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Oregon’s Innovation Plan

May 10, 2022

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Oregon’s Innovation Plan is built on the central premise that the continued vitality of Oregon’s economy and the state’s high quality of life rests on its ability to encourage innovation. At a time when Oregon is faced with tremendous uncertainty driven in large part by a global pandemic, but also further complicated by…

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LITHIA & DRIVEWAY (LAD) INCREASES REVENUE 54%, EPS 99%, AND ADJUSTED EPS 103%, RECORD FIRST QUARTER PERFORMANCE

May 10, 2022

MEDFORD, Ore., April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest first quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. First quarter 2022 revenue increased 54% to $6.7 billion from $4.3 billion in the first quarter of 2021. First quarter 2022 net income attributable to LAD per diluted share was $11.55, a 99% increase from $5.81 per diluted…

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Lithia & Driveway (Lad) Increases Revenue 60%, Eps 36%, And Adjusted Eps 109%, Record Fourth Quarter Performance

April 6, 2022

ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND OF $0.35 PER SHARE FOR FOURTH QUARTER MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. Fourth quarter 2021 revenue increased 60% to $6.3 billion from $3.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020. Fourth quarter 2021 net income attributable…

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ALL IN – A Masterclass on Leadership from Gene Pelham as he retires as CEO of Rogue Credit Union

April 6, 2022

I have known Gene Pelham for many years and when he announced last year that he was retiring on March 31, 2022 as CEO of Rogue Credit Union, I reached out to him for a quick interview over zoom. I thought this was going to be a simple story about a business leader retiring and…

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Medford Cowork Collective opens 3rd location in Ashland

April 6, 2022

Coworking: getting your work done… but with other people nearby. It’s that simple. Coworking is just what it sounds like: “co” means “not by yourself”,” and “working” means “what you do to make money and (we hope) inspire your passions.” The growth of digital tools makes us more connected than ever. But these same tools…

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Grown Rogue : Building Positive Partnerships Between the Cannabis Industry & Community

March 8, 2022

Grown Rogue hosted a panel discussion focusing on the community and cannabis in January. I attended via zoom and left the discussion fascinated by what I found out. Grown Rogue International (CSE: GRIN | OTC: GRUSF) is a vertically integrated, multi-state Cannabis family of brands. Their story began more than 15 years ago when the founders,…

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Black Business Matters

February 7, 2022

By Jim Teece My nephew married his first sweetheart, who happens to be Black, and moved her from the San Francisco Bay Area to Southern Oregon so that he could come to work for me. It was hard on her at first. We could all see how she struggled to fit in. Now they have…

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BASE – Helping to Build an Inclusive Community in Southern Oregon

February 7, 2022

By Vance Beach BASE Founder/Chief Director  There are so many amazing things to love about Southern Oregon. We’ve each got our stories about what brought us here and what made us never want to leave. For people that are drawn to living in this special part of the world, they should be able to feel…

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Meet John Scott and his Famous Food Truck “Fatso’s Cheketos”

February 7, 2022

Interview by Jim Teece John Scott is the owner of “Fatso’s Cheketos” a Keto Food Truck at 807 South Central in Medford.  He’s typically there from 11 to 3:30 Monday through Friday and when he’s not there it’s because he is out doing a catering job somewhere.  That location has been his permanent location for…

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Meet Dr. Kimani Borland, A Naturopathic Physician, from Jamaica, in the Rogue Valley

February 7, 2022

Interview by Jim Teece Dr. Kimani Borland was born in Jamaica, earned her naturopathic medical degree in the US in 2018  and went back to Jamaica to work part time for a year and a half.  Then the pandemic hit and in February 2021 she decided to move her family to Medford to work with…

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Meet Simon Turner, Owner and Operator of Blahq Sage Media LLC

February 7, 2022

Interview by Jim Teece Simon Turner is a US Army Veteran and the owner and operator of Blahq Sage Media LLC in Roseburg, Oregon.  He started the business in 2020, during the pandemic lockdown, but has been doing DJing and wedding photography for about 5 years, since moving to Southern Oregon from Bakersfield, California. Growing…

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Meet Lakiesha Sheaffer, nurse practitioner and co-owner of Rogue Valley Health & Wellness

February 7, 2022

by Lakiesha Sheaffer Rogue Valley Health & Wellness is owned by local family nurse practitioners Lakiesha Sheaffer and Taira Warren.  Mission We are trusted local providers whose goal is to promote the health and wellbeing of our community by providing accessible, high quality medical pare for people of every age, race, and gender.  Taira and…

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