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FREE: Emergency Preparedness Community Training

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

Join us for an overview of the Cascadia subduction zone risk in Oregon, and tips and tools to prepare your workplace, home, and family. Are you ready in the event of an emergency?  Many of us talk about earthquake and emergency preparedness, but how prepared are we? Please join SAIF this November to learn how […]

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Nine Southern Oregon Non-Profits Recognized in Oregon Business’ Best 100

By Codi Spodnik | October 23, 2019

Congratulations to 11 Non-Profits located in Southern Oregon, for being recognized by Oregon Business Magazine in the Best 100 Non-Profits to Work For in 2019. Join us in celebrating these vital employers and resource providers in our Southern Oregon Community: CASA of Jackson & Josephine Counties College Dreams Consumer Credit Counseling of Southern Oregon Creative […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning

By Codi Spodnik | October 16, 2019

Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Sycamore Trees and Succession Planning I have a 60-year-old giant of a friend who resides in the back yard of my childhood home. He is tall and stately. He’s weathered a few growth spurts, storms and seasons of change. My parents bought the home in 1962 and to the best of […]

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RCC SBDC: Marketing & Customer Service Classes Available

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

There’s still time to register for marketing and customer service classes to increase your business success. Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business This class covers a broad spectrum of marketing topics; from branding to social media, creating effective business plans to identify your target client. You will leave with thought-provoking concepts and real-world solutions to marketing […]

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Community Gems: The Shady Radio

By Codi Spodnik | October 9, 2019

How many small cities have their own radio station? The answer is not many, but as of 2007, Shady Cove has been one of them. This 3,105-person city along Highway 62 proudly advertises their radio station on the sign-posts marking the city’s entrances and exits. According to city administrator, Tom Corrigan, Shady Cove’s radio is […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: To Recruit or Not Recruit

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Predictably, we are frequently asked if we can share new companies or industries we are pursuing to bring to the area. Courting companies that are interested in Southern Oregon – and are a good fit for our region – has been a core function of SOREDI since we were established in 1987. In fact, it […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions

October LAUNCH|Talk: M&A 101 – Buying and Selling a Business

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

When: Wednesday, October 9: 5:30 – 7:30 pm Where: Urban Cork, Downtown Medford Tickets: $10  Every entrepreneur needs to know understand the buying and selling of businesses. Knowing the basics of Mergers and Acquisitions is a critical part of exiting a business through a successful sale, purchasing an existing business or adding partners to a […]

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Podcast: How to Raise Money From a Venture Investor

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Venture Capital firm, Andreesen Horowitz offers a helpful episode on their podcast, a16z, How to Raise Money From a Venture Investor. Enjoy! 

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Bend Outdoor Worx: Breakout Bootcamp 2019

By Codi Spodnik | October 2, 2019

Bend Outdoor Worx presents BreakOut Bootcamp 2019 The only funding event solely focused on the outdoor product industry. BOOTCAMP EVENT Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Location: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 61980 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend, OR 97703 BOOTCAMP TICKETS BOW Bootcamp is a series of educational sessions to give start-up businesses the […]

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GET REAL! Future Proofing Your Reality

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

There are a few seats left at MFG Summit 2019: GET REAL! Get tickets now!  If you are a local manufacturing enterprise, you will appreciate this opportunity to meet one another and to learn from the experts at Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP), Moss Adams and OregonTech. In addition, every company will benefit from learning […]

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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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