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Radio Interview: KCMX AM 880

By SOREDI | June 25, 2014

KCMX AM 880 host  Craig Fronek welcomed Colleen Johnston, SOREDI’s Senior Business Development Manager, on the show at 8am yesterday to talk about the new Southern Oregon Edge Campaign. Exciting time for Southern Oregon as “the edge” advantage is spread in regards to this great place to do business and enjoy a balanced life. Tune […]

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