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September 1, 2020

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Postal Connections® to Add 4th Location in Bend-Redmond Area

May 6, 2021

Leading Shipping and Business Services Provider Coming Soon to Bend River Mall BEND, OR – Postal Connections®, one of the nation’s premier providers of retail packaging, shipping, mail receiving and eBay customer-sales support, will soon open a third Bend location. The new service center is planning a late-spring arrival at Bend River Mall, which is situated on the…

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A few words from Jim – May 2021

May 5, 2021

Conservation & Business Growth The two ideas seem as divided as our political parties, but in fact I’m seeing and doing both. All of my businesses are growing at incredible rates and at the same time we made it a priority to reduce our carbon footprint and help keep Oregon wild and wonderful.  I think…

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Esports Matter

May 5, 2021

Comm Program Prof Precious Yamaguchi Helps SOU Link Technology, Culture and Student Learning in a Booming Market for Competitive Videogaming A few years ago, the economic value of watching other people play videogames might have seemed like a losing proposition. But the global esports market exceeded $1 billion in 2019, and by some accounts is…

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Avista launches SizeUpSouthernOregon

May 5, 2021

Avista Utilities has launched a new service at SouthernOregon.SizeUp.com that will compare your business to your industry competitors and help you find customers, suppliers and competitors in the markets you serve. It will also help you optimize your target advertising and marketing.  According to Steve Vincent, Oregon Regional Business Manager, “Avista recently contracted with business intelligence…

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Avista declares natural gas emission reduction goal

May 5, 2021

Company plans to reduce emissions 30% by 2030, 100% by 2045 On EarthDay, Avista announced its goal to reduce emissions for natural gas. Building on the company’s clean electricity goals, Avista has set a new aspirational natural gas goal of being carbon neutral by 2045, with a near-term goal of 30% reduction in greenhouse gas…

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Launching Managed Home Net

May 5, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – Southern Oregon Business Journal My wife, Dena, and I own Ashland Home Net. We live in Ashland. Our kids were born here and went through the world-class Ashland Public Schools system. Ashland Home Net is a small company. We have under 10 employees. Over the years we have been fortunate to…

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Oregon Wine Experience® announces 2021 event plans

May 5, 2021

Oregon Wine Experience® (OWE), one of the top destination charity wine and culinary events, announced plans for its 2021 signature celebration taking place Aug. 23-29, 2021. A unique event format, including smaller-scale physical gatherings and virtual options, will allow attendees to enjoy the event safely, or from the comfort of their homes. Key events, such as…

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Logos Public Charter School is Growing!

May 5, 2021

At the regular session of the Medford School District School Board Meeting, Thursday, April 22nd, the Medford School Board approved a new 5-year contract with an increase to student enrollment at Logos Public Charter School.  With 1060 students currently, Logos was already the largest non-virtual charter school in Oregon. The school has had a waitlist…

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Hunter Communications Appoints Chief Financial Officer and plans to grow workforce by 30% in 2021

May 5, 2021

Hunter Communications  (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, announced that Sam Pauley has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pauley will lead Hunter’s financial operations, as well as oversee corporate finance, participate in new business opportunities, and assist in identifying new funding opportunities. “Sam brings…

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The Extremes

May 5, 2021

We can choose to live in the extremes, left or right, up or down, black or white. However, the world is dominated by gray, that huge expanse between the extremes. The separation occurs at a place we call a “Fine Line”. Crossing the line is a commitment to a choice, that “Road Not Taken” poem…

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People’s Bank Reports First Quarter Earnings

May 5, 2021

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the first quarter of 2021. The bank reported net income of $2,892,000, or $0.73 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021 compared to net income of $1,111,000, or $0.33 per diluted share, in the same quarter of 2020. First quarter earnings…

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Oregon’s 2020 Natural Population Increase Was the Lowest on Record

May 5, 2021

By Sarah Cunningham Employment Economist sarah.e.cunningham@oregon.gov In 2020, Oregon’s population increased by 31,655 to 4,268,055. This marked growth of 0.7% over the year and growth of 11.4% since the 2010 Census. Portland State University’s Population Research Center recently released more detailed information on why this population growth has occurred. There are two main reasons that…

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