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Journal Articles

Six Years After OregonSaves Launch, Workers Have Saved More than $200 Million for Retirement

The Oregon Retirement Savings Board and State Treasurer Tobias Read today announced that OregonSaves, the state’s auto-enrollment retirement savings program, has reached a significant milestone—$200 million saved for retirement. The occasion coincides with…

FCC Reaffirms Decision To Reject Starlink Application For Nearly $900 Million In Subsidies 

Applicant Failed to Meet Burden for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund  WASHINGTON, December 12, 2023—The Federal Communications Commission today reaffirmed the Wireline Bureau’s prior decision to reject the long-form application of…

Wildlife Images is temporarily closing its doors to reorganize

Press Release 12/11/23:  Meet Our New Operations Director! Wildlife Images is temporarily closing its doors to reorganize and improve internal systems and embrace new ideas we share with our partners…

America’s farmers are getting older, and young people aren’t rushing to join them

Hardworking American farmers keep the world fed and clothed. But the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The average American farmer is 57 and a half years old,…

Clatsop County tackles ‘urban scale’ housing issues

Cloudy skies loomed over the small coastal town of Seaside on a November morning earlier this year, but the rain stayed away as a group of residents, health care workers,…

Interview: What We Can Learn From Loneliness Research

Medical anthropologist Michelle Parsons says recent findings show there’s much more to loneliness than just being alone. BY DAN FALK11.24.2023 MICHELLE PARSONS TRACES her interest in loneliness back to the dissolution of the…

Ask Lisa: How long does it take to brand a business?

Q: How long does it take to brand a business and how long does it usually take to get branding work done with a client from start to finish?  A: Your…

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A Few Words from Jim – November 2023

There is so much to be thankful for.  I work every day in each of my companies with amazing humans that are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and…

The Power of Checklists: Insights from “The Checklist Manifesto”

In the world of business, where complexity is a given and stakes are high, the need for reliable, efficient systems is paramount. One tool that has proven its worth across…

RISE Law Group Seeks Coverage for Groundbreaking Legal Initiatives Reshaping the Court System 

RISE Law Group, a leading legal practice headed and owned by accomplished women professionals, is inviting the media to cover its groundbreaking initiatives that have significantly impacted the court system.…

Overcoming Hurdles: The Journey of Black-Owned Restaurants

Introduction: A Rising Tide for Black Entrepreneurs in Oregon In recent years, the entrepreneurial spirit within Black communities across the state of Oregon has witnessed remarkable growth. A 2022 study…

Ask Lisa: What is considered email SPAM when sending email?

Q: What exactly is considered email SPAM when sending email? A: Excellent question. In short form, any unsolicited commercial email is considered SPAM. So, if you are sending an email…

Dutch Bros Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2023 Financial Results and Announces Two New Directors

GRANTS PASS, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE: BROS; “Dutch Bros” or the “Company”), one of the fastest-growing brands in the food service and restaurant industry in the United States by…

A Snapshot of Oregon Firms by Size Class, 2023

In the first quarter of 2023, Oregon had nearly 165,000 private firms that were subject to paying unemployment insurance taxes. About 114,500 of these firms had at least one payroll…

Oregon’s Nonprofits in 2022

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…

PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q3 2023 Earnings 

PBCO Financial Corporation (OTCPK: “PBCO”), the holding company (Company) of People’s Bank of Commerce (Bank), today reported earnings of $1.56 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.29 for the…

Innovation Jam draws 30-plus students

More than 30 Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College students gathered at CraterWorks Makerspace on Saturday, Nov. 4, for the second annual Southern Oregon Innovation Jam. Students participated in…

Guarded Optimism 

If history is a teacher, what have we learned?  When the world around us seems to be coming completely unraveled is it courageous or unwise to hold tightly to beliefs…

Season’s Greetings!

One might think this is a reference to upcoming festivities, a view appropriate for this time of year. However, this article is using the reference a little differently. Tis the…

At Duncan Livestock and Hay, energy upgrades create a more sustainable farm

Water is a precious commodity in drought-stricken southern Oregon. In Klamath County, a rural area known for its natural beauty, farming culture and outdoor recreation, local producers are having to…

Oregon Connections Conference 2023 Recap

The 27th annual Oregon Connections Conference was held in Ashland, Oregon on October 26 and 27, 2023.  The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference non-profit board and the committee stepped up to…

Press Releases

KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP Merges with Bend-Based Accounting Firm Price Fronk & Co.

January 17, 2024

via KDP press release www.kdpllp.com Medford, Oregon (January 17, 2024) KDP Certified Public Accountants, LLP, and Price Fronk & Co., announced today…

SORIN 2024 CODING CAMPS

December 19, 2023

Coding isn’t just a skill, it’s your new SUPERPOWER! 2024 Coding Camp Lineup: Classes are open to students ages 16 – 24…

Navigating the Digital Paradox: Internet Use and Loneliness

October 13, 2023

In today’s interconnected world, the internet has become an integral part of our lives, providing unprecedented access to information and enabling communication…

Lessons learned from the pandemic about telehealth and online classrooms

October 13, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of telehealth and online classrooms, and we’ve learned a lot from this experience. Here…

Top 10 things you can do to put on a wonderful business conference

October 13, 2023

A business conference can be a great opportunity to showcase your brand, network with other professionals, and learn new skills. However, organizing…

Dutch Bros Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A Common Stock

September 12, 2023

Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE: BROS; “Dutch Bros”) today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $300 million of shares…

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