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Florence Chamber Announces 2023 Rhododendron Festival Parade Grand Marshal

March 17, 2023

After announcing the theme for the resurrected Florence Rhododendron Festival, “Rip Roarin’ Rhodies,” the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has selected local resident Mike Bones as the grand marshal for their annual floral parade.  “Mike Bones personifies this year’s ‘Rip Roarin’ Rhodies’ theme, said Bettina Hannigan, Florence Chamber president and CEO. He is tremendously gregarious…

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November 14, 2022

Nov. 11, 2022, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – On Tuesday, The Boeing Company (Boeing Commercial Airplanes) and Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) signed an agreement to develop a Collaboration Lab at Oregon Tech’s Klamath Falls campus, which would provide a secure environment for Oregon Tech students completing projects for Boeing. Boeing Production Engineering Manager Stan L. Carr…

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Lithia & GreenCars pledge historic commitment, set SOU’s philanthropic bedrock

September 16, 2022

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Medford-based Lithia Motors have announced a philanthropic partnership that will serve as the bedrock of future innovations at SOU. Lithia’s commitment exceeds $12 million and is the largest-ever single gift to the university. The contributions from Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) create the Lithia & GreenCars Momentum Fund, which will be used “to…

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Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer

August 12, 2022

Founder Mark Frohnmayer named Chief Vision Officer EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously fun, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today announced that Jesse Fittipaldi has been appointed to the role of Interim CEO. Fittipaldi joined Arcimoto in 2015 as the company’s Business Development…

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Hunter Communications Appoints Ehrika Gladden to Board of Directors 

July 26, 2022

Seasoned technology leader will help expand company’s sales efforts 7/26/2022 Today, Hunter Communications announced the appointment of IT industry veteran, Ehrika Gladden, to the company’s board of directors. Gladden brings more than three decades of progressive executive leadership experience, managing IT and telecom divisions, and will aid in the development of Hunter’s sales strategy and…

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Medford, Oregon Plant Wins Airgas’ National Cylinder Fill Plant of the Year Award

July 11, 2022

A local manufacturing plant that fills and distributes industrial gases in cylinders across the state was named one of two National Cylinder Plants of the Year by Airgas, an Air Liquide company. Selected among 370+ Airgas cylinder plants across the country, the Medford, OR location was one of the top Airgas plants in overall safety and…

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Chiloquin to Complete Historic Renovation of the HIRVI Building

June 13, 2022

CVIP Awarded $200,000 for Main Street Revitalization Project Chiloquin Visions In Progress (CVIP) was awarded a $200,000 grant by Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department to restore the historic HIRVI Building in downtown Chiloquin.  The restoration project is a collaboration between Chiloquin Visions In Progress, Chiloquin Community Builders, the city of…

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2nd Annual Southern Oregon Juneteenth Celebration Comes to Medford June 19

June 5, 2022

Excitement builds for 2022 Freedom Day Medford, OREGON (June 5, 2022) — On Sunday, June 19, 2022, BASE will host the 2nd Annual Southern Oregon Juneteenth Celebration at Pear Blossom Park in Medford from 11am – 7pm. This family-friendly event will be an outdoor cultural celebration for the entire community of Southern Oregon featuring food,…

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PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2022 Earnings

April 21, 2022

April 20, 2022 PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company of People’s Bank of Commerce, announced today its financial results for the 1st quarter 2022. As a result of the PBCO Financial Corporation reorganization and merger effective February 28, 2022, the current period financial discussion and summary balance sheet and income statement in…

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Energy Trust appoints new board members with experience in energy justice, industrial energy research

March 26, 2022

The Energy Trust of Oregon Board of Directors has appointed two new volunteer members: Dr. Peter Therkelsen of Ashland and Silvia Tanner of Portland. Both have extensive experience in the energy sector, and both are committed to energy justice and exploring new ways to bring clean and affordable energy to communities underserved by Energy Trust.  “These two new appointments expand our current board’s…

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RCC Announces Incoming President

March 23, 2022

Board Announces Incoming RCC President Josephine County & Jackson County – March 23, 2022    Rogue Community College (RCC) is happy to announce the selection of Dr. Randy Weber, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Student Success & Strategy Officer at Johnson County Community College (Kansas), as its next president.  Following a unanimous vote of confirmation by all…

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Merkley, Wyden Announce Over $17.5 Million In Transit Grants For Oregon

March 15, 2022

Funding will support bus and bus facility upgrades across the state Tuesday, March 15, 2022 Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden today announced a total of $17,688,999 in federal funding grants headed to Rogue Valley Transportation, Cottage Grove, and Lane Transit.  “Our public transportation systems keep Oregonians connected and have…

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