Notes From Colleen’s Desk: Rogue Adventure, 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | May 1, 2019

Time really does fly when you are on a great adventure! This year at SOREDI has been full of many roguediculous moments, pivotal action steps, and adventure as we’ve pursued greater things for the good of our Southern Oregon business community and every citizen. We can’t wait to tell you more! So we are pleased to announce […]

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Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio Opens For Applications.

By Alex Palmer | April 30, 2019

This week sees the launch of the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS): the first program of its kind designed to build a blockchain-based ecosystem, and position Oregon’s businesses and institutions to further compete globally. The program is a partnership between digital agency R/GA Venturesm and Moda, Umpqua Bank, Portland State University, Oregon Health & […]

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Community Gems: Butte Falls – Elevated Living at 2400′

By Codi Spodnik | April 24, 2019

Many Southern Oregon residents might not realize that Butte Falls is actually the name of a waterfall—which extended its name to the smallest incorporated town in Jackson County. Boasting a population of 435, and cattle guards at the town’s entrances, Butte Falls is clearly a place devoid of city hustle and traffic jams (unless, of […]

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Thursday, May 2, LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass: Branding Panelists Confirmed

By Alex Palmer | April 23, 2019

With next week’s LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass fast approaching we’re pleased to confirm our first 3 panelists for the event; Building Brands Customers Love. Join us at The Hivve in Grants Pass beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 2. You will learn how to use every aspect of your marketing mix to build a […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Common Denominator

By Codi Spodnik | April 17, 2019

You may be wondering what drives the initiatives we take on at SOREDI.  Initiatives like our long-standing and award-winning Industry Tours, our Southern Oregon Edge business profiles, the annual Rogue Tech Collective Tech Tour, and SOREDI Quest, were all initiated by SOREDI in the last decade. While we do love to create and implement relevant […]

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Successful eCommerce 101 – Experts Go-To Tools.

By Alex Palmer | April 16, 2019

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the LAUNCH|Talk at Urban Cork last week to learn more about Successful eCommerce 101. One of the most valuable parts of our panel discussion was all about our expert panelists’ favorite tools. We had a lot of suggestions, so for your reference here’s a detailed run down […]

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Rogue Valley Precast Casts Its Net, Finds Its Catch In Southern Oregon

By SOREDI | April 11, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to announce that Rogue Valley Precast, a subsidiary of Columbia Precast (Woodland, WA) will open a new plant in June, 2019 in White City. Specializing in manholes, catch basins, box culverts, vaults and custom designs, Rogue Valley Precast produces solutions for roads, parking lots, tunnels and trenches that save contractors time and […]

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Community Gems: The Sasquatch Festival

By Codi Spodnik | April 10, 2019

You’ve heard of sitting on Santa’s lap, but what about Sasquatch’s? After famous Bigfoot sightings in the early 2000s, Cave Junction made national news and is to this day listed as one of the top places to conduct Bigfoot searches around the nation. Recently the 2,000-some person city, recognized as the ‘Gateway to the Oregon […]

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Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Survey

By Codi Spodnik | April 4, 2019

SOREDI has been pleased to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Governor’s Office Local Economic Opportunity Fund (LEOF) to Travel Southern Oregon, in the amount of $51,850, for the purpose of conducting this study.  The Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Study tells the story of visitors to our region, the […]

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Calling Tech Students from SOU, RCC, KCC, OIT: FREE Tour of Local Tech-Related Companies

By Codi Spodnik | April 3, 2019

SOU, RCC, OIT, KCC Students in Tech-Focused fields – SIGN UP HERE FOR THIS FREE TOUR OF COMPANIES LOOKING TO HIRE YOU: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-rogue-tech-tour-tickets-59150047384 If you are a student at SOU, RCC, OIT or KCC, we’d like to invite you to attend the Spring 2019 Tech Tour. This is a FREE opportunity for students in the […]

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