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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 corona-info@lanecountyor.gov 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 opbc.com 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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A Meeting with Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

November 1, 2019

By Greg Henderson On January 3, 2019 in her State of the City address, Eugene’s mayor Lucy Vinis listed her “drawdown” list of four major priorities; “Homelessness and Housing, Climate Resiliency, Public Engagement, and Inclusiveness.” Her mind has not changed. In a forty-five minute meeting on October 22, Mayor Vinis shared thoughts and ideas on…

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Holiday Cheer Abounds at 5th Street Public Market

November 1, 2019

By Jenny Ulum, Public Affairs Counsel, Obie Companies – www.obiecompanies.com The best place to find a little piece of the North Pole in Eugene is the historic 5th Street Public Market in the downtown Market District. Year-round the 5th Street Public Market is one of the area’s top tourist attractions, drawing visitors and locals alike…

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Springfield Board of Realtors® Celebrates Lori Palermo at Fall Conference

October 19, 2019

SPRINGFIELD COMMUNITY ADVOCATE LORI PALERMO BECOMES 88TH PRESIDENT OF THE OREGON ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Lori Palermo, a lifetime Springfield resident and community advocate, was installed into office October 2, 2019 at the Salem Convention Center to serve as the 88th president of the Oregon Association of Realtors® in 2020. Lori will be the first state…

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Florence Chamber Names New Event, Tourism Development Coordinator

October 15, 2019

She came for the healing and stayed for the people she met and opportunities she gained. And now, she’s working to benefit the community that has blessed her with so much. Mitzi Hathaway has journeyed many a path to her new job as the event and tourism development coordinator for the Florence Area Chamber of…

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Springfield Area Chamber Of Commerce Aims To Empower Community Leaders At The Inaugural Leadership Summit

September 17, 2019

2019 Summit Leadership Press Release Springfield, OR — The Springfield Area Chamber’s inaugural Leadership Summit will be held on Thursday, September 19th at the Lane Community College Center for Meeting and Learning. This summit will bring together business and civic leaders in our community and provide extended learning opportunities for professional development, organizational management, and…

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Gearing up to explore and celebrate the Silicon Shire

August 31, 2019

By Matt Sayre You might be surprised to learn that the city that hosts the largest open house of tech companies in Oregon isn’t Portland. No, that title currently belongs to Portland’s cooler little brother, Eugene. (Little sister?) Every year since 2016, dozens of tech companies have joined together in downtown Eugene and collectively opened…

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