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Lead Like a Lion: Lessons from The Lion King

With Disney’s new, reimagined version of the The Lion King movie set to release this week, it’s the perfect time to look to the original 1994 classic for leadership insight! From overcoming obstacles to staying true to yourself to reaching your full potential, this movie is full of life lessons. Check out these timeless quotes…

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A Few Words from Greg

Its hard to believe four years have passed since the launching of the Southern Oregon Business Journal on August 10, 2015. But it has. The nine months leading up to the first publication was filled with enthusiasm and encouragement from many people for whom I have great respect and admiration. And too, from Dede who…

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Oregon Tech Dental Hygiene Students Provide $27k+ in Care to Klamath Community

July 11, 2019, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Dental hygiene students at Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” recently completed a yearlong course designed to help the Klamath County community while also gaining real-world experience, amounting to over $27,000 in dental services through the Community Dental Health course, which all sophomores and juniors take for 4…

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Port of Coos Bay Welcomes Jake Jacobs as Director of Infrastructure Support Services

Coos Bay, Ore. – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to welcome Jake Jacobs to serve as the new Director of Infrastructure Support Services.   This position is new to the Port, and will entail oversight of procurement processes, contract management, grant management, and overseeing the Project Management Department.  Grants are a key…

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Logos Charter School New School Report!

Will we be in by August 1st?! July 9, 2019 Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director of Logos Public Charter School, has been working on all facets of the new school building since she began her role in 2017: the land donation, bank financing, fundraising, moving out of the Earhart location into temporary offices, annexation into the…

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Eugene’s High Tech Sector is Booming

MATT SAYRE If you haven’t been inside a commercial building in downtown Eugene, Oregon, in recent years, you may have missed a significant shift in the composition of the tenants. Dozens of new tech and techenabled companies have moved in to tap into world-class internet services, access skilled talent, and be a part of the…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2019

NICK BELEICIKS Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in…

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Southwestern Oregon Economic Indicators

June 2019 (May 2019 Data) For data or publications on Southwestern Oregon, visit us at: QualityInfo.org Industry Gains and Losses (Over-the-year net change in employment) Source: Oregon Employment Department, CES Sarah Cunningham | Workforce Analyst | E-mail: Sarah.E.Cunningham@Oregon.gov | Phone: (541) 530-0605

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Benton County’s Unemployment Rate at 3.2 Percent

PATRICK O’CONNOR, REGIONAL ECONOMIST Benton County’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in May, essentially unchanged from its revised rate of 3.3 percent in April. Oregon’s statewide unemployment rate in May was 4.2 percent, essentially unchanged from its revised April rate of 4.3 percent. Benton County’s employment gains in May were more than normal; total nonfarm…

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Leisure and Hospitality Hiring Boosts Payroll Job Count

GUY TAUER, REGIONAL ECONOMIST Coos County total payroll employment rose by 430 jobs over the month. Local government education saw the largest gain among published industries, up by 200 jobs. Two other industries saw typical seasonal increases in employment with leisure and hospitality adding 70 jobs and construction employment up by 40. Food manufacturing, retail…

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