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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

Citizens Bank Approves $93.2 Million in PPP Loans for over 680 Local Businesses

May 22, 2020

CORVALLIS, Ore – Citizens Bank, a community bank headquartered in Corvallis, approved more than $93.2 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck…

KCC Small Business Development Center ramps up services to help local businesses navigate assistance programs

May 14, 2020

The Klamath Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has ramped up its services for Klamath and Lake counties and is actively…

Annual Charleston “Blessing of the Fleet” Canceled

May 12, 2020

Charleston, OR – Due to public gathering restrictions and social distancing recommendations associated with COVID-19, for the safety of attendees the annual Blessing…

People’s Bank Promotes Lindsey Trautman to CFO

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020 Release By:  Brande Cowden, Marketing Officer  Medford, OR—People’s Bank of Commerce is proud to announce the promotion of Lindsey…

Eugene-based Palo Alto Software offers relief package to Oregon nonprofits

May 6, 2020

EUGENE, ORE. – May 6, 2020 – One of Oregon’s leading software companies gives back to its neighbors. During the global coronavirus…

Local high school students seize opportunity, enroll in courses at Klamath Community College and Oregon Tech

May 4, 2020

Isaac Pena says as a young boy one of his favorite playtime activities was to walk around the house and handcu his…

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