Notes from Colleen’s Desk: “13 Ways to Kill Your Community”

By Kim Young | March 26, 2020

Please forgive the title! It is happenstance that this is actually the title of the book I have been reading , albeit a bit slowly, since last October.  The author, Doug Griffiths, happened to be a speaker at a National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) conference in Reno. Several hundred professionals from economic development districts, […]

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Board Profile: Adam Hanks

By Kim Young | March 24, 2020

Adam Hanks has lived in Southern Oregon for almost thirty years. His wife, Cindy, was born in Ashland, along with the couple’s twin boys. (All three also graduated from Ashland High School—the boys in 2019, and Cindy a bit earlier than that). Adam has been working for the City of Ashland for twenty-seven years, and […]

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Special Thoughts from Colleen’s Desk: Homework Assignments & Prayer

By Kim Young | March 18, 2020

I feel overwhelmed. How about you? No need to articulate the what and the why – we are all clearly aware. Like me, you may not be able to absorb yet another correspondence about COVID19.  Thus, I have been resistant to adding yet another email to your inbox. We are all in good health and […]

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Board Profile: Chris DuBose

By Kim Young | March 9, 2020

Chris DuBose has lived in Southern Oregon since 2001. Even after a two-year detour to Portland, he and his family returned to the best part of the state. Aside from being on the SOREDI Board, Chris is an incoming Board Chair for United Way of Jackson County, a Medford Rotary Foundation Board Member, and the Board […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: KDP Certified Public Accountants

By SOREDI | March 3, 2020

Making Growth and Opportunity Count If one were to look at KDP’s social media tags, it would be easy to see that the company relishes fun activities and retreats. From painting nights to holiday parties, the company spirit is different than you might expect from an accounting firm. Alyssa Borg, KDP’s Development Director, and Theresa […]

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Community Gems: Southern Oregon Air Academy (SOAA)

By Kim Young | March 2, 2020

At the Grants Pass Airport in Josephine County, a unique and educational opportunity like no other exists for the aviators of tomorrow. The Southern Oregon Air Academy, designed for students in both middle and high school, offers exposure to the flight industry, including mechanical and ground support roles in addition to piloting. “There’s a need for pilots,” […]

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Board Profile: Tom Fischer

By Kim Young | February 28, 2020

Tom Fischer wears many hats apart from working with Coldwell Banker Commercial NW and the SOREDI Board. He is also the board chair of Medford’s Rogue Retreat, which offers help to the homeless in the Rogue Valley, and he is a Scuba Instructor who loves free diving in his spare time. Tom has lived in Southern […]

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Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) Education Opportunity, March 10

By Codi Spodnik | February 26, 2020

The Oregon Department of Revenue will conduct in a Corporate Activities Tax Education Tour this March. On Tuesday, March 10, they will host a free, educational session in Ashland. No registration is required. Date: Tuesday, March 10 Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Stevenson Union, Room 323; SOU Campus, Ashland For more information, please e-mail […]

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SOREDI Celebrates with New Medford Downtown CoWorking Space

By SOREDI | February 25, 2020

Medford OR – Wednesday, March 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, SOREDI’s LAUNCH|Talk will celebrate the recent opening of Medford Cowork Collective in downtown Medford. A panel of local entrepreneurs will update the community on their business growth and progress. Tickets are $10. Ticket price includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Visit www.soredi.org/events to register. […]

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Community Gems: Eagle Point Business & Development

By Kim Young | February 18, 2020

The Rogue Valley Expressway, which opened to traffic on May 1, 2019, is already impacting the speed of travel to and from Eagle Point, making commutes less stressful for everyone. In the future, the Oregon Department of Transportation has even discussed furthering this Expressway directly into the city of Eagle Point. But this isn’t the […]

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SOREDI has been of value to Oregon Swiss Precision since we moved to Grants Pass to start this company in 1989. SOREDI was a source...

Michael Anderson, President
Oregon Swiss Precision, Grants Pas

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