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Interview with Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland General Manager

February 4, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us We are delighted to introduce Capiche Conversations, a new series of interviews featuring Capiche clients. Our first entry spotlights Hiram Towle, general manager of Mt. Ashland Ski Area, whose board Chris Cook has served on for nine years. Hiram’s passion for snow, skiing, and mountainscapes started when he was a toddler…

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OSF Hires Amanda Brandes as New Director of Development

February 4, 2021

With a broad funding and strategic planning background, Brandes joins Executive Director David Schmitz and Artistic Director Nataki Garrett in developing vision for a post-Covid OSF, built to thrive for the long term. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced January 12th that Amanda Brandes will become its new Director of Development in late January 2021. Brandes…

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Lithia Motors CFO Recognized as a Leading Woman in the Auto Industry

January 5, 2021

Tina Miller, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) has been named to the 2020 list of Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News. Every five years, Automotive News compiles the list of 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry, recognizing top female executives…

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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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The Staff at the Jackson County Expo are some of the unsung heroes in the Almeda Fire.

November 6, 2020

When Helen Funk arrived at the expo on September 8, she knew it was mowing day. Since COVID shutdown the expo in March, she had laid off maintenance staff and the job of grounds upkeep fell to her. She learned how to safely drive the tractor and mow the lawns. As she was mowing, she…

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Southern Oregon’s, Tim Williams, Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

September 2, 2020

Tim Williams, managing partner, and lead litigator at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C., was elected President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), effective August 14, 2020, after serving the association for the full length of his legal career. Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C. has offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, and Portland.…

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Oregon Pacific Wealth Management Names New Manager to Oversee Firm

August 31, 2020

Drew Corradetti has been promoted to Company Manager for Oregon Pacific Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oregon Pacific Banking Co. Serving the communities of Medford, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Florence and Eugene, Oregon Pacific Wealth Management, LLC, provides asset management solutions, including financial advisement and planning, investment management, and…

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Con-Vey Appoints New Project Manager

August 31, 2020

ROSEBURG, OR, USA – Con-Vey is excited to announce their new Project Manager: Parker Massie. Although not a new role for the company, this is a new position for Massie who was previously a Mechanical Engineer at Con-Vey since August 2019. With his work background as well as a Bachelors from Oregon Institute of Technology…

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Bill and Carol Jacobs at People's Bank Christmas Party

People’s Bank Founding Board Member, Bill Jacobs, Retires From the Board after 22 years of Service.

August 2, 2020

By Jim Teece I remember Bill’s last day on the board. We just finished our annual shareholder meeting via zoom, because of the pandemic. We went into a board session after the annual meeting and we each took turns saying something nice about Bill and thanking him for his service. It was very surreal.  I’m…

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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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