WE are the Rural Women's Business Community
Join us for Live Chats with Rural Women Entrepreneurs from the Pacific Northwest. Learn about their exciting small businesses and startups and how they overcome the challenges to starting and running a business in small towns everywhere.
Join WE on Reinventing Rural for free and be part of a like minded community of rural women entrepreneurs.
Live Chats with Rural Women Entrepreneurs
Artist and Educator - Polyhedra Arts
Jess Felix is relatively new to turning her art into a business. She makes hand built functional ceramics and sculptural pieces. Jess is a current Artist in residence at The Arts Center in Corvallis, teaches kids art classes and organizes community art projects through her business, Polyhedra Arts. She moved from Australia in 2014 and is growing her art business while raising a young family in Philomath,Oregon.
November 20th, 2020
Attorney - Bellweather Legal
Michel Rose, Bellwether Legal, answers questions about trademark and copyright laws along with insight on working from a rural location. She says she learned to accept travel as part of her life working from a beautiful rural location, and the internet helps her reduce travel.
Michel now resides in Yachats and loves to photograph the beauty of the Oregon coast.
November 6th, 2020
Creative Director - Lamplight Creatives
Allison Lamplugh, founder and creative director of Lamplight Creatives, works out of her home office in rural Philomath. Allison shared how to overcome obstacles: make a SPLASH, find connections, and get online.
October 30th, 2020
Founder - Zenpui
Ani Raas, founder of Zenpui, discusses how rural women entrepreneurs overcome challenges while starting their businesses. She encourages us to get out there, be seen, and utilize resources.
October 16th, 2020
Entrepreneur in Residence
I get excited every time I meet a new entrepreneur and I can't wait to hear their dreams! I enjoy helping clients focus and make the right connections to reach their business goals.
I have over 16 years experience as an SBDC adviser and instructor and have started and operated several businesses including a custom home construction business and an internet marketing service.