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“WISHING YOU A YEAR OF GOOD”

A Masterclass On Leadership By SOU President Rick Bailey - Interview Page 18

Journal Articles

“I’VE ALWAYS CALLED THEM FILBERTS”

B y : Greg Henderson Little did I know how important the hazelnut indus-try would become to Oregon when I watched my uncle Ray ducking under tree limbs when dragging…

Turkey: Hazelnut prices fall early in season

Hazelnuts prices in Turkey are headed lower at the start of the hazelnut season this year from last year. A kilo of hazelnuts (in shell) was worth nearly 22 Turkish…

Region Exceeds Two-Year Benchmark for Energy Efficiency

By: JENNIFER LIGHT In 2016 and 2017, the Northwest region achieved 404 average megawatts of electric energy efficiency savings, enough power to equal the average annual energy use of 290,000…

Central Oregon’s growth is centered in Bend

Oregon’s recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 – 2010 has been predictably uneven. Statewide population density variations with local business emphasis and economic diversity in industrial productivity shows in…

Health Care – an Economic Contributor

By Dick Baltus It doesn’t take an economics degree to understand that local jobs are the lifeblood of any community, especially those of the small, rural variety. In rural areas,…

Norway, Oregon’s Bottle Bill and Plastic Recycling

CFM State Affairs Team China’s refusal to keep buying US-sourced recyclable materials and the mounting threat of plastic pollution in the ocean have redirected attention to schemes such as beverage…

UNIQUE PARTNERSHIPS ENHANCE BUSINESS SERVICES IN BROOKINGS

By Gary Milliman A new public/private coalition has formed in southern Curry County to provide enhanced services to business and promote economic growth. Partners in this effort include the South…

“I Don’t Give a (Bleep) About Akron!”

by Charles Marohn Last year I moderated a panel of suburban mall developers as part of an economic forum at New York University. It was a spirited conversation among some…

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is a thriving 347-bed regional medical center in Springfield.

It serves coastal and southern Oregon, as well as Lane County. In the 10 years since it opened, RiverBend has become what PeaceHealth planners and community donors had envisioned—a life-saving,…

STEAM Hub a natural fit for new director

New STEAM Hub director ready to cultivate learning in Douglas County With more than 20 years of experience as a STEM teacher and scientist, our new Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub…

What If ?

Big decisions are made after long deliberation and the mental gymnastics that take us from weighing all the positives against all the negatives we can imagine. After days of full-fledged…

RIVER’S END CONSTRUCTION BUILDING A SUCCESS STORY

By Gary Milliman Attention to detail in both workmanship and customer relations is how general contractor Brent Hodges of Brookings has grown his business. A Brookings native who left town…

Association of O&C Counties Express Support for Changes to Endangered Species Act

July 19, 2018 Press Release The Association of O&C Counties (AOCC) expressed support for several regulatory changes proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…

A Letter to POTUS on Infrastructure

December 11, 2017 by Charles Marohn During the presidential transition that took place at the beginning of this year, I was asked to provide my thoughts on how a Trump administration…

Love the forest; love the people

Paul Barnum Executive Director, Retired I love Oregon’s forests of all kinds – from freshly planted to majestic old growth – but the biggest attraction for me has always been…

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2018

June 18, 2019 Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in the top nine state-level minimum wages in the nation. The highest minimum wage will be in the District of Columbia…

The Results Are In: How Your Parents Impacted Your Career Path

by Refresh Leadership on September 7, 2018 in Surveys, Polls, and Infographics In August, we asked readers how much influence their parent(s)/guardian(s) had on their career paths, and with 36% of the votes, “my parent/guardian…

Parking: Where we embrace socialism in the US

By Joe Cortright  17.7.2018    How we embrace socialism for car storage in the public right of way Comrades, rejoice:  In the face of the counter-revolutionary neo-liberal onslaught, there’s at least one…

Unemployment Rates for Oregon’s Youth – Lowest on Record

July 16, 2018 by Felicia Bechtoldt Oregon added hundreds of thousands of new jobs while recovering from the Great Recession and the unemployment rate declined to a record low in…

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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