Friday, April 28, 2017

LBCC Insider Staff News

SERVe Project Results Show Positive Climate for Veterans
By Bruce Clemetsen, Vice President, Student Affairs


In 2013, LBCC accepted an invitation from OHSU and PSU researchers to participate in a four-year, federally funded research project titled The Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe).  Along with 41 other Oregon employers, LBCC managers and employee-veterans participated in research to test a training model to improve supervisory relationships with veterans. SERVe project results were recently distributed to LBCC, and acknowledged our positive climate for veterans. Some of the highlights noted about LBCC:
  • 42% of invited supervisors completed the training pre- and post-test program
  • LB pre-test results on supportive supervision of veterans were 25% higher than the average of all participants. Post-test results showed a 16% gain as a result of experimental training intervention.
  • Of the eight behavioral and performance support behaviors monitored in the study, LB supervisors were above the employer average on three behaviors. Other behaviors included in the study were not the types of typical supervisory behaviors in an educational setting.
The project team is now revising the supervision training based on the data from supervisors and supervisees. LBCC will be granted free access to the SERVe supervision for veterans training program once it is revised. We thank our employee-veterans for their service to our country and involvement in this study. Thank you to supervisors who participated in the testing, training, and behavior tracking portions of the research. For the complete report, contact Bruce Clemetsen, SERVEe project coordinator for LBCC.

iLearn Thanks the LB Community for Support
With the successful launch of LB iLearn Online’s newest program, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certificate, LB iLearn wanted to thank the LBCC community for the support. When the community was asked for volunteers to enroll in the program for free, there were more responses than those that could be accepted. A reminder for the future, professional development dollars can be used towards LB iLearn tuition. For more on how you can utilize your professional development dollars towards your continued education at LB iLearn, contact Tina Leonard at leonart@linnbenton.edu.

Samuel Bruch Joins Grounds Maintenance Staff
Next time you're out and about on campus, take a minute to say hello to Sam Bruch, the new grounds team member working with George Van Keulen to keep our campuses beautiful. Sam moved to Corvallis from McMinnville while in high school. He studied literature and linguistics at UO, finished his bachelor's degree in arts and letters at PSU, and returned to school at Clackamas CC to earn an associate’s degree in horticulture. Sam worked in the nursery and tree care industry in Portland before moving back to Corvallis last summer and starting work at the college in October. Sam and George recently became certified Organic Lawn Care Accredited Professionals, and are among the first members of a newly-formed national Organic Landcare Association. Sam says he is excited and grateful to be a part of such a forward-thinking groundskeeping organization that has implemented fully organic practices on our campuses.

Distinguished Alumni Winners Announced
LBCC alumni John Dinges and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish were named as the 2017 LBCC Distinguished Alumni. Dinges, the owner of John Dinges Landscape in Lebanon, graduated from LBCC in 1975 with an associate of science degree in Turf Management. He started his business shortly after graduating. He was recognized for his contributions to the community and his community service, including providing scholarship funding for LBCC students majoring in healthcare, and establishing the first privately-funded scholarship for COMP-NW medical students in Lebanon. Kittson-MaQatish, a partner at Morley Thomas Law Firm in Lebanon, graduated from LBCC in 1991 with an associate of arts degree in Business Administration. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from OSU, and a doctorate degree from Willamette University. Kittson-MaQatish co-founded the Willamette Street Law Program, which helps teen parents navigate legal matters. She was also honored for her service on community projects and boards.

Awards Given at Spring Inservice
Besides providing an opportunity to take a break from our regular work, connect with each other and engage in something new, Spring Inservice lets us honor faculty and staff for the good work they do each day.

