A few words from Jim – August 2023

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When Greg Henderson started the Southern Oregon Business Journal he did so with the support of “sponsors”. These companies paid monthly to support Greg and the idea of delivering news about business in Southern Oregon.

They got an ad out of it, but it was really something more than being just an advertiser.

When I took over the Journal we had one remaining original sponsor, AmeriTitle out of Roseburg. Barry stayed with us as a sponsor through the transition from Greg to myself and he sent me an email recently that last month was his last month of sponsorship.

Thank you Barry and AmeriTitle for your support and sponsorship over the years. Greg couldn’t have launched the Journal without your support and I couldn’t have grown it to its now 22,000 readers as of last year. Even though we are sad to see you go, we understand it had nothing to do with our journal and we completely understand and appreciate all you have done for us in the past.

Barry has optimized what I believe true sponsorship means. You support an organization and its mission because of the greater good it will do, not for the ad or the logo. I sponsor a lot of events and organizations in the community. We do it because it’s important and we know without the support it might not happen.

If you ever buy a home or building for your business I highly recommend that you ask for AmeriTitle as your title company. I have in the past and I will continue to do so in the future.

Also this month we celebrate the retirement and 18 years of service to the Ashland Chamber of Commerce by my friend Dana Welsh on page 38.


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