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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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Community Gems: Festival on the Rogue 2019

By Codi Spodnik | May 22, 2019

Do you know what a Pacific Lamprey is? Have you ever had your picture taken with Smokey the Bear? If you answered ‘no’ to either of those questions, you clearly need to mark your calendar for the Festival on the Rogue 2019. Shady Cove will come to life on Saturday, June 8, as the summer-time […]

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Plan to Come Early to Rogue Adventure, June 27, 2019

By Codi Spodnik | May 22, 2019

Registration Opens at 4:30pm on June 27 for Rogue Adventure, our 2019 Annual Meeting. You will want to come when the doors open to learn about every community in SOREDI’s service area. Jackson County, Josephine County and every city in both counties will have a booth to help you recognize the gems that make up […]

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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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