The Pastega Faculty Excellence and Pastega Classified Excellence awards honor one faculty member and one staff member for the excellent work they do each day. The faculty excellence award went to criminal justice faculty Rod Carter, and the classified excellence award went to tutor coordinator Sheri McIntyre. Rod was hired as part-time criminal justice faculty in 2000, and was promoted to contracted faculty in January 2002. He has served as Criminal Justice Department Chair since September 2002. Rod was recognized for his dedication to teaching, creating a positive learning environment for students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals. Sheri was hired in 2004 as an early childhood teacher in the Periwinkle Child Development Center on campus, now Head Start. She was promoted to Learning Center Tutor Coordinator in 2011. Sheri was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service to college committees including as a negotiations officer for the Classified Association and on the professional development committee. In addition to receiving a $1,000 check, the winners names are engraved on the Pastega award plaques hanging in the Calapooia Center hallway, and on stones placed in the Foundation Paver Patio. Congratulations!



Outstanding Part-time Faculty Awards
The Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award recognizes one part-time faculty member who exemplifies excellence in their field. Four adjunct faculty members were nominated: Ann Clark, Parenting Education; Ted Ernst, Ceramics; Tina Marie Ivey, Theater; and Terry Valentino, Nursing.
The award went to Ann Clark, Parenting Education faculty member. Ann was recognized for being a leader among her peers, and for spearheading efforts to align preschool co-op programs with the Oregon Department of Education Early Learning Division’s child care licensing standards. Ann’s name will be engraved on a paver stone in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Congratulations!

Employee Service Awards: 2016–2017

5 YEAR AWARDS
Javier Cervantes
Kim Clark
Jerry Coe
Richard Costin
Paul Hibbard
Samantha Hopson
Justene Malosh
Steve Smith
Dale Stowell
Zayne Underwood
Andrew Wadlow
Robert Westwood
Katie Winder
Jesse Yeager

10-YEAR AWARDS
Deron Carter
Warren Coffeen
Kathleen Durling
Nicole Francis
Alan Fudge
Whitney Hamilton
Robert Harrison
Richenda Hawkins
Cindy Hutchison
Carrie-Ann Johnson
Bernadette Jones
Kyle McCann
Marci Moling
Dorothy Moran
Kristi Murphey
Teri Nightingale
Joseph Paris
Michelle Slay

15-YEAR AWARDS
Virgil Agnew
David Becker
Karri Byram
Rodney Carter
Michael Dowless
Beverly Dunigan
Sandra Heath
Tina Leonard
Alfred Price
Clayton Weber

20-YEAR AWARDS
Marie Arne
Thomas Bohmker
Tammi Drury
Marcy Shanks

25-YEAR AWARDS
Ann Buchele
Mary Campbell
Randy Falk
Sandra Fichtner
Lorelli    Rowton

30-YEAR AWARDS
Margaret Dusek


35-YEAR AWARDS
Polly Hainz
Russell Rinker

HONORABLE MENTIONS
OVER 25 YEARS


26 Years   
David Kidd

Janet Lodge
George VanKeulen

27 Years
Bradley Carman

Janice Fraser-Hevlin
Rick Klampe
Kevin Lacey
Elizabeth Pearce
Joseph Sherlock
Vernon Smith

28 Years
Jack Giles
Roger Maurer
John Sweet

29 Years
Linda Dompier
Anne Green
Lorrie Peterson
Teresa Woods

31 Years
Kathy Withrow

32 Years
Angelina Klampe

33 Years
Patricia Petzel

37 Years
Ronald Sharman

39 Years
Teresa Patterson

A bit about our awards: The Distinguished Staff Award was established in 1980 to recognize employees for their contribution of both time and energy to the college. Nominees must have completed 10 years of continuous employment with LBCC. The Pastega awards, established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation, honor faculty members and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium. The Part-time Faculty Excellence Award was established in 2015, with the winner receiving a paver stone to be placed in the Foundation Paver Patio by the Calapooia Center. Winner is selected by the Academic Affairs Council.

   

Insider Published by: LBCC Advancement Marketing Office
Writer/Editor: Lori Fluge-Brunker


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Workshop: How to Start an Online Business

The workshop “How to Start an Online Business” will be held through LBCC Business and Employer Services May 15.

This two-hour introductory workshop is designed for entrepreneurs and small business owners considering selling products or services online.

