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“The banking industry as a whole has entered this period of uncertainty in a position of great strength.”

March 25, 2020

By Ken Trautman, President, and CEO, People’s Bank of Commerce. We are all trying to learn how to adapt to the COVID-19 virus. Most of us are overwhelmed with negative news and are being provided few solutions. Events have unfolded quickly across the nation, but rest assured, this event is NOT similar to the “Great…

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COVID-19 update: Crowds

March 12, 2020

Posted by Pam Marsh, 5th district, Oregon House of Representatives, posted the following on Facebook. Last night, Governor Kate Brown announced that organized events in the state with more than 250 individuals attending, will be suspended until April 8, due to the risk of COVID-19. This does not include stores, public transit, shopping centers or schools. It…

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People’s Bank Committed to Serving Communities

April 4, 2020

Medford, Oregon – People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) is pleased to announce that its $5 million capital offering was fully subscribed and completed on March 11, 2020. The new capital will add strength and resiliency to the Bank, which is committed to serving its communities during the COVID-19 crisis. As a Preferred Lender with…

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The state of Oregon Launches COVID-19 Small Business Resource Navigator

April 4, 2020

Business Oregon, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services compiled information to assist Oregon small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Click here to visit the site.

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E2E Online Meeting with Ken Trautman of People’s Bank Re: CARES Act SBA PPP Loans

March 31, 2020

Ken Trautman, President of People’s Bank of Commerce in Medford, Oregon presented to the SOE2E.com (Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur group) today about the CARES Act SBA PPP loans and process. This is the captured footage of the call using Zoom. We had over 70 people on the call at the same time and only…

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Treasury announces application for CARES act funding.

March 31, 2020

ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are…

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U.S. Department Of Labor Adds To Guidance For Workers And Employers Explaining Paid Sick Leave And Expanded Family And Medical Leave Benefits Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 31, 2020

Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published more guidance to provide information to employees and employers about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it goes into effect…

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

March 29, 2020

See also from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for…

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The tragic downside of efficiency

March 28, 2020

There are a handful of mainstream economic values that are part of the consensus of America public policy discourse. The value of growth, for example, is not seriously questioned by anyone wanting to maintain their credibility. I’ve been in countless city council meetings where some ridiculous notion was being pursued merely because it offered the…

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Breaking Down the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

March 28, 2020

See also: The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.  When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. …

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Oregon Alliance of YMCAs announces new Executive Director

March 28, 2020

By Marisa Fink executive@oregonymcas.org  Marisa Fink, Ed.D., who served as the CEO/Executive Director of the YMCA of Douglas County for 11 years, has been hired as the first Executive Director of the Oregon Alliance of YMCAs. As the Executive Director of the Oregon Alliance of YMCAs, Fink will be responsible for connecting with all 11…

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Association of Oregon Counties Names Dr. Gina Firman Nikkel Executive Director

March 28, 2020

By Megan Chuinard  www.oregoncounties.org  The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) board of directors named Gina Firman Nikkel Ph.D. executive director of the organization. Dr. Firman Nikkel, will serve as the fifth executive director, and first female executive director, beginning March 16, 2020.  Dr. Firman Nikkel comes to AOC from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health…

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The do’s and don’ts of video conferencing

March 28, 2020

By Aliya Chaudhry   As more and more workplaces transition to being remote, we’re learning how to navigate all the aspects of working digitally. Meetings are moving entirely online, which means that we’re attending a lot of video conference calls. If you don’t have a lot of experience with video conferencing, it may take some getting used…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

March 28, 2020

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Find more information on the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans at: SBA.gov/Disaster. The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and…

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