LeTip of Umpqua Valley FAQ Knowledge Base and Requirements

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LeTip Frequently Asked Questions

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How much will it cost me to join LeTip?
Initial membership dues will cost $390 for International dues and $100 for local chapter dues. Your total out of pocket at the time you join will be $490. Your annual International dues of $285 are billed on your anniversary date each year. Chapter dues of $100 are billed every 3 months or quarterly. Chapter dues are used to pay for breakfasts, venue, mixers, social events and chapter promotions.
How often does the LeTip business networking group meet?
LeTip of Umpqua Valley meets every Wednesday morning beginning at 7:01am and ending at 8:31am. It is suggested that members arrive around 6:45am in order to provide more time to converse with other members prior to the beginning of the meeting and helping to build personal relationships.
How can I find out if my chosen business category is already filled?
Feel free to contact any of our board members listed on this website, tell them what your business is and they can let you know. LeTip offers many categories that cover a wide range of different businesses and there are additional categories that your business might fit into.
What do I need to do before I can attend a meeting?
LeTip meetings are by invitation only and all new members are sponsored into the group. You may contact any LeTip member listed on this website, introduce yourself and let them know you are interested in attending a meeting. You may also contact us via email or the phone number listed on the website.
After attending a meeting, what is the procedure to join LeTip?
You must attend two consecutive meetings in order to qualify for membership. At your second meeting, our Membership Chairperson will provide you with a membership application and help you fill it out. When you turn in the application, you must provide checks for both International & chapter dues (you may use a credit card for International) and have a business card to attach to the application. After you turn in your application, your business will be inspected and the following week your membership will be voted on by the members.

LeTip Requirements

  • You must have been in the business of your chosen category for at least 1 full year.
  • All business licenses and other required licenses pertaining to your business must be current.
  • You must have business cards for your business or company with your name on them.
  • You must have a current LeTip member sponsor you.
  • You must attend 2 consecutive meetings
  • You must be voted in by the membership.

Something to consider; Being a member of LeTip is a commitment. Attending meetings, mixers and social events is important. All of these things help you to build the personal relationships with other members, which is part of what makes LeTip work so well! Your success is up to you and the efforts you put into the group, will be returned ten fold.

A-Line Home Inspections has not been a member for six weeks and business is rolling my way through tips! It Works!!! Thanks LeTip!
Jordan Brady - A-Line Home Inspections LLC

LeTip Members Meeting

Copyright & Legal Information

What is copyright?
Copyright is the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same. Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works.
What does copyright protect?
Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture. Copyright does not protect facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are expressed. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "What Works Are Protected."
How is a copyright different from a patent or a trademark?
Copyright protects original works of authorship, while a patent protects inventions or discoveries. Ideas and discoveries are not protected by the copyright law, although the way in which they are expressed may be. A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.
When is my work protected?
Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.
Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section "Copyright Registration."
Is my copyright good in other countries?
The United States has copyright relations with most countries throughout the world, and as a result of these agreements, we honor each other's citizens' copyrights. However, the United States does not have such copyright relationships with every country. For a listing of countries and the nature of their copyright relations with the United States, see Circular 38a, International Copyright Relations of the United States.


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