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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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SOREDI Members Invited on a September Tour of Medford’s Modern Historic Businesses

By SOREDI | August 3, 2018

Guests will enjoy lunch at Grape Street Grill. While touring these interesting locations, participants often learn about hidden employment opportunities and have the ability to network with other SOREDI members. The tour begins at 8:00 am at People’s Bank, 1311 E. Barnett Road in Medford. Owned by California Oregon Broadcasting Inc. (COBi), KOBI and KOTI/Channel […]

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SOREDI Honors Four Companies and One Inspirational Individual with 2018 PROSPER Awards

By SOREDI | July 5, 2018

Medford, Oregon – At the 2018 Annual Meeting, held June 29 at the Hellgate River Lodge (formerly OK Corral), SOREDI recognized four companies and one individual with awards for their exceptional qualities. Each year, SOREDI recognizes four companies in our region that exhibit the qualities of Collaboration, Prosperity, Tenacity and Ingenuity. These are the defining […]

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What ARE These Prosper Awards?

By SOREDI | June 7, 2018

Medford OR – At SOREDI’s Annual Meeting, on June 29, 2018, four local companies and one individual will be honored with a 2018 Prosper Award. We began the tradition of bestowing Prosper Awards in 2012, at the Annual Meeting that marked SOREDI’s 25th Anniversary. The categories recognized by SOREDI’s Prosper Awards are: Ingenuity, Prosperity, Tenacity, […]

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SOREDI is Seriously Playful Approaching 2018 Annual Meeting

By SOREDI | May 31, 2018

Friday, June 29, beginning at 1:00 pm, the SOREDI Annual Meeting will begin as guests meet at Hellgate Jetboat Excursions, before taking boats to the OK Corral. Thanks to generous sponsors, Banner Bank, City of Grants Pass, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, Southern Oregon Sanitation, Pacific Power, Avista Utilities, KTVL News 10, […]

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Industry Tour of White City Area Businesses Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | May 18, 2018

SOREDI members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour, which will feature a tour of the Willow Springs Road location of Erickson Air-Crane, Inc, Ravenswood Leather, Dogs for Better Lives, Ameriflex Engineering LLC (you might have heard of them as River Hawk Boats), with a lunch stop at the Rogue Community College Table Rock […]

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Manufacturers and Retailers of Outdoor Goods Invited to Beer:Thirty in Medford

By SOREDI | May 3, 2018

Medford OR – Thursday, May 17, SOREDI, in partnership with the Oregon Outdoor Alliance (OOA), Arch Rock Brewing in Gold Beach and Medford’s NW Outdoor Store will be hosting Beer:Thirty! The NW Outdoor Store, 980 Biddle Road, will host from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Anyone who participates in making, manufacturing or selling items or services […]

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SOREDI’s LAUNCH|Talk Pitch Contest Offers Business $500 Cash

By SOREDI | April 26, 2018

Medford OR – Thursday, May 10, SOREDI’s LAUNCH Southern Oregon will host a Pitch Contest at the Oak Knoll Golf Course in Ashland. The program will feature a series of 5-Minute Startup Pitches, given by area entrepreneurs. The audience favorite will walk away with a $500 Cash Prize, sponsored by KDP Certified Public Accountants. Tickets […]

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SOREDI Announces New Events and Partnership Position and New Hire, Michelle Manion

By SOREDI | April 11, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michelle Manion in the new position of Events and Partnership Development Manager, as of March 16, 2018. Manion brings over 25 years of sales and relationship building experience with Mary Kay Cosmetics to SOREDI. For the last 16 years, Manion has […]

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