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New Small Business SOCARES Grant 2021 – DEADLINE EXTENDED

May 17, 2021

SO CARES COVID19 Small Business Grants JACKSON COUNTY: Applications will be accepted for Jackson County businesses between 12 pm PST on Friday, May 14 – 11:59 pm PST on Thursday, May 20. (extended from 5/17 to 5/20)   These funds are designated to businesses who were impacted by the April 30th COVID19 risk rating change to “Extreme”. Businesses…

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Postal Connections® to Add 4th Location in Bend-Redmond Area

May 6, 2021

Leading Shipping and Business Services Provider Coming Soon to Bend River Mall BEND, OR – Postal Connections®, one of the nation’s premier providers of retail packaging, shipping, mail receiving and eBay customer-sales support, will soon open a third Bend location. The new service center is planning a late-spring arrival at Bend River Mall, which is situated on the…

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OSU releases new, antioxidant-rich purple tomato

April 13, 2021

April 09, 2021 – OSU News CORVALLIS, Ore. – The new Oregon State University-developed tomato Midnight Roma follows in the steps of 10-year-old Indigo Rose, the first antioxidant-rich purple tomato available on the market. Indigo Rose was bred by Jim Myers, vegetable breeder and professor in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences. Midnight Roma is the…

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Arcimoto Announces Move to Nasdaq Global Market

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021 EUGENE, Ore.–Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, today announced that it has received approval from NASDAQ to begin listing its shares of common stock on The NASDAQ Global Market effective today, April 12, 2021. The move to The NASDAQ Global…

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$750,000 grant to Eugene’s Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) from Department of Commerce

April 6, 2021

4/6/2021 United States Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo today announced the Department of Commerce is awarding a $750,000 grant to Eugene’s Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN). RAIN will use the funds to support startups and small businesses impacted by the pandemic in Lane County and surrounding areas. The Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation…

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ManageMowed Introduces Fresh Approach to Commercial Landscaping in Eugene

April 5, 2021

Local Business Manager Launches Innovative Landscape Management Concept Serving Commercial Properties and Facilities in Eugene EUGENE, Ore. – Taking care of business has never been easier for commercial property owners and facilities managers in Eugene thanks to ManageMowed, a seasoned landscape management company now serving businesses across the area. With roots planted under the local account…

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Hunter Communications Announces $8.2 Million in Funding to Provide High Speed Broadband Internet to Hoopa Valley Tribal Areas in Northern California

February 3, 2021

Hunter, Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District and EnerTribe will partnerto construct and deploy wireless and fiber infrastructure to underserved areas January 20, 2021 MEDFORD, OR —Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, has been awarded $8,223,340 from the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to provide high-speed broadband internet services to…

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Travel Oregon Grants Available

January 29, 2021

Travel Oregon announced the launch of the Destination Ready program to support destination development efforts in advance of summer 2021.  This $250,000 direct investment program offers funding and technical assistance for the development, enhancement and stewardship of key visitor experiences that are COVID-19 appropriate. Eligible entities include local partners focused on recreation, downtown development and culinary or…

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People’s Bank of Commerce Reports Earnings

January 23, 2021

January 21, 2021 MEDFORD, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 operations. The bank reported net income of $6,131,000 for the full year of 2020 compared to $4,068,000 in 2019, a 51% increase. In 2020 earnings per diluted share were $1.76 compared…

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Increased Merger Consideration for Willamette Community Bank

January 23, 2021

Highlights of the Announcement  Cash consideration will be increased to $1.70 per share Total merger consideration of $11.18 per share for shareholders of Willamette Community Bank January 22, 2021, 7:20 PM Eastern Standard Time MEDFORD, Ore. & ALBANY, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) (“PBCO” or the “Company”), and Willamette Community Bank (OTCBB: WMCB),…

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First Webinar in the Restaurant Success Toolbox Series:Promoting Your Restaurant During the Pandemic

January 6, 2021

January 11, 2021 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Topic: Cash Flow Management Our first webinar in the five-part Restaurant Success Toolbox Series, which will bring awareness regarding restaurant challenges, issues, and resources, will focus on marketing your restaurant during the Pandemic. You will hear from various experts including, members of the Oregon Restaurant COVID Assistance…

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Pandemic Finance 101 Webinar Series: What Businesses Need to Know About the New Stimulus Bill

January 6, 2021

The Southern Oregon Small Business Development Center is hosting a webinar. January 11, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Big changes to the Paycheck Protection Program are coming as a welcome relief to small businesses hammered by the pandemic in the form of a COVID-19 relief package. The new legislation will make it possible for…

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