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…

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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…

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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…

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