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Umatilla Electric Cooperative
04/14/2020 10:59 AM

Area businesses needing assistance understanding how to apply for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (including up to a $10,000 grant) and the Paycheck Protection Program, now have a professional asset in the Umatilla Electric Cooperative Business Resource Center.


Robert Echenrode, General Manager for Umatilla Electric Cooperative said, "During this period of uncertainty, I'm pleased the newly developed UEC Business Resource Center can offer assistance to our business community." UEC Board Member Bryan Wolfe added, "Although we can't change what's occurring globally, we do have the ability to work towards improving the economic viability of our communities. UEC is committed to this."

The Business Resource Center will include Emily Cecil as the Lead Business Advisor with Ashley Garcia Sandoval as the Business Intake Counselor.


"Umatilla Electric Cooperative's investment in the center shows their commitment to help sustain small businesses, especially during this unprecedented time," said Greg Smith, Executive Advisor.


The Business Resource Center is located at 1475 N. 1st Street in Hermiston and the telephone number is 541-289-3000. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8-5p.m. and they are closed from 1-2 p.m. for lunch.


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