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Journal Articles

Business Oregon Investment report

Business Oregon invests in business development and infrastructure projects throughout the state of Oregon. Below is a summary table of recent investments. This does not capture all the projects Business…

Business Oregon Announces Intent to Award $5 Million in Startup Funding to Support 50 Oregon Businesses

Business Oregon has announced an Intent to Award $5 million from the Business Oregon Venture Fund Program (BOV Fund Program) to three Oregon-based fund managers to increase access to venture…

Business Oregon Opens Grant Program to Support Rural Communities

Business Oregon is pleased to announce a Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for the 2023-2025 Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) Grant Program. ROI is an investment in the vision and proficiency…

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance Taps Into Klamath IDEA Resource Network

Ninja Mountain Bike Performance was formed in 2010 by then-professional mountain bike racer, Richard La China. He used the knowledge acquired over his many years of racing to offer mountain…

New solar arrays move SOU toward energy self-sufficiency

Southern Oregon University is taking big strides toward becoming the first public university in the U.S. to produce all of the daytime electricity used on its campus, with a $1.56…

Kroger-Albertsons merger and its impact on Oregon

Kroger, the parent company of Fred Meyer and QFC, is set to acquire Albertsons for $24.6 billion 1. The merger would result in a “moderate concentration” of Oregon’s retail prescription drug market,…

Let’s Talk Lending and Debt Financing

From startups to large corporations, when a business wants to expand – whether it be new products or markets or increasing the volume of business transactions – capital is needed…

2023 Oregon Wage Information

Understanding how your take home pay compares with others in your field, or someone in a different career, is vitally important. It can inform you about how your work is…

Jim Teece Head Shot

A few words from Jim – August 2023

When Greg Henderson started the Southern Oregon Business Journal he did so with the support of “sponsors”. These companies paid monthly to support Greg and the idea of delivering news…

The Pomodoro Time Management Technique 

I read a recent tweet about Tom Hanks first novel and a time management technique he used while writing it.  The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by…

“The Pumpkin Plan,” by Mike Michalowicz

“The Pumpkin Plan,” authored by Mike Michalowicz, presents a refreshing and insightful approach to business growth that draws inspiration from an unexpected source: pumpkin farming. Published in 2012, this book…

New Report Details – Paid Family, Medical, and Safe Leave Impacts in Oregon

The following is a summary of findings from our latest report. For more details, read the full report, or get the top takeaways from the report in the podcast. Paid Leave Oregon will…

Klamath County Draft Strategic Plan and Public Comment

We are thrilled to share with you the preliminary version of our upcoming strategic plan, which is a result of months of collaborative efforts, insightful discussions, and invaluable input from…

Oregon Exports Continued Strong Growth in 2022

Oregon exports have grown quickly over the past four to five years. In fact, while the state experienced recession at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw exports out…

State releases Draft Five-Year Broadband Action Plan

Here is the first part of the Draft Five-Year Action Plan Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program released by the Oregon Broadband Office. 1. Executive summary The Oregon Broadband…

Oregon’s Leisure and Hospitality Industry

Leisure and hospitality businesses employed 198,200 workers on average in 2022, up from 162,200 workers in 2020. Of those, roughly one out of nine jobs were in accommodations, slightly less…

Self-Serve Fueling in Oregon

For the first time in more than seven decades, drivers in Oregon are allowed to pump their own gas. In 2023, the Oregon legislature passed two bills into law that changed the…

Asante names a new president and CEO

After a national search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel to lead the organization. Following a nationwide search, the Asante Board of Directors has named Tom Gessel…

Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Reports 12% Revenue Increase and Diluted EPS of $10.78

MEDFORD, Ore., July 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest second quarter revenue in company history. Second quarter 2023 revenue increased 12% to $8.1 billion from $7.2 billion in the…

Dutch Bros Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2023 Financial Results

08/08/2023 Opened 38 New Systemwide Shops in Q2 2023 Quarterly Revenue Increased 34% to $250 million Announces Leadership Transition Updates 2023 Guidance GRANTS PASS, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Dutch Bros Inc. (NYSE: BROS;…

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board Of Directors Announces Tim Bond As OSF’s New Artistic Director

ASHLAND, Ore. (July 6, 2023) – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Board of Directors announces its appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director, effective September 1. The position will be a…

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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