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MEDFORD, OR – People’s Bank of Commerce and its board of directors have unanimously approved a…

Business Not As Usual: The Most Important Thing to Do Now to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

By Chris Cook, Capiche  Now’s the time to plan for the new normal as we…

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Meet Chad Sobotka – and his Pandemic Project

Chad Sobotka is a brilliant Network Engineer. He manages the Ashland Fiber Network and works…

Oregon Pacific Bank Announces Second Quarter Earnings Results

Oregon Pacific Bancorp, and its wholly owned subsidiary Oregon Pacific Bank, reported quarterly net income…

Yelp Economic Average Uncovers a Drop in Total Business Closures and a Rise in Permanent Closures During the Second Quarter

By Julianne RoweSenior Manager, Corporate and Product Communications | Yelp, Inc. Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP),…

All About DoorDash

Food Delivery is one segment of the economy that took off as we shut down…

Umpqua Bank Releases Nationwide Study gauging the impact of COVID-19

Umpqua Bank | DHM Research  Business Resiliency Survey – August 2020  Umpqua Bank released its…

McMenamins is looking for investors for the first time outside the family

From McMenamins is looking for investors who are interested in revitalizing neighborhoods, honoring art,…

5 Minute Profile: Hydro Flask, Bend

By Jim Teece Each Month I spend 5 minutes using the web to find information…

July 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

by Press Release State or Oregon Employment Department In July 2020, 35 of Oregon’s 36 counties…

Lithia Reports Highest Second Quarter Net Income in Company History

Declares Dividend of $0.31 Per Share for Second Quarter  by Press Release Lithia Motors, Inc.…

Oregon Jobs Recovery Slows in July

by Anna Johnson, Senior Economic Analyst, for Employment in Oregon Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 20,500 jobs…

Hunter Gets Bought, and a New CEO, Wins Awards and Launches Fiber to the Home in Medford. All since April.

by Jim Teece Via Press Releases and an Interview Big things are happening at Hunter Communications…

Powell Green Lights Easier Policy But Details Lacking

By Tim Duy, Senior Director, Oregon Economic Forum, Professor of Practice Department of Economics, University…

Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

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 ( – On July 1,…

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…

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…

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