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Southern Oregon Business Conference 2020

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2019

Join us for SOBC 2020 Join us for Southern Oregon Business Conference 2020, where we will share and discuss the region’s new strategy to align our economic ecosystem around 5 initiatives: Business Development Innovation & Entrepreneurship Talent Tourism Placemaking Jeff Marcell, Senior Partner at TIP Strategies will share tell us how we will be:  Stronger […]

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Community Gems: Christmas & Dragons in Jacksonville

By Codi Spodnik | December 11, 2019

Jacksonville has many annual traditions: the Britt Festival, the city-wide yard-sale, the frequent trolley tours, and even the haunted walks leading up to Halloween. However, several spectacular winter events often get overlooked, such as the Victorian Christmas and the Chinese New Year celebrations. During the last weekend of November, Jacksonville puts on a Victorian Christmas […]

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Member News: Centerpoint Offers Leadership Development

By Codi Spodnik | December 10, 2019

Guy Perrin, of Centerpoint Leadership Services, specializes in consulting, coaching and counseling to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies. Based in Southern Oregon, they provide on-site and virtual services across the country. Beginning in January, Centerpoint will be offering assessments for those who wish to participate in the upcoming Leadership Development Forum, to be held in […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Apple Butter Blessings

By Codi Spodnik | November 27, 2019

Each morning I roll out of my driveway and take a gander at one of the old apple trees that grace the front lawn. Most of the apples drop dutifully each year, by late October or early November, and I am scrambling to use them up or give them away. If they are not plucked […]

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Winter PitchFest: Dec 5 LAUNCH|Talk

By Codi Spodnik | November 20, 2019

Help us celebrate the end of 2019 by attending our Winter PitchFest on December 5th in Grants Pass! We’ll feature pitches from four of the regions most promising start-ups that have been part of our Launch initiative and the Virtual Incubator Program over the past few months. The companies pitching are: For Bitter For Worse: Creators […]

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Community Gems: Welcome to Medford!

By Codi Spodnik | November 20, 2019

If you take I-5 exits 27 or 30, you will find yourself in the seat of Jackson County, the largest town in the Rogue Valley and the fourth largest city in the state. This city, home to nearly 81,000 residents and filled with plenty of growing industries, is…you guessed it—Medford! Incorporated in 1885, and increasing […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Popcorn Dreams Do Come True

By Codi Spodnik | November 13, 2019

This day had to come.  And it’s bittersweet. It is a first for me and despite my selfish desire to insist on just a few more days (I already played that card and got six additional weeks!); it’s time to say farewell and happy retirement to one of our very own. This week, Community Development […]

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Free Southern Oregon Media Mixer

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

Sponsored by Southern Oregon University’s Digital Media Center, and presented by Film Southern Oregon: OMPA’s Media Mixer (aka Cameras & Cocktails) is coming back to Southern Oregon for the fourth time this year, with special guests, Tim Willimas, Executive Director of Oregon Film and David Cress, Producer of Portlandia, Documentary Now! and Shrill.  Come on […]

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Southern Oregon Favorite Named World’s Best Cheese!

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

The World’s Best Cheese? It’s Blue and Comes From Oregon Rogue Creamery, which took the top prize at the World Cheese Awards with its Rogue River Blue produced in Oregon, has seen sales and interest jump. Norway won last year. Britain won the year before that. But it was a blue cheese from the United […]

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Tourism Workforce Survey

By Codi Spodnik | November 6, 2019

In 2018, Oregon’s travel and tourism industry generated $12.3 billion in visitor spending. Visitation to the state is at an all-time high and everyone in the industry, from frontline staff to the creatives behind the state’s marketing campaigns, makes a difference in visitors’ experiences in Oregon. Travel Oregon continues to receive feedback that workforce development […]

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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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CDS Publications, Medford

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