OEN – Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

By SOREDI | June 9, 2016

Look at what the OEN has going on!   OEN’s Entrepreneurial Summit Fuel your own entrepreneurial journey with the personal stories of challenge and triumph from Oregon’s Doers and Big Thinkers. OEN’s Entrepreneurial Summit is an annual storytelling event that brings a group of successful Oregon entrepreneurs into one place for one evening. Each speaker gets 10-15 […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Dutch Bros

By SOREDI | June 7, 2016

Where Something’s Always Brewing. GRANTS PASS, OR – “Espresso! It’s like coffee on steroids,” said Travis Boersma, who first proposed the idea of a coffee stand to his brother. “We should sell espresso.” And with those words, Dutch Bros was born and has since grown from a simple pushcart to more than 325 locations in Oregon, […]

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Annual Meeting – June 29 in Ashland!

By SOREDI | June 1, 2016

Register now and receive 20 raffle tickets for SOREDI’s “The Prize is Right!” Annual Meeting and Dinner, sponsored by Banner Bank! Come on down and join us as we celebrate the many prized companies located right here in Southern Oregon. Hear from HerdDogg, First Call Resolution, and Darex who will tailor their presentations to parallel SOREDI’s key […]

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Pacific Fibre Expands to Jackson County

By SOREDI | May 31, 2016

Longview-based Manufacturer Partners with Hilton Fuel Medford OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Pacific Fibre of Longview, Washington has expanded to Jackson County and has co-located with Hilton Fuel of Central Point, creating new jobs in Southern Oregon. SOREDI has been acquainted with Pacific Fibre for more […]

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Annual Meeting Update!

By SOREDI | May 18, 2016

Come on down! Register now and receive 25 raffle tickets for SOREDI’s “The Prize is Right!” Annual Meeting and Dinner! Living in Southern Oregon is a prize in itself, but we are also celebrating the many prized companies based in Southern Oregon. Register by May 25 and receive 25 raffle tickets! SOREDI’s annual meeting and […]

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Start Ups – Bend Outdoor Worx Opens Applications for New Session

By SOREDI | May 11, 2016

If you have questions please contact SOREDI’s Tim Root For Immediate Release Media Contact: Gary Bracelin, gbracelin@gmail.com, 541-815-9409 Bend, OR (March 28, 2016)—Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW), Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, announced today that they have opened applications for participants for their summer cohort. BOW will choose three start up outdoor companies to take part […]

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SOREDI Announces New Executive Director

By SOREDI | May 11, 2016

SOREDI is Pleased to Announce Colleen Padilla will Assume Executive Director Role on May 31, 2016 Medford, OR. – May 11, 2016: Concluding an extensive 3-month search process, the SOREDI Executive Director Search Committee and SOREDI Board of Directors is proud to announce that they have chosen Colleen Padilla as the new Executive Director for SOREDI. […]

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SOREDI Annual Meeting June 29, 2016

By SOREDI | May 4, 2016

Come on down to the SOREDI annual meeting where “The Prize is Right!” Living in Southern Oregon is a prize in itself, but we are also celebrating the many prized companies based in Southern Oregon. Register now by May 11 and receive 30 raffle tickets! SOREDI’s annual meeting and dinner, sponsored by Banner Bank, will be held […]

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Sustainable Valley – Fall 2016 Accelerator

By SOREDI | April 28, 2016

What You Get • 12 weeks of applicable business strategy workshops • 1-on-1 mentoring with established entrepreneurs and business leaders • Financial advising • Networking with entrepreneurs and business professionals • Intensive focus and inspiration on business operations and strategy Continued support from Sustainable Valley for all Accelerator graduates What You Learn • Strategic mindset […]

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SOBIG Training – “TOC”

By SOREDI | April 26, 2016

SOREDI and Rogue Community College are partnering with SOBIG to provide a valuable course on – The Theory of Constraints “TOC” A successful Theory of Constraints implementation can provide the following benefits to your company: • Increased Profitability • Faster Improvement as a Result of Focused Attention • Improved Capacity Through Higher Throughput • Reduced Lead Time […]

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SOREDI provides essential expertise and resources to help attract companies to Southern Oregon. Their support allowed Fire Mountain Gems to transition from the Illinois Valley...

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Fire Mountain Gems, Grants Pass

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