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 for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Diana Cobian

“I know what it is like not to be able to understand what is being said, and I am happy to be able to help entrepreneurs with their business needs,” said Cobian. “This is a great opportunity, and I am looking forward to learning many new things.”

BRC Executive Adviser Greg Smith said Cobian will be an asset to the center.

“We strive to provide the highest level of service for all of our clients and having someone who can interpret and translate for our Spanish speaking entrepreneurs will be key in helping them with their business endeavors,” said Smith.

Lead Business Adviser Kristin Connell is excited to have Cobian on board.

“I am really happy to have Diana as part of our team to partner in bridging the communication gap with our Spanish speaking clientele,” Connell said.

Cobian’s services are available immediately and anyone needing free and confidential business advising services is welcome to call 541-289-3000 or email The office is located at 1475 N. First St., in Hermiston.