Current Issue - January 2024 -

“WISHING YOU A YEAR OF GOOD”

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

Journal Articles

Head Back to the Classroom to Build Business Resiliency

Have you taken the time to think through the following questions? What makes a business good, and not just a mediocre economic performer? How are you going to address all…

The Last Groundhog’s Day

We waste our lives by seconds and minutes, not days and years  Up early, like yesterday. Two cups of coffee, black, as always. Time to start the day.  They run…

Ashland Chamber’s Dana Welsh Retires after 18 years and a lifetime of service

Congratulations Dana Welsh and Thank You for your leadership, friendship and inspiration. Dana Welsh retires after 18 years at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce doing everything graphics related. She joined…

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A Few Words from Jim – July 2023

This is always the last thing I write for each issue. Sometimes I think it should be the first. A guiding light. A beacon. But no, it’s always the last…

Book Review “The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future of Power in America”

A Riveting Exploration of Generational Shifts and the Changing Landscape of Power Book Review In his thought-provoking book, “The Aftermath: The Last Days of the Baby Boom and the Future…

People’s Bank Co-Founder Ken Trautman retires 

I have written about Ken and the bank he co-founded (People’s Bank) many times over the years. I met Ken while we both served on the Jackson County fair board.…

Rogue Valley Travel Impacts 2022

Preliminary data for 2022 from a Dean Runyan Associates study for the Oregon Tourism Commission shows that total direct travel spending in Oregon rose 23.2% in 2022 compared with the…

New Evergreen Federal Bank branch gets net zero ready with Stracker elevated solar trackers and a rooftop system

Evergreen Federal Bank is coming to Ashland with a state-of-the-art, fully solar-powered branch. The solar power system, which includes high-power elevated solar trackers trackers by Stracker Solar and rooftop system,…

OIT Students present research at annual IdeaFest and compete for prize money

Annually, Oregon Tech hosts IdeaFest, an event that celebrates student research while enhancing students’ ability to present their findings. Held at both the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses, IdeaFest is…

Arcimoto Announces Availability of the All-New Electric Modular Utility Vehicle

All-New Electric Utility Vehicle Provides Optimal Performance for Industrial, Commercial and Ground-Support Applications Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of purpose-built electric utility and consumer vehicles, today announced the availability of a…

SOU shifts to four academic “schools”

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’s 46 undergraduate and 10 graduate-level academic programs will be distributed among four “schools” rather than the university’s seven current “divisions” when the 2023-24 academic…

A new enterprise system for your business: Dos and Don’ts – Part 3

As observed in parts one and two of this series, our business world changing, at times much faster than we want to admit.  In the past, it was possible to…

The Top Line in Business Performance

If I was pressed to name the ONE item most difficult to manage in small businesses today, I believe I would settle on the people aspects of having a business.…

Radical Change – Saving Small Towns and Businesses from Extinction

In the first place, why was the town built here and not somewhere else? There must have been a reason to start it here. Isn’t there also a reason to…

Oregon to Receive $689 Million for Broadband Infrastructure

Funding designed to improve access to high-speed internet for rural, underserved communities Salem, OR—Today, Governor Tina Kotek announced that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will be allocating $688.9…

HB 2984 – Commercial to Residential Conversion

HB 2984 passed and is awaiting the signature of Governor Kotek – The bill requires local governments to allow conversion of a building from commercial to residential use without requiring…

Oregon’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7% in May

Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.7% in May, down from 4.0% in April. This was the fourthconsecutive monthly drop in the unemployment rate, down from a recent high of 4.8%…

Oregon Economic Update: No Recession in 2023

by Amy Vander Vliet Oregon Regional Economist July 11, 2023 Inflation is slowing, wages are rising, and job growth remains strong. For these reasons, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA)…

Commercial Strategic Energy Management

By Oregon Energy Trust – https://www.energytrust.org/commercial/strategic-energy-management/ Save energy and build resilience Improving energy efficiency is one of the easiest ways to reduce operating costs. You can reinvest savings in your…

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A Few Words from Jim

June 2023 I almost called this issue “Grants Pass has got it going on.” Because last month I featured Nathan Miller on the cover and this month I’m featuring Trever…

Trever Yarrish, Grants Pass based CEO & Co-Founder at ZEAL and Founder at the Hivve shares his VISION of AI  

Last month I did a feature article on Nathan Miller who started a business in Grants Pass and it has grown into a high performance company. I received a lot…

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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