Topics include choosing a platform and functions, design, security, understanding payment options, shipping, analytics, customer service, marketing and more.

Workshop will be held Monday, May 15 from 6 to 7:50 p.m. at the LBCC Luckiamute Center, room 115, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany. Cost is $69.

Register by contacting the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Pesticide Laws & Safety class

Pesticide Laws and Safety class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College May 18 and 19.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills

Class will be held May 18 and 19, starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Health and Safety Fair May 3, 11:30-1:30

A Health and Safety Fair will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the college courtyard.

Information tables include local safety, health and wellness companies and organizations, bike clubs, emergency planning organizations, and LBCC health and safety programs and clubs.

A courtyard lunch will be available for $5, $4 for students.

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Safety Office 541-917-4440. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900 at least 72 hours in advance of this event.

Pastega Awards Winners Announced

Linn-Benton Community College announced the winners of the Pastega Excellence Awards during college In-service day April 21.

Rod Carter, criminal justice faculty member, received the Pastega Faculty Excellence Award. Sheri McIntyre, tutor coordinator for the college Learning Center, received the Pastega Classified Excellence Award.

Carter, of Eugene, has taught criminal justice at the college since 2000, and has served as department chair since 2002.

Carter was recognized for his dedication to teaching and creating a positive learning environment for both students and staff, and for his commitment to advising and guiding students toward their career goals.

McIntyre, of Scio, has been at the college since 2004. She was first hired as an early childhood teacher for the Periwinkle Child Development Center, and was promoted to her current position in 2011.

McIntyre was recognized for her professionalism, her ability to engage student tutors to be the best they can be, and her service to college committees including serving as negotiations officer for the Classified Association and on the professional development committee.

The college Pastega awards were established in 2000 by the Mario Pastega Foundation to honor faculty and classified staff for their outstanding contributions to the LBCC community. Winners receive a $1,000 honorarium.


Monday, April 24, 2017

LBCC Names Distinguished Alumni

Linn-Benton Community College has named John Dinges and Rachel Kittson-MaQatish as this year’s Distinguished Alumni.

They will be recognized at an honors reception Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at the college. 

Dinges, owner of John Dinges Landscape in Lebanon, earned an associate of science degree in Turf Management in 1975. He started his business shortly after graduating.

Dinges is being recognized for his contributions to the community, including establishing the first privately-funded scholarship for COMP-NW medical students in Lebanon, and providing scholarship funding for LBCC students majoring in healthcare.

Dinges’ community service includes Build Lebanon Trails and Cheadle Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Lebanon Parks Committee and Tree Board, Lebanon’s Arbor Day celebration, Lebanon Strawberrians, Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Board.

Kittson-MaQatish, a partner at Morley Thomas Law Firm in Lebanon, earned an associate of arts transfer degree in Business Administration in 1999. She transferred to OSU to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and earned a doctorate degree from Willamette University.

Kittson-MaQatish co-founded the Willamette Street Law Program, which helps teen parents navigate legal matters. She has also served on fundraisers to support veterans, at the Sweet Home Pregnancy Center, Lebanon School Board, Boys and Girls Club, Johnson Park rebuild project, Lebanon Optimist Club, Community Chapel, Sweet Home Economic Development group, and as a Lebanon Strawberrian.

LBCC’s Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 2005 to recognize former students who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in their professions or through service to their communities. Dinges and Kittson-MaQatish join 32 others who have received the award.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oregon CCB Course Starts May 2

Oregon Construction Contractors Board education will be offered through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College starting May 2.

This five-session course will meet Tuesdays, May 2-30, from 6 to 10 p.m. on the LBCC Albany campus, Calapooia Center room CC-213.

This course is required for CCB licensing as part of the education requirement before taking the State of Oregon CCB exam. Participants are required to attend all five of the state-approved sessions to satisfy the education requirement for Oregon contractor licensing.

Topics include employer requirements and employee rights, Oregon lien and contract law, taxes/recordkeeping, best business practices, project and time management, estimating and scheduling, building codes, OR-OSHA requirements, job site safety, environmental laws, and test taking strategies in compliance with ORS 701-280.

