Oregon Bioscience Association to Host Medford Mixer

By Codi Spodnik | June 12, 2019

Thanks to the tireless work of SOREDI member, Biomed Diagnostics, Oregon Bioscience Association will be hosting their first ever mixer in Medford! Until now, their chapter meetings, events, and classes have been conducted in Portland and Bend. All biotech, health and life sciences businesses in Southern Oregon are invited. What: Oregon Bioscience Medford Mixer When: […]

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Looking for Funding for a Cleantech startup?

By Alex Palmer | June 12, 2019

Portland based VertueLab, which is an accelerator program aimed at Cleantech/Climate Impact start-ups is hosting its Eco-Capital Connections event on Sept 13th, applications close Jun 26th. If your cleantech startup is ready to connect with investors and strategic partners, apply by June 26th to be considered for Eco-Capital Connections. This annual, invitation-only, matchmaking event pairs entrepreneurs with […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Loans, Leverage and Losses

By Codi Spodnik | June 12, 2019

This year marks the 25th year that SOREDI has managed a Business Development Loan Program, thanks in large part to seed funds provided by the EDA and USDA. As the region’s federally appointed Economic Development District, we are established as a gap financer. Our job as such is to help eligible credit-worthy clients attain the financing […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Providence Health & Services

By SOREDI | June 10, 2019

A Tradition of World-Class Care The basis for any strong community is the health of its people, and for more than 100 years, Providence has continued to bring a robust wellness strategy to the Rogue Valley through its values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence, and integrity. High touch converges with high tech to make Providence […]

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Register Today to Brave the Temple of Doom at SOREDI’s Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | June 5, 2019

You won’t want to miss our Rogue Adventure Annual Conference on June 27. Register today. There are still full tables available, giving you the best price, so that you can invite your clients, employees or friends along for your adventure. Over the past year, SOREDI has faced obstacles and challenges, dodged pitfalls and discovered treasure! […]

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Community Gems: Hiking in Jacksonville, Discovering Britt Festivals

By Codi Spodnik | June 5, 2019

Did you know that Jacksonville has over forty-five miles of hiking trails—all kept up by volunteers? Or did you realize that when the Britt Festival began, it only featured classical music? Jacksonville is one of the most historic cities in Southern Oregon, and today, tourists visit from all across the country to delight in high-quality […]

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Two Southern Oregon Companies Join BUILT OREGON’s First Accelerator Cohort

By Alex Palmer | June 4, 2019

At SOREDI we’ve been really excited to partner with and support Built Oregon’s mission to make Oregon a center of excellence for consumer product innovation and growth. A key part of this mission is Built Oregon’s first accelerator program . Today, they announced the companies participating in the next cohort, which includes Southern Oregon companies, HEM […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Gadgets & Change – the Impact of Technology

By Codi Spodnik | May 29, 2019

SOREDI has a consultant in town this week. We are ready to embark upon a new frontier, to discover the best vision and path forward for Southern Oregon as we develop our next 5-year regional and comprehensive economic development strategy. As our staff gathered this morning for an initial roundtable conversation with the consultants, they […]

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Be Thinking About Bend Venture Conference: July Application Deadline

By Alex Palmer | May 29, 2019

Bend Venture Conference in October might seem like a long way off, but applications for participating companies open in just over a month (on JULY 10th) so it’s definitely not too early to think about applying. If you’ve not attended BVC before, it’s the biggest venture conference in the entire Pacific Northwest. It not only […]

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Local Food Featured at June 6 LAUNCH|Talk

By Codi Spodnik | May 22, 2019

Don’t miss SOREDI’s LAUNCH|Talk on June 6: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business. In addition to expert panelists, Tom Marks-Ladd, Founder of Rogue Natural Foods; Stefan Schachter, Founder and President of ECOTEAS; Elizabeth Fujas, Founder and CEO of Rising Sun Farms; and Kelly McNamara, Specialty Gourmet Food Manager of Ashland Food Co-op, you’ll […]

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