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Hunter Participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program

May 10, 2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the FCC’s new program to help low-income households gain access to broadband in order to work, learn, and get healthcare. Replacing the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program, ACP is the long-term fund for internet affordability provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  While ACP uses a similar framework to…

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People’s Bank Jacksonville Branch Now Open

April 6, 2022

People’s Bank of Commerce is pleased to announce the opening of our newest location in Jacksonville, Oregon, on March 1st.  This is the bank’s tenth branch and is located at 185 E. California Street.  We offer full-service banking, including new accounts and teller services, as well as consumer, mortgage, and business loans. Hours of operation are Monday…

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Asante Foundation hits $35 million milestone for AsanteForward campaign

April 6, 2022

Asante Foundation has surpassed the $35 million milestone just four years in to its 10-year, $50 million capital campaign, AsanteForward. This is a result of 9,335 donors who’ve contributed to Asante to help improve the lives of the people who live in our community now and for generations to come. “The community continues to amaze…

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Andrea Reeder named vice president and executive director for Asante Foundation

April 6, 2022

Reeder joins the Asante executive team, leader of philanthropy for the health system MEDFORD, Ore. (April 5, 2022) Asante Foundation announced that Andrea Reeder has assumed the role of vice president and executive director of Asante Foundation. Andrea began her new duties on Monday, March 28, succeeding Floyd Harmon who retired on March 25. “Having…

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Lithia & Driveway (Lad) Increases Revenue 60%, Eps 36%, And Adjusted Eps 109%, Record Fourth Quarter Performance

April 6, 2022

ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND OF $0.35 PER SHARE FOR FOURTH QUARTER MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lithia & Driveway (NYSE: LAD) today reported the highest fourth quarter revenue and earnings per share in company history. Fourth quarter 2021 revenue increased 60% to $6.3 billion from $3.9 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020. Fourth quarter 2021 net income attributable…

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Sid Deboer honored as a 2022 Oregon History Maker by the Oregon Historical Society

April 6, 2022

History Makers The Oregon Historical Society’s annual Oregon History Makers Awards & Dinner recognizes contemporary individuals and organizations that are positively shaping the history, culture, and landscape of Oregon. Event sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations in honor of the History Makers support the Oregon Historical Society’s important work to collect, preserve, and interpret Oregon’s past. ohs.org…

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Board Announces Incoming RCC President

April 6, 2022

Rogue Community College (RCC) is happy to announce the selection of Dr. Randy Weber, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Student Success & Strategy Officer at Johnson County Community College (Kansas), as its next president.  Following a unanimous vote of confirmation by all members of the RCC Board of Education present on Wednesday, March 23, Dr. Weber…

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Medford Cowork Collective opens 3rd location in Ashland

April 6, 2022

Coworking: getting your work done… but with other people nearby. It’s that simple. Coworking is just what it sounds like: “co” means “not by yourself”,” and “working” means “what you do to make money and (we hope) inspire your passions.” The growth of digital tools makes us more connected than ever. But these same tools…

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Southwestern Oregon Job Vacancies Reach Record in 2021

March 8, 2022

Private employers in Southwestern Oregon were looking to fill about 4,800 job vacancies in 2021 according to estimates from the Oregon Employment Department’s annual Job Vacancy Survey. The record level of vacancies came as employers tried to replace jobs lost during the pandemic recession in 2020. Employers reported a record 71% of vacancies were difficult…

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SOU recognized as “First-gen Forward” institution

February 28, 2022

Southern Oregon University has been selected to be part of the 2022-23 cohort of First-gen Forward, a nationwide initiative to improve academic outcomes for first-generation college students. SOU will become one of about 300 higher education institutions to have received the designation, becoming eligible for professional development opportunities, community-building experiences and access to the research and resources of…

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SOU to begin “transformational” shift in tech infrastructure

February 18, 2022

(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is heading into the first stages of a transformational change to its primary operational software that will result in far-reaching improvements for both students and employees. Students will see streamlined registration options, an adaptable academic planner, and an integrated and effective mobile app. Employees will juggle fewer systems and see…

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People’s Bank Reports 2021 Earnings

January 19, 2022

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTC PINK: PBCO) announced today (1/19/2022) its financial results for the 4th quarter and year-ended 2021. Highlights Fourth quarter net income of $3.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted share Year-to-date net income of $11.5 million, or $2.44 per diluted share Quarterly non-PPP loan growth rate of 13.1%, year-to-date loan growth of…

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