Advance registration is required by April 28. Cost is $329 and includes a copy of the NASCLA Contractors Guide.

Register at LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Luckiamute Center, room LM-126. Photo ID and payment required at registration. For more information, call 541-917-4929.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SSH Gallery Exhibit “Ekphrasis” & Reception

The art exhibit “Ekphrasis” is on display through May 3 at Linn-Benton Community College South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, “Ekphrasis” showcases poetry by 15 members of the LBCC Poetry Club paired with drawings by 15 artists.

Featured artists include Anne Magratten, Aurora Sherwood, Brittany Poteet, Cory Self, Dan Murnane, Diana Ranslam, Elizabeth Gleason, Fran Resendez, Krystal Drexler, Marie Arnold, Michael Bosch, Rebecca Fewless, Scott Harrington, Sinaiah Melendez and Tessa Crawford.

Featured Poetry Club poets include Alyssa Campbell, Bryce Smith, Carolyn Sparling, Ceph Poklemba, Christopher Mikkelson, Grace Allen, Mark Weiss, Matthew Cappelen, Matt Hoffman, Michelle Soutar, Nik Geier, Paige Kosa, Sam Guy, Shane Stanhope and Tav Knight.

A reception will be held in the SSH Gallery Wednesday, April 19 from 12 to 1 p.m., with the LBCC Poetry Club and local artists in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

LBCC art galleries are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the Gallery website at www.linnbenton.edu/artgallery.

Contributed Photo: SSH Gallery "Ekphrasis" exhibit

NSH Gallery Juried Art Student Show & Reception

An exhibit of juried student work by art and visual communication students at Linn-Benton Community College will be on display through June 8 in the North Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

An award reception will be held in the NSH Gallery, 2nd floor atrium, Wednesday, May 3 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. with students, faculty, staff, and local donors in attendance and speaking. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Works of art were selected in a jurying process led by John Whitten, local artist and Oregon State University art faculty.

Many local companies and individuals donated certificates and monetary awards for the reception including: LBCC Bookstore, LBCC ASSH Division, LBCC Graphic Arts Department, Blick’s Art Materials, Corvallis Photo Arts Guild, Dan Wise, Creative Framing, Katie Winder and The Nelson Stone Barn.

LBCC art galleries are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, visit the Gallery website at www.linnbenton.edu/artgallery

Contributed photo: Sculpture by Sha Lindsay

Monday, April 17, 2017

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

Mark your calendars, save your change, gather your old shoes – and join us for LB’s 7th annual Earth Day Fair!

Thursday, April 20
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Courtyard, Albany campus
“Science Matters”

Activities (why you saved your change!):
  • Book Swap, Student Leadership table, free
  • "Bust a Myth" on stage, Science faculty & staff
  • Buy your “eclipse” t-shirt - Space Exploration Club table, $ (small price)
  • Campus Farm Tour – 1 p.m., sign-up at Horticulture table, free
  • Eat Lunch! “Earth Day Café” lunch – $5, $4 students, benefits clubs
  • Free seed packet & plant start, Horticulture table, free
  • Flower Pot Planting, AAWCC table, donations accepted for scholarships
  • Welding Club “Recycled Metal Art” for sale, benefits club
  • Learn about our “Green Campus” with George & Sam, free
  • Art Students - art display
  • Recycle your Shoes! Old or new, First United Green Team table, free
  • UPCYCLE Contest! – table by stage, free, prizes awarded
Details:

“Bust a Myth!" - LB science faculty & staff take the stage to answer science questions & debunk science myths. Featuring: Warren Coffeen, Andrew Feldman, Parker Swanson, Ralph Tadday

“UPCYCLE” Contest – submit your creations!
  • Re-purpose or create something new out of something used!
  • Bring your idea or project to the stage by WHO 11 a.m.-12 Noon
  • Judging starts at 12 p.m., winners announced at 1 p.m. Prizes awarded!
Recycle your shoes! Bring your old or slightly worn shoes for recycle. First United Methodist Church Green Team sends your worn-out shoes for recycle, and your slightly-worn shoes for reuse for those in need. Don't throw 'em out - recycle 'em!

