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SOREDI Member, Lithia Motors Highest Full Year Earnings in Company History

By Codi Spodnik | February 13, 2019

Join us in congratulating Medford’s own Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD), for reporting the highest full year revenue and earnings per share in company history, on Feb. 13. Fourth quarter 2018 revenue increased 10% to a record $3.0 billion from $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Fourth quarter 2018 net income per diluted share […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Relationship-Mongers Hard at Work

By Codi Spodnik | February 13, 2019

At our Southern Oregon Business Conference just two weeks ago, one of the speakers referenced an “R” word while sharing his findings on whether the economy would experience another “recession” anytime soon. He offered that the data in the normal metrics tracked by economists did not support this; and then he explained how hard it […]

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The MaskIt Story: Shallan Ramsey in Her Own Words

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Have you ever noticed a problem and become passionate about finding a solution? If so, you might be an entrepreneur. Shallan Ramsey noticed a problem and set out to solve it. Her journey led her through many stages of growth, both professionally and personally. Her perseverance through problem-solving, her resourcefulness and her use of the […]

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Southern Oregon Success Connects Companies with Resilient Strategies

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Southern Oregon Success is a regional organization tasked with informing Southern Oregon stakeholders about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their effects on growth and development. The workforce in Southern Oregon has a significant percentage of workers affected by ACEs and Southern Oregon Success is prepared to offer local human resource managers strategies for training/managing/retaining workers […]

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Cascade Angels Invite Early Stage Companies to Apply for Funding

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund V, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund V” or the “Fund”) has opened up its first application period for 2019, which runs from February 4-March 15, 2019. Entrepreneurs interested in applying can do so via Gust. Any Southern […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: That is Roguediculous!

By Codi Spodnik | January 30, 2019

SOREDI is blessed to have a dynamic 28-member Board of Directors that enthusiastically ensures that SOREDI is efficient and effective in our vision, mission, and activities. As such, they’ve led the charge in the last year to review what we do and why we do it. And after conversations and robust discussion, we solidified our […]

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Feb. 7 LAUNCH|Talk on Raising Money – What to Expect

By Codi Spodnik | January 30, 2019

Our next Launch Talk is just a week away. The focus is on fundraising for your business but what exactly can you expect and who should attend? Is this for you? First of all, raising money is one of the biggest challenges that businesses of every size face, so knowing where to access capital is […]

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LAUNCH|Talk Feb. 7: Funding Your Business

By Codi Spodnik | January 23, 2019

Meet our panel of funding experts and ask your own questions about options available to you. On Thursday, February 7, at PLEXIS Healthcare Systems in Ashland, we will host a panel to address the question that keeps every entrepreneur up at night. How do I fund the next stage of my business? Whether your company […]

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Business Oregon Issues Request for Proposals to Drive Industry Growth

By Codi Spodnik | January 23, 2019

Business Oregon and the Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) are soliciting a second round of proposals to fund discrete projects to support industry growth. The projects should remove barriers to research and development, support product development and testing, increase technology commercialization, or advance other aspects of industry innovation. The goal is to support the growth […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Jeweled Crown is Southern Oregon!

By Codi Spodnik | January 16, 2019

If you’ve been engaged with SOREDI lately, you might have heard us refer to our jeweled crown.  Don’t worry, we aren’t actually wearing one. That jeweled crown is Southern Oregon itself and every community from Butte Falls to Grants Pass, Jacksonville to Shady Cove, is an amazing gem in the jeweled crown. Our crown would […]

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