Inspirational Business People

Remembering Jeff Rhoden

October 5, 2021

7/24/1972-8/4/2021 By Jeff Rhodenvia his LinkedIn Profile After a two week battle with COVID, 49 year old Jeff Rhoden passed away. He is survived by his wife and 4 children and left a huge hole in southern Oregon. Jeff was a community minded Telecommunications Business Entrepreneur and will be greatly missed. Below is his self…

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Remembering Greg Palser

October 5, 2021

9/12/1952-7/12/2021 By Ed Parker Greg Palser was a smart entrepreneur who pioneered the way to use public fiber-optic cable to expand broadband services to rural Oregon communities. He started an internet access company in Newport Oregon in the early 1990s. He understood the limitations of dial-up internet access and the benefits of broadband for rural…

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Southern Oregon Business Awards for 2020

January 5, 2021

By Jim Teece Publisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com What a crazy year. From Pandemic shut downs to fires that wiped out entire communities in Southern Oregon, 2020 is a year that will never be forgotten, yet will want to be forgotten by many.  During this year I directly witnessed great leadership and courage and I wanted to…

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A crazy year in Review – Top 10 articles of 2020

January 4, 2021

By Jim TeecePublisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com I am able to tell many things about the people that come to our website and what they do once they are on it because we use Google Analytics on the site. It’s a free and great tool for marketing but also looking back and seeing what the most popular…

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Thank you Congressman Greg Walden for your service to our state and for being so nice.

November 6, 2020

I sat down, virtually via Zoom, with Congressman Greg Walden, a year to the day after he declared that he would not seek re-election to thank him for his service and ask him a few questions about what it has been like for him during the last year in office. Greg serves as the only…

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Meet Julia Beattie – The New President of People’s Bank

August 2, 2020

Education / Community / Career Timeline 1984 Baylor University – Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Economics and Finance 1986 The University of Texas – Finance MBA 1991 Union National Bank of Texas 1992 Moved to Southern Oregon 1993 Western Bank – Commercial Lending Officer & Branch Manager 1997 Joined the Central Point…

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Five Eugene Tech Startup Founders Weigh-in on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

January 1, 2020

By Matt Sayre  An entrepreneurial ecosystem is the social and economic ingredient of a region that affect the probability of success for newly forming companies. The ecosystem is all the inputs to economic growth taken together including: capital, talent, partnership, and mentorship. I caught up with five founders during Eugene’s recent Tech Tour to get…

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Leaning Into a Southern Oregon Career

November 1, 2019

October 29, 2019 E2E Meeting – SOE2E.com By Cynthia ScherrOctober 31, 2019 Who would trade a stable corporate salary, regular work hours and stock options to join a start up?  Noelle Christensen did. “It sounded like fun!” Noelle followed a corporate path after graduating with a degree from Southern Oregon University in business.  Harry and David…

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Ashland Home Net – The Little Engine that Could

October 1, 2019

September 24, 2019 E2E Meeting By Cynthia Scherr You can’t escape kindergarten without hearing the story of The Little Engine that Could.  It’s the right encouragement for small children and certainly anyone who starts a business.  Business is an uphill battle, especially when you have something vitally important to deliver, you depend on tracks someone…

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Meet Mark Frohnmayer & Arcimoto

October 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson To paraphrase Mark Frohnmayer,  “Doing it right in business is to begin with Vision and Direction. It is vital to the most sustainable businesses to solve a meaningful problem and to be a learning organization for the world.” Frohnmayer is the Founder and President of Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicles, or FUV.  “Our…

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Meet Mark and Maddy DiRienzo

August 30, 2019

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

August 30, 2019

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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