High-Powered Business Training Right Here in the Rogue Valley!

By SOREDI | September 24, 2018

Soul Canyon Training & Development has partnered with BBSI to fill the training needs of our local business community by offering a series of half day training programs. For full details click on this link. Where:  At the new training facility at BBSI 2045 Cardinal Avenue. All classes run from 8am to Noon Cost: $97 To […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Erickson

By SOREDI | September 20, 2018

Strength and Maneuverability in the Sky Residents of the Pacific Northwest are familiar with the potential for forest fires that impact our environment. Every fire season, Erickson’s iconic bright orange dragonfly-looking Aircranes can be spotted in the skies–critical weapons in the fight against forest fires. It all began in 1971, when Jack Erickson expanded his aerial logging experience […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Timber Products Company

By SOREDI | September 13, 2018

From Seed to Finish Timber Products Company, a fourth-generation, family-owned organization embodies the values of environmental stewardship, manufacturing excellence, and customer partnerships. With manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Timber Products began operations in Southern Oregon in 1967. Hardwood plywood, softwood plywood, particle board, decorative overlays and trucking operations represent five Timber Products divisions and 850 employees who call Southern Oregon home, with […]

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Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) Begins Sept. 20, Sign Up Now

By SOREDI | September 4, 2018

The Oregon Technology Business Center, in partnership with SOREDI is offering a new session of the Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) for entrepreneurs in Jackson and Josephine Counties.  You will be able to join this program on your computer, in your own home or office, and learn directly from Oregon mentors and investors about how to […]

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SOREDI Co-locates with People’s Bank

By SOREDI | August 29, 2018

Collaborative Partnership Bolsters Economic Development Efforts Medford OR – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that it will co-locate with People’s Bank, effective September 1, 2018, to the third floor of their 1311 East Barnett Road branch location in Medford. Peoples’ Bank of Commerce CEO Ken Trautman and SOREDI Executive […]

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SOU/SBDC Announces 2018 Small Business Management Class

By SOREDI | August 17, 2018

Managing for Success Southern Oregon University’s Small Business Development Center is offering to all serious business owners a Small Business Management program that includes a unique combination of classroom learning, one-on-one advising from an experienced, professional business adviser, and networking with one goal:  making one’s small business more successful. Over a nine-month period, participants will discover […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: InfoStructure

By SOREDI | August 16, 2018

In 1994, InfoStructure began as the vision of local Southern Oregon University students. Founded as an Internet Service Provider (ISP), InfoStructure was later acquired by Prime-Time Ventures, LLC in 2003.

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Southern Oregon Career Networking Expo

By SOREDI | August 16, 2018

An event connecting local businesses and the talent market in a one-on-one networking environment; supporting career opportunity, exploration, information exchange and business-to-business relations. Click here for all of the Expo & Workshop details. NEW THIS YEAR! Oregon Second Chance Tour A Special Workshop on Hiring People with Criminal Records  The Second Chance Tour is an […]

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SOREDI Hosts Dinner with Mayors and Leaders to Promote Regional Unity and Collaboration

By SOREDI | August 10, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) successfully held its first biannual Crown Dinner on August 3, 2018 at the Eagle Point Golf with the region’s highest elected officials attending, representing 14 of 15 Southern Oregon jurisdictions.  The next Crown Dinner is already scheduled for March 1, 2019 at Climate City Brewing in Grants Pass. […]

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SOREDI Hosts Manufacturing Summit Featuring the Bald Futurist, Steve Brown

By SOREDI | August 9, 2018

SOREDI will hold the 2018 Southern Oregon Manufacturing Summit from 8 am – 1:30 pm on Friday, October 5 at the RCC Table Rock Campus in White City. This year, the summit will feature Steve Brown, the Bald Futurist. Early bird tickets are available through September 7: SOREDI Members $35/Non-Members $45. After September 7, prices […]

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