After leading the state’s economic development agency since early 2016, Chris Harder announced this week he is stepping down as director of Business Oregon. Under Harder’s leadership, the agency adopted a new five-year strategic plan to focus the agency’s resources and 70+ programs around a set of key priorities. These priorities are designed to help…

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Medford, Oregon – People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2019. The bank reported net income of $947,000 or $0.30 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $948,000 or $0.31 per share in the same quarter…

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Coos Bay, OR – In May 2018, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) started construction on a tunnel rehabilitation project. This tunnel rehabilitation project is a significant capital improvement project for the nine tunnels along the Coos Bay Rail Line (CBRL). The project will extend the lifespan of the tunnels by 20 years which…

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October 17, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dawn Bailey, Ph.D., associate professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently received appointment to the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) Board of Directors with her official term lasting until August 2022. The APBA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote…

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Our Nation’s forests and woodlands provide millions of Americans with an abundance of job opportunities, goods, and recreational activities.  During National Forest Products Week, we pay tribute to the forest products industry for the important contributions it makes to our society and economy, and we recommit to keeping our wooded landscapes vibrant and strong. Ninety-six…

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SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY ADVOCATE LORI PALERMO BECOMES 88TH PRESIDENT OF THE OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Lori Palermo, a lifetime Springfield resident and community advocate, was installed into office October 2, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center to serve as the 88th president of the Oregon Association of Realtors® in 2020. Lori will be the first state…

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The entrepreneurial story of Norm and Virginia Small, founders of Yummy’s Catering Cowboy Cuisine, will be told by Norm at the Oct. 16 IDEA Talk, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at MC’s on Main in downtown Klamath Falls. The Smalls founded Yummy’s in Merrill, Ore., in 1994. The couple originally came to the Klamath Basin in…

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“There is a constant forward-minded progression here…” Medford, October 7, 2019 – Based on anonymous staff surveys, Logos Public Charter School was named #3 by Oregon Business Magazine’s 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in the large business category in Oregon! For the previous 3 years, Logos staff have participated, putting Logos in the top…

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Klamath Community College is pleased to announce the college has been awarded a $2.2 million grant to improve retention and graduation rates using a career-oriented student success program. This U.S. Department of Education strengthening institutions program (SIP) grant will be distributed over a five- year period, beginning this year and ending in 2024. The funding…

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September 24, 2019 E2E Meeting By Cynthia Scherr You can’t escape kindergarten without hearing the story of The Little Engine that Could.  It’s the right encouragement for small children and certainly anyone who starts a business.  Business is an uphill battle, especially when you have something vitally important to deliver, you depend on tracks someone…

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Director, Corporation Division, and Tribal Liaison By Greg Henderson As Interim Director, Ruth oversees registration of businesses and nonprofits for the Secretary of State, along with a diverse portfolio including notary commissioning and the state’s UCC system. She also serves as the agency’s tribal liaison. Ruth previously served as the Secretary’s inaugural Small Business Ombudsman,…

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