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Journal Articles

Broadband: The Engine of Economic Progress

Broadband: An Overview Broadband is a high-bandwidth data transmission that allows multiple signals and traffic types to share a single communication channel. It provides high-speed internet connection through various mediums…

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A Few Words from Jim – October 2023

This is the special Broadband Edition of the Southern Oregon Business Journal. I started producing this special edition for the Oregon Connections Conference a couple of years ago to provide…

“Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” by Terrence Denoyer

Breaking the Internet: A Beacon of Digital Equity “Breaking the Internet: How One Community is Working Toward Digital Equity” is a compelling narrative that chronicles the journey of a community…

Private Telecommunications Use Of Municipal- Owned Property

Sharing Public Assets For Community Benefit The Fiber is Coming! The Fiber is Coming!      When the ink dried on the 1996 Federal Telecommunications Act, local governments braced for…

Future-proofing Oregon’s broadband future

Broadband may be the most important infrastructure needed to future-proof Oregon’s economy and quality of life. That will take more than capital investment. Yes, we should take advantage of all…

Fiber Provider, Douglas Fast Net, makes impact on community and schools with reliable broadband coverage

Douglas County, Oregon: situated just two hours from the rocky coast and cold but beautiful Pacific Ocean, the community boasts all the benefits you might expect from small towns in…

Hunter Communications Launches Hunter Shield in Alignment with National Bullying Prevention Month 

The internet has become more than just a convenience; it’s an essential part of our lives. But as our dependence on the internet has grown, so have the threats and…

Hunter Communications Acquires InfoStructure

Acquisition allows Hunter to further its mission of delivering world-class telecommunications services to businesses and communities throughout Oregon.  Hunter Communications, Oregon’s largest privately owned fiber-optic internet provider, announced the acquisition…

The promise of expanded broadband is the opportunity for economic development

One of the many promises of expanded broadband is the opportunity for economic development. One of the many ways better broadband can contribute to economic development is through workforce development.…

My thoughts from the Global RedwoodJS Conference held in Grants Pass

I attended the RedwoodJS conference in Grants Pass last month.  RedwoodJS is a relatively new OpenSource JavaScript full stack platform formed and run in Bay Area Silicon Valley roots. RedwoodJS…

SOU alumnus and Foundation Board member inducted into inventors’ academy

Daniel A. Henderson, a 1984 graduate of Southern Oregon University and emeritus member of the SOU Foundation Board of Trustees, is among 169 innovators worldwide who have been inducted in this year’s…

The Responsible Middle 

Several years ago, we started hearing the term “dumpster fire” to describe a situation that is out-of- control. It’s a good thing we have the phrase today because every source…

A Primer on Partnerships

There are a number of inherent problems that small businesses face which can be extremely difficult to remedy. One of the most difficult areas is scaling-up, or growing the business…

Energy projects bring relief to families, tribal elders in Klamath Falls

In 2012, Wanda Powless worked with a group of partners to refurbish the old Olympic Lodge Motel in Klamath Falls, with the goal of creating transitional housing. From there, Turtle…

Interview with Janet Troy, Executive Director, Ashland Community Health Foundation

Interview With Janet Troy, Executive Director, Ashland Community Health Foundation, Conducted By Vicki Purslow, Capiche Research Analyst And Co-Founder Of Majoring In. Founded in 1977, the Foundation was established to provide…

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A Few Words from Jim – September 2023

Here we go again. Kroger and Albertsons announced plans to merge and that they will divest 49 locations in Oregon. They have not announced which ones. We have an Albertsons…

The Hivve: Raising the Tide in Grants Pass’ Post-Pandemic Work Landscape

“Raise the Tide”—it’s not just our motto at The Hivve; it’s a philosophy that encapsulates our mission to uplift the community, both professionally and creatively. As Grants Pass emerges from…

“Atomic Habits” by James Clear – A book review

James Clear’s “Atomic Habits” is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their habits and achieve their goals. The book provides a practical and actionable guide to building good habits…

Community Building in Coworking

Driving through the downtown areas of cities such as Denver, Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles, it seems like coworking spaces are popping up everywhere you look. There’s a wide range…

A commitment to energy efficiency nets Biomass One nearly $300,000 in annual energy savings

A 10-year commitment to energy efficiency has helped Biomass One, a 28.5-megawatt cogeneration facility in White City, slash 4.1 million kilowatt hours from its annual energy use.  Biomass One, which…

Coding Zeal hosts 2 day conference for RedwoodJS community to gather and learn online and in-person in Grants Pass

Trever is at it again. This time he and the amazing team at Coding Zeal will host the first ever RedwoodJS conference.  RedwoodJS is a React framework that enables you…

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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