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Community Gems: Talent, Gateway to the Future

By Codi Spodnik | January 22, 2020

Contrary to my childhood assumption, the city of Talent is not named after some surprising skill someone once possessed (though that’s not to say the people of Talent don’t have talents galore—a trip to the new Makerspace will convince you otherwise). Talent, however, was actually named after A.P. Tallent, a settler who platted a site […]

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Board Profile: Terri Coppersmith

By Codi Spodnik | January 15, 2020

Terri Coppersmith, a visionary executive officer with extensive experience in financial leadership, has lived in the beautiful Rogue Valley since 2003. After working for the Western Energy Institute in Portland, Oregon, she moved to the Southern part of the state to become the Vice President of Finance for Plexis Healthcare Systems. In addition to her […]

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SOREDI Board Profile: Steve Vincent, President

By Codi Spodnik | January 8, 2020

Steve Vincent: Steve Vincent, the Oregon Regional Business Manager for Avista Utilities, has no free time—but if he did, he would like to fish and learn more about rural Oregon’s history. A fifth generation native of Jackson County, and the president of the SOREDI Board, Steve also serves on the SOU Board of Trustees, Earth […]

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Community Gems: White City

By Codi Spodnik | January 8, 2020

Imagine that it’s year 1942, and you can hear the footsteps of hundreds of soldiers hiking up and down the hills and valleys of the rural Rogue Valley land. Camp White, which has concrete bunkers still standing today, is one of the historic parts of Jackson County belonging to a non-incorporated town—White City. Home to […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Resolutions – Let’s Go Bowling!

By Codi Spodnik | January 1, 2020

Each January, there’s always a lot of talk about New Year’s Resolutions. Right? We can’t help ourselves, I suppose. We love fresh goals, fresh starts, and first frames. Top resolutions for most of us apparently continue to be to lose weight and get organized. And I will admit that both of those have crossed my […]

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Amy Browne Joins SOREDI as Business Development Manager

By Codi Spodnik | December 26, 2019

Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Amy Browne will be joining the Business Development team at SOREDI. Amy will be on board effective January 2, 2020. Browne is a Southern Oregon Native that is passionate about community, family and helping others.  Amy brings 23 years of customer service, team […]

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Community Gems: Butte Falls

By Codi Spodnik | December 24, 2019

We all see signs and ads for upcoming projects and productions day after day after day. But when’s the last time you heard about local news—the new and exciting “coming soon” announcements for small towns? Butte Falls, with a population of 435 and a thick forest separating it from the rest of its neighboring cities, […]

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SOBC 2020: Mission: One Rogue Valley

By Codi Spodnik | December 18, 2019

Join us for our 17th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference Mission: One Rogue Valley.  On Thursday, January 30, from 1:30 – 5:00 pm, SOREDI will be sharing pertinent information regarding the future of building a prosperous Southern Oregon. Recently, thanks to the financial support and participation of hundreds of stakeholders, SOREDI, enlisted the services of […]

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Notes from Colleen’s Desk: Obstacles and Course Corrections

By Codi Spodnik | December 18, 2019

I have been thinking a lot lately about obstacles, change, resistance and course corrections. It may have something to do with the book “The Obstacle is the Way,” which was procured for me about 5 months ago, by one of our stellar partners and local businesses – Zeal. Thank you, Trever and Adam! The book […]

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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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