New Gourmet Burger Restaurant Opens!

April 26, 2020

New Gourmet Burger Restaurant Opens!Off the Waffle Adds New Dining Concept to Downtown Location Off the Waffle, a ten-year-old locally owned eatery, is launching a new burger concept called Theseburgers.Off The Waffle’s Downtown Eugene facility will now house two restaurants in one location! Starting Monday, April 27, 2020, “Theseburgers” will be open from 11am until…

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Oregon Pacific Bank Announces First Quarter Earnings Results

April 23, 2020

Florence, Ore., April 20, 2020 – Oregon Pacific Bancorp (ORPB) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020. Highlights First quarter net income of $642 thousand – $0.09 per diluted share Quarterly deposit growth of $21.2 million Quarterly loan growth of $2.32 million Tax equivalent net interest margin of 4.39% Review…

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Onward Career Tours Help Students Explore Career Paths

April 22, 2020

EUGENE, Ore., April 21, 2020–Onward Eugene and the University of Oregon Career Center are excited to announce the Onward Career Tours program, a series of virtual tour experiences connecting students to local employers. With the recent announcement that University of Oregon classes would be taught online in the spring term, this is a timely opportunity…

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Hynix’s 1.2-million-square-foot Eugene factory sells for $6.3 million

April 7, 2020

Hynix spent $1.5 billion to build and equip a world-class 1.2-million-square-foot factory on 200 acres, which opened in 1998. It operated for a decade before shutting down in 2008 during the great recession. The closure left 1,400 people out of work, which was one of the biggest mass layoffs in Oregon history, before the pandemic.…

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Swedish Engineering West Changes Name to Eugene Car Care & Adds 2 Lines of Cars for Specialty Repair Service

March 26, 2020

Name Change bold customer service move as Repair Shop also to specialize in Toyota and Lexus cars!      Eugene, OR – Building on its reputation for superior customer service, Swedish Engineering West has responded to customer preferences by taking the unusual step of renaming their business to Eugene Car Care, and now offering specialized, computer-based mechanical…

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Public Statement From Bettina Hannigan, Executive Director For The Florence Area Chamber Of Commerce.

March 19, 2020

As the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce, we’re all about promoting and advancing the cause of local member businesses and doing all we can to make Florence the best place to live, work, shop, eat, play, and stay.  At the same time, we all need to take the highest level of precaution for the sake…

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Lane County Public Health Opens Call Center and Joint Information Center in Response to COVID-19 Concerns

March 11, 2020

Contact: 541-682-1390 or email Lane County has opened a call center beginning March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established on March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health &…

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In the Midst of Growth: Choose Kindness

February 27, 2020

By Oregon Pacific Bank As president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank, Ron Green has guided the bank in ways that have fostered remarkable growth during his six years at the helm. But those who know him will tell you that his leadership has less to do with smart business decisions and more to…

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Florence Chamber Names Photo Contest Winner

February 25, 2020

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Dana Vion from Springfield is the winner of its recent photo contest. “Dana’s action shot of a kiteboarder at the south jetty reflects the true spirit and beautiful scenery of Florence as Oregon’s Coastal Playground,” says Bettina Hannigan, the Chamber’s executive director. “Dana’s photo really captured a…

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Springfield Chamber #WorkReady named Outstanding Chamber Program at western region conference of chamber executives

February 25, 2020

(Wednesday, February 19, 2020) The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce #WorkReady program was presented with the Outstanding Chamber Program award by the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) at the Annual Conference held in Portland earlier this month.  The award recognizes performance by chambers in core competency areas: to strengthen the local economy, to promote…

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Five Eugene Tech Startup Founders Weigh-in on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

January 1, 2020

By Matt Sayre  An entrepreneurial ecosystem is the social and economic ingredient of a region that affect the probability of success for newly forming companies. The ecosystem is all the inputs to economic growth taken together including: capital, talent, partnership, and mentorship. I caught up with five founders during Eugene’s recent Tech Tour to get…

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$75-million 5th Street Public Market expansion project in Eugene on track to open fall 2020.

November 4, 2019

By Jim Teece We are getting quite a few requests about the photo on the cover of the November 2019 issue. We received the photo as part of a press release package from the Obie Companies talking about retail on 5th street marketplace and we thought it was very appropriate to have as the cover…

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