Main Street not Wall Street

ManageMowed Eugene

June 9, 2021

By Jim Teece I sat down virtually with Mike Kasper, a 64 year old Eugene resident, with 6 grandchildren, who manages accounts for the new ManageMowed Franchisee in Eugene to find out more about ManageMowed, how the business works and who the typical clients are.  ManageMowed is a Lawn Service Franchise based out of Edmonds,…

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LAD Reports Highest Fourth Quarter and Full Year Earnings in Company History

February 4, 2021

By Eric Pitt via lithiainvestorrelations.comVP, Investor Relations and Declares Dividend of $0.31 Per Share for Fourth Quarter 2/3/2021 MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. Fourth quarter 2020 revenue increased 21% to $3.9 billion from $3.3 billion in the…

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Not a GameStop Take

February 4, 2021

Timothy A. Duy Senior Director, Oregon Economic Forum Professor of Practice Department of Economics University of Oregon Eugene, OR 97403-1285 541.346.4660 I don’t have a take on GameStop. Instead, I have a take on a GameStop take. This kind of commentary (via Axios) is floating around: The current state of financial markets “is a…

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Ashland Chamber launches new eCommerce site for all Brick and Mortar stores in Ashland

December 21, 2020

Like the rest of us, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work pivoting to stay alive while continuing to reach out and help Ashland’s small business economy in every way it can, since the shutdowns started in March. Thanks to a Grant from Business Oregon, and a passionate and experienced online expert…

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People’s Bank of Commerce (Medford) and Willamette Community Bank (Albany) have announced a merger.

December 8, 2020

Note : I proudly serve on the board of People’s Bank and offered to include the shareholder mailing about the merger in this months journal. This is not a solicitation or recommendation to any shareholders. It’s just a story and insert (by a sponsor of the Southern Oregon Business Journal – I’d do the same…

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Ashland community launches new site to attract the next generation of workers and employers to town

November 6, 2020

When the pandemic sent us all working from home, many of the high tech workers in the big cities realized that they could work from anywhere and many started looking. A group of folks came together in Ashland to create a video series that told the story of living and working remotely in Ashland with…

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McMenamins is looking for investors for the first time outside the family

August 31, 2020

From McMenamins is looking for investors who are interested in revitalizing neighborhoods, honoring art, bringing history to life, and building community – all while having fun.  McMenamins has created an investment package for its Series A Preferred Stock. Although this is the first time the company has opened direct investment in McMenamins, Inc., to…

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