Community Information tables:
  • Audubon Society of Corvallis
  • City of Albany Water Conservation
  • Corvallis Science March
  • First United Methodist Church Green Team
  • Young Women’s Transition Program Sustainability Projects
  • Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program
  • Salmon Watch
  • Oregonians for Science and Reason
  • OSU Master Gardeners
  • Republic Services Recycling
  • USDA Agriculture Research Services
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
College Information tables:
  • Art Students display, Native plant art
  • Automotive Technology Program, Alternative Fuels
  • AAWCC Flower Pot Planting
  • Global Connections Club
  • Grounds Crew, Green Campus
  • Horticulture Club
  • Space Exploration Club, ROV Club
  • Student Leadership Council, UPCYCLE project
  • Textbook Affordability Committee
  • Welding Club
Information, learning & engagement on: alternative fuels, recycling, solar eclipse project & on-campus event, therapeutic horticulture, natural resource conservation, international efforts, textbook affordability, and more!

LBCC workshop “Digital Video Editing” May 5 at the Benton Center

The workshop “Digital Video Editing” will be at Linn-Benton Community College’s Benton Center May 5.

Go behind the scenes with Emmy award-winning professionals and learn how to edit video with tools used by experts around the world.

Workshop covers how to plan for a successful shoot, how top-notch videos are edited behind the scenes, and step-by-step process of editing video using Final Cut Pro X.

Workshop will be held Friday, May 5 from 10 a.m.-3:50 p.m. at LBCC Benton Center, 757 NW Polk Ave, Corvallis. Cost is $59.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Earth Day Fair April 20, 11am-2pm, Courtyard

The 7th annual Earth Day Fair will be held Thursday, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. 

The fair is free and open to the public. 

This year’s theme is “Science Matters,” with LBCC STEM faculty taking the Earth Day stage to answer science related questions and debunk science related myths.

An “Upcycle Contest” will be around repurposing materials. Participants should drop upcycle designs to the Student Leadership office, Forum Student Union building before 11 a.m. Judging starts at 12 p.m. Winners announced at 1 p.m.

Bring your old shoes for recycle to the First United Methodist Church Green Team table, and plant a flowerpot at the AAWCC table with flowers donated by Peoria Gardens.

Take a campus organic farm tour at 1 p.m. Sign-up at the Horticulture Club table. Seeds and plant starts will be given out during the event.

Recycled metal art pieces, created by LBCC student welders, will be for sale at the club’s table.

“Earth Day Café” lunch will be offered for $5, $4 for students.

Community information tables include Audubon Society of Corvallis, City of Albany Water Conservation, Corvallis Science March, First United Methodist Church Green Team, Oak Creek Young Women’s Transition Program, Pacific Power Blue Sky Energy Program, Salmon Watch, Oregonians for Science and Reason, OSU Master Gardeners, Republic Services Recycling, USDA Agriculture Research Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Information tables include alternative fuels, LBCC’s green campus, space exploration, therapeutic horticulture, international efforts, affordable textbooks, and more.

This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the LBCC Horticulture Club, LBCC Science, Engineering and Math division and LBCC Student Leadership Council.

Noche LBCC College Night April 17

Noche LBCC College Night for Spanish speaking families will be held at Linn-Benton Community College Monday, April 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. starting in the college cafeteria, second floor Calapooia Center, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Information on college admissions, how to pay for college, how to earn college credits while still in high school, and educational resources from preschool through college.

For more information, visit www.linnbenton.edu/nochelbcc. For special needs and accommodations, call 541‑917‑4789 or Oregon Relay TDD at 1‑800‑735‑2900.

Monday, April 10, 2017

LBCC Students Named to OCCA All Oregon Academic Team


Two Linn-Benton Community College students have been named to the Oregon Community College Association All Oregon Academic Team.

