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A Few Words from Jim – November 2022

This month is mostly about employment. It’s top of mind for me. The subject comes up at every meeting I attend. The Oregon Employment Department always has great articles on…

Award-Winning Oregon Internet Service Provider Announces Fastest Residential Speeds to Date While Growing into New Markets

Hunter Communications announces 2.5G/2.5G internet, nearly twice as fast as other area ISPs Oct. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Hunter Communications announces its fastest internet speed to date, 2.5G/2.5G. This offering makes Hunter the only service…

Faster Internet Oregon Launches Statewide Broadband Mapping

A grassroots partnership is working to identify broadband gaps in Oregon and encourage more equity in the distribution of broadband funding A partnership of Oregon Economic Development Districts, Onward Eugene,…

Employment among Oregon’s Veterans

The unemployment rate for veterans in Oregon was 3.3% in 2021, according to the Current Population Survey. The unemployment rate for nonveterans was 5.3% in the same period. In the…

Technology Reduces Employment in the Printing Industry

Employment in printing and related support activities has been on the decline since the late 1990s. Advances in digital technology have contributed to the decline in two important ways: first,…

Task Force Busts Black-Market Marijuana Grow; Destroys 16k Plants; Watermasters Discover One Million Gallons Water Used Illegally, Code Enforcement Issues $180k Fine

IMET Case 22-7347 Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) detectives served a search warrant on a marijuana grow site near the 9000 block of Hillcrest Road east of Medford.  The property…

Oregon’s Nonprofits in 2021

A not-for-profit corporation, commonly referred to as a “nonprofit,” is organized to achieve a purpose other than to generate a profit. These entities qualify for federal tax exempt status and…

Meet VaporDave, professional graphic designer and illustrator specializing in the cannabis industry

VaporDave is a long-time Southern Oregon icon and graphic designer, specializing in bringing your business to the top where it belongs, as he has for so many other Oregon businesses.…

Positive employment news

Interest rate rises As expected, the Federal Reserve last week raised its benchmark rate by another 0.75%, to a range of 3.75% to 4%, the highest level in 15 years. According to Realtor.com, the 30-year benchmark…

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q3 2022 Earnings

PBCO Financial Corporation (OTC PINK: PBCO), the holding company (Company) of People’s Bank of Commerce (Bank), announced today its financial results for the 3rd quarter 2022.   Highlights The Company reported…

Business Oregon Announces Team Leading Oregon’s Japanese Representative Office

 Continuing a forty-year presence in Japan, Business Oregon announces its new representative to lead Oregon’s Japanese Representative Office and represent the state of Oregon’s business and trade interests in Japan.…

SOU to expand solar power, move toward energy independence

Southern Oregon University has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Oregon Department of Energy to expand solar power production on campus, in the next step toward its ambitious…

Knowing Your Breakeven Point

In line with recent articles regarding various aspects of surviving inflationary and recessionary times, I’d like to discuss how a business can figure out how to react in these situations.…

Skouting Out a New Taphouse Model

Interview with Tom and Lisa Beam, restaurateurs, wine producers, Skout Taphouse and Provisions owners It’s been almost 20 years since Tom and Lisa Beam started their restaurant enterprise in Ashland, Ore., a…

Working from Home since COVID — the New Work Experiment

By Lynn WallisOregon Employment Department Workforce AnalystClackamas County The nation’s total nonfarm employment has now returned to pre-pandemic levels, even though not all industries have recovered all of the jobs…

The Bloom in the Driveway 

The world is falling apart and there is no saving it. That’s what I’m hearing on all the news outlets. And from seemingly every candidate for political office, challenger, and…

Finding the best model: could it be a CoOp?

By Daniel Scotton, Equus Workforce Solutions As snow begins to kiss the peaks around Ashland, and the residents begin to turn the dials on their thermostats, the air of change…

Southern Oregon Makes a First Impression

By Marta Tarantsey Roslyn Donald, Jackson County Library Services Business Librarian, reminded me yet again that the library card is the smartest card in my wallet, when we sat down…

I am extremely sad about my vote for Tina Kotek in the Oregon Governor’s Election of 2022

By Joel Barker Opinion Disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed by the author do not state or reflect those of the Southern Oregon Business Journal and its management.  Today, I am…

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A Few Words from Jim – October 2022

I was asked to moderate a panel at the Plug into Eugene: Resources in the Local Innovation + Bioscience Ecosystem event as the publisher of the Southern Oregon Business Journal.…

Business Oregon Debuts Updated Index of Innovative State Economies

Business Oregon is pleased to announce one of its key innovation research projects, the Oregon Innovation Index, has been updated and is now live on biz.oregon.gov. The Oregon Innovation Index was…

Press Releases

THE BOEING COMPANY AND OREGON TECH ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION IN KLAMATH FALLS

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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