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Amanda Kotler named senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Asante

To streamline and improve nursing operations across Asante, the health system has created a senior vice president and chief nursing officer role. On May 8, Amanda Kotler, RN, BSN, MBA,…

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A Few Words from Jim 

May 2022 It’s what you do in Southern Oregon. Raise a Family, Grow a Business and Give Back where you can.  Thank you for all the wonderful feedback about last…

Hunter Participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the FCC’s new program to help low-income households gain access to broadband in order to work, learn, and get healthcare. Replacing the Emergency Broadband…

Jim Wright was born in Ashland, ran LTM (now Knife River), served on several local non-profit boards and is retiring off The People’s Bank Board after 19 years.

When the zoom interview with Jim Wright started he asked me the first question, which is unusual since I’m the one interviewing him.  “I have a question for you. What…

Douglas County, Oregon Creates $28M Economic Impact with Fiber Each Year

The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the first of its Broadband Community Profiles designed to uncover the economic and societal impact that fiber broadband is having on rural communities across North…

Oregon’s Innovation Plan

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Oregon’s Innovation Plan is built on the central premise that the continued vitality of Oregon’s economy and the state’s high quality of life rests on its ability to…

Beginning with the End in Mind

It has been a number of years since I’ve read Steven Covey’s book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”, but the title of Chapter Two I recall to mind…

LITHIA & DRIVEWAY (LAD) INCREASES REVENUE 54%, EPS 99%, AND ADJUSTED EPS 103%, RECORD FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE

MEDFORD, Ore., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest first quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. First quarter 2022 revenue increased 54%…

Medford school district, SOU sign agreement to increase college access

A new intergovernmental agreement between Southern Oregon University and the Medford School District (MSD) will be “a game-changer for college awareness and access,” providing the basic contact information of MSD…

Wars, Pandemics, and Recessions

Three years in and the Covid 19 pandemic with its variants weighs on minds around the world. To the public of the 21st Century connected by digital communication technologies seemingly…

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2022 Earnings

PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results for the 1st quarter 2022.  As a result of the PBCO Financial…

Long-Time Ashland Brewery to Close Its Doors After 26 Years

Another mainstay of the Rogue Valley hospitality industry has become a casualty of the combined difficulties of smoky summers and a global pandemic. Standing Stone Brewing Company (SSBC) will be…

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A Few Words from Jim – April 2020

All In… Gene Pelham retired as CEO of Rogue Credit Union. It grew 10X during his tenure because of a simple strategy he had adopted when he became CEO. “Our…

People’s Bank Jacksonville Branch Now Open

People’s Bank of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Jacksonville, Oregon, on March 1st.  This is the bank’s tenth branch and is located at 185…

People’s Bank Hires Evp/Chief Credit Officer Bill Whalen

People’s Bank of Commerce is pleased to announce the recent hiring of William (Bill) Whalen as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Whalen joins People’s Bank with almost 33…

How Good is Good Enough?

We discover that something we thought was good enough, just wasn’t. We could have done better, tried harder, gone just a little farther. For a thousand reasons we stopped too…

Press Releases

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2022 Earnings

April 21, 2022

April 20, 2022 PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results…

Energy Trust appoints new board members with experience in energy justice, industrial energy research

March 26, 2022

The Energy Trust of Oregon Board of Directors has appointed two new volunteer members: Dr. Peter Therkelsen of Ashland and Silvia Tanner of Portland. Both have extensive experience…

RCC Announces Incoming President

March 23, 2022

Board Announces Incoming RCC President Josephine County & Jackson County – March 23, 2022    Rogue Community College (RCC) is happy to announce the…

Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $17.5 Million In Transit Grants For Oregon

March 15, 2022

Funding will support bus and bus facility upgrades across the state Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff…

KCEDA launches Klamath County, Oregon is Leading the Way in Economic Opportunity Video on YouTube

February 28, 2022

KCEDA (Klamath County Economic Development Association) is Klamath County’s leading economic development agency. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes,…

KCEDA Recruits New Upscale RV Park to Develop in Klamath County

February 28, 2022

In an announcement made by the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), housing developer, Rjouney LLC (based out of Goldendale, Washington), is…

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