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Ashland Based 1000Museums Celebrates 5 Years

July 5, 2021

By Alan Oppenheimer and Megan Grant Via blog post at 1000museums.com/blog/ July marks the new 1000Museums’ five-year anniversary, a huge milestone for our entire team!  This month we’re celebrating two industry-leading fine art companies joining forces: Art Authority and 1000Museums. Art Authority got its start in 2008 and focused on classic art exploration and education through award-winning apps.…

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Protecting Your Business Assets

July 6, 2021

By Jim Teece Our business is over 30 years old and we have had floods, fire, freezing and COVID impact our business over the years.  Here are 10 ways to reduce the impact if you are ever unable to access your office. We have an office at home as well to act as an offsite…

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Smith to head SOU Division of Business, Communication and the Environment

July 5, 2021

Dr. Vincent Smith – chair of Southern Oregon University’s Environmental Science and Policy Program and director of The Farm at SOU – has been named director of the university’s Division of Business, Communication and the Environment. Smith has served on the SOU faculty since fall 2011 and has made a mark on campus with innovative courses such as “EcoAdventure” excursions…

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You’re Kind of Old, Aren’t You?

July 5, 2021

“When are you going to die?”  “Whaaaat?”  “When are you going to die?” The question was sincere and asked as though I had an answer. I stopped sweeping the garage floor to decide on an answer that wouldn’t cut the conversation too short; one that would provide a decent answer without harming either of us. …

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Amazon Expands in Oregon

July 5, 2021

Amazon will build a five-story, 3.84 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Woodburn on about 90 acres of land that could employ about 1,875 people. This will be one of the largest buildings in Oregon history according to the Bend Bulletin.  Amazon currently employees nearly 13,000 people in Oregon.  They purchased around 130 acres the last week of June, for…

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Lane County Building Permits Rose in 2020 Despite COVID-19

July 5, 2021

By Brian Rooney Regional Economist Douglas and Lane counties brian.t.rooney@oregon.gov Originally posted at https://www.qualityinfo.org/-/lane-county-building-permits-rose-in-2020-despite-covid-19?inheritRedirect=true&redirect=%2Flane Building permit data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that new housing construction in Lane County, as measured by permits for living units, rose to 1,391 in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Although only two units above 2018, it is technically…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage to Increase Each Year Through 2022

July 5, 2021

By Will Burchard Oregon Employment Economist william.g.burchard@oregon.gov Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2021, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $14.00 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $12.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $12.75 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three…

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Oregon’s Marijuana Industry and Employment Trends

July 5, 2021

By Guy Tauer Oregon Regional Economist Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties guy.r.tauer@oregon.gov Original posted at https://www.qualityinfo.org/-/oregon-s-marijuana-industry-and-employment-trends Recreational marijuana sales hit a new record high of $110.5 million in April 2021, a 23.5% increase over April 2020 when sales reached $89.7 million. With sales trends going back to 2016, we see a seasonal pattern where…

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WooHoo! – Fairs are Back in Business

July 5, 2021

Oregon has 51 county fairs and they are opening again.  In 2020 they were all shut down because of the COVID restrictions on mass gathering and the financial impact nearly killed them.  Fairs are a big part of life in Oregon. For a week each year each county celebrates the agricultural community that is required…

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In Cod (And Crab!) We Trust – Oregon’s Seafood Processing Industry

July 5, 2021

By Erik Knoder Oregon Regional Economist Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties erik.a.knoder@oregon.gov Originally posted at https://www.qualityinfo.org/-/in-cod-and-crab-we-trust-oregon-s-seafood-processing-industry In 2020, Oregon had 31 employers and 1,192 employees turning slimy fish and armored crustaceans into succulent seafood ready for cooking and eating. These numbers are down from previous years as the industry was hit by the pandemic…

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Interview with Chad Day, Owner/Manager, RoxyAnn Winery

July 5, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us President and CEO of Capiche & Capiche Wine, Chris Cook is a leadership coach focused on happiness, culture, living your brand, and winery marketing & PR. She brings decades of experience in marketing and a love of entrepreneurship. Interview conducted by Melissa L. Michaels, Capiche Contributor/Strategic Partner, Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC When you hear “historical…

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Six tips to keep your home cooler, safer during the extreme heat

July 5, 2021

With the summer season starting, it’s a great time for Oregonians to take some small steps to keep their home cool and their energy bills cooler. And, with temperatures heating up and more than three-fourths of Oregon already in some stage of drought these low- and no-cost cooling and water-saving tips are sure to provide some much-needed relief.   1.    Power down heat-generating devices  Home appliances, electronics…

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