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Workshop: Starting Your Own Business in Yuba County

posted Aug 30, 2016, 1:14 PM by Kristin Snell

Submitted by Regine Miller, Camptonville Community Partnership

September 15, 2016, 9 am to 12 pm

Alcouffe Center, 9185 Marysville Road, Oregon House, CA 95962

$3 Door Fee to Cover Snacks

Why? Camptonville Community Partnership (CCP) and the Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) bring you a half-day workshop focused on the opportunities involved with starting your own business in Yuba County. Since 2013, CCP has been working to develop a small-scale forest biomass power generation facility to reduce excess fuels in the region’s forest, create sustainable local employment, improve the regional air quality, enhance forest health, and produce renewable energy. The planned bioenergy facility will be located in a small business park, the Forest Biomass Business Center (FBBC), where it will supply heat and renewable electricity to co-located businesses such as commercial firewood, wood shavings or pallet manufacturers, greenhouses, or a brewery, to name a few. This co-generation approach to renewable energy production is intended to support development of local businesses that create living-wage jobs and a market for forest biomass and small diameter wood. The FBBC can be a unique partner if you are looking for a place to start or grow a value-added wood products manufacturing business or are interested in starting a business with heat and/or electricity needs.

What will be covered? The workshop will provide detailed information on the resources, requirements, and opportunities involved with starting a business in Yuba County, and will include a presentation on the entrepreneurial opportunities to join the FBBC as well as discuss how to attract and plan for new businesses at the FBBC.

Who should attend? Local and regional interested individuals, conceptual and existing businesses, business investors and lenders, and those with an entrepreneurial spirit who are interested in exploring possible business opportunities in Yuba County, particularly at the FBBC campus.

Instructor: The workshop will be led by YSEDC President, Brynda Stranix. Brynda has led the YSEDC for over 16 years and has expertise in economic and community development, strategic business planning and partnerships, business lending, demographic research and economic profiles, and grant writing.

To register: Contact Regine Miller at or (530)277-3843 by September 9, 2016. The workshop is free but $3 will be collected to cover snacks