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Scaling a Business

August 8, 2022

What does it mean to Scale a business?  If scaling a business is important, why isn’t this taught?  This article starts out with two good questions that are asked thousands of times each day by business owners looking for answers to fundamental business issues regarding sustainability and growth.  Absent answers, it is likely that current…

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I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT Manufacturing Facility and was blown away by all the innovation

August 8, 2022

8/12/2022 Breaking News : Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer We have been watching and reporting on Arcimoto for several years. Greg visited with them back when he was the publisher of the Southern Oregon Business Journal and he left Eugene feeling inspired and excited by what he saw, and passed that…

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Welcome to Southern Oregon, We love innovators

August 8, 2022

What is innovation? How does innovation work in small business? How does innovation work in a community? The state of Oregon has been pushing hard to sponsor innovation throughout the state with grants for consultants to help define paths forward and processes for agencies to work together to support it. But what is Innovation? SOREDI…

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Oregon Businesses Tied to Live Events Receive Financial Support for Lost Income During the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 8, 2022

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocated $1.9 trillion to states for COVID-19 relief and economic recovery nationwide. The Oregon legislature allocated ARPA Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds to Business Oregon to support some types of businesses that lost revenue as an outcome of public health measures necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is…

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Black Rock Coffee Bar Reaches its 33rd Store Opening in Oregon

July 7, 2022

Black Rock Coffee Bar, known for its premium roasted coffees, teas, smoothies and flavorful Fuel® energy drinks, is opening a new drive-thru-only store in the state where the boutique coffee chain was founded – Oregon. Targeted to open on Friday, July 8th in Troutdale, Black Rock Coffee Bar now has 33 stores in Oregon and more than 100 locations across seven…

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Global Electric Two & Three-Wheeler Market is projected to reach US$ 153.62 Bn by 2030

July 7, 2022

According to the study published by Astute Analytica, the Global Electric Two & Three-Wheeler Market is projected to witness a rise in its revenue from US$ 46.61 Bn in 2021 to US$ 153.62 Bn by 2030. The market is registering a growth at a CAGR of 14.2% over the forecast period 2022-2030. In terms of volume, the market is registering a…

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Oregon Innovators Receive Matching Grants from Business Oregon

July 7, 2022

Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are thrilled to announce the twelve recipients of state grants that will help these innovative small businesses leverage their federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant awards. The SBIR and STTR grant programs are federal programs designed to stimulate technological innovation and provide opportunities for small businesses to conduct…

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Dutch Bros raises more than $2.3M in one day to help end ALS

July 7, 2022

On Friday, May 20, Dutch Bros and its customers raised a record breaking $2.3 million during its 16th annual Drink One for Dane day. The funds will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the leading non-profit organization in ALS research, care, advocacy, educational and professional programming. “We are so grateful to the incredible Dutch Bros community…

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Taking solar to new heights

June 5, 2022

Interview with Jeff Sharpe, Life-long Entrepreneur and Community Advocate, Founder and CEO of Stracker Solar Jeff Sharpe is the Founder and CEO of Stracker Solar, an Ashland-based solar manufacturer and installer firm. He has been a professional engineer and the founder/owner of various successful businesses for the past 35 years. JT: Welcome, Jeff! Please tell…

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How an Ashland Dental Office Generates Maximum Solar Energy with the Smallest Footprint

June 5, 2022

And reduced project costs by 60% with local incentives, federal and state tax credits Dr. Brandt Cullen, owner of Ashland Family Dentistry, has decided to go solar because of the long-term financial stability and energy security it would provide his business. When researching solutions and local solar installers, he found the elevated Strackers that were…

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Franz Bakery partners with Stracker Solar to make new facility Net Zero electric

June 5, 2022

Six elevated Strackers will power new Franz Bakery Outlet Store and Depot in White City, producing 170,000 kWh clean solar energy per year Ashland, Oregon – May 12, 2022: Ashland’s Stracker Solar was chosen to design and build a state-of-the-art solar installation for Franz Bakery’s new Outlet Store and Depot in White City, utilizing their…

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Siuslaw Pioneer Museum Receives Critical Funding From Bonneville Power Grant Through Florence Area Chamber Of Commerce

June 5, 2022

Lifelong Florence resident Del Phelps has had a fear that kept him up at night. But he’s sleeping a little better these days. “An orange glow shows from the window. Soon, it radiates out another. And another. Before the neighbors can call 911 the entire library wing of the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is engulfed in…

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