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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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Long-Term Projections Show Broad-Based Job Opportunities in Linn and Benton Counties

December 8, 2020

Linn and Benton counties will combine to add 6,670 jobs between 2019 and 2029, according to new projections from the Oregon Employment Department. This represents a 7 percent increase in employment over 10 years. The anticipated growth stems from private-sector gains of 5,650 jobs (8%) and growth of 790 jobs (4%) in government. This projected…

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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 Announces Q1 Earnings

April 23, 2020

April 22, 2020 For immediate release: April 22, 2020 Contact: Joan Reukauf, President and Chief Executive Officer(541) 926-9000 or jreukauf@willamettecommunitybank.com Willamette Community Bank Reports First Quarter Earnings Albany, OR – April 22, 2020- Willamette Community Bank (the “Bank”) (OTCQB: WMCB) based in Albany, Oregon, releases its financial results for the first quarter of 2020. The bank grew total…

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SOIL

February 27, 2020

It’s About Dirt… and a Whole Lot More OSU Soil Science professor, James Cassidy (and founder of the OSU student farm) spoke at a Farmer Luncheon at Eugene’s Hummingbird Wholesale. His presentation SOIL: What It Is and How It Works, was music to the ears of the many farmers and employees in attendance. James also…

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Smoke Season

Smoke Season

July 1, 2019

  For 6 weeks last year, smoke filled most of southern Oregon’s air and for many days we had the worst air quality in the nation. We were told to stay indoors and we downloaded AQI (Air Quality Index) apps that sent us daily alerts and we watched wind shifts on websites (check out windy.com for a…

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Eugene’s High Tech Sector is Booming

July 1, 2019

MATT SAYRE If you haven’t been inside a commercial building in downtown Eugene, Oregon, in recent years, you may have missed a significant shift in the composition of the tenants. Dozens of new tech and techenabled companies have moved in to tap into world-class internet services, access skilled talent, and be a part of the…

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Oregon’s Minimum Wage Increases on July 1, 2019

July 1, 2019

NICK BELEICIKS Oregon’s minimum wage increases on July 1, 2019, but the raises won’t be the same across the state. The minimum wage increases to $12.50 per hour inside the Portland urban growth boundary, $11.00 per hour in nonurban counties, and $11.25 in other areas of the state. Oregon’s three minimum wages will be in…

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Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider

July 1, 2019

In the age of rapidly advancing technology and constantly evolving work-life balance priorities, workers expect more flexibility than ever before. And, given the current talent crunch many businesses are facing, companies that do not embrace at least some flexibility may end up a casualty of the talent war. In a recent poll on RefreshLeadership.com, the…

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Data Beginning to Clear the Way for a Rate Cut

July 1, 2019

Central Takeaway If You Don’t Have Any Time This Morning: The Fed hastily delivered a soothing message last week by promising to act appropriately to maintain the expansion. It was hard not to read that as dovish. That combined with the employment data puts a rate cut in play this summer. Things That You Should…

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OSU launches The Global Hemp Innovation Center

July 1, 2019

The Global Hemp Innovation Center will be based in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences with research taking place across the state and world. STORY BY: Heidi Happonen,541-737-9180, heidi.happonen@oregonstate.edu SOURCE: Alan Sams, 541-737- 2331, alan.sams@oregonstate.edu; Jay Noller, 541-737- 2821, jay.noller@oregonstate.edu Oregon State University launches largest, most comprehensive hemp research center in the nation CORVALLIS, Ore. –…

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Support your county fair. It’s good business.

July 1, 2019

Be sure to visit county fairs this summer. Did you know that the county fair is a key economic driver is Oregon? Below is a list of all county fairs in Oregon from oregonfairs.org

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