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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Delays Reopening of 2020 Season Until September and Lays Off Majority of Staff

April 7, 2020

Announcement 3/27/20: Nation’s flagship repertory theatre will offer a Fall programming schedule and focus on funding The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today it will further delay its 85th season until September 8, due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The effect on the organization’s finances has forced OSF to lay off approximately 80%…

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Ashland Independent Film Festival Relaunches as a Three-Week Virtual Festival of 75+ Films to Stream Statewide and Beyond Starting May 22

April 7, 2020

CONTACT:Molly Kreuzman, Communications Coordinator, molly@ashlandfilm.org ASHLAND, OREGON – The Ashland Independent Film Festival announces that its 19th annual edition, originally slated for April 16-20, will be a virtual film festival rescheduled for May 22 – June 14.  AIFF2020 will be hosted online by Film Festival Flix, an innovative digital platform for virtual festivals. It can be accessed on the FilmFestivalFlix.com website or on Film Festival Flix TV…

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Jackson County Leads The State Of Oregon In Covid-19 Testing Per Capita

April 7, 2020

Local public health officials confirmed on Monday that Jackson County has become a leader in coronavirus testing within the state of Oregon. Jackson County has done more testing for COVID-19 per capita than any other county in the state of Oregon, county officials confirmed on Monday. More than 2,200 tests had been completed in Jackson…

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Experienced Trust Officer Adrian Snyder Joins D.A. Davidson Trust Company in Medford

March 25, 2020

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – March 25, 2020 – D.A. Davidson Trust Company has hired Adrian Snyder, a highly experienced professional, as Vice President, Trust Officer. He will work from the company’s Medford office, serving as a resource for clients across the Pacific Northwest and northern California. Snyder is responsible for assisting clients with the development and implementation of…

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Ashland Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Updates

March 19, 2020

Greetings from the Ashland Chamber and Travel Ashland, Information about COVID-19 and resources has been moving rapidly. Here is today’s latest update: Today, Jackson and Josephine Counties have been named in the eligible disaster areas for SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. Though the Governor has yet to designate Oregon an official disaster area, our counties have been included in the California…

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New Medford Publishing Company Releases Resource Guides That Answer Business & Community Service Needs

March 11, 2020

(Medford, OR) — Collaborative Publishing Solutions (CPS), owned by Charlotte Hodel, is a new business which opened in November 2019 whose mission is to serve Southern Oregon through its upcoming multimedia platform publications and promotional campaigns. These publications fulfill perceived voids and needs in the local business and community service sectors. CPS also works with local…

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Study confirms SOU’s vital role in the regional economy

March 7, 2020

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release: Tuesday, March 4, 2020 (Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University is a powerful economic engine for its region, responsible for a total of $282.5 million in annual output in Jackson County, according to a recent economic impact study by Portland-based consulting firm ECONorthwest. SOU also is responsible for a total of…

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Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur – BioSkin

February 27, 2020

The Southern Oregon Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur group met at BioSkin in Medford for their February meeting. BioSkin was started over 25 years ago by Dean Cropper. They manufacture and sell hypoallergenic, breathable, lightweight and comfortable medical grade braces and compression devices based on a patented material created by Dean. They have grown to 40 employees…

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Stumbling upon the Smart Help Store

February 27, 2020

By Jim Teece I wandered through a mostly empty Rogue Valley mall the other day. I saw boarded-up stores and bored shopkeepers. A sense of dread and emptiness filled the gaps once occupied by people. I thought about the past vibrancy of malls from my youth and then I started looking around and feeling a…

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Kim Young Brings Depth to SOREDI as New Business Development Manager

February 16, 2020

Date: February 11, 2020 Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Kim Young has joined the Business Development team at SOREDI, effective February 4, 2020. Young recently relocated to the region from La Grande, where she was the Executive Director of Greater Oregon (GO) STEM at Eastern Oregon University. She…

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Senate Confirms Phoenix, Oregon City Councilor Stuart Warren as Land Conservation and Development Commissioner

February 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 7, 2020  SALEM – On February 5, the Oregon Senate confirmed Stuart Warren as a commissioner on the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC). Warren’s term will begin February 14, 2020 and end September 30, 2020. Warren is filling an unexpired term and is eligible for reappointment to two full terms. He…

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People’s Bank of Commerce Reports Earnings

January 27, 2020

Medford, Oregon – People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019 operations.  The bank reported net income of $4,068,000 for the full year of 2019 compared to $3,398,000 in 2018, a 20% increase. In 2019 earnings per diluted share were $1.32 compared $1.14 per…

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