2019 SOBC Presentation – Mary Hebert

By SOREDI | February 12, 2019


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LAUNCH|Talk: Funding Your Business

By carrie | February 8, 2019

Show me the money! We are back in Ashland for our first LAUNCH|Talk of 2019 at Plexis Healthcare Systems, 340 Oak Street, 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Raising money is one of the biggest challenges every entrepreneur, start-up, and established business faces. It can be a complicated and daunting process navigating all of the various funding […]

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November 2018 Statewide Economic Indicators

By Tim Duy | February 7, 2019

This is the University of Oregon State of Oregon Economic Indicators for November 2018. The release date is February 7, 20189. Special thanks to our sponsor, KeyBank Note: The government shutdown delayed the release of some of the data used… Continue Reading

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Regional Comparisons of Employer-Provided Benefits in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | February 7, 2019

Our recently released report about employer-provided benefits in Oregon details the most common health, retirement, leave, pay, and other offerings private employers extended to their full-time and part-time employees in June 2018.

Among the key findings: private companies in Portland and the Willamette Valley tended to have the largest shares of employers offering benefits. In addition, larger

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The MaskIt Story: Shallan Ramsey in Her Own Words

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Have you ever noticed a problem and become passionate about finding a solution? If so, you might be an entrepreneur. Shallan Ramsey noticed a problem and set out to solve it. Her journey led her through many stages of growth, both professionally and personally. Her perseverance through problem-solving, her resourcefulness and her use of the […]

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Southern Oregon Success Connects Companies with Resilient Strategies

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Southern Oregon Success is a regional organization tasked with informing Southern Oregon stakeholders about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and their effects on growth and development. The workforce in Southern Oregon has a significant percentage of workers affected by ACEs and Southern Oregon Success is prepared to offer local human resource managers strategies for training/managing/retaining workers […]

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Cascade Angels Invite Early Stage Companies to Apply for Funding

By Codi Spodnik | February 6, 2019

Entrepreneurs seeking investment capital have an opportunity to present their early stage businesses to Cascade Angels. Cascade Angels Fund V, LLC (“Cascade Angels Fund V” or the “Fund”) has opened up its first application period for 2019, which runs from February 4-March 15, 2019. Entrepreneurs interested in applying can do so via Gust. Any Southern […]

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation Recap

By Codi Spodnik | February 4, 2019

Many thanks to the Mail Tribune, our print media sponsor, for this thorough recap of the 2019 Southern Oregon Business Conference. And we greatly appreciate our broadcast media sponsor, KDRV, for capturing this interview with our current board president, Steve Vincent. 

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Unemployment by Reason in Oregon

By Research Division of the Oregon Employment Department | February 4, 2019

There is a large amount of turnover in the labor market every month, as many people move between categories of employed, unemployed, and not in the labor force. Movements between these categories are known as “flows.” People move between these categories for several reasons, which generally are considered to be voluntary (such as retirement out of the labor force) or involuntary ( such as a

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SOBC 2019: Igniting Innovation: Building High Impact Communities

By SOREDI | January 31, 2019

Speakers: Mary Hebert, Senior VP, North America Business Development, WAVTEQ Topic: High Touch Communities Attract High Tech Companies & Workforce Tim Duy, University of Oregon Dept. of Economics Topic: High Value Economic Forecast John Darrow, Senior Principle Engineer, Topic: High Intensity Trends from Inside Amazon Rob O’Neill and Dan Lapour, Moss Adams Portland Topic: […]

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