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Port of Coos Bay Welcomes Jake Jacobs as Director of Infrastructure Support Services

July 10, 2019

Coos Bay, Ore. – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) is pleased to welcome Jake Jacobs to serve as the new…

Logos Charter School New School Report!

July 9, 2019

Will we be in by August 1st?! July 9, 2019 Sheryl Zimmerer, Executive Director of Logos Public Charter School, has been working…

FERC hearings conclude in Klamath Falls amid strong Jordan Cove support

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019 – Klamath Falls, OR – Today, The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) witnessed the strong support for the Jordan…

Daniels accepts Executive Director position at the Prineville Chamber of Commerce

December 1, 2018

Kim Daniels has accepted the Executive Director position at the Prineville Chamber of Commerce after serving in an interim role since June…

SCORE Names Three Grand Champions in 2018 American Small Business Championship

October 1, 2018

Owners of the Grindhouse Radio, My “Buddy” Towel, Pip & Grow Honored as Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Win $15,000 Each WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/…

Conference Focused on Rural Business Coming to Southern Oregon

August 1, 2018

July 25, 2018/ Press Release The 4th Annual Rural Business and Innovation Summit is scheduled for September 13th, 2018 in Klamath Falls and…

What Replaces Timber?

By Josh Lehner Between the mill closure in Coos Bay, downsizing in Forest Grove, and the lively cap and trade discussions, there has been a renewed interest and focus on the timber industry in Oregon. Our office has fielded nearly a dozen requests recently to speak about the industry, historical changes and the outlook. As…

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What is the E2E Network?

Inspired by communities from Bend to Boulder, management consultant Cynthia Scherr and financial consultant Linda Ganim, along with other local entrepreneurs, started E2E three years ago.  They challenged their friends and clients, most of whom own businesses, to come together as a loose group of entrepreneurs to focus on promoting, developing and enhancing a sustainable…

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Blackstone Publishing: A Page Turner

by Cynthia Scherr Traffic snakes along at 5 mph, horns honk, the smell of asphalt and exhaust mix in the air. Ever found a traffic jam inspiring?  Craig Black, founder of Blackstone Publishing, did. Thirsty to continue his education, Craig started reading classic literature and history in his 30s while driving L.A. freeways. After several…

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Learn to Live!

Learn to Live – a TEDxAshland Talk Trever Yarrish and I had the opportunity to present at the first TEDxAshland in May. Our “Learn to Live” talk focused on a new idea we have for applying agile principles that we both use everyday in our own software companies, to your own personal education. We spent…

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TEDx Ashland

On May 20, 2019 I took the stage with 13 other brave individuals at the Camelot Theatre in Talent, Oregon and presented 15 to 18 minute stories as a part of the first TEDx Ashland.  After months of practice and coaching we took turns presenting memorized talks about topics that covered everything from humanity to…

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Smoke Season

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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Meet Robert Killen New Lane SBDC Director

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Robert Killen is one of those people you just have to meet to realize what a fine decision the hiring…

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Springfield Chamber Business News

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Chambers of Commerce are well known for bringing professionals together. The chamber convenes businesses, connections happen, and partnerships are made.…

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Excitement in next-level video, and in the local tech community

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By Matt Sayre Thrill seeking skydivers in the U.S jump out of airplanes more than three million times each year. Revl,…

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Oregon Businesses Report 51,600 Vacancies in Spring

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Oregon’s private employers had 51,600 job vacancies in spring. That was 21 percent below the spring…

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U.S. utility-scale battery storage power capacity to grow substantially by 2023

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Utility-scale battery storage units (units of one megawatt (MW) or greater power capacity) are a newer electric power resource, and…

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5 Ways To Make the Missing Middle Less Missing

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A July 2019 report from Bloomberg explores the decline in Missing Middle housing in the United States—and it turns out…

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Flying Lessons: How stories from Aviation can make us better Managers – Improve

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In this, the fifth installment of our six part series, we look at the role of Improvement in business value…

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Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requires that 50 percent of the electricity Oregonians use come from renewable resources by 2040.

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Oregon’s Renewable Portfolio Standard sets a requirement for how much of the electricity we use must come from renewable resources. “Renewable” means the…

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Renewable natural gas demand to increase with UPS purchase agreement

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On May 22, 2019 United Parcel Service (UPS), a global provider of shipping and delivery services, announced that the company…

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