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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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Maintenance Dredging of Coos Bay Harbor River Miles Twelve to Fifteen Scheduled to Commence Early July

June 24, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in the Coos Bay harbor from River Miles twelve to fifteen beginning on or around July 1, 2020. Dredging was also conducted in this section of the FederalNavigation Channel throughout the summer of 2019.…

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Dr. Dan Peterson Appointed Oregon Tech’s Dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences

June 20, 2020

June 18, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) announced today that Dan Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed as dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences (HAS), effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Peterson has been serving as interim dean over the last year and has been a member of the faculty in…

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People’s Bank Celebrates Success in PPP Lending

June 10, 2020

June 5, 2020 Release By:  Ken Trautman, President & CEO Medford, Oregon People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) reports significant support of its communities in providing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans during the COVID-19 crisis. To date, the community bank has provided over 900 PPP loans totaling $91 million to small businesses. The SBA processing fee…

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If You See Tracks, Think Train

June 10, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) owns and operates the Coos Bay Rail Line and wants to remind the public to observe all safety precautions when near a rail line.  The Coos Bay Rail Line is a short line railroad that connects industries in Coos, Douglas, and Lane Counties to…

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You received PPP money. Now how do you apply for forgiveness?

June 7, 2020

Julia Beattie, Chief Lending Officer at People’s Bank of Commerce, was the guest on the Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur (E2E) zoom meeting, on Wednesday, June 3. She discussed the loan forgiveness process in great detail and answered questions from the online audience. Follow the Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur group on Facebook or on…

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Citizens Bank Approves $93.2 Million in PPP Loans for over 680 Local Businesses

May 22, 2020

CORVALLIS, Ore – Citizens Bank, a community bank headquartered in Corvallis, approved more than $93.2 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. These loansprovided over 680 small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) with critical financial resources to retain or restore jobs for nearly 10,000 people in our communities. Under the…

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