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Ashland Company Opens New Possibilities for Solar Energy

March 23, 2024

Strackers Provide Maximum Solar Energy with the Smallest Footprint By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us Southern Oregon has vast solar energy potential, and an Ashland-based company is leading the way with an innovative high-tech solution. With an average of nearly 200 days of annual sunshine and high irradiation levels, the climate…

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KCEDA Helps Multiple Companies Expand Rail Infrastructure

May 7, 2024

Klamath Falls, OR (May 7, 2024) – Today, the Klamath County Economic Development Association(KCEDA) announced that three companies in Klamath County are each expanding as a result ofupgraded rail infrastructure. Basin Fertilizer & Chemical Co, Gilchrist Forest Products, and Wilsonart,have all undergone recent efforts to enhance their freight capabilities in…

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Oregon Coast Visitors Association Presents Mountain Bike Oregon 2024

May 7, 2024

We’re getting hyped for Mountain Bike Oregon (MBO), the all-inclusive three-day mountain biking festival featuring world-class singletrack in Oakridge, Oregon. Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) is this year’s title sponsor, and our staff can’t wait to hit the trails with the mountain bikers traveling from all over the Pacific Northwest,…

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Housing… as a benefit.

May 1, 2024

Support your workforce where it counts, with benefits of the future. Jerryck Murrey wants to give you the competitive edge in recruiting and retaining the best talent available. After experiencing housing insecurity in his own life, Jerryck turned his entrepreneurial mind toward the intersection of affordable housing and corporate sustainability. …

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The Great Consolidation of Banks and Acceleration of Branch Closures Across Oregon

May 1, 2024

Introduction Over the last ten years, Oregon has witnessed a significant transformation in its banking landscape. The closure of bank branches has become a common occurrence, impacting both urban and rural communities. In this article, we delve into the reasons behind this trend, its effects on local economies, and potential…

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Lane County Jobs Projected to Increase 10% by 2032

May 1, 2024

Lane County’s total employment will grow by 16,800 jobs between 2022 and 2032, according to new projections from the Oregon Employment Department. The projections are primarily due to structural job growth in the economy as most industries had largely recovered from losses during the COVID-19 recession by 2022. In addition,…

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Oregon Pacific Bank Supports Local Community Development with Member Impact Fund Grants

April 30, 2024

Florence, Ore., April 30, 2024 — Oregon Pacific Bank is proud to announce its support for local community development through its participation in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB Des Moines) Member Impact Fund. This matching grant program is designed to offer eligible organizations critical financial support for…

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Citizens Bank partners with Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines to award $24,000 in Member Impact Fund Grants

April 30, 2024

Grant program supports affordable housing and community development. CORVALLIS, Ore, April 30, 2024 – Citizens Bank has partnered with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) of Des Moines to provide $24,000 in grants from the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund to the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis and Community Outreach Inc. This matching…

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Breaking Down the FTC Rule Banning Non-Competes: What Employers Need to Know

April 30, 2024

Labor, Employment & Benefits Legal Update April 30, 2024 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to publish its final rule banning most worker non-compete agreements. If and when the rule becomes effective, it will ban non-competes going forward. It will also prevent businesses from enforcing existing non-competes, with some limited exceptions…

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New Funding Will Invest in Promising Oregon Technology and Science Startups

April 25, 2024

Today Business Oregon and its Oregon Innovation Council announced a $4 million awardto the Portland Seed Fund that will provide investments in early-stage Oregon businessesthrough the Intrepid Oregon Fund. Portland Seed Fund (PSF) was selected to manage Business Oregon’sCommercialization Gap Fund III and the $4 million associated with it. The…

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Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Reports Record First Quarter Revenue of $8.6 billion, 23% Increase

April 24, 2024

Announces Dividend of $0.53 per Share for First Quarter MEDFORD, Ore., April 24, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest first quarter revenue in company history. First quarter 2024 revenue increased 23% to $8.6 billion from $7.0 billion in the first quarter of 2023. First quarter 2024 net income attributable to LAD per…

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Oregon’s Wild Harvest Receives Emerging Opportunity Fund Award

April 18, 2024

Business Oregon Director, Sophorn Cheang, and staff met with Pam Martin-Buresch, Co-Founder of Oregon’s Wild Harvest to congratulate her on a $212,200 Emerging Opportunity Fund award. The funding will assist this top-quality herbal medicine company with further investments in innovative product quality assurance testing and processing equipment. Oregon’s Wild Harvest is a…

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PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2024 Earnings

April 17, 2024

Medford, Oregon – April 17, 2024 – PBCO Financial Corporation (OTCPK: “PBCO”), the holding company (Company) of People’s Bank of Commerce (Bank), today reported net income of $1.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.31 for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, compared to a loss of $3.90 million and…

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