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A Few Words from Jim

February 4, 2021

February 2021 I’m reading (slowly) the book a friend sent to me, “Money: Master the Game” by Tony Robbins and it got me thinking about retirement (I think a lot about retirement lately, so that I can focus more energy on this side hustle and others) and the stock market. My son texted me and…

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LAD Reports Highest Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings in Company History

February 4, 2021

By Eric Pitt via lithiainvestorrelations.comVP, Investor Relations and TreasurerEPitt@lithia.com Declares Dividend of $0.31 Per Share for Fourth Quarter 2/3/2021 MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. Fourth quarter 2020 revenue increased 21% to $3.9 billion from $3.3 billion in the…

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Interview with Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland General Manager

February 4, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us We are delighted to introduce Capiche Conversations, a new series of interviews featuring Capiche clients. Our first entry spotlights Hiram Towle, general manager of Mt. Ashland Ski Area, whose board Chris Cook has served on for nine years. Hiram’s passion for snow, skiing, and mountainscapes started when he was a toddler…

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New study shows how outdoor recreation in Oregon is a growing and important part of the state’s economic growth and resiliency

February 4, 2021

Travel Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD), the Oregon Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC), Oregon Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and Earth Economics, released a new Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study that demonstrates the importance of Oregon’s vast range of outdoor recreation opportunities to the state’s economy. The study finds that…

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OSF Hires Amanda Brandes as New Director of Development

February 4, 2021

With a broad funding and strategic planning background, Brandes joins Executive Director David Schmitz and Artistic Director Nataki Garrett in developing vision for a post-Covid OSF, built to thrive for the long term. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced January 12th that Amanda Brandes will become its new Director of Development in late January 2021. Brandes…

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Breaking Down the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021

February 4, 2021

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 is a follow-on to such actions as the CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program passed in the spring of 2020, and comes after eight months of mostly little progress in negotiations between the different parties and houses of Congress. On January 14, the Congressional Budget Office released its scoring with Division M…

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Not-for-Profit Entities Could Benefit from Latest COVID-19 Stimulus Package

February 4, 2021

by Steve Talbot, Manager, and Wendy Campos, Partner, Not-for-Profit Practice wendy.campos@mossadams.com Moss Adams https://www.mossadams.com/articles/2021/01/federal-covid-19-relief-for-not-for-profits The latest COVID-19-related federal stimulus package contained several provisions to benefit not-for-profits, including: Expanding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to 501(c)(6) organizations Opening another round of PPP loans Setting aside funding specifically for performance venues and other cultural organizations The stimulus package, called the Consolidated Appropriations…

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Choosing Green

February 4, 2021

No plans, no planning, no training, no money, no idea what possible unintended consequences might be lying in wait. Over-optimism, no forecasting, no understanding of cashflow processes, or what to expect in the short (or long) term when decisions are made. Hope is a bad business plan. And hope is often the only business plan…

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Supportive Housing Collaborative Brings Solutions to Homelessness to Coos Bay Area and Beyond

February 4, 2021

Did you know that on any given night in Coos and Curry Counties, over 700 people are homeless? While often viewed as an “urban” problem, homelessness and housing insecurity are also experienced in rural communities.  While the causes that result in homelessness are complex, the solution is well known – more affordable housing where people…

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The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent Receives a Generous $250,000 Grant From People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation for Transitional Housing on the Gateway Site

February 4, 2021

By Press Release Chair Darby Ayers-Flood Chair of the Board of Directors Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent mayor@cityoftalent.org The Board of Directors of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent were recently notified by People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation of a $250,000 grant award to provide housing for fire victims…

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Not a GameStop Take

February 4, 2021

Timothy A. Duy Senior Director, Oregon Economic Forum Professor of Practice Department of Economics University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1285 541.346.4660 duy@uoregon.edu I don’t have a take on GameStop. Instead, I have a take on a GameStop take. This kind of commentary (via Axios) is floating around: The current state of financial markets “is a…

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SOU Honors College director leads the Democracy Project and more

February 4, 2021

Cherstin Lyon is the director of Southern Oregon University’s Honors College, organizes the Democracy Project with Philosophy Department chair Prakash Chenjeri and mentors students. And she has been at SOU for just a year. “Coming to SOU I was immediately impressed by how welcoming the campus is, and by all of the people who reached…

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