Hi, I’m Lori Kimbel and I own and publish Northeast Oregon Business News. Writing, photography, business, marketing, and travel are all so much of who I am.
For seven years I was the marketing manager of a trailer manufacturing company. The fact that I was part owner in the company only made my role that much more exciting. My product took me to Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Colorado and of course all around Oregon. It was a great gig. I learned that if you want people to trust your product, the first thing that has to happen is they have to trust you. I made a lot of friends on my journeys and had some great adventures with my husband, Mark, and youngest daughter, Hannah, along the way.
I grew to really love our time spent on the road, showing off our products. I knew them inside and out, and I also knew they were very well built and had a growing reputation for being a very solidly built trailer. Then I would come back home to NE Oregon, where time was spent catching up on paperwork, ordering parts, going over issues with the guys at the shop, and getting product ready for our next round of marketing and delivery. There was not any time to market close to home, not to mention I just didn’t know which avenue to take. I would have loved for the local newspaper to write an article on us, but after seven years it still didn’t happen. Then it hit me. If I was having this much trouble figuring out how to market my product in my own back yard, then I bet there were other companies having the same issue.
I had always wanted to start a business journal for Baker, Union and Wallowa counties, but I soon realized that Morrow and Umatilla county had to also be a part of it. I knew then that there are a lot of business stories just waiting to be told in NE Oregon. I am having the time of my life, meeting new people and being a voice for some of the great businesses in our area. I am excited about the opportunities that continue to come my way as I get to know so many of the fine people of NE Oregon.
Northeast Oregon Business News is a great marketing tool that will help you market your business to NE Oregon and beyond, whether that be through a purchased print ad, or an article on your business. We print 10,000 copies and deliver them throughout Baker, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties. Unless something really drastic happens, they will always be free at locations throughout the region. Of course if you would like it delivered to your mailbox, there is a $24 cost and you can learn more on our subscription page on this website. We also plan to always leave our content on the website free. You will not get a pop up telling you you have to pay $3 or $4 just to finish reading the story, no, our plan is to never charge our customers or yours to look at content on our website. We put the whole story on the website. In fact, sometimes there is more on this website then is in the printed issue, especially when it comes to photos.
Northeast Oregon Business News is just one avenue that will help us help you market your business. This website is a work in progress, but keep checking back to look at updates, especially on the Marketing Strategies page, where you will soon be able to purchase the marketing products that fit you and your business.
Thank you so much for stopping in. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your business. Together we can keep NE Oregon economically moving forward, one successful business at a time.
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