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Britt Website Receives Significant Upgrade

January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020 MEDFORD, OR –  Britt Music & Arts Festival announces the redesign and significant upgrade of their website that will improve the ability of Britt patrons and fans to purchase tickets and learn about various operations of the non-profit organization. Constructed by web design firm Project A, the new design is constructed on…

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SOBC 2020: Mission: One Rogue Valley

December 26, 2019

Join us for our 17th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference Mission: One Rogue Valley. On Thursday, January 30, from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, SOREDI will be sharing pertinent information regarding the future of building a prosperous Southern Oregon. Recently, thanks to the financial support and participation of hundreds of stakeholders, SOREDI, enlisted the services of…

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Airscape

December 3, 2019

By Cynthia Scherr November 29, 2019 E2E Meeting One of the most delightful aspects of a Southern Oregon summer is the 35° temperature difference from day to night. Perhaps you’re like me, running around every evening opening windows to let in the cool evening air, then another lap around the house in the morning, closing…

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Economic Outlook: It’s Complicated

December 3, 2019

Grant D. Forsyth, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Avista gave a riveting talk at the November, Medford Chamber of Commerce Forum to over 200 business people. The title of his talk was “Economic Outlook: It’s Complicated”.  He presented several slides to prove his title to be true. Our Economy in Southern Oregon is complicated.  He started…

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People’s Bank Reports Earnings

October 22, 2019

Medford, Oregon – People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date 2019. The bank reported net income of $947,000 or $0.30 per basic and diluted share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to net income of $948,000 or $0.31 per share in the same quarter…

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Ashland Home Net – The Little Engine that Could

October 1, 2019

September 24, 2019 E2E Meeting By Cynthia Scherr You can’t escape kindergarten without hearing the story of The Little Engine that Could.  It’s the right encouragement for small children and certainly anyone who starts a business.  Business is an uphill battle, especially when you have something vitally important to deliver, you depend on tracks someone…

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Apollo 50: New Perspectives

August 31, 2019

Small Steps to a Giant Leap at ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum’ By Dan Ruby, Executive Director I was born the year that the twin Voyager spacecraft began their audacious journey to the cosmos, so I missed the world-gripping excitement of Apollo. I grew up with the Shuttle program throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s, and early-aughts, so my…

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Seasonal Losses in Local Government Education Reduce Total Employment

August 31, 2019

By Guy Tauer, Regional Economist Guy.R.Tauer@oregon.gov  Total payroll employment fell by 1,930 jobs in July, mostly due to a typical seasonal loss of 2,040 jobs in local government education. Employment changes in most other published industries were modest. Professional and business services added 80 jobs in July. The goods-producing industries construction and manufacturing gained 70…

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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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Lithia Motors Promotes Tina Miller to Chief Financial Officer

July 16, 2019

Lithia Motors, Inc. (NYSE: LAD) one of the nation’s largest providers of personal transportation solutions, announced today that Tina Miller has been promoted to Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer.”Tina’s finance and accounting leadership and her talented teams have been instrumental in us achieving sector leading growth while maintaining low leverage,” said Bryan DeBoer, President and…

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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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