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Umatilla Electric Business Resource Center Hires Spanish Interpreter

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center (BRC) has hired Diana Cobian, an Eastern Oregon University sophomore, who will be providing Spanish translation services...

UEC Business Resource Center Hires Kristin Connell as Lead Adviser

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center has hired Kristin Connell, a Hermiston native, as the lead business adviser serving the UEC service territories. Connell spent...

Umatilla Java Junkies Awarded Financing for Extensive Remodel

Umatilla Electric Cooperative has announced its efforts in financing the remodel of Umatilla Java Junkies, LLC’s Irrigon location. Owners Dauna Griggs and Victoria Borden will use the...

Ways and Means Members OK New Federal Grants for Oregon Vets

The Oregon Joint Ways and Means Committee retroactively approved the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs application for two federal State Home Construction Grants. These grants,...

PPP Deadline Draws Near

By Greg Smith Businesses which have not yet applied for the first or second draw of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) need to do so...

Area Republicans Claim Victories in State House, Senate Races

Republican Bobby Levy easily topped her Democratic opponent Tuesday night to win a seat in the state’s 58th House District. Levy, a business owner, farmer, and...

In Times of Crises, Businesses Need to Have Adequate Cash Reserves

By Greg Smith I’m sure many have heard the phrase, “Cash is King.” Having adequate savings not only protects a business from unexpected crises like...

Thinking of Deducting Home Office Expenses? Read This First

By Greg Smith Not everyone qualifies for the home office deduction. First and foremost, according to the Internal Revenue Service, employees are not eligible, unfortunately....

Overcoming Obstacles to Getting Your Employees Back to Work

By Greg Smith One of the biggest challenges many employers are facing is getting their workforce back on the job during the continuing COVID environment....

Couple Remodel Umatilla Lounge into Family-Friendly Restaurant

Daren and Paulette Dufloth have transformed the former Riverside Bar & Lounge in Umatilla into a family-friendly, bistro-style restaurant. They have completely remodeled the restaurant...

A Few Helpful Tips for Navigating the PPP Forgiveness Process

By Greg Smith Those businesses which received Paycheck Protection Program funds (PPP) are no doubt aware that all or a portion of the loan is...

UEC Business Resource Webinar to Focus on Financial Statements

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center will present a live financial webinar at noon on Tuesday, May 26. The topic will be financial statements...

May 20 Webinar Focuses on Managing Cash Flow Budget

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center financial webinar that was originally set for today will be re-scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 20. The...

UEC Revolving Loan Fund Offering Help to Local Businesses

Many businesses are finding themselves needing financing as they adjust to the changes which have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Umatilla Electric Cooperative...

Tuesday Webinar to Help Folks ‘Get Your Financial House in Order’

The Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center will present a financial webinar at noon on Tuesday, May 12. The event is hosted by Greg Smith...

Umatilla Electric Business Resource Center Now Open in Hermiston

Area businesses needing assistance understanding how to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (including up to a $10,000 grant) and the Paycheck Protection...

Disaster Loans Available for Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus

Small businesses in Umatilla and Morrow counties affected by the coronavirus are among those eligible to apply for disaster loans. The loans come from U.S....

Sam Boardman Elementary to Be Site of Veterans Day Celebration

A Veterans Day Celebration will take place on Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Sam Boardman Elementary School gym, 301 Wilson Lane in Boardman. The event...

EOU Officials Meet with Port of Morrow, Hermiston Business Leaders

Eastern Oregon University (EOU) officials traveled to the Port of Morrow to meet with business leaders at the port as well as in Hermiston. EOU...

Rep. Smith Announces Committee Assignments for Upcoming Session

Oregon State Rep. Greg Smith (GOP-Heppner) announced his committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. Smith has been appointed by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek to...

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