Spring Industry Tour Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | May 14, 2019

SOREDI members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour, which will feature a tour of Highway Products, Croman Corporation and CraterWorks MakerSpace, with a stop for lunch at The Talon Grill at Eagle Point Golf Course. This exclusive members-only event is designed to give area business leaders, elected officials and educators the opportunity to […]

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SOREDI’s June LAUNCH|Talk Panel to Cultivate Local Food & Beverage Producers

By SOREDI | May 13, 2019

Thursday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 pm, SOREDI will offer a LAUNCH|Talk featuring local experts in the development of local food and beverage products. The program will be held in the PLEXIS Healthcare Systems building on Oak Street in Ashland. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. Tickets are $10, available at www.soredi.org/events. Panelists, Tom […]

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June 6 LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

We are back at PLEXIS in Ashland with a LAUNCH|Talk aimed squarely at food & beverage entrepreneurs! Join our expert panel to learn how to grow a successful food & beverage business, how to scale beyond the Farmers’ Market, develop a national brand and break into major retail distribution. Get your tickets now and please […]

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Members Only: Sign up for the May 30 Industry Tour

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

  Our Industry Tour on Friday, May 30 will include stops at Highway Products and Croman Corporation. We will get on the bus at 8:00 am and return you to your car by 2:30 pm. Highway Products is home to the toughest truck accessories on earth! If you’ve ever wondered how some of the toughest […]

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Community Gems: Boatnik

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

  Every year, the residents of Josephine and Jackson Counties look forward to one of Grants Pass’s most famous community events: Boatnik. 2019 marks the sixtieth year of this famous Memorial Day Weekend event, and with no entrance admission, thousands of locals and visitors from across the country will migrate to the city of Grant […]

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Notes From Colleen’s Desk: Rogue Adventure, 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | May 1, 2019

Time really does fly when you are on a great adventure! This year at SOREDI has been full of many roguediculous moments, pivotal action steps, and adventure as we’ve pursued greater things for the good of our Southern Oregon business community and every citizen. We can’t wait to tell you more! So we are pleased to announce […]

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Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio Opens For Applications.

By Alex Palmer | April 30, 2019

This week sees the launch of the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS): the first program of its kind designed to build a blockchain-based ecosystem, and position Oregon’s businesses and institutions to further compete globally. The program is a partnership between digital agency R/GA Venturesm and Moda, Umpqua Bank, Portland State University, Oregon Health & […]

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Community Gems: Butte Falls – Elevated Living at 2400′

By Codi Spodnik | April 24, 2019

Many Southern Oregon residents might not realize that Butte Falls is actually the name of a waterfall—which extended its name to the smallest incorporated town in Jackson County. Boasting a population of 435, and cattle guards at the town’s entrances, Butte Falls is clearly a place devoid of city hustle and traffic jams (unless, of […]

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Thursday, May 2, LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass: Branding Panelists Confirmed

By Alex Palmer | April 23, 2019

With next week’s LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass fast approaching we’re pleased to confirm our first 3 panelists for the event; Building Brands Customers Love. Join us at The Hivve in Grants Pass beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 2. You will learn how to use every aspect of your marketing mix to build a […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Common Denominator

By Codi Spodnik | April 17, 2019

You may be wondering what drives the initiatives we take on at SOREDI.  Initiatives like our long-standing and award-winning Industry Tours, our Southern Oregon Edge business profiles, the annual Rogue Tech Collective Tech Tour, and SOREDI Quest, were all initiated by SOREDI in the last decade. While we do love to create and implement relevant […]

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Next Events

Industry Tour: Members Only

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

June LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


SOREDI provided the necessary gap financing that made our project work. Everything came together in short order allowing us to expand our facility and capacities,...

Don and Lynn Roemer, Owners
Cascade Metal Recycling, Grants Pass

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