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Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey celebrates 2 years at the helm

January 16, 2024

By Jim Teece JimTeece.com  I got a “Happy New Years” card from the President of Southern Oregon University, Rick Bailey, this year and proudly held it above my head and danced around the room showing it to Dena and the dogs. With the dance moves I was making you would…

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End of an Era and Start of a New One

February 25, 2024

I struggled with this moment for a while. When Greg Henderson started the Southern Oregon Business Journal back in January 2016, it was 12 pages, printed and mailed. Greg and I became partners until he retired in May 2020. I upgraded the website and made the SOBJ more than just…

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Launching a Wheelchair Charging Station Finder

February 25, 2024

WheelchairChargingOregon.com We wanted to create a simple way to find places to charge your wheelchair and a simple way to add a Charging Station listing to the map with hopes of encouraging all government agencies, churches and non-profits to add a charging space and station and list it on the map. We are starting…

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Introducing Art Authority Museum for Apple Vision Pro. 

February 24, 2024

By Jim Teece We had an app in the App Store on the first day for the iPhone. We had an app in the App Store for the iPad on the first day. So it was natural for us to want an app in the App Store on the first…

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Kwansei Gakuin, SOU announce 4th installment of Mills Bowl for May in Ashland

February 24, 2024

ASHLAND – Thirty-eight years after Kwansei Gakuin University traveled to Ashland to become the first Japanese university to play a college football game on American soil, the Fighters will make a return trip to Raider Stadium in 2024. Southern Oregon and KGU made the date official on Monday, SOU Director…

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Collaboration and Compromise

February 24, 2024

The Eight Secrets of a Successful Small Community The birth, growth and dying of small towns. Heavy sighs of old-timers holding back tear-causing memories of better times, carefree children, now generations grown trying to understand what happened and why. Did it really happen so quickly? Wasn’t there a warning, a…

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When Data Makes the Difference

February 24, 2024

Over the years, we have been inundated with an increasing amount of data used in a number of ways to influence or to make arguments for one cause or another. We have become so used to hearing and seeing data that we think it has always been a part of…

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Understanding the Broadband Facts Nutrition Label

February 24, 2024

Beginning in April 2024, you’ll probably start to see a new and rather official looking label on some marketing materials, advertising, and websites for broadband internet services. Given the importance—and even necessity—of high-speed broadband internet to our economy and everyday lives, the government is now requiring a new consumer-friendly broadband…

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The Difference Between the “Three P’s” – Public Relations, Publicity and Press Releases

February 24, 2024

It’s commonly assumed that PR means “press release” but this is misleading and frankly, not true. “PR does not = Press Release” although, press releases are directly related to PR. Often people are unsure of what PR, publicity and press releases really are. They are all related but each is…

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SOU Institute for Applied Sustainability celebrates with Innovation Fund kickoff

February 24, 2024

Southern Oregon University’s Institute for Applied Sustainability is stepping into its second year with the official launch of its IAS Innovation Fund and recognition of the institute’s many first-year accomplishments. The Innovation Fund, which provides micro-grants for forward-thinking projects by SOU faculty and staff, is an example of the IAS…

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Asante Health System has concluded a 3% workforce reduction

February 24, 2024

Citing unsustainable financial losses over the past two fiscal years, Asante Health System has concluded a 3% workforce reduction across its regional hospitals and clinics as of Friday. This decision impacts more than 6,000 employees across Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland. The memo to employees also mentions that other expense reductions have occurred without specifying details. Asante provides medical care for approximately 600,000 people in…

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Dutch Bros moving 40% of corporate jobs out of Grants Pass

February 24, 2024

Dutch Bros to move 40% of corporate jobs out of Grants Pass and send them to the new corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona by January 1,2025. Years ago we worked hard to get the internet infrastructure here so that innovative companies like Musicians Friend and Motorcycle USA as well as…

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Rallly by Luke Vella – Meeting Polls made simple.

February 24, 2024

I used to use Doodle with a group of random folks from different organizations to herd cats and try to find a time that we can all meet.  It’s a simple program. You Create the Meeting Poll and give it some dates and times you are available. Then you email…

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