New Venture Catalyst, Alex Palmer Welcomed by SOREDI

By SOREDI | November 1, 2018

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Alex Palmer will be assuming the role of Venture Catalyst. Palmer will be building on the work done by the previous Venture Catalysts, Rick Hood and Tim Root. Palmer is an experienced digital marketing and e-commerce executive with a specialty in direct-to-consumer sales […]

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SOREDI Industry Tour of Jackson County Businesses ~ Get on-board!

By SOREDI | October 25, 2018

We will meet at SOREDI’s office located in the People’s Bank building at 8:00AM for networking, a light snack and a cup of coffee. 1311 E Barnett Road 3rd floor The bus leaves at 8:15 and returns by 3:15PM Confirmed Tour Stops: Timber Products – Spectrum Plant Fire District 3 The Jet Center The 4th stop […]

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Excel Training – Use the secret code and save!

By SOREDI | October 23, 2018

Excel Training:  A series of half day trainings in Medford, Oregon at the new training center BBSI opened on Cardinal Way. Attached is a PDF of the upcoming series – we added Excel Essentials Level 2 & 3 due do popular demand – one day only November 29. Please sign up early as the last […]

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SOREDI Offers $500 Cash Prize to Startups in Pitch Contest

By SOREDI | October 23, 2018

Thursday, November 8, SOREDI’s LAUNCH Southern Oregon will host a Pitch Contest at Climate City Brewing Company in Grants Pass. 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 SOREDI’s Business Development Loan Fund. Tickets are […]

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High-Powered Business Training Right Here in the Rogue Valley!

By SOREDI | September 24, 2018

Soul Canyon Training & Development has partnered with BBSI to fill the training needs of our local business community by offering a series of half day training programs. For full details click on this link. Where:  At the new training facility at BBSI 2045 Cardinal Avenue. All classes run from 8am to Noon Cost: $97 To […]

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Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) Begins Sept. 20, Sign Up Now

By SOREDI | September 4, 2018

The Oregon Technology Business Center, in partnership with SOREDI is offering a new session of the Virtual Incubation Program (VIP) for entrepreneurs in Jackson and Josephine Counties.  You will be able to join this program on your computer, in your own home or office, and learn directly from Oregon mentors and investors about how to […]

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SOU/SBDC Announces 2018 Small Business Management Class

By SOREDI | August 17, 2018

Managing for Success Southern Oregon University’s Small Business Development Center is offering to all serious business owners a Small Business Management program that includes a unique combination of classroom learning, one-on-one advising from an experienced, professional business adviser, and networking with one goal:  making one’s small business more successful. Over a nine-month period, participants will discover […]

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Southern Oregon Career Networking Expo

By SOREDI | August 16, 2018

An event connecting local businesses and the talent market in a one-on-one networking environment; supporting career opportunity, exploration, information exchange and business-to-business relations. Click here for all of the Expo & Workshop details. NEW THIS YEAR! Oregon Second Chance Tour A Special Workshop on Hiring People with Criminal Records  The Second Chance Tour is an […]

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Learn Best Practices for Growing Your Business

By SOREDI | July 26, 2018

Rogue Community College’s Small Business Development Center is offering a Small Business Management Program to help you grow your business.  If you have been in business for at least a year, with annual revenues above $500,000, have at least two employees, have current monthly financial statements and related reports, AND you’re focused on growth, you […]

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In Case You Missed It

By SOREDI | July 17, 2018

You might not be aware that during our last fiscal year, July 2017 – June 2018, SOREDI’s Business Development Loan Fund provided $1,084,000 in gap financing to local companies, resulting in 45 new jobs in 5 local cities. If you know of a company that is having trouble getting a bank loan in order to make […]

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