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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Popcorn Dreams Do Come True

By Codi Spodnik | November 13, 2019

This day had to come.  And it’s bittersweet. It is a first for me and despite my selfish desire to insist on just a few more days (I already played that card and got six additional weeks!); it’s time to say farewell and happy retirement to one of our very own. This week, Community Development […]

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Free Southern Oregon Media Mixer

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

Sponsored by Southern Oregon University’s Digital Media Center, and presented by Film Southern Oregon: OMPA’s Media Mixer (aka Cameras & Cocktails) is coming back to Southern Oregon for the fourth time this year, with special guests, Tim Willimas, Executive Director of Oregon Film and David Cress, Producer of Portlandia, Documentary Now! and Shrill.  Come on […]

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Southern Oregon Favorite Named World’s Best Cheese!

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

The World’s Best Cheese? It’s Blue and Comes From Oregon Rogue Creamery, which took the top prize at the World Cheese Awards with its Rogue River Blue produced in Oregon, has seen sales and interest jump. Norway won last year. Britain won the year before that. But it was a blue cheese from the United […]

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Tourism Workforce Survey

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

In 2018, Oregon’s travel and tourism industry generated $12.3 billion in visitor spending. Visitation to the state is at an all-time high and everyone in the industry, from frontline staff to the creatives behind the state’s marketing campaigns, makes a difference in visitors’ experiences in Oregon. Travel Oregon continues to receive feedback that workforce development […]

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SOREDI Receives NADO 2019 Impact Award

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. based in Medford, OR has received a 2019 Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) for the SOREDI Quest project. SOREDI Quest was a project designed to lead students in a scavenger hunt that would take them into profiles of some […]

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One Rogue Valley: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will roll-out the five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Josephine and Jackson Counties. This strategy aligns with the standards outlined by the US Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) requirements to maintain an Economic Development District (EDD). The CEDS establishes a 25-year vision with […]

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Congratulations to Game-Changing Southern Oregon Startup, MaskIt

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

This week, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) announced the winners of the 26th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, presented on October 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. The awards program is Oregon’s largest annual entrepreneurial gathering, celebrating the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. It is chronicled on social media at #oenawards. Southern Oregon startup, MaskIt […]

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Free Lunch & Learn: Cybersecurity

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

Join us, along with Axiom InfoSec and LIFELINE to learn the simple steps that you can take to prevent the top 5 cybersecurity breaches that are happening today! • Are you aware of today’s Cybersecurity risks, but don’t know where to start? You’ll received a simple roadmap, that you can follow immediately. • Does your […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Together We Accomplish More

By Codi Spodnik | October 30, 2019

Don’t you just love a good cliché? They turn up at just the opportune moment for conversation filler, usually falling flat and well,… as the definition goes, betraying a lack of original thought.  Or how about those irresistible motivational posters. For example, “TEAM: Together Everyone Accomplishes More.” In the last seven days, SOREDI has received […]

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LAUNCH|Talk: Winter Pitchfest!

By Codi Spodnik | October 25, 2019

Help us celebrate the end of 2019 by attending our winter PitchFest on December 5th in Grants Pass! We’ll feature pitches from four of the regions most promising start-ups that have been part of our Launch initiative and the Virtual Incubator Program over the past few months. The companies pitching are: For Bitter For Worse. […]

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LAUNCH|Talk: Winter Pitchfest!

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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SOREDI is an invaluable asset in Southern Oregon. Without SOREDI, First Call Resolution would not have located in Grants Pass and currently employ 200 people...

John Stadter, President
First Call Resolution, Grants Pass

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