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Medford Feature: History, Business and Change

From the Portland-Seattle and San Francisco – Sacramento metropolitan centers, draw a 500-mile radius North and South and they cross in the Rogue Valley. We have the good fortune of being a day’s drive from either major economy. Businesses in our area are connected to both economies. Being on the I-5 corridor is a life…

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Amy’s Kitchen

Amy’s Kitchen was created 30 years ago from the belief that great tasting food should be available to all. It all started when founders Rachel and Andy Berliner were pregnant with their daughter Amy, the namesake of the company. When Rachel was on bed rest during her pregnancy, Andy went looking for ready-made meals at…

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The Role of Manufacturing and Coos County

by Annette Shelton-Tiderman Is manufacturing still important? This is a question often asked by people in both urban and rural communities. As an industry, manufacturing has always been a hub for job creation and the development of new technologies. We have seen the industry shift from an infancy where steam and water power supplanted hand-operated…

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The Emerging Digital Town Square

By: Matt Sayre reprinted by permission Picture the small villages and towns of early America. The farmers are selling produce and smoked meat in the market square, while the cobbler and sheriff barter four deerskins for a pound of wheat. The local physician atop his soapbox announces the latest ailments and their remedies, and ways…

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Occupations that Pay More in Southwestern Oregon

by Sarah Cunningham When looking for a job in your field, determining which region pays the most could be a sound strategy. In 2018, there were 27 occupations where workers in Southwestern Oregon earned higher median wages than in any other region in the state. In 2017, 6 percent of workers in the region, or…

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How to Update Your Employee Handbook

By Jenna Reed, Vice President General Counsel and Compliance Services Cascade Employers Association If it’s been more than a year since you’ve given your employee handbook a thorough read, chances are it’s already out of date. I don’t know too many people that jump up and down about the prospect of updating their employee…

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Does Your City Have Shiny New Toy Syndrome?

by Daniel Herriges Everybody, at some point, has known (or maybe even been) that kid who just has too many toys. The one who gets showered with new stuff on every special occasion from birthday to Christmas to 100-on-the-spelling-test. And everybody knows the sad, lonely fate of all the older-but-still-fairly-new toys that kid got last…

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Chamber Questions Need for New Rules

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce145 CentralCoos Bay, OR For Immediate Release The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw (CTCLUSI) have submitted an application for a Traditional Cultural Property Historic District (TCP) to be formed and added to the National Register of Historic Places. This proposal will envelop 26 square miles of…

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