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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces Leadership Departures, Staff Changes, And Revitalization Strategy Amid Post-Pandemic Recovery

January 14, 2023

Internal Shifts Focused on Building Solid Infrastructure for OSF’s Future to Address Structural Deficits, Aligning Budget to Post-Pandemic Industry Realities, and Supporting a Future-Focused Vision for the Theatre Field ASHLAND, Ore. (January 11, 2023) – As part of a restructuring strategy aimed at aligning its business model with its vision and realities of the post-pandemic…

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Industry Veteran Christine Barone Named President at Dutch Bros Inc.

December 12, 2022

Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE: BROS; “Dutch Bros” or the “Company”) one of the fastest-growing brands in the food service and restaurant industry in the United States by location count, today announced that it will name Christine Barone as President. Ms. Barone will begin in Q1 2023 and report to Joth Ricci, who will remain in…

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Regulation Crowdfunding Can Help independent Businesses Access Capital When They Need it Most

December 12, 2022

As small businesses and farmers are increasingly priced out of the traditional loan market, crowdfunding can offer an alternative to acquiring the funds they need to expand.  The Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate increases are making traditional loans too expensive for many independent businesses, impacting Main Streets and weighing on economic growth.  In this credit…

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Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Increases Revenue 18%

December 12, 2022

Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) reported the highest third quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. Third quarter 2022 revenue increased 18% to $7.3 billion from $6.2 billion in the third quarter of 2021. Third quarter 2022 net income attributable to LAD per diluted share was $11.92, an 18% increase from $10.11 per diluted share reported in the third quarter…

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Meet VaporDave, professional graphic designer and illustrator specializing in the cannabis industry

November 10, 2022

VaporDave is a long-time Southern Oregon icon and graphic designer, specializing in bringing your business to the top where it belongs, as he has for so many other Oregon businesses. Primarily working as a package and brand designer in the cannabis and craft beer industries, Dave received the nickname Vapor at a poker game in…

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Skouting Out a New Taphouse Model

November 10, 2022

Interview with Tom and Lisa Beam, restaurateurs, wine producers, Skout Taphouse and Provisions owners It’s been almost 20 years since Tom and Lisa Beam started their restaurant enterprise in Ashland, Ore., a college and tourist town in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Their latest endeavor is called Skout Taphouse and Provisions. It’s located at the intersection of Lithia…

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Finding the best model: could it be a CoOp?

November 10, 2022

By Daniel Scotton, Equus Workforce Solutions As snow begins to kiss the peaks around Ashland, and the residents begin to turn the dials on their thermostats, the air of change is inescapable. I had the opportunity to sit in a small, characteristically Ashland coffee shop with Annie Hoy, our Cooperative Development Specialist for Southern Oregon,…

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Business Oregon Debuts Updated Index of Innovative State Economies

October 10, 2022

Business Oregon is pleased to announce one of its key innovation research projects, the Oregon Innovation Index, has been updated and is now live on biz.oregon.gov. The Oregon Innovation Index was created to measure the state’s innovation economy and identify opportunities for enhancing competitiveness. It is a key yardstick used by Business Oregon to track the…

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Dogs and Cats in the Pacific Northwest to Get Medical Care That Rivals Human Medical Facilities

October 9, 2022

The Veterinary Referral Center of Central Oregon (VRCCO) has announced they are breaking ground on a new location in Bend, Oregon. The spacious new state-of-the-art facility is designed to meet the growing demand for advanced medical care for pets in the Pacific Northwest. Features of the 26,000-square-foot medical facility include a bone and joint center,…

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Dutch Bros and its customers raise more than $1.1M for local youth

October 9, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 16, Dutch Bros Coffee and its customers raised more than $1.1 million for local youth organizations dedicated to providing resources for education, extracurricular activities and other needs. “Buck for Kids is all about giving the local youth an opportunity for a brighter future,” said Katie Hutchison, vice president of social impact at…

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OnPoint Community Credit Union releases updated eBook to help guard against evolving tactics in cybercrime

October 9, 2022

OnPoint Community Credit Union today released its 2022 “The OnPoint Guide to Personal Cybersecurity” eBook to help consumers and businesses protect themselves amidst a fast-evolving cybercrime landscape. In 2021, ransomware attacks doubled, and in the first half of 2022, malware scams jumped 11%. OnPoint updates the free eBook every October to coincide with National Cybersecurity…

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Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Expands in North Central Region, Completes Second Driveway Finance ABS Offering, and Debuts New Driveway Technology

October 9, 2022

Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) announced today (Sept. 20, 2022) they have expanded their north central footprint with the purchase of five stores from the Wilde Automotive Group in Wisconsin. “We are excited to welcome these high performing teams to our Lithia & Driveway family,” said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia & Driveway President and CEO. “Their continuous pursuit of…

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