Join us for our 17th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference Mission: One Rogue Valley. On Thursday, January 30, from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, SOREDI will be sharing pertinent information regarding the future of building a prosperous Southern Oregon. Recently, thanks to the financial support and participation of hundreds of stakeholders, SOREDI, enlisted the services of…

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Charleston, OR – At approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning as Port maintenance staff were making daily rounds of marina facilities, staff thought they saw flames within the Charleston Ice Plant building. Staff immediately followed all emergency response protocol to deenergize the electricity and evacuate the building and immediate area.  The appropriate authorities and emergency response teams…

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The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) unanimously re-elected its leaders for 2020 at AOCC’s annual meeting in Roseburg on December 13. Commissioners from AOCC members once again selected Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman as AOCC President and Polk County Commissioner Craig Pope as Secretary/Treasurer. Coos County Commissioner Bob Main was re-elected as elected Vice President.…

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November 25, 2019, WILSONVILLE, Ore. – The Oregon Institute of Technology (“Oregon Tech”) Board of Trustees met November 21 at the university’s Portland-Metro campus in Wilsonville, approving the appointment of a new board chair, vice chair, and welcoming a new board member in the student position. Board Transitions  Dr. Lisa Graham, chair of Oregon Tech’s…

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KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath Community College and Lithia Motors are excited to announce a new partnership that will place nine KCC students at three dealerships in Klamath Falls. Students who are accepted in this new internship program will gain hands-on, real-world experience working as automotive technicians at the Lithia Toyota, Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge, and…

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By Greg Henderson, Founder & Co-Publisher Southern Oregon Business Journal www.southernoregonbusiness.com The Oregon Department of Revenue has determined that the best method of informing tax-payers of the progress being made toward full implementation of the “Corporate Activities Tax” (CAT) is to establish a three-step process, or “tracks”, to establish Temporary Rules of implementation. The Temporary…

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By Steve Lundeberg If chemistry professor May Nyman and her lab group worked in home construction, they’d be the ones building the foundation — and then moving on to the next house, leaving the floors, walls and roof to subsequent carpenters. “We focus on the fundamentals,” Nyman says. “My group and I are molecule makers. It…

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By Cynthia Scherr November 29, 2019 E2E Meeting One of the most delightful aspects of a Southern Oregon summer is the 35° temperature difference from day to night. Perhaps you’re like me, running around every evening opening windows to let in the cool evening air, then another lap around the house in the morning, closing…

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by Damon Runberg You may have heard this story before. Bend was a timber town, but after the demise of the timber industry, the regional economy shifted to tourism to replace those timber jobs. The vast ponderosa forests outside of town attracted mills that sustained the town for much of its history. The present location…

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by Anna Johnson Retailers and package delivery companies rely on the holiday season to provide an end-of-year boost in sales that makes operating during the rest of the year worthwhile. Some businesses hire extra workers, often on a temporary basis, to get them through this busy time of year. In 2018, the number of jobs…

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