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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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SOU Professional Development Workshops

By Codi Spodnik | September 25, 2019

SOU offers adult education courses to help working professionals find programs and resources that will push their careers to the next level. Their online and evening classroom degree programs offer flexible scheduling to allow busy professionals to participate. There are also financial aid resources and employee reimbursement programs that might be applicable. Find out more […]

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GET REAL! SOREDI Hosts 2019 Manufacturing Summit

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

SOREDI is pleased to announce it will again host the Manufacturing Summit at the Table Rock Campus of Rogue Community College in White City on Friday, September 27. Registration begins at 7:30 am, with the program beginning at 8 am. The program will conclude by 2 pm, when RCC will conduct an optional tour of […]

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SOREDI Tops $20 Million Lent Milestone with Gap Financing Program

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

SOREDI is thrilled to report it has topped a significant milestone in its 32-year history as the region’s economic development agency, surpassing $20 million lent to expanding businesses in Southern Oregon via its Business Development Loan Fund. Since its inception SOREDI’s loan portfolio has now generated 243 loans totaling more than $20 million lent and […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Yogi’s Milestone

By Codi Spodnik | September 18, 2019

There is a quiet and gentle giant thoughtfully working on behalf of SOREDI – but for the benefit of Southern Oregon businesses – hanging out most days in our northeast corner office with a clear view of the park. His name is Yogi. He responds heartily to lunch opportunities and loves a good doughnut. With […]

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Medford Area Industry Tour: Members Only

January 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Southern Oregon Business Conference 2020

January 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Tierra del Sol would not have been able to get financing for the store without SOREDI. SOREDI is an important resource in Southern Oregon that...

Heidi Phillips, Owner
Tierra del Sol, Grants Pass

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