FREE: Emergency Preparedness Community Training

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

Join us for an overview of the Cascadia subduction zone risk in Oregon, and tips and tools to prepare your workplace, home, and family. Are you ready in the event of an emergency?  Many of us talk about earthquake and emergency preparedness, but how prepared are we? Please join SAIF this November to learn how […]

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Nine Southern Oregon Non-Profits Recognized in Oregon Business’ Best 100

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

Congratulations to 11 Non-Profits located in Southern Oregon, for being recognized by Oregon Business Magazine in the Best 100 Non-Profits to Work For in 2019. Join us in celebrating these vital employers and resource providers in our Southern Oregon Community: CASA of Jackson & Josephine Counties College Dreams Consumer Credit Counseling of Southern Oregon Creative […]

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Community Gems: Josephine County Parks

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

When most people think of Josephine County, usually outdoor recreation is one of the first subjects mentioned. After all, the county is home to nineteen parks, eight of them with camping accommodations. “We’re often the bedroom community for the more industrial places out in Jackson County. We pride ourselves on having things for people to […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning

By Codi Spodnik | October 16, 2019

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning I have a 60-year-old giant of a friend who resides in the back yard of my childhood home. He is tall and stately. He’s weathered a few growth spurts, storms and seasons of change. My parents bought the home in 1962 and to the best of […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Valley Immediate Care

By SOREDI | October 15, 2019

Peace of Mind in the Heart of the Valley Valley Immediate Care, an urgent-care clinic with locations in Medford, Grants Pass, and Ashland, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in the fall of 2019. In addition to urgent-care, Valley Immediate Care also has an occupational health center and provides services in dermatology, orthopedics, and aesthetics. The […]

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Community Gems: The Shady Radio

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

How many small cities have their own radio station? The answer is not many, but as of 2007, Shady Cove has been one of them. This 3,105-person city along Highway 62 proudly advertises their radio station on the sign-posts marking the city’s entrances and exits. According to city administrator, Tom Corrigan, Shady Cove’s radio is […]

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GET REAL! Future Proofing Your Reality

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

There are a few seats left at MFG Summit 2019: GET REAL! Get tickets now!  If you are a local manufacturing enterprise, you will appreciate this opportunity to meet one another and to learn from the experts at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Moss Adams and OregonTech. In addition, every company will benefit from learning […]

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Community Gem: Talent – A Maker City

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

Talent, Oregon: a growing city of 6,500 people that retains its small-town feel. When was the last time you took a walk through downtown Talent? Even longtime Southern Oregon residents may not have noticed the peaceful ambiance on Talent’s main street, especially during warm evenings when the trees are in bloom and the sidewalks are […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Tekmanagement

By SOREDI | September 19, 2019

Tech Support for Community After years of running the “corporate rat-race” down in the San Francisco Bay area, Scott Christopherson was ready for a change of pace. A visit to Southern Oregon to see a friend became a pivotal moment in Scott’s future; he decided to quit his corporate job and move his family north. […]

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Community Gems: Bear Creek & the Greenway

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

Bear Creek, which starts at the merging of Emigrant and Neil Creeks, and ends at the base of the Lower Table Rock, runs through the center of the Rogue Valley and was first known by Native American Tribes as Si-ku-pat, meaning ‘dirty water.’ The creek received its English name in 1851 after a group of […]

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