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Millions in grant funding is available for small businesses facing lost revenue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 9, 2020

Grants for Small Businesses Available Throughout Oregon Millions in grant funding is available for small businesses facing lost revenue in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Oregon awarded the final round of its Emergency Business Assistance Grant funding to intermediary organizations across Oregon to in turn provide grants directly to eligible small businesses. The…

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Lithia Motors Adds Another $55 Million in Revenue to Growing Network

October 8, 2020

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD)announced today (Release: 10/6/2020 7:00:00 AM) the purchase of Latham Ford serving the Albany, NY, metropolitan area. “We are pleased to add Latham Ford to the Lithia Family, further strengthening our ability to serve our communities in the Northeastern United States,” said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia Motors President and CEO.…

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Lithia Announces Upsizing and Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

October 8, 2020

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today (Release: 9/30/2020 10:44:00 PM) announced the pricing of its public offering (the “Offering”) of 3,181,819 shares of its Class A common stock (the “common stock”) at a price to the public of $220.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase…

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Lithia Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

October 8, 2020

MEDFORD, Ore. – Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) today (Release: 9/30/2020 10:46:00 PM) announced the pricing of its public offering (the “Offering”) of 3,181,819 shares of its Class A common stock (the “common stock”) at a price to the public of $220.00 per share. In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase…

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Additional COVID-19 Emergency Business Grants Available Now

October 6, 2020

Medford, Oregon – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that additional COVID-19 Emergency Business Grants are available now throughout Jackson and Josephine Counties. Time is limited for the deployment of an additional $250,000 in the region and businesses are urged to apply today. SOREDI will partner with its counterpart agency,…

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Oregon Launches Education Support Professional of the Year Program

September 25, 2020

The Oregon Department of Education and Oregon State Lottery partner to honor one outstanding education support professional for their service and commitment to public schools and students. (Salem, Ore.) – Today the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), in partnership with the Oregon State Lottery, announced a new program recognizing the outstanding contributions of Oregon’s Education Support Professionals (ESP)!…

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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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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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Hunter Communications Named Oregon’s Fastest Business Internet

August 26, 2020

MEDFORD, OR, August 26, 2020 — Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, was recognized by BroadbandNow with four 2020 Internet Service Provider Awards, including for fastest business internet speeds in Oregon and among the top 10 nationwide. BroadbandNow, an organization that tracks and analyzes broadband speeds and overall customer satisfaction, annually recognizes…

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Douglas Services Inc. (D/b/a Douglas Fast Net), to Acquire Comspan Communications, Inc.

August 6, 2020

Combined Fiber-Optic Network in Douglas & Coos Counties will Remain under Local Ownership ROSEBURG, Ore., July 20, 2020 (Newswire.com) – On July 1, 2020, Comspan Communications, Inc. (“Comspan”) notified the Oregon Public Utilities Commission of its intent to merge its operations into Douglas Fast Net (“DFN”). The transaction is expected to be completed on Sept. 30, 2020.…

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Indigenous Peoples Day officially recognized at LCC

June 24, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 EUGENE, Ore.–The second Monday of every October will now be known as Indigenous Peoples Day at Lane Community College. LCC’s Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution making the change at its June 17 meeting. The resolution commemorates and honors Lane’s Native American heritage, culture and community and intends to welcome…

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The Unemployment Rate Edges Down While High Unemployment Continues

June 24, 2020

Employment in Lane County (Eugene MSA) May seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are not available for Lane County due to processing delays caused by large changes in unemployment in recent months. Not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are being used for this news release. They reflect May’s increasein employment-related to Phase 1 reopening and a small decrease…

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