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Kroger-Albertsons merger and its impact on Oregon

September 12, 2023

Kroger, the parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, is set to acquire Albertsons for $24.6 billion 1. The merger would result in a “moderate concentration” of Oregon’s retail prescription drug market, with Kroger commanding nearly 30% and its nearest competitor holding 13% 2. However, the merger could have a significant impact on Oregon’s…

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The Pomodoro Time Management Technique 

August 13, 2023

I read a recent tweet about Tom Hanks first novel and a time management technique he used while writing it.  The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It is named after the Italian word for “tomato” (pomodoro) because Cirillo used a…

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Self-Serve Fueling in Oregon

August 13, 2023

For the first time in more than seven decades, drivers in Oregon are allowed to pump their own gas. In 2023, the Oregon legislature passed two bills into law that changed the way Oregonians and visitors pump gas. House Bills 2426 and 3260 allow for the option of self-serve gas within Oregon.…

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Asante names a new president and CEO

August 13, 2023

After a national search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel to lead the organization. Following a nationwide search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel to lead our organization as the new president and chief executive officer effective Sept. 18. Gessel brings 20 years of…

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board Of Directors Announces Tim Bond As OSF’s New Artistic Director

August 13, 2023

ASHLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2023) – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors announces its appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director, effective September 1. The position will be a homecoming for Bond, who served as an Associate Artistic Director at OSF for 11 seasons from 1996 to 2007, and…

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Ashland Chamber’s Dana Welsh Retires after 18 years and a lifetime of service

August 13, 2023

Congratulations Dana Welsh and Thank You for your leadership, friendship and inspiration. Dana Welsh retires after 18 years at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce doing everything graphics related. She joined the team after her term as President which followed mine. She and her family ran Artisan Press in Ashland prior…

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Book Review “The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America”

July 16, 2023

A Riveting Exploration of Generational Shifts and the Changing Landscape of Power Book Review In his thought-provoking book, “The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America,” author Phillip Bump takes readers on a compelling journey into the heart of generational dynamics and…

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People’s Bank Co-Founder Ken Trautman retires 

July 16, 2023

I have written about Ken and the bank he co-founded (People’s Bank) many times over the years. I met Ken while we both served on the Jackson County fair board. One of my companies (Project A) banked with People’s Bank because it is a community bank and the manager of…

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A new enterprise system for your business: Dos and Don’ts – Part 3

July 16, 2023

As observed in parts one and two of this series, our business world changing, at times much faster than we want to admit.  In the past, it was possible to close off your business systems from the rest of the world.  The internet has put an end to that reality;…

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Streamlining Data-Driven Content: Combined Transport’s New Site

June 10, 2023

In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to access up-to-date information is crucial for efficient decision-making and streamlined operations. Combined Transport Logistics Group, a renowned provider of trucking services, recognized the importance of real-time data and partnered with Project A, Inc. to build a cutting-edge website. This collaboration resulted in the…

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SORIN Coding Camps 2023

June 10, 2023

Have you ever wanted a super power? We are excited to let everyone know that we will be accepting applications starting June 1st, 2023, for the JavaScript summertime program! If you want to develop the core skills to build engaging applications, games and more be sure to apply asap! Classes…

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Chelsea Brosterhous is the Official Google Digital Coach for Oregon

June 10, 2023

Google is announcing the addition of ten new Digital Coaches in Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Trained in partnership with Main Street America, these new coaches will work with businesses in their home states, with a focus on those that operate in small…

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