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ROGUE VALLEY AIRPORT ADDS DIRECT FLIGHT TO RENO-TAHOE

September 29, 2021

First Flight: Sunday, October 31, 2021 Limited Time Special Introductory $49 Fares, www.flyaha.com* The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport has added a direct flight to Reno/North Tahoe through ExpressJet Airlines. Flights will begin on Sunday, October 31, 2021, and will operate each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, departing Medford at 11:55 a.m., arriving in Reno-Tahoe at 1:05 p.m.…

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The Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent Receives a Generous $250,000 Grant From People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation for Transitional Housing on the Gateway Site

February 4, 2021

By Press Release Chair Darby Ayers-Flood Chair of the Board of Directors Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent mayor@cityoftalent.org The Board of Directors of the Urban Renewal Agency of the City of Talent were recently notified by People’s Bank of Commerce Foundation of a $250,000 grant award to provide housing for fire victims…

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SOU Honors College director leads the Democracy Project and more

February 4, 2021

Cherstin Lyon is the director of Southern Oregon University’s Honors College, organizes the Democracy Project with Philosophy Department chair Prakash Chenjeri and mentors students. And she has been at SOU for just a year. “Coming to SOU I was immediately impressed by how welcoming the campus is, and by all of the people who reached…

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People’s Bank of Commerce Reports Earnings

January 23, 2021

January 21, 2021 MEDFORD, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020 operations. The bank reported net income of $6,131,000 for the full year of 2020 compared to $4,068,000 in 2019, a 51% increase. In 2020 earnings per diluted share were $1.76 compared…

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Increased Merger Consideration for Willamette Community Bank

January 23, 2021

Highlights of the Announcement  Cash consideration will be increased to $1.70 per share Total merger consideration of $11.18 per share for shareholders of Willamette Community Bank January 22, 2021, 7:20 PM Eastern Standard Time MEDFORD, Ore. & ALBANY, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCBB: PBCO) (“PBCO” or the “Company”), and Willamette Community Bank (OTCBB: WMCB),…

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FREE Personal Protective Equipment Distributed to Local Businesses in Jackson County

December 9, 2020

Jackson County EOC & Business Oregon Partner to get PPE distributed to Businesses Event date: 12/9/2020 7:30 AM – 12/16/2020 9:30 AM Event Location: Jackson County Expo Business Oregon and the Jackson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) have set up a depot to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Jackson County Businesses to help curb the current…

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“All Children are equal in the saddle!”

December 8, 2020

HOPE Equestrian Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities.  HOPE began in the Rogue Valley in 1988 and has been in operation since 1994.  Each year HOPE provides services to individuals with a wide range of disabilities.  We work with families and professionals…

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Over $3.6 million in grant funds are now available for eligible businesses impacted by COVID19 in Jackson and Josephine Counties

December 8, 2020

Applications for this new “Southern Oregon CARES Business Grant” (“SOCARES”) fund may be accessed through SOREDI, which has contracted as grant administrator for both counties. These new grant funds are available in all 36 Oregon counties through a $55 million allocation made by the State of Oregon. These funds are intended to be equally accessible to…

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Southern Oregon University recognized for doing well in conversion to remote coursework

December 8, 2020

SOU was recognized by the rankings website niche.com as one of “Eleven Schools That Did Online Learning Well This Spring.” Universities that made the list were from all parts of the U.S., but SOU was the only one mentioned from the West Coast. “We used the Moodle platform as well as Zoom call platforms to…

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People’s Bank of Commerce (Medford) and Willamette Community Bank (Albany) have announced a merger.

December 8, 2020

Note : I proudly serve on the board of People’s Bank and offered to include the shareholder mailing about the merger in this months journal. This is not a solicitation or recommendation to any shareholders. It’s just a story and insert (by a sponsor of the Southern Oregon Business Journal – I’d do the same…

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The Staff at the Jackson County Expo are some of the unsung heroes in the Almeda Fire.

November 6, 2020

When Helen Funk arrived at the expo on September 8, she knew it was mowing day. Since COVID shutdown the expo in March, she had laid off maintenance staff and the job of grounds upkeep fell to her. She learned how to safely drive the tractor and mow the lawns. As she was mowing, she…

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Willamette Community Bank to Merge With People’s Bank of Commerce

November 6, 2020

People’s Bank of Commerce (OTCPK: PBCO) (“PBCO” or the “Company”), and Willamette Community Bank (OTCPK: WMCB), headquartered in Albany, Oregon, announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Willamette Community Bank will merge with and into People’s Bank of Commerce.  Highlights of the Announced Transaction  Pro forma assets of approximately $710 million  4th largest bank…

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