Mar 07,2008 00:00
Noted Oregon Entrepreneur To Share Lessons Learned
BEND, Ore. -- Ray Davis, CEO and President CEO of Umpqua Bank will speak at Central Oregon PubTalk on Thursday, March 20, from 5-7:30 p.m. at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, in Father Luke’s Foundation Room, 720 Bond Street in Bend.
This PubTalk will appeal to anyone interested in the intersection of customer service and corporate culture. Davis shares about how to create and reinforce an intentional, disciplined work culture that support high quality customer service. A believer that titles provide insight to expectations, Davis is quick to point out that while his formal title is CEO, his real function is Head of Support. He sees his key role as clearing any roadblocks that jeopardize Umpqua's 1,800 employees from accomplishing the organization's goals. (In the same way the receptionist is the Director of Smiles.)
PubTalk early stage presentations center on Entrepreneurship. We're hosting the winning student teams from two classes -- OSU-Cascades New Venture Management class and Concordia University Graduate School of Management's MBA class, The Entrepreneurial Manager.
To register for this event you may:
• Sign up online
• email Dayna Dudkowski
• call EDCO offices at 541-388-3236.
Central Oregon PubTalk is presented by Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) in partnership with Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) and underwritten by title sponsors Ball Janik LLP and Community First Bank. Cost to EDCO and OEN members is $15 and $25 to the general public.
PubTalk is a monthly event celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central Oregon and strives to provide a unique forum where leaders of growing businesses can network with qualified funding sources, fellow entrepreneurs, key advisors, and business professionals. Early stage presenters share ideas, experiences and strategies for the review of other businesses, angel investors, and EDCO/OEN members.
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to building a strong and secure economic future for Central Oregon. EDCO has co-sponsored the popular PubTalk events since 2002 as part of its mission to cultivate a strong entrepreneurial community in Central Oregon.