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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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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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