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Gavin Joll to become General Manager of Abacela Winery

April 22, 2020

Roseburg Oregon, (April 16, 2020) Abacela is pleased to announce that Gavin Joll will start as General Manager May 1st, 2020. Gavin, a native Oregonian and graduate of Willamette University, has worked in the wine industry since 2004, including thirteen years as the General Manager of White Rose Estate in the Dundee Hills. Gavin voiced,…

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Cardinal Services’ Announces COVID-19 Business Relief Package

April 22, 2020

Local employment services firm offers three months of free payroll services with comprehensive reporting support. DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR | Cardinal Services, a professional employment services firm, is on the front lines of the Coronavirus battlefield when it comes to the current economic struggles of Main Street America.  Every one of Cardinal’s clients has felt the direct impact…

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Remembering Douglas County’s Snowmageddon – 1 year later.

February 27, 2020

By Jim Teece Greg Henderson (Southern Oregon Business Journal Founder and Co-Publisher) and I met with Todd Way, CEO and GM of Douglas Fast Net (DFN) and Keith Brooks, General Manager of Douglas Electric Cooperative (DEC) in the DFN board room, on a nice clear and cold winter day 11 months after the storm.  I…

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Restoring Service After The Storm

February 27, 2020

Remembering Douglas County’s Snowmageddon – 1 year later By Jim Teece On February 24th, 2019, a snowstorm started around 1:30 pm. Keith Brooks had some texts with Phil Bigler, his Assistant General Manager and right-hand man. Keith sent some concern about the storm and Phil replied with some reassuring texts about the temperature being too…

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SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS – The Black Box of Incident Management

February 27, 2020

Thanks to the use of social media during incidents, we have a running account of communications from events to review after the fact. If done properly, client communication is critical and important not only as a form of customer service but also as a black box to study after the incident. Below is the chronological…

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Remembering Douglas County’s Snowmageddon – 1 year later. – Staff Stories

February 27, 2020

By Jim Teece We asked the team at UmpquaBroadband how they were impacted by the storm personally and professionally. Nick How were you affected personally? We were without power at the house for about 5 days in total. Fortunately, we have a wood stove which we could use for heat as well as cooking on.…

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The Rogue Credit Union (RCU) branch at Umpqua Community College (UCC) recognized with Business Innovation award.

February 27, 2020

By Toni Clough Chair, Associate Professor, Business ROSEBURG, Oregon – Rogue Credit Union (Rogue) has been recognized with the Business Innovation award by the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce due to its partnership with the new campus branch at Umpqua Community College (UCC). In October 2019, the credit union opened its second campus branch at UCC,…

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History has to begin somewhere. And so do businesses.

January 1, 2020

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS  SINCE 1946 By Greg Henderson Con-Vey, LLC—previously known as Con-Vey Keystone, Inc.—is headquartered in Roseburg at their full-service facility of over 100,000 sq. ft. Beginning as a fabrication and machine shop in 1946, who could have guessed that customers located only a few miles away in the beginning would one day be the…

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Umpqua Community Health Center Introduces New Name, Mark to Community: Aviva Health

September 10, 2019

Mission enhancement driving force behind brand realignment ROSEBURG, Ore. – Umpqua Community Health Center, having recently completed a brand realignment, is changing its name to Aviva Health, effective immediately. Ruth Galster, chair of Aviva Health’s Board of Directors, said the update to the organization’s brand – an initiative driven by the board itself – was…

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Jordan Cove will provide economic benefits to Southern Oregon

August 2, 2019

by Todd Goergen Those who have lived in Southern Oregon for most of their lives know that $10 billion private investments don’t come along very often. Well, never, to be exact. Slightly less rare is a business investment that has the ability to provide economic benefits to so many Oregon communities for generations to come.…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

July 1, 2019

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

NICK BELEICIKS Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in…

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