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Esports Matter

May 5, 2021

Comm Program Prof Precious Yamaguchi Helps SOU Link Technology, Culture and Student Learning in a Booming Market for Competitive Videogaming A few years ago, the economic value of watching other people play videogames might have seemed like a losing proposition. But the global esports market exceeded $1 billion in 2019, and by some accounts is…

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Hunter Communications Appoints Chief Financial Officer and plans to grow workforce by 30% in 2021

May 5, 2021

Hunter Communications  (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, announced that Sam Pauley has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pauley will lead Hunter’s financial operations, as well as oversee corporate finance, participate in new business opportunities, and assist in identifying new funding opportunities. “Sam brings…

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Interview with Suzanne Willow, Co-Owner of The Forest Conservation Burial Ground

May 5, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us President and CEO of Capiche & Capiche Wine, Chris Cook is a leadership coach focused on happiness, culture, living your brand, and winery marketing & PR. She brings decades of experience in marketing and a love of entrepreneurship. INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY MELISSA L. MICHAELS, CAPICHE CONTRIBUTOR/STRATEGIC PARTNER, MICHAELS & MICHAELS CREATIVE, LLC Where would you…

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UCC Board of Education selects Dr. Rachel Pokrandt as the College’s 12th president

May 5, 2021

The Umpqua Community College (UCC) Board of Education is pleased to announce a new president has been selected. Following a comprehensive, nationwide search, Dr. Rachel Pokrandt will be joining the College as its 12th president. “We are thankful and thrilled that Dr. Pokrandt has agreed to serve our students, college, and community,” UCC Board of…

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SOU graduate is Oregon’s first female, ROTC-trained infantry officer

April 4, 2021

from SOU News https://news.sou.edu/2021/03/sou-graduate-oregon-first-female-rotc-trained-infantry-officer/ Haleigh Wagman knew long before her graduation from SOU last year that she was on track for something special, but she chose to keep it to herself until the accomplishment was in sight. That happened in the fall of 2019, when Wagman – a four-year Army ROTC participant – let others…

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SOHS Hires Ron Kramer as Executive Director

April 4, 2021

The Southern Oregon Historical Society Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Ron Kramer will be joining the Society as Executive Director as of April 1. “Ron’s association with the Historical Society goes back many years,” says Doug McGeary, President of the SOHS Board of Trustees. “His proven skills for building successful non-profit organizations…

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Interview with Moneeka Settles, Program Coordinator of the SOU Innovation & Leadership Program

April 4, 2021

By Chris Cook, Capiche, capiche.us President and CEO of Capiche & Capiche Wine, Chris Cook is a leadership coach focused on happiness, culture, living your brand, and winery marketing & PR. She brings decades of experience in marketing and a love of entrepreneurship. INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY MELISSA L. MICHAELS, CAPICHE CONTRIBUTOR/STRATEGIC PARTNER, MICHAELS & MICHAELS CREATIVE, LLC When Moneeka Settles…

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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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