Klamath

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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KCEDA launches Klamath County, Oregon is Leading the Way in Economic Opportunity Video on YouTube

February 28, 2022

KCEDA (Klamath County Economic Development Association) is Klamath County’s leading economic development agency. We work with companies of all shapes and sizes, positioning them for success, and our community for a more promising economic future. Capital investment in Klamath County continues to rise, and we believe this growing momentum is just the beginning. KCEDA and…

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KCEDA Recruits New Upscale RV Park to Develop in Klamath County

February 28, 2022

In an announcement made by the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), housing developer, Rjouney LLC (based out of Goldendale, Washington), is officially reporting today that they have agreed to purchase 40+ acres on Tech Hills for the future development of a 120+ space, full amenities, high-end RV Park. Tech Hills is one of only…

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Growler Guys Franchisee Purchases Former Reames Property for New Multi-Purpose Development

February 28, 2022

January 20th, 2022 (Klamath Falls, OR) —  Today, in a joint press release, the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA), the City of Klamath Falls, and Coldwell Banker announced that developers for the northwest franchise, Growler Guys (locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Wisconsin), will be purchasing the former Reames Golf Course & Country Club.…

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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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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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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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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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New Telecommunications Firm Expanding in Klamath Falls

November 6, 2020

Klamath Falls, OR (November 5th, 2020) – Today, the Klamath County Economic Development Association (KCEDA) publicly announced that the KRTelecom Group has started new operations in Klamath Falls and is expected to expand substantially in the next few months. Working with partners such as Verizon, Spectrum, and AT&T, KRTelecom offers consulting services to help businesses…

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New Manufacturing Plant to Open in Klamath Falls

November 6, 2020

An international company announced Wednesday that it will build a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant in Klamath Falls that will employ about 50 people. Wilsonart Engineered Services, based in Temple, Tex., manufactures and distributes materials used in furniture, office spaces, countertops and more. It will construct a 95,000-square-foot building located on 19 acres of private WESGO…

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People’s Bank Prepares For Transition In Executive Leadership

August 2, 2020

After more than 20 years, People’s Bank executive management undergoes a transition in leadership due to the recent retirement of the former Chief Financial Officer Russ Milburn and to prepare for the future retirement of its current Chief Executive Officer Ken Trautman, Chief Operating Officer Jeri Reno and Chief Credit Officer John Boyd. All are…

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