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    • Aggie’s on Main

      In 2014, the Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center (EOU SBDC) became acquainted with Lisa Lively, owner of Aggie’s on Main. Situated in beautiful Union, Oregon, the company currently offers products in 16 different locations throughout the state. They produce and sell excellent and high-quality home fragrance products. Some of those products include all natural soy way candles and fragrance tarts.Lisa came to the EOU SBDC seeking website assistance. She wanted to take her...

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    • Grande Ronde Chiropractic Clinic

      Dr. Casey McKeown, DC, CCSP, purchased the Grande Ronde Chiropractic Clinic in 2008 before the current economic recession began. He provides treatments consisting of diagnosis, rehabilitation, decompression nerve entrapment therapy, sports injuries and nutritional counseling. His objective is to provide quality health care and pain relief to as many as possible with the highest emphasis on honesty, integrity and ethical practices. He came to Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center...

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    • Kid Kave

      In 2013, the Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center (EOU SBDC) became acquainted with Mary Nelson, owner of a home-based business called The Kid Kave. Mary’s business offers child care services, and is one of the regions only certified child care providers. Calling the community of La Grande home, Mary has been running The Kid Kave since 2003. Mary contacted the SBDC because she wanted to expand her business to increase revenue and services. She just needed assistance in...

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    • Lime Wind

        In a symbolic whirlwind, on December 10, 2010, the Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center was called into action to revive an alternative wind energy venture that was on the verge of failure. Known in Eastern Oregon as the Lime Wind Project, the SBDC was familiar with the exciting prospect of the federal government working with a small business owner, as the facility was to be constructed on federally owned land near Lime, Oregon. Lime Wind, LLC member Randy Joseph had...

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    • The Peanut Gallery

      Have you noticed that there hasn’t been a video rental store in La Grande for some time? People have only had the choice of Netflix, or selecting from Kiosks for both Red Box and Blockbuster. Jason and Megan Pellerin saw this problem and were determined to do something about it, and as of May 2011, they opened The Peanut Gallery, a family owned DVD rental store.Pellerin’s first came to Eastern Oregon University Small Business Development Center, (EOU SBDC), and shared their idea of filling the...

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