Register Today to Brave the Temple of Doom at SOREDI’s Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | June 5, 2019

You won’t want to miss our Rogue Adventure Annual Conference on June 27. Register today. There are still full tables available, giving you the best price, so that you can invite your clients, employees or friends along for your adventure. Over the past year, SOREDI has faced obstacles and challenges, dodged pitfalls and discovered treasure! […]

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Two Southern Oregon Companies Join BUILT OREGON’s First Accelerator Cohort

By Alex Palmer | June 4, 2019

At SOREDI we’ve been really excited to partner with and support Built Oregon’s mission to make Oregon a center of excellence for consumer product innovation and growth. A key part of this mission is Built Oregon’s first accelerator program . Today, they announced the companies participating in the next cohort, which includes Southern Oregon companies, HEM […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Gadgets & Change – the Impact of Technology

By Codi Spodnik | May 29, 2019

SOREDI has a consultant in town this week. We are ready to embark upon a new frontier, to discover the best vision and path forward for Southern Oregon as we develop our next 5-year regional and comprehensive economic development strategy. As our staff gathered this morning for an initial roundtable conversation with the consultants, they […]

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Be Thinking About Bend Venture Conference: July Application Deadline

By Alex Palmer | May 29, 2019

Bend Venture Conference in October might seem like a long way off, but applications for participating companies open in just over a month (on JULY 10th) so it’s definitely not too early to think about applying. If you’ve not attended BVC before, it’s the biggest venture conference in the entire Pacific Northwest. It not only […]

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Local Food Featured at June 6 LAUNCH|Talk

By Codi Spodnik | May 22, 2019

Don’t miss SOREDI’s LAUNCH|Talk on June 6: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business. In addition to expert panelists, Tom Marks-Ladd, Founder of Rogue Natural Foods; Stefan Schachter, Founder and President of ECOTEAS; Elizabeth Fujas, Founder and CEO of Rising Sun Farms; and Kelly McNamara, Specialty Gourmet Food Manager of Ashland Food Co-op, you’ll […]

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Plan to Come Early to Rogue Adventure, June 27, 2019

By Codi Spodnik | May 22, 2019

Registration Opens at 4:30pm on June 27 for Rogue Adventure, our 2019 Annual Meeting. You will want to come when the doors open to learn about every community in SOREDI’s service area. Jackson County, Josephine County and every city in both counties will have a booth to help you recognize the gems that make up […]

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SOREDI’s June LAUNCH|Talk Panel to Cultivate Local Food & Beverage Producers

By SOREDI | May 13, 2019

Thursday, June 6, beginning at 5:30 pm, SOREDI will offer a LAUNCH|Talk featuring local experts in the development of local food and beverage products. The program will be held in the PLEXIS Healthcare Systems building on Oak Street in Ashland. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served. Tickets are $10, available at Panelists, Tom […]

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June 6 LAUNCH|Talk: Cultivating a High Growth Food & Beverage Business

By Codi Spodnik | May 8, 2019

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. Get your tickets now and please […]

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Notes From Colleen’s Desk: Rogue Adventure, 32nd Annual Meeting

By Codi Spodnik | May 1, 2019

Time really does fly when you are on a great adventure! This year at SOREDI has been full of many roguediculous moments, pivotal action steps, and adventure as we’ve pursued greater things for the good of our Southern Oregon business community and every citizen. We can’t wait to tell you more! So we are pleased to announce […]

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Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio Opens For Applications.

By Alex Palmer | April 30, 2019

This week sees the launch of the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS): the first program of its kind designed to build a blockchain-based ecosystem, and position Oregon’s businesses and institutions to further compete globally. The program is a partnership between digital agency R/GA Venturesm and Moda, Umpqua Bank, Portland State University, Oregon Health & […]

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