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PEOPLE’S BANK AND ITS EMPLOYEES TO DONATE MORE THAN $1.2 MILLION TOWARD LOCAL FIRE RELIEF

September 16, 2020

MEDFORD, OR – People’s Bank of Commerce and its board of directors have unanimously approved a donation of more than $1.2 million towards fire relief efforts in Southern Oregon. Over $200 thousand of the contribution will come from a generous gift from the bank’s 100 employees, who are donating bonuses they have earned to help their…

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Business Not As Usual: The Most Important Thing to Do Now to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

September 9, 2020

By Chris Cook, Capiche  Now’s the time to plan for the new normal as we inch back into business. Expectations are different. And your modus operandi had better be different if you want to attract, recapture and retain customers. Even if you have a strategic plan in place, there’s no doubt it will need a massive re-imagination…

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Southern Oregon’s, Tim Williams, Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

September 2, 2020

Tim Williams, managing partner, and lead litigator at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C., was elected President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), effective August 14, 2020, after serving the association for the full length of his legal career. Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C. has offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, and Portland.…

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September 1, 2020

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Meet Chad Sobotka – and his Pandemic Project

August 31, 2020

Chad Sobotka is a brilliant Network Engineer. He manages the Ashland Fiber Network and works 7 days a week at times, making sure the network is up and running smoothly, especially during the pandemic, when the internet is as essential a service as water and electricity.  The COVID-19 stress as well as the stress of…

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Oregon Pacific Bank Announces Second Quarter Earnings Results

August 31, 2020

Oregon Pacific Bancorp, and its wholly owned subsidiary Oregon Pacific Bank, reported quarterly net income of $830 thousand, or $0.12 per diluted share compared to $1.0 million, or $0.15 per diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Through June 30, 2020, the Bank recorded year-to-date net income totaling $1.5 million, or $0.21 per…

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Yelp Economic Average Uncovers a Drop in Total Business Closures and a Rise in Permanent Closures During the Second Quarter

August 31, 2020

By Julianne RoweSenior Manager, Corporate and Product Communications | Yelp, Inc. Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP), the company that connects people with great local businesses, released second quarter data for the Yelp Economic Average (YEA) report, a benchmark of local economic strength in the U.S., which has been adapted to reveal the dramatic impact COVID-19 has had on local economies.…

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All About DoorDash

August 31, 2020

Food Delivery is one segment of the economy that took off as we shut down because of COVID-19. I was visiting a friend on their ranch for dinner and I thought they were going to have BBQ.  I was pleasantly surprised when they ordered DoorDash and they delivered from a local Pizza Place.  I got…

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Umpqua Bank Releases Nationwide Study gauging the impact of COVID-19

August 31, 2020

Umpqua Bank | DHM Research  Business Resiliency Survey – August 2020  Umpqua Bank released its “Business Resiliency” survey, a nationwide study gauging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the confidence and future of U.S.-based small and mid-size businesses. More than 1,200 leaders at companies across all industries and geographic regions were surveyed on how…

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McMenamins is looking for investors for the first time outside the family

August 31, 2020

From invest.mcmenamins.com McMenamins is looking for investors who are interested in revitalizing neighborhoods, honoring art, bringing history to life, and building community – all while having fun.  McMenamins has created an investment package for its Series A Preferred Stock. Although this is the first time the company has opened direct investment in McMenamins, Inc., to…

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5 Minute Profile: Hydro Flask, Bend

August 31, 2020

By Jim Teece Each Month I spend 5 minutes using the web to find information about Oregon Companies. Hydro Flask is the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel beverage and food flasks.  Founded in 2009 in Bend, Oregon, Hydro Flask is committed to bringing customers Unexpected Refreshment each and every time through the unique…

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July 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

August 31, 2020

by Press Release State or Oregon Employment Department In July 2020, 35 of Oregon’s 36 counties experienced over-the-month decreases in their unemployment rates. In 19 counties, unemployment rates dropped by 1 percentage point or more. Clatsop County experienced the largest over-the-month decrease at 2.6 percentage points. Counties with the smallest percentage point changes in their unemployment…

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