Press Release

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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Rapid Prototyping Expert to Speak at SOREDI Symposium

By SOREDI | March 29, 2018

At SOREDI’s first annual LAUNCH & Tech Symposium, Thursday, April 19, 2018, Vince Anewenter, Director of the Rapid Prototyping Center (RPC) at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will speak about the importance of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing as assets for business growth.  The RPC is an applied research center that helps businesses create successful […]

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Second Rogue Tech Tour Planned by SOREDI and Partners

By SOREDI | March 28, 2018

On Friday, April 13, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, students from Oregon Institute of Technology and Klamath Community College will join students from Rogue Community College in Medford and Southern Oregon University for an informative day of meetings with local technology-savvy companies in Medford. Hosts, SOREDI, Rogue Workforce Partnership, and the Rogue Tech Collective […]

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SOREDI Announces First Annual LAUNCH & Tech Symposium

By SOREDI | March 19, 2018

SOREDI’s first annual LAUNCH & Tech Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Doors open at 8:00 am at Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, OR.  The program will conclude by 3:00 pm. This event will replace SOREDI’s monthly LAUNCH|Talk for the month of April. The focus on the LAUNCH & Tech […]

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SOREDI Announces New LAUNCH & Tech Symposium

By SOREDI | March 1, 2018

Anyone in Southern Oregon with interest in crafting a future vision that supports the growth of business startups and companies that integrate technology and tech workers, should plan to attend SOREDI’s LAUNCH & Tech Symposium on Thursday, April 19, 2018. This daytime event will replace SOREDI’s monthly LAUNCH|Talk for the month of April. Visiting experts […]

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