LAUNCH|Talks: Building Brands Customers Love and MORE

By Codi Spodnik | April 30, 2019

Don’t miss our upcoming LAUNCH|Talk: Building Brands Customers Love, to be held Thursday, May 2 at The Hivve in Grants Pass. While you have your calendar handy, sign up to attend the focused Food & Beverage LAUNCH|Talk scheduled for June 6, and Southern Oregon PitchFest on July 11. This Thursday, Branding Gurus Trever Yarrish, Gretchen […]

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

By Codi Spodnik | April 30, 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. Our Expert Panel Includes: Tom Marks-Ladd […]

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Thursday, May 2, LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass: Branding Panelists Confirmed

By Alex Palmer | April 23, 2019

With next week’s LAUNCH|Talk in Grants Pass fast approaching we’re pleased to confirm our first 3 panelists for the event; Building Brands Customers Love. Join us at The Hivve in Grants Pass beginning at 5:30 pm on Thursday, May 2. You will learn how to use every aspect of your marketing mix to build a […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: The Common Denominator

By Codi Spodnik | April 17, 2019

You may be wondering what drives the initiatives we take on at SOREDI.  Initiatives like our long-standing and award-winning Industry Tours, our Southern Oregon Edge business profiles, the annual Rogue Tech Collective Tech Tour, and SOREDI Quest, were all initiated by SOREDI in the last decade. While we do love to create and implement relevant […]

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Successful eCommerce 101 – Experts Go-To Tools.

By Alex Palmer | April 16, 2019

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the LAUNCH|Talk at Urban Cork last week to learn more about Successful eCommerce 101. One of the most valuable parts of our panel discussion was all about our expert panelists’ favorite tools. We had a lot of suggestions, so for your reference here’s a detailed run down […]

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Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Survey

By Codi Spodnik | April 4, 2019

SOREDI has been pleased to act as the fiscal agent for a grant from the Governor’s Office Local Economic Opportunity Fund (LEOF) to Travel Southern Oregon, in the amount of $51,850, for the purpose of conducting this study.  The Southern Oregon Wildfire & Visitor Perception Study tells the story of visitors to our region, the […]

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Panelists Confirmed for April 10 LAUNCH|Talk including Harry & David’s Head of E-Commerce.

By Alex Palmer | April 3, 2019

Our next LAUNCH|Talk is just a week away and we’re pleased to confirm our line-up of panelists, including  Oscar Castro, the VP E-Commerce for one of Medford’s biggest and best know businesses, Harry & David. Along with Jim Teece (Project A, Ashland Homenet), Sabina King (Hempure, Taza) and Brandon Kirkland (Epicshops), join us for a […]

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Built Oregon Launches Accelerator For Consumer Products Companies.

By Alex Palmer | March 27, 2019

With many great consumer products companies in Oregon already, Built Oregon is looking to build on this to make Oregon the leader in consumer product innovation and development. But becoming a leader requires laying the foundations of support, knowledge and resources upon which companies can engage. Built Oregon is launching the country’s first not for […]

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Food Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs – Check out OEN’s Angel Food Conference.

By Alex Palmer | March 26, 2019

After a year-long break, the signature OEN event, Angel Oregon, is BACK! If you’re a food start-up or entrepreneur in Southern Oregon check it out, the competition is open to entrants state-wide. This year’s event, the Angel Food Conference, will showcase scaling food & beverage companies from Oregon and SW Washington and represents the state’s first […]

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Buying a business as a route to entrepreneurship?

By Alex Palmer | March 21, 2019

This article from Oregon Business got me thinking… on the one hand the number of baby boomers potentially looking to sell businesses could be seen as a problem (hence the very useful suggestions in the article aimed at those boomers looking to sell). But with every problem comes opportunity for anyone else looking to buy […]

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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...

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First Call Resolution, Grants Pass

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