SOREDI’s Colleen Padilla Named OEDA Secretary

By SOREDI | November 12, 2015

Colleen Padilla has been named Secretary for the Oregon Economic Development Association. Medford, Ore. – November 12, 2015:  –  Colleen Padilla, Senior Business Development Manager for SOREDI,  was named as 2015-2016 Secretary for the Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Board of Directors during its annual conference held October 18-20 in Medford.  Padilla has served on […]

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SOREDI Attends FabTech Show in Chicago

By SOREDI | November 10, 2015

Statewide TEAM Oregon Advanced Manufacturing Launches 2015-16 Initiatives Medford, OR. November 10, 2015: – TEAM Oregon Advanced Manufacturing has launched Year 2 of its targeted statewide business development program. SOREDI is a long-standing team member of 20 economic development organizations and utilities from throughout Oregon who have invested $40,000 in the program.  Over the next […]

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Met One Instruments is a local export leader

By SOREDI | November 9, 2015

Congratulations to Met One Instruments for being recognized yesterday on the front page of The Daily Courier! We love it when great companies get the recognition they deserve and Met One Instruments certainly deserves the accolades they have received for being the primary reason that Grants Pass exports increased in 2014. If you would like to […]

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Noland Alston Joins SOREDI as New Business Development Loan Manager

By SOREDI | November 5, 2015

Medford, OR. – November 5, 2015:  – Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) is pleased to announce that Noland Alston has joined SOREDI as the new Business Development Loan Manager. Alston has 34 years of commercial banking experience mostly in Southern Oregon.  Most recently, he spent 13 years with PremierWest Bank which became AmericanWest […]

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Jim Sorensen to Speak at SOREDI’s Business Conference

By SOREDI | November 4, 2015

Sorensen will provide the keynote message on January 28, 2016 Medford, OR. – November 4, 2015:  –  Jim Sorensen, master facilitator and sought after public speaker will provide the keynote for SOREDI’s Business Conference this year, which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. This will be the 13th Annual […]

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SOREDI Welcomes 5 New Board Members

By SOREDI | October 29, 2015

Kathy Peckham, Chris DuBose, EJ McManus, Terri Coppersmith, and Robin Ford join the SOREDI Board Medford, Ore. – October 29, 2015:  –  SOREDI is proud to welcome five new members to their Board of Directors. SOREDI Board Members have the responsibility of leading the development and cultivation of partnerships among private, community and public entities […]

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One West Main Wins 2015 OEDA Award for Business Development Success Story

By SOREDI | October 27, 2015

The collaboration that brought 200+ jobs to downtown Medford was recognized by the Oregon Economic Development Association. Medford, Ore. – October 27, 2015:  –  One West Main, a collaboration between Pacific Retirement Services, Rogue Disposal and Recycling, Inc., and Pro Care Software to bring jobs to downtown Medford to make it more vibrant. This collaboration […]

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Industry Tour of Jackson County Announced by SOREDI

By SOREDI | October 22, 2015

SOREDI offers members a behind-the-scenes tour of River Hawk Boats, Erickson, and Timber Products with a special discussion from Carestream. Medford, Ore. – October 22, 2015:  – SOREDI Members are invited to attend the next Industry Tour which will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of River Hawk Boats, Erickson, and Timber Products with a special discussion […]

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SOREDI Announces Kathy Trautman Promoted to Business Development Manager

By SOREDI | October 15, 2015

Trautman will build community partnerships while coordinating outreach programs to help business prosper in the region. Medford, Ore. – October 16, 2015:  – Kathy Trautman will assume responsibilities for traded-sector outreach calls in the region, and coordination of industry tours with members and education partners. Trautman will also facilitate the newly reorganized Southern Oregon Business […]

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Register Now! 2015 OEDA Annual Conference!

By SOREDI | October 8, 2015

R E G I S T E R  N O W ! October 18 – 20th  |  Medford, OR CONFERENCE COSTS: Early Bird Registration until October 12th: $199 / OEDA Members  |  $250 / Non Members Late Registration after October 12th: $265  If you haven’t visited Southern Oregon lately, then you don’t know Oregon! Experience southern hospitality and expand your […]

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