The Greater Hermiston Area Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its 2018 Business to Business series with a breakfast on Jan. 23 focused on water rights and local water projects.
The event, held at the new irrigated ag building at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 2121 N First St., will begin with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and end at noon. It is part of the chamber’s effort this year to replace monthly hour-long luncheons with longer educational events once a quarter.
The event agenda, produced in partnership with the Oregon Water Coalition, begins with a networking breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and opening remarks at 7:50 a.m.
Updates on local water projects by Hermiston City Manager Byron Smith, Port of Morrow water quality supervisor Miff Devlin and Umatilla City Manager Russ Pelleberg will begin at 8:15 a.m.
A presentation on the economic impact study of the Mid-Columbia Basin water development project by John Audley Consulting and JR Cook of Northeast Oregon Water Association will start at 9 a.m., and “Water Rights Bootcamp” with Laura Schroeder of Shroeder Law Offices will go from 10 a.m. to noon.