Southern Oregon Edge

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Plexis Healthcare Systems

By SOREDI | July 5, 2016

Empowering the Technology of Healthcare ASHLAND, OR – Headquartered in Southern Oregon, PLEXIS delivers enterprise core healthcare administration and claims management solutions to employer groups and healthcare payers throughout the United States and 15 countries, affecting over 70 million people worldwide. “At PLEXIS, our guiding mission is to create positive and meaningful change within the healthcare […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Britt Music & Arts Festival

By SOREDI | June 28, 2016

Magic Under the Stars. JACKSONVILLE, OR – A music festival that began in the summer of 1963 on a simple plywood stage erected on a hillside in Jacksonville has become one of the most famous entertainment offerings in the Pacific Northwest. Britt Music & Arts Festival continues to bring in world-class acts for four months […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Dutch Bros

By SOREDI | June 7, 2016

Where Something’s Always Brewing. GRANTS PASS, OR – “Espresso! It’s like coffee on steroids,” said Travis Boersma, who first proposed the idea of a coffee stand to his brother. “We should sell espresso.” And with those words, Dutch Bros was born and has since grown from a simple pushcart to more than 325 locations in Oregon, […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Eagle Point Golf Club

By SOREDI | May 26, 2016

Southern Oregon Living in Full Swing. EAGLE POINT, OR – Bob and Chana Hyer have been busy putting their shine on one of the jewels of the Rogue Valley, the Eagle Point Golf Club. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course was named one of the ten best in the country in 1996 by Golf […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Bierson Corporation

By SOREDI | February 2, 2016

Local Innovation. National Reputation. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Bierson Corporation has harnessed the resources of the Rogue Valley to create a small powerhouse of a company that transforms local wood products into a dazzling array of commercial and consumer goods. With almost no marketing, Bierson, based in Central Point, has developed a national reputation for fashioning three-dimensional […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Boise Cascade

By SOREDI | January 14, 2016

Far Reaching. Locally Rooted. MEDFORD, OR – With an international reach and a strong local presence, Boise Cascade literally rose from the ashes in 1998 and regained its footing as the region’s economic engine. A devastating fire in 1998 damaged much of Boise’s Medford Plywood facility, and the company’s 450 workers wondered about their future and whether the […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Harry & David

By SOREDI | January 12, 2016

Delivering Expertly Crafted Delight. MEDFORD, OR – Nestled in the heart of Southern Oregon, the sprawling pear orchards have long been landmarks for the Rogue Valley. Like the region’s namesake river, the wide expanse of trees supports a broad array of local businesses, big and small—none more so than Medford’s own Harry & David, which […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Diode Laser Concepts

By SOREDI | January 5, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Diode Laser Concepts Inc. creates some of the most advanced high-tech gadgets right in Medford for Fortune 500 companies. “We make black boxes, with a laser coming out of them,” says Mike Robinson, who with his wife, Cindy, has owned and operated the company […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: SOTAR

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Rollin’ On The River You can’t whitewater raft down any American river that hasn’t been already explored by an adventurer in their SOTAR. In fact, SOTAR inflatable boat owners are navigating rivers and bodies of water all over the world with their rafts, catarafts, and kayaks; built to withstand the roughest water. It’s understandable why […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Hellgate Jetboats & Katanacraft

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Adventures in Manufacturing Everyone who climbs aboard a Hellgate Jetboat in Grants Pass, Oregon, knows they’re about to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that includes magnificent scenery in hydro-jet powered boats skimming along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River down through Hellgate Canyon. But what’s not quite as obvious is that the super sleek and highly […]

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