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The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference is coming to Ashland – Oct. 24-25

The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about broadband telecommunications. In its twenty-fourth year, the conference will be exploring Smart Communities: strategies, applications, enabling technologies and Oregon initiatives. Oregon Connections is a grass roots conference first held in Bend and hosted by the Central Oregon Intergovernmental…

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Meet Mark and Maddy DiRienzo

Self Storage and Commercial Real Estate Developers & Operators and Good People. By Jim Teece   I have admired Mark and Maddy for years. They are good people that have developed commercial spaces for small business owners to thrive. They are also caring community leaders and a successful husband and wife team.  I reached out…

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Meet Bend Artist Megan Myers

by Jim Teece I had a chance to interview Bend Artist Megan Myers. Megan’s art is all over Bend and on the products that are made there.  She has been featured in other publications around the state but they focused on her art and I wanted to focus on her business.   Were you born…

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Springfield Chamber Business News

Chambers of Commerce are well known for bringing professionals together. The chamber convenes businesses, connections happen, and partnerships are made. Partnerships are crucial in starting, and supporting, small business in our community, and often, those partnerships happen behind the scenes. In Springfield, our small business community is connected in a web of support that leads…

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TEDx Ashland

On May 20, 2019 I took the stage with 13 other brave individuals at the Camelot Theatre in Talent, Oregon and presented 15 to 18 minute stories as a part of the first TEDx Ashland.  After months of practice and coaching we took turns presenting memorized talks about topics that covered everything from humanity to…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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