital.”
District Attorney Rob Bovett said he had not seen any of the paperwork associated with the story, but it is standard procedure for his office that if a DUII or other important legal case involves a local elected official, or even an appointed one, the case is immediately turned over to another county’s district attorney for review and prosecution, if it is warranted.
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A five month investigation has led to the arrest of a Newport man who Newport Police claim repeatedly sexually assaulted a minor over a three year period. Police say their extensive investigation was presented to the Lincoln County Grand Jury, which indicted Nicolas Virgilio-Septimo, 46, for Sexual Abuse, Attempted Rape and Private Indecency, 22 counts in all over the three years during which the crimes occurred.
Virgilio-Septimo was arrested and booked into the Lincoln County jail in lieu of one million dollars bail. Police are also asking that anyone who may have any information related to this case to please call Detective Brent Gainer at 541-574-3348.
Lincoln County Search and Rescue efforts to find missing hunter Floyd Lucero have officially ended but a sheriff’s spokesman says they’ll continue to do spot searches as appropriate. Deputy Bruce McGuire says when Lucero embarked on a hunting outing near Rose Lodge in mid-November, he was wearing hunter camouflage clothing making it nearly impossible to spot him unless they were very close.
McGuire says Search and Rescue has spent many days in the wilds between Holiday Day Road and North Bear Creek Road, south of Highway 18 and have turned up no sign of Lucero. His friends say he is a well experienced hunter and knows the terrain very well. But despite concerted efforts of friends and Lincoln County Search and Rescue, they just can’t find him.
‘Kids in the Kitchen’ Cooking Class Series Begin Thursday
Kids of all ages, and their parents, are invited to attend “Kids in the Kitchen,” a FREE and fun and informative three-part cooking class hosted by the Newport Family Literacy and HELP Center.
The first class will take place, Thursday, December 1st, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the center, located at the former Yaquina View school building, 351 S.E. Harney Drive. The next two classes will take place on Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, same time and location.
Presented by a nutrition education instructor from Oregon State University, the classes will teach how to “Put a Rainbow on Your Plate,” how to “Build a Healthy Plate,” and how to “Grow with Fruits and Veggies.”
Participants are invited to come with a healthy appetite and leave with a full tummy and some new recipes. Again, it is FREE! For complete information and to sign up, call 541-574-5824.