What’s Your Plan? A four-session course about writing a business plan that gets results!
2nd and 4th Monday,
October 9 – November 27, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Newmark Center Room 207, Southwestern Oregon Community College campus
1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay
Arlene M. Soto, CMA, CGBP
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Small Business Development Center Director
Newmark Center, Suite 211
1988 Newmark Ave.
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Cost: $125 thanks to a generous sponsorship from Banner Bank
Pre-registration is required online at http://www.socc.edu/sbdc or
CALL 541-888-7026 now! Seating is limited.
Payment can be made at the Small Business Development Center,
1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420 via check, Visa/MC or cash
Why do you want to travel? People travel for interesting and often new and sights, activities and experiences. it might be a new city, a rural setting or a wild lands experience. When we travel we encounter people that live and often speak differently. When we don’t know the language the local people are speaking we look to those people who can understand multiple languages to help us understand and relate to the people and place we are visiting. These people act as our language interpreters.
When when the language is the same as ours there are still many benefits of an personal interpreter who helps us navigate, learn, understand and enjoy new places and experiences. Informally this may be a relative or friend you are visiting who shows you around and shares their local knowledge of place and culture.
Many times though we want a professional to work with us to enhance how we enjoy a new experience or place. Whitewater rafting and other adventure activities, hunting, fishing, visits to parks and historical sites etc. are often when we hire and benefit from professional guides. Interpretive guiding is the process of helping the visitors relate to and understand the topic, place or experience. This is an important element of a professional guides skill set.
The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is an organization that provides training and certification in interpretation and in March 2017 I gave a presentation at the International Conference for Interpretation in San Jose del Cabos, Mexico discussing professional guide practices. The conference provided a chance to meet and talk with other professionals to learn and be inspired. They define interpretation as follows; Interpretation: “A mission-based communication process that forges emotional and intellectual connections between the interests of the audience and meanings inherent in the resource.”
I personally look for and hire professional guides to enhance my travel experience and suggest you may enjoy doing the same on your travels to the Oregon Coast. For our coastal guides the OSU Extension program provides training opportunities upon request.
Join Travel Oregon on Mar. 7 from 1-2 p.m. for a webinar to learn more about getting started or growing your agritourism business.
The webinar will offer a deep dive into the resources and information available through the Oregon Agritourism Handbook, crafted with support from Travel Oregon and agritourism leaders across the state. The Handbook covers topics ranging from assessing your agritourism business idea, to complying with legal and regulatory requirements, to marketing your venture. Contact Alexa@TravelOregon.com with questions or for more details.
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: TravelOregonDDev
Join the audio conference:
Dial the phone number below and enter the access code, or connect via the internet.
By phone: +1.415.594.5500
Access Code 225-722-579#
By computer via the internet:
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required.
Associate Professor - Tourism and Business Development
College of Business
Oregon State University Extension - Oregon Sea Grant
Office: Bandon, Oregon