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Chemeketa celebrates business success stories

By Chemeketa Public Affairs

Chemeketa small business success 2016Chemeketa’s Small Business Management program celebrated this year’s graduates during a ceremony Thursday, June 2 at the Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry.

Marcia Bagnall summarized their accomplishments. Participating businesses –

  1. Increased sales 18% this year over last
  2. Employed 76 more workers

Bagnall noted that the 153 businesses who have participated in the program have extraordinary longevity. They have been in business, on average, 14 years. Nationally, only about one quarter of business start-ups last 14 years while 84% of the Small Business Management program alumni are still operating.

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