OPB Says Thanks to CFM

Oregon Public Broadcasting is recognizing CFM and a number of other organizations for reaching their 10th year as OPB Business Partners. A Business Partner thank you event will be held June 25.

“We have a special relationship with OPB that we deeply value,” says CFM Partner Dave Fiskum. “We are proud to be a sponsor and appreciate the recognition that comes from that association.”

CFM lobbies on behalf of OPB in Salem, representing the nonprofit before state agencies and the legislature.

“We helped OPB gain state bonding authority to build new transmission towers around the state,” says Fiskum. “With federally mandated transition to a digital-only transmission system looming in early 2009, OPB faced the grim prospect of cutting programs and services throughout the state, especially in rural Oregon.”

During the 2007 Oregon legislature, CFM worked successfully with OPB’s CEO Steve Bass to regain state funding for OPB for the first time in years. Read the case study about CFM in Salem and view a short video of Dave Fiskum commenting on why CFM is a Business Partner.

CFM staff members also participate in OPB’s Public Insight Network to share expertise, stories and perspectives that help to shape news coverage.