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Oregon Alliance of YMCAs announces new Executive Director

March 28, 2020

By Marisa Fink executive@oregonymcas.org  Marisa Fink, Ed.D., who served as the CEO/Executive Director of the YMCA of Douglas County for 11 years, has been hired as the first Executive Director of the Oregon Alliance of YMCAs. As the Executive Director of the Oregon Alliance of YMCAs, Fink will be responsible for connecting with all 11…

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Association of Oregon Counties Names Dr. Gina Firman Nikkel Executive Director

March 28, 2020

By Megan Chuinard  www.oregoncounties.org  The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) board of directors named Gina Firman Nikkel Ph.D. executive director of the organization. Dr. Firman Nikkel, will serve as the fifth executive director, and first female executive director, beginning March 16, 2020.  Dr. Firman Nikkel comes to AOC from the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health…

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Experienced Trust Officer Adrian Snyder Joins D.A. Davidson Trust Company in Medford

March 25, 2020

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – March 25, 2020 – D.A. Davidson Trust Company has hired Adrian Snyder, a highly experienced professional, as Vice President, Trust Officer. He will work from the company’s Medford office, serving as a resource for clients across the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Snyder is responsible for assisting clients with the development and implementation of…

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Kim Young Brings Depth to SOREDI as New Business Development Manager

February 16, 2020

Date: February 11, 2020 Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Kim Young has joined the Business Development team at SOREDI, effective February 4, 2020. Young recently relocated to the region from La Grande, where she was the Executive Director of Greater Oregon (GO) STEM at Eastern Oregon University. She…

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Senate Confirms Phoenix, Oregon City Councilor Stuart Warren as Land Conservation and Development Commissioner

February 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2020  SALEM – On February 5, the Oregon Senate confirmed Stuart Warren as a commissioner on the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). Warren’s term will begin February 14, 2020 and end September 30, 2020. Warren is filling an unexpired term and is eligible for reappointment to two full terms. He…

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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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A Meeting with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

November 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson On January 3, 2019 in her State of the City address, Eugene’s mayor Lucy Vinis listed her “drawdown” list of four major priorities; “Homelessness and Housing, Climate Resiliency, Public Engagement, and Inclusiveness.” Her mind has not changed. In a forty-five minute meeting on October 22, Mayor Vinis shared thoughts and ideas on…

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90 Degrees South Latitude “The Road Not Taken”

November 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson, Founder & Co-Publisher Southern Oregon Business Journal www.southernoregonbusiness.com Today, October 25, 2019 it’s -42C at the South Pole. For the next week the wind will blow constantly at between 16 and 21 km/h. The temperature will hardly change. It’s winter there which means its about 20 degrees colder than in summer. The…

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Business Oregon Director Chris Harder Stepping Down

October 28, 2019

After leading the state’s economic development agency since early 2016, Chris Harder announced this week he is stepping down as director of Business Oregon. Under Harder’s leadership, the agency adopted a new five-year strategic plan to focus the agency’s resources and 70+ programs around a set of key priorities. These priorities are designed to help…

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Springfield Board of Realtors® Celebrates Lori Palermo at Fall Conference

October 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY ADVOCATE LORI PALERMO BECOMES 88TH PRESIDENT OF THE OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Lori Palermo, a lifetime Springfield resident and community advocate, was installed into office October 2, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center to serve as the 88th president of the Oregon Association of Realtors® in 2020. Lori will be the first state…

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Ruth Miles accepts Secretary of State, Bev Clarno’s offer to be the new Corporation Division Director

October 1, 2019

Director, Corporation Division, and Tribal Liaison By Greg Henderson As Interim Director, Ruth oversees registration of businesses and nonprofits for the Secretary of State, along with a diverse portfolio including notary commissioning and the state’s UCC system. She also serves as the agency’s tribal liaison. Ruth previously served as the Secretary’s inaugural Small Business Ombudsman,…

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