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MEDFORD, OR – People’s Bank of Commerce and its board of directors have unanimously approved a…

Business Not As Usual: The Most Important Thing to Do Now to Prepare for an Uncertain Future

By Chris Cook, Capiche  Now’s the time to plan for the new normal as we…

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Meet Chad Sobotka – and his Pandemic Project

Chad Sobotka is a brilliant Network Engineer. He manages the Ashland Fiber Network and works…

Oregon Pacific Bank Announces Second Quarter Earnings Results

Oregon Pacific Bancorp, and its wholly owned subsidiary Oregon Pacific Bank, reported quarterly net income…

Yelp Economic Average Uncovers a Drop in Total Business Closures and a Rise in Permanent Closures During the Second Quarter

By Julianne RoweSenior Manager, Corporate and Product Communications | Yelp, Inc. Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP),…

All About DoorDash

Food Delivery is one segment of the economy that took off as we shut down…

Umpqua Bank Releases Nationwide Study gauging the impact of COVID-19

Umpqua Bank | DHM Research  Business Resiliency Survey – August 2020  Umpqua Bank released its…

McMenamins is looking for investors for the first time outside the family

From McMenamins is looking for investors who are interested in revitalizing neighborhoods, honoring art,…

5 Minute Profile: Hydro Flask, Bend

By Jim Teece Each Month I spend 5 minutes using the web to find information…

July 2020 Employment and Unemployment in Oregon’s Counties

by Press Release State or Oregon Employment Department In July 2020, 35 of Oregon’s 36 counties…

Lithia Reports Highest Second Quarter Net Income in Company History

Declares Dividend of $0.31 Per Share for Second Quarter  by Press Release Lithia Motors, Inc.…

Oregon Jobs Recovery Slows in July

by Anna Johnson, Senior Economic Analyst, for Employment in Oregon Oregon’s total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 20,500 jobs…

Hunter Gets Bought, and a New CEO, Wins Awards and Launches Fiber to the Home in Medford. All since April.

by Jim Teece Via Press Releases and an Interview Big things are happening at Hunter Communications…

Powell Green Lights Easier Policy But Details Lacking

By Tim Duy, Senior Director, Oregon Economic Forum, Professor of Practice Department of Economics, University…

Press Releases

The Unemployment Rate Edges Down While High Unemployment Continues

June 24, 2020

Employment in Lane County (Eugene MSA) May seasonally adjusted unemployment rates are not available for Lane County due to processing delays caused…

Maintenance Dredging of Coos Bay Harbor River Miles Twelve to Fifteen Scheduled to Commence Early July

June 24, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – American Construction Company has been contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform maintenance dredging in…

Dr. Dan Peterson Appointed Oregon Tech’s Dean of the College of Health, Arts and Sciences

June 20, 2020

June 18, 2020, KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) announced today that Dan Peterson, Ph.D., has been appointed as dean…

People’s Bank Celebrates Success in PPP Lending

June 10, 2020

June 5, 2020 Release By:  Ken Trautman, President & CEO Medford, Oregon People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) reports significant support of its…

If You See Tracks, Think Train

June 10, 2020

Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay (Port) owns and operates the Coos Bay Rail Line and wants to…

You received PPP money. Now how do you apply for forgiveness?

June 7, 2020

Julia Beattie, Chief Lending Officer at People’s Bank of Commerce, was the guest on the Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur (E2E) zoom…

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