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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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KCC Small Business Development Center ramps up services to help local businesses navigate assistance programs

May 14, 2020

The Klamath Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has ramped up its services for Klamath and Lake counties and is actively working with lenders, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Oregon, and numerous local leaders to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand the latest developments with the rapidly changing business climate and the numerous…

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Annual Charleston “Blessing of the Fleet” Canceled

May 12, 2020

Charleston, OR – Due to public gathering restrictions and social distancing recommendations associated with COVID-19, for the safety of attendees the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial Service will be cancelled for 2020.  The service is usually held on Memorial Day at the Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial Garden. The Blessing of the Fleet honors local men…

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People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman to CFO

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 Release By:  Brande Cowden, Marketing Officer  Medford, OR—People’s Bank of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsey Trautman as its chief financial officer at its corporate branch located at 1528 Biddle Road in Medford. A Rogue Valley native, Trautman took over the position on May 2, 2020, following the retirement…

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Eugene-based Palo Alto Software offers relief package to Oregon nonprofits

May 6, 2020

EUGENE, ORE. – May 6, 2020 – One of Oregon’s leading software companies gives back to its neighbors. During the global coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s nonprofit organizations face increased financial challenges and operational hurdles while delivering critical resources to those in need. Eugene-based Palo Alto Software is offering free use of its software tools to help…

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