Innovation

Arcimoto Announces Strategic Restructuring Plan

October 9, 2022

Arcimoto will focus on immediate revenue-driving programs such as FUV consumer sales, Deliverator fleet sales, and rentals in key markets, with an anticipated 32 percent reduction in payroll expense Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today (Sept. 29, 2022) announced a strategic restructuring with the goal to…

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Stracker Solar appoints Allen Gilstrap as new CEO

October 9, 2022

State-of-the-art elevated solar tracker manufacturer brings successful fintech executive aboard to lead company’s national expansion Stracker Solar is pleased to announce that Allen Gilstrap has joined the company as CEO. Gilstrap has extensive international experience in launching and building VC-funded, technology businesses. Gilstrap is taking over the chief executive position from Jeff Sharpe, the company’s…

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Lithia & GreenCars pledge historic commitment, set SOU’s philanthropic bedrock

September 16, 2022

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Medford-based Lithia Motors have announced a philanthropic partnership that will serve as the bedrock of future innovations at SOU. Lithia’s commitment exceeds $12 million and is the largest-ever single gift to the university. The contributions from Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) create the Lithia & GreenCars Momentum Fund, which will be used “to…

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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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WAVE Bringing Wireless Depot Charging to Oregon with Expanded Order from Josephine Community Transit

July 7, 2022

Oregon transit agency looks to WAVE for simpler, space-saving wireless depot charging. The four 125kW wireless systems will replace the need for any plug-in chargers in Josephine Community Transit’s depot. WAVE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) and developer of high-power, wireless inductive charging solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, today announced Josephine Community Transit (JCT) expanded its original order…

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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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