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People’s Bank Prepares For Transition In Executive Leadership

After more than 20 years, People’s Bank executive management undergoes a transition in leadership due…

Meet Julia Beattie – The New President of People’s Bank

Education / Community / Career Timeline 1984 Baylor University – Bachelor of Business Administration with…

People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman To Chief Financial Officer

People’s Bank of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsey Trautman as its…

Choosing your Replacement

I reached out to Ken Trautman, Co-Founder, CEO and Original President to ask him a…

People’s Bank Founding Board Member, Bill Jacobs, Retires From the Board after 22 years of Service.

Bill and Carol Jacobs at People's Bank Christmas Party

By Jim Teece I remember Bill’s last day on the board. We just finished our…

People’s Bank year-to-date Earnings per Share Increase 24%

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced on 7/22/2020  its financial results for the second…

Who Can’t Work From Home During a Global Pandemic?

by Brandon SchraderWorkforce AnalystOREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT COVID-19 rapidly spread across the United States and forced a…

Minimum Wage Rises on July 1, Reaching $11.50 per Hour at the South Coast

by Guy TauerRegional EconomistCoos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties We do have estimates of minimum wage…

Minimum Wage Rises on July 1, Reaching $12.00 per Hour in the Rogue Valley

by Guy TauerRegional EconomistCoos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties In the third quarter of 2019, the…

2020 Oregon Wage Data

by Jason Payton, Occupational EconomistOregon Employment Department How do we know the worth of our work?…

Lane County Lost More Jobs than the State in Recent Recessions

by Henry Fields, Workforce Analyst, for Employment in Oregon During the Great Recession, employment dropped more and took longer…

Working from Home and Broadband Access in Oregon

By Josh Lehner, Oregon Office of Economic AnalysisThere is considerable speculation about how the pandemic…

Characteristics of the Covered Unemployed in May 2020 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

by Polly Farrimond, Workforce Analyst, for Employment in Oregon In May 2020, Jackson County’s unemployment rate was 14.4 percent,…

Characteristics of the Covered Unemployed in May 2020

by Anna Johnson, Senior Economic Analyst, for Employment in Oregon Since public health measures began to combat the rapid…

Federal Reserve Themes In The Second Half of 2020

The pandemic will continue to weigh on the economy but ongoing fiscal support matched by…

Press Releases

Douglas Services Inc. (D/b/a Douglas Fast Net), to Acquire Comspan Communications, Inc.

August 6, 2020

Combined Fiber-Optic Network in Douglas & Coos Counties will Remain under Local Ownership ROSEBURG, Ore., July 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) – On July 1,…

Indigenous Peoples Day officially recognized at LCC

June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 EUGENE, Ore.–The second Monday of every October will now be known as Indigenous Peoples Day at Lane Community…

The Unemployment Rate Edges Down While High Unemployment Continues

June 24, 2020

Employment in Lane County (Eugene MSA) May seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are not available for Lane County due to processing delays caused…

Maintenance Dredging of Coos Bay Harbor River Miles Twelve to Fifteen Scheduled to Commence Early July

June 24, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in…

Dr. Dan Peterson Appointed Oregon Tech’s Dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences

June 20, 2020

June 18, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) announced today that Dan Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed as dean…

People’s Bank Celebrates Success in PPP Lending

June 10, 2020

June 5, 2020 Release By:  Ken Trautman, President & CEO Medford, Oregon People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) reports significant support of its…

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Business Oregon Announces Third Round of Grants to Serve Small Businesses, Along With Millions in New Funding

When workers can live anywhere

Federal Reserve Themes In The Second Half of 2020

Characteristics of the Covered Unemployed in May 2020

Characteristics of the Covered Unemployed in May 2020 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

Working from Home and Broadband Access in Oregon

Lane County Lost More Jobs than the State in Recent Recessions

How Americans Used Their Stimulus Checks

How Buyers In June: Housing Sales Jump

2020 Oregon Wage Data

Minimum Wage Rises on July 1, Reaching $12.00 per Hour in the Rogue Valley

Minimum Wage Rises on July 1, Reaching $11.50 per Hour at the South Coast

Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance as of July 24, 2020

What COVID-19 means for energy efficiency in Oregon

Who Can’t Work From Home During a Global Pandemic?

Special Insert - People’s Bank - Transitions in Leadership

People’s Bank Prepares For Transition In Executive Leadership

Meet Julia Beattie - The New President of People’s Bank

Choosing your Replacement

People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman To Chief Financial Officer

People’s Bank year-to-date Earnings per Share Increase 24%

People’s Bank Founding Board Member, Bill Jacobs, Retires From the Board after 22 years of Service.

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