Noland Alston Joins SOREDI as New Business Development Loan Manager

By SOREDI | November 5, 2015

Medford, OR. – November 5, 2015:  – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Noland Alston has joined SOREDI as the new Business Development Loan Manager. Alston has 34 years of commercial banking experience mostly in Southern Oregon.  Most recently, he spent 13 years with PremierWest Bank which became AmericanWest […]

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Jim Sorensen to Speak at SOREDI’s Business Conference

By SOREDI | November 4, 2015

Sorensen will provide the keynote message on January 28, 2016 Medford, OR. – November 4, 2015:  –  Jim Sorensen, master facilitator and sought after public speaker will provide the keynote for SOREDI’s Business Conference this year, which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. This will be the 13th Annual […]

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SOREDI Welcomes 5 New Board Members

By SOREDI | October 29, 2015

Kathy Peckham, Chris DuBose, EJ McManus, Terri Coppersmith, and Robin Ford join the SOREDI Board Medford, Ore. – October 29, 2015:  –  SOREDI is proud to welcome five new members to their Board of Directors. SOREDI Board Members have the responsibility of leading the development and cultivation of partnerships among private, community and public entities […]

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One West Main Wins 2015 OEDA Award for Business Development Success Story

By SOREDI | October 27, 2015

The collaboration that brought 200+ jobs to downtown Medford was recognized by the Oregon Economic Development Association. Medford, Ore. – October 27, 2015:  –  One West Main, a collaboration between Pacific Retirement Services, Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc., and Pro Care Software to bring jobs to downtown Medford to make it more vibrant. This collaboration […]

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Industry Tour of Jackson County Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | October 22, 2015

SOREDI offers members a behind-the-scenes tour of River Hawk Boats, Erickson, and Timber Products with a special discussion from Carestream. Medford, Ore. – October 22, 2015:  – SOREDI Members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour which will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of River Hawk Boats, Erickson, and Timber Products with a special discussion […]

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SOREDI Announces Kathy Trautman Promoted to Business Development Manager

By SOREDI | October 15, 2015

Trautman will build community partnerships while coordinating outreach programs to help business prosper in the region. Medford, Ore. – October 16, 2015:  – Kathy Trautman will assume responsibilities for traded-sector outreach calls in the region, and coordination of industry tours with members and education partners. Trautman will also facilitate the newly reorganized Southern Oregon Business […]

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Project Management Fundamentals Course

By SOREDI | September 29, 2015

SOREDI and RCC are partnering with SOBIG to present: PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS A class on the essential basics of Project Management. Geared for engineers and engineering managers, but it works for anyone with real deliverables, a start and end date, and a pool of resources. BENEFIT: Your projects run on time, on budget, and on […]

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Local Experts Address Marketing and Branding Myths

By SOREDI | September 11, 2015

SOREDI A&E Grapevine Offers Businesses Learning Opportunities to Expand and Grow Sales Medford, Ore. – September 11, 2015:  – Some businesses in Southern Oregon already export their goods and services internationally.  But that isn’t the case for everyone.  SOREDI is hoping to change that.  Next Wednesday, September 16 from 5 to 7 pm, at Dancin […]

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Venture Catalyst Hired to Help Entrepreneurs Launch Companies

By SOREDI | September 2, 2015

SOREDI Hires Tim Root; Will Introduce at A&E Grapevine, September 16 at Dancin Vineyards Medford, OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Tim Root has joined SOREDI as the agency’s first Venture Catalyst, managing its program to help entrepreneurs launch new companies and secure funding resources. Root is […]

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Southern Oregon Angel Investors Announce Next Round of Companies for Angel Investments

By SOREDI | August 31, 2015

Additional Angel Investors are Invited to Participate Medford, Ore. – August 31, 2015:  – The Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network is entertaining presentations from four companies at a September 15, 2015 event for accredited investors. These companies, collectively raising $3.5 million, include CredNetic and WizMaps of Medford, and Folium Partners and Homeschool Outerwear of Portland. From 2011 the region’s Angel Investment Network has invested $1.34 […]

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