Alyssa Stillian of Corvallis and Eric Slyter of Albany will be honored at a luncheon with the governor at the State Capitol April 17.

Stillian, a mechanical engineering major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, participates in the college ROV Club and tutor’s math at the college. 

Slyter, a chemistry major and active member of LBCC Phi Theta Kappa, is president of LBCC Student Leadership Council, a member of the College Coach team and tutor’s science at the college.

Both students will receive a plaque from the OCCA and a $1,000 scholarship from the university they plan to attend to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

The Oregon Community College Association, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, yearly recognizes outstanding students from Oregon’s 17 community colleges through the All-Oregon Academic Team awards.  Students selected become eligible for more than $350,000 in Coca-Cola Foundation and USA Today scholarships.

Homebrewing classes start May 4, Corvallis Brewing Supply

A beginning and advanced home beer brewing class will be held through LBCC Community Education starting May 4.

Joel Rea, owner of Corvallis Brewing Supply, will instruct.

Beginning Homebrewing covers tools and techniques used in the fermentation process, from boiling the kettle to filling the bottle, as well as beer styles and the history of home brewing.

This three-week class meets Thursdays from 6 to 8:20 p.m. starting May 4 at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. Cost is $99.

Advanced Homebrewing is a one-day workshop that covers brewing a batch of beer using an all-grain process, including equipment needs and techniques for various styles of brew. Beginning class or instructor approval recommended.

Workshop meets Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. at Corvallis Brewing Supply, 119 SW 4th St. Cost is $99.

For more information or to register, see the LBCC online schedule at www.linnbenton.edu, or call LBCC Community Education at 541-917-4840.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Free “Effective Communication” workshop April 12 & 13

A free workshop on communication and listening skills will be held April 12 and 13 at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn effective listening skills, how to communicate without destroying relationships, how to be assertive in social and professional settings, and how to manage your emotional reactions and resolve conflicts. 

This two-day workshop, led by Jolinda Thomas, clinical director of Cornerstone Family Counseling, will meet April 12 and 13 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Forum Lecture Hall, room F-104.

Workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact LBCC Student Leadership Council, 541-917-4461. Sponsored by the LBCC Veteran's Club and LBCC Student Leadership Council.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"Beginning Facebook for Small Business” workshop

A new workshop “Beginning Facebook for Small Business” will be held Monday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Linn-Benton Community College in the Luckiamute Center room 115, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

Learn how to use the power of Facebook to reach and engage your customers, including how to create a Facebook business page, how to optimize your page and maximize SEO impact, how to use Facebook in your online marketing strategy, how to create engaging posts and more.

Workshop cost is $79. For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

LBCC Pesticide Private Applicator Class April 13 & 14

Pesticide Private Applicator class will be held through the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College April 13 and 14.

Designed to prepare senior agriculture workers to take the State of Oregon Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator exam, classes provide in-depth training, including extra coaching in math and calibration skills.

Pesticides Private Applicator will be held April 13 and 14 starting at 8 a.m. both days at LBCC’s Calapooia Center, room CC-205, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW. Cost is $119.

LBCC offers ODA exams at an additional cost of $58 each. For test dates, see the METRO web site at http://oregon.metrosignup.com or call 1-877-533-2900.

The ODA pesticide applicators exam is optional and should be arranged with Metro.

For more information or to register, contact LBCC’s Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929.

Monday, April 3, 2017

LBCC QuickBooks Classes

Learn the basics of QuickBooks in classes held by Linn-Benton Community College Small Business Development Center.

Guided Tour QuickBooks is designed for those with no previous experience with a computer-based accounting system. Class meets April 11 and 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the LBCC Forum building, room F-202, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany. Cost for this non-credit class is $89. 

QuickBooks I helps you set up an accounting system using QuickBooks. This five-week class meets Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning April 20 in LBCC’s Forum building, room F-202. Cost for this non-credit class is $219.

For more information or to register, contact the LBCC Small Business Development Center at 541-917-4929, or see our website linnbenton.edu/sbdc.