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Local Small Business Grants and Loans

April 16, 2020|Uncategorized|

Mia Noren of Crosswater Strategies (lobbying partner of Oregon Winegrowers Association) provides this rundown of funding available to small businesses in Oregon. She says: "Some grant windows are open only for a few days and it can be easy to miss the application period. My recommendation is to check your local cities website regularly." MESO Small [...]

Special Alert: New COVID-19 Resources Available on the Toolkit

April 15, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, It's easy sometimes to forget the power in a simple gesture of heartfelt kindness. You may have heard OWB Board Chair Bob Morus drove from Hood River to Woodinville, WA, this past weekend with 42 cases of his Phelps Creek wine to donate to The Herbfarm’s Seattle [...]

Grapevine Newsletter April 14 2020

April 14, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR APRIL 14, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM KAI MCMURTRY Hi Friends,   I’m writing from my home “office” and I suspect you’re reading from yours. As we collectively await our new normal I’ve been buoyed by beautiful [...]

International Newsletter April 13 2020

April 13, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive, International Marketing|

View this email in your browser INTERNATIONAL MARKETING NEWSLETTER APRIL 13, 2020 International Developments Recap of Activities Event Updates Other News INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS  As the global situation around the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change daily, it has created a lot of uncertainty among U.S. exporters. This uncertainty has translated to a significant number of leading [...]

COVID-19 News and Related Opportunities

April 8, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends,   As businesses adapt to today’s temporary commercial restrictions, the OWB is consolidating resources crowdsourced from our community to deal with immediate circumstances while also developing new programs to prepare for the emerging opportunities to come. OWB’s educational priorities reflect a more expansive outlook during this global [...]

Special Alert: Navigating COVID-19 Financial Resources

April 2, 2020|COVID-19 Toolkit, Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser Dear Friends, Please check in and view new material in the OWB's COVID-19 Oregon Wine Industry Toolkit. With many in the industry facing tight deadlines for decisions and expressing increasing interest in the federal government’s emergency financial aid, additions to the Financial Assistance and Business Resources section of the [...]

Grapevine Newsletter March 31 2020

March 31, 2020|Grapevine Edition Archive|

View this email in your browser NEWS FOR MARCH 31, 2020 COVID-19 Updates Marketing Research Education Calls for Wine Other News Upcoming Events LETTER FROM JESS WILLEY Hi everyone, I hope this finds you and your families faring as well as may be expected during these strange and uncertain times. Like you, we here at [...]

To Be Welcoming: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Curriculum from Starbucks

March 30, 2020|Education|

A note from OWB Education Manager Bree Stock MW: While it’s currently hard to imagine welcoming visitors in our tasting rooms, there will be a time when we are back to offering tasting experiences on-site. It is also likely that international travel will continue to be limited and we should expect an influx of local [...]

Call for Samples: The Globe and Mail

March 30, 2020|Calls for Wine, International Marketing|

Christopher Waters, Wine and Spirits columnist with Canada's The Globe and Mail newspaper, writes: I'd like to invite members to share upcoming and existing releases for review.  I'm interested in products that have continuous, existing or upcoming releases including VINTAGES or Classics products. Upcoming themes include alternate packaging, Italian whites and south of France. Ongoing interest in rosés, sparkling wines [...]

WSET Diploma Flexible Payment Offerings

March 30, 2020|Education|

Below is a message from Adam Chase of Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School Several of you have told me you have some extra time these days given the Covid 19 situation, but I understand that money is tight.  We have worked out with WSET that if you are interested in starting the first part of the [...]