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A Few Words from Jim – August 2022

“Innovation is hard, important and exciting. “ I’m going to spending the next couple of years with you focusing on innovation driven entrepreneurship and broadband.  I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT…

Citizens Bank Announces New Board Member Tamara Scoville

Citizens Bank and Citizens Bancorp are proud to announce Tamara Scoville as a new member of their Board of Directors.  “We are delighted to have Tamara join our Board of Directors,” said…

Scaling a Business

What does it mean to Scale a business?  If scaling a business is important, why isn’t this taught?  This article starts out with two good questions that are asked thousands…

Five tips to keep smoke out of your home and business

With the major McKinney fire burning close to California border, we know that along with the fire threat, communities nearby are also coping with the threat of smoke.   Below are tips from…

I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT Manufacturing Facility and was blown away by all the innovation

8/12/2022 Breaking News : Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer We have been watching and reporting on Arcimoto for several years. Greg visited with them back when…

Welcome to Southern Oregon, We love innovators

What is innovation? How does innovation work in small business? How does innovation work in a community? The state of Oregon has been pushing hard to sponsor innovation throughout the…

Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors

Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden, to the company’s board of directors. Gladden brings more than three decades of progressive executive leadership experience, managing IT…

LS Networks Taps Former Meta Fiber Investments Executive, Randy Brogle, as New Chief Executive Officer

LS Networks, the leading fiber optic provider in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that Randy Brogle, a seasoned telecommunications industry leader with over 25 years of experience, has been appointed…

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q2 2022 Earnings

PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results for the 2nd quarter 2022.  As a result of the PBCO Financial…

SOU leaders to honor alumnus and friends of the university in Guanajuato ceremony

A contingent from Southern Oregon University will visit sister institution Universidad de Guanajuato in the coming days to present SOU’s highest service award to prominent Mexican politician and SOU alumnus Juan Carlos Romero…

A Fine Line – Be Nimble, Be Quick… and Listen 

“Pay attention and don’t believe everything you hear. Speak 20% and listen 80%, we have two ears and one mouth for a reason. If you’re the smartest person in the…

A Few Words from Jim – July 2022

Talent is open for business The city of Talent has an awesome Mayor. Mayor Darby stepped up on the night of the Almeda Fire in 2020 and hasn’t stepped back since.…

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Awarded SQF Level 3 Fourth Year in a Row at Its State-of-the-art Processing Facility

New HGO President Gerry Watts said the hazelnut cooperative is poised for continued growth and innovation. Continued SQF3 recertification is a beacon of quality assurance in a current climate of food safety…

SBDC – The Squeeze is On!

I probably should not use baseball or stock market analogies when describing current economic conditions for businesses, however they seem to fit right now. Once again, we are at the…

EVCS Raises $68.8 Million to Accelerate Expansion of West Coast EV Fast Charging Network

Funds raised will be used to support consumer EV adoption and state transportation decarbonization goals EVCS, one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging network operators on the West Coast,…

Umpqua Bank’s 2022 Business Barometer

In Rapidly Changing Economy, Business Leaders Pivot as Inflation, Workforce Transformation Test Resiliency Small Businesses Act with Sense of Urgency, Ready for Significant Changes 73% rank inflation as a top…

Press Releases

Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer

August 12, 2022

Founder Mark Frohnmayer named Chief Vision Officer EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously…

Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors 

July 26, 2022

Seasoned technology leader will help expand company’s sales efforts 7/26/2022 Today, Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden,…

Medford, Oregon Plant Wins Airgas’ National Cylinder Fill Plant of the Year Award

July 11, 2022

A local manufacturing plant that fills and distributes industrial gases in cylinders across the state was named one of two National Cylinder Plants…

Chiloquin to Complete Historic Renovation of the HIRVI Building

June 13, 2022

CVIP Awarded $200,000 for Main Street Revitalization Project Chiloquin Visions In Progress (CVIP) was awarded a $200,000 grant by Oregon Heritage, a…

2nd Annual Southern Oregon Juneteenth Celebration Comes to Medford June 19

June 5, 2022

Excitement builds for 2022 Freedom Day Medford, OREGON (June 5, 2022) — On Sunday, June 19, 2022, BASE will host the 2nd…

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…

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