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January 2019

SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Inn at the Commons, 200 N Riverside Ave
Medford, OR 97501 United States
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Speakers: Mary Hebert, Senior VP, North America Business Development, WAVTEQ Topic: High Touch Communities Attract High Tech Companies & Workforce Tim Duy, University of Oregon Dept. of Economics Topic: High Value Economic Forecast John Darrow, Senior Principle Engineer, Amazon.com Topic: High Intensity Trends from Inside Amazon Rob O’Neill and Dan Lapour, Moss Adams Portland Topic: High Relevance Tax Law Changes

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February 2019

LAUNCH|Talk: Funding Your Business

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plexis Healthcare Systems, 340 Oak Street
Ashland, 97520 United States
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$10.00

Show me the money! We are back in Ashland for our first LAUNCH|Talk of 2019 at Plexis Healthcare Systems, 340 Oak Street, 5:30 - 8:00 pm. Raising money is one of the biggest challenges every entrepreneur, start-up, and established business faces. It can be a complicated and daunting process navigating all of the various funding options, working out which one is right for you, crafting the right business plan, financial model & pitch deck and eventually nailing down that all-…

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BRR Committee Meetings – Invitation Only

February 22 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc., 1311 E. Barnett Road
Medford, OR 97504 United States
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Free

SOREDI is pleased to refresh the Business Recruitment and Retention  (BRR) Committee after a short hiatus to refocus its purpose and rebuild the committee. The BRR Committee advises SOREDI on strategies for relevant and effective recruitment and local outreach strategies. This committee has assisted SOREDI for many years with site consultant familiarization tours, the Southern Oregon Edge Profiles initiative, outreach calls, annual Prosper Business Awards, and more. Participants must be current SOREDI members and sign a commitment and confidentiality form. The BRR…

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March 2019

Crown Dinner, Climate City Brewing (by invitation only)

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Climate City Brewing, 509 SW G Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Free

SOREDI was established by our founding fathers to champion a regional approach for economic development nearly 32 years ago. We recognize the value in bringing our elected leadership together to foster creative thinking around how to make Southern Oregon the most business friendly region on the west coast. An ongoing objective is to determine what we can do next that tells the outside world that we are wildly serious about thoughtful, proactive business development in our region. With this in…

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Industry Tour: Josephine County – Members Only

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Hampton Inn Grants Pass, 110 NE Morgan Lane
Grants Pass, OR United States
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$45

Join us for a fascinating tour inside some of Southern Oregon's most interesting, least visited companies! This tour will feature Bob Drake Productions, Northwestern Design, ESAM and the Grants Pass Daily Courier, in addition to a stop at Climate City Brewing Company for lunch. The day will begin at 8:00 am with coffee, morning snacks and a short tour of Hampton Inn in Grants Pass. The tour bus will return you to your car at Hampton Inn at 3:15. Our…

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BRR Committee Meetings – Invitation Only

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc., 1311 E. Barnett Road
Medford, OR 97504 United States
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SOREDI is pleased to refresh the Business Recruitment and Retention  (BRR) Committeeafter a short hiatus to refocus its purpose and rebuild the committee. The BRR Committeeadvises SOREDI on strategies for relevant and effective recruitment and local outreach strategies. This committee has assisted SOREDI for many years with site consultant familiarization tours, the Southern Oregon Edge Profiles initiative, outreach calls, annual Prosper Business Awards, and more. Participants must be current SOREDI members and sign a commitment and confidentiality form. The BRRCommitteemeets the last Friday of each month at…

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April 2019

LAUNCH|Talk: Successful E-Commerce 101

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Urban Cork, 330 N Fir St
Medford, OR United States
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Join our panel to discuss everything about building a dedicated e-commerce business, from adding an e-commerce component to a traditional brick and mortar business to building a successful side hustle on Amazon. Panelists include Jim Teece, Oscar Castro, Sabina King and Brandon Kirkland. Oscar Castro is VP eCommerce at Harry & David and is responsible for enhancing the digital customer experience and driving eCommerce revenue for Medford based Harry & David, part of the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. family of gifting brands.…

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2019 Rogue Tech Tour Sponsorships

April 12
$150.00 – $1000.00

One of the top concerns we often hear from companies in our region is the challenge they have recruiting a technology-savvy workforce. When young people graduate from college in our region, research shows that they often do not consider a career in Southern Oregon to be a viable option. Especially in technology-related fields, many of them have already secured employment outside the region before they even graduate. The Rogue Tech Tour initiative was developed to help combat this trend. It…

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