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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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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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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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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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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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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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May 2019

LAUNCH|Talk: Building Brands Customers Love

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Hivve, 164 South East G St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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Join our panel to discuss the best use of full marketing mix, including; digital, social media, PR and traditional marketing and advertising to really connect with your audience and build a brand your customers will love. Our expert panel includes: Trever Yarrish - is a Founding Partner and CXO of ZEAL, an enterprise web and mobile applications development company. He is a co-founder of The Hivve, a co-working space business, education, and community events. Trever’s drive and passion for creating…

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Industry Tour: Members Only

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for a tour inside some of Southern Oregon’s most interesting, least visited companies! This tour will feature Highway Products, Croman Corporation and the new CraterWorks MakerSpace in Central Point.  This tour also at stop at Eagle Point Golf Course, for lunch at The Talon Grill. Our Industry Tours are offered to SOREDI Members for the purpose of connecting our local business leaders, elected officials and educators with one another, while increasing local awareness of our region’s resources and…

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June 2019

June LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Plexis Healthcare Systems, 340 Oak Street
Ashland, 97520 United States
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We are back at PLEXIS in Ashland with a LAUNCH|Talk aimed squarely at food & beverage entrepreneurs! Join our expert panel to learn how to grow a successful food & beverage business, how to scale beyond the Farmers' Market, develop a national brand and break into major retail distribution. Our Expert Panel Includes: Tom Marks-Ladd - Founder of Rogue Natural Foods, the Valley's Premier Certified Organic Food Distribution Hub, located in Ashland, Oregon. Tom's Mission is to be an integral…

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Rogue Adventure – Annual Meeting

June 27 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ashland Hills Inn , Ashland, Oregon, 2525 Ashland Street
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$70 – $520

Get your tickets now! This is a wonderful opportunity to book a table and invite your clients and friends to mine SOREDI for information, connections and opportunities along with you! Join us in our quest for a shared vision to make Southern Oregon the most business-friendly region on the West Coast! You will identify the hidden jewels throughout our region and compete for valuable rewards! We will share the treks we've taken, the obstacles we've overcome and expeditions we have…

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