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Dr. Dan Peterson Appointed Oregon Tech’s Dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences

June 20, 2020

June 18, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) announced today that Dan Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed as dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences (HAS), effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Peterson has been serving as interim dean over the last year and has been a member of the faculty in…

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People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman to CFO

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 Release By:  Brande Cowden, Marketing Officer  Medford, OR—People’s Bank of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsey Trautman as its chief financial officer at its corporate branch located at 1528 Biddle Road in Medford. A Rogue Valley native, Trautman took over the position on May 2, 2020, following the retirement…

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A letter from Springfield’s New City Manager, Nancy Newton

April 28, 2020

Hello, I’m your new City Manager and I’m proud to serve Springfield. It is wonderful to be back in Oregon. I spent my childhood on a farm in Corbett, Oregon and each summer I would go to the Oregon State Fair with my family to show cattle. Our farm also had cows, chickens, horses, and…

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Wanda Cockey selected as executive director for Providence Community Health Foundation

April 22, 2020

April 22, 2020 MEDFORD, Ore. – Providence Foundations announce that Wanda Cockey has accepted the role of executive director for the Providence Community Health Foundation in southern Oregon. Wanda begins her career with Providence on April 27.  “Wanda brings a wealth and diversity of experience to the job, as well as a keen understanding of…

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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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