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PBCO Financial Corporation Reports Q1 2024 Earnings

April 17, 2024

Medford, Oregon – April 17, 2024 – PBCO Financial Corporation (OTCPK: “PBCO”), the holding company (Company) of People’s Bank of Commerce (Bank), today reported net income of $1.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.31 for the quarter ended March 31, 2024, compared to a loss of $3.90 million and…

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Southern Oregon’s Premier Winery – Established first in the 1850’s, Valley View Winery celebrates 50 years

December 12, 2022

Fifty years ago, when our parents founded Valley View Winery, people said they were crazy and it would never last. Forty years ago, when our father died, they said Valley View would certainly fail now. We have heard for years that the Southern Oregon wine industry was just a novelty,…

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People’s Bank Hires Local Team For Eugene Market

December 12, 2022

People’s Bank of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of a Eugene team of bankers and will be opening a location in the Eugene area soon. The team includes Mark Rodewald – Market President, Torsten Thomas – Commercial Loan Officer Team Lead, Jenny Freeman –Business Development Officer and  Ryan…

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Jackson County Travel Impacts 2021

October 10, 2022

By Guy Tauer, Oregon Regional Economist, Coos, Curry, Jackson, and Josephine counties New data from a Dean Runyan Associates study for the Oregon Tourism Commission shows that total direct travel spending in Oregon fell by 48.5% in 2020 compared with 2019 totals. Preliminary data for 2021 show that the travel…

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Cash Flow Issues in Inflationary Times

October 9, 2022

By Marshall Doak, Director of the Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center It has been said that the ramp-up in inflation costs is quick, but the subsequent reduction in costs are slow to be realized once the inflation monster has been contained. The effects of this on a business…

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Lithia & Driveway (LAD) Expands in North Central Region, Completes Second Driveway Finance ABS Offering, and Debuts New Driveway Technology

October 9, 2022

Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) announced today (Sept. 20, 2022) they have expanded their north central footprint with the purchase of five stores from the Wilde Automotive Group in Wisconsin. “We are excited to welcome these high performing teams to our Lithia & Driveway family,” said Bryan DeBoer, Lithia & Driveway President and…

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El Pollo Loco Signs Experienced Burger King Operator to Expand Brand’s Presence in Northern California and Develop First Oregon Locations

October 9, 2022

El Pollo Loco, Inc. (“El Pollo Loco” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: LOCO), the nation’s leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain, announced today the signing of a multi-unit development deal for five new restaurants in parts of Northern California and Southern Oregon over the next several years. The deal has been signed with Bunch…

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TC Chevy Dealership Goes Solar with Stracker Solar

October 9, 2022

Five elevated Strackers will provide clean energy for Ashland’s TC Chevy, making the successful business the first solar-powered auto dealership in Southern Oregon TC Chevy, the leading electric vehicle dealer in Southern Oregon, is going solar. And not just with any solar solution! The management of the iconic auto dealership,…

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Stracker Solar appoints Allen Gilstrap as new CEO

October 9, 2022

State-of-the-art elevated solar tracker manufacturer brings successful fintech executive aboard to lead company’s national expansion Stracker Solar is pleased to announce that Allen Gilstrap has joined the company as CEO. Gilstrap has extensive international experience in launching and building VC-funded, technology businesses. Gilstrap is taking over the chief executive position…

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SOU prepares for strategic realignment to solidify financial future

October 9, 2022

Southern Oregon University President Rick Bailey has announced an emerging plan to address an outdated financial model that has left SOU and many other public higher education institutions relying too heavily on tuition revenue to balance their budgets. According to Bailey, the work over the next several months will be…

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Former SOU administrator and consultant appointed to university board

October 9, 2022

Liz Shelby, who retired from Southern Oregon University after serving as director of government relations and chief of staff, and lobbyist and government relations consultant Iris Maria Chávez have both been appointed by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed today by the Oregon Senate to serve on the university’s Board of Trustees. They will…

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Lithia & GreenCars pledge historic commitment, set SOU’s philanthropic bedrock

September 16, 2022

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University and Medford-based Lithia Motors have announced a philanthropic partnership that will serve as the bedrock of future innovations at SOU. Lithia’s commitment exceeds $12 million and is the largest-ever single gift to the university. The contributions from Lithia Motors (NYSE: LAD) create the Lithia & GreenCars Momentum Fund,…

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