Community Gems: An Underground Adventure

By Codi Spodnik | August 13, 2019

An Underground Adventure Have you ever wanted to explore a mysterious cavern? The Oregon Caves are one of the most popular attractions in Josephine County, and are one of four national monuments in the state. Of these monuments, which include the Cascade-Siskiyou Monument, the John Day Fossil Beds Monument, and the Newberry National Volcanic Monument, […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: You’ve Got Something to Say!

By Codi Spodnik | August 7, 2019

We all love to be in the know and we all love to have our say, right? You know it’s true. So here is an opportunity for you to do both! You can be in the know about our current efforts to update our Comprehensive Economic Develop Strategy (CEDS) and have your say. It’s a two-for-one. […]

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LAUNCH|Talk: All Your Legal Questions Answered

By Codi Spodnik | July 24, 2019

Join us at The Hivve in Grants Pass on Thursday, August 8 at 5:30. Tickets are $10 – Available now and at the door. Food and beverage included. Wine provided by Pallet Wines. Every entrepreneur faces legal questions at some point. • What company structure is right for my business? • How do I file […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Trail Junctions

By Codi Spodnik | July 24, 2019

Some of you may know my trail name here in the SOREDI office is “Spur.” It was aptly given me by a staff member a few years ago after a staff retreat. We had drawn names and been given the assignment to give another staff member a trail name based on a variety of inputs […]

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Video: How Convertible Notes Work

By Alex Palmer | July 16, 2019

Our friends over at OTBC who run the Virtual Incubator Program have put together a great series on early stage funding options for start-ups, beginning with this one,  “Convertible Note Terms: How Convertible Notes Work.” If you’re interested in how equity investments work for start-ups, this 15-minute video is worth your time. You can register […]

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Community Gems: Books, Buildings and More in Phoenix!

By Codi Spodnik | July 16, 2019

Along I-5 sits a small Southern Oregon city that deserves recognition. Named after a Connecticut Insurance Company in the 1850s, this city now has roughly 4,600 residents. If you think I’m talking about Phoenix, Oregon…you are correct!  The city of Phoenix may not be as busy as some cities, but it maintains small-town community spirit—as […]

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2019 MFG Summit: GET REAL!

By Codi Spodnik | July 12, 2019

GET REAL! Futureproof Your Reality by attending MFG Summit 2019. Are you ready for Industry 4.0? While some companies may try to remain in denial of this fourth wave of the Industrial Revolution, smart manufacturers are adopting changes now that will leverage the potential of the technologies that are coming our way (and the ones […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Lessons in the Garden

By Codi Spodnik | July 10, 2019

I’ve been spending a bit of time in the garden lately – planting, watering, and of course, weeding. A lot of weeding! No doubt, there are a lot of lessons to be learned in the garden about effectively cultivating the soil, nurturing the young and tender seedlings, and relentlessly pulling out every weed that threatens […]

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Jordan Willing joins July 11 LAUNCH|Talk Panel

By Codi Spodnik | July 8, 2019

Jordan Willing, founder and CEO of JMW SALES, has joined our LAUNCH|Talk panel for Thursday, July 11. JMW is a consumer products company based in Ashland whose mission is to develop purposeful products that inspire and make an impact. JMW has successfully brought over 500 educational products to market under their own house brands such as […]

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Calling Southern Oregon Inventors and Makers! July 11 Panel

By Codi Spodnik | July 3, 2019

Get your tickets now! This LAUNCH|Talk will feature a panel discussion to help you learn what it takes to be successful making and selling products right here in Southern Oregon. Join us at the amazing new CraterWorks Maker Space in Central Point. Our evening will include a tour of CraterWorks so that you can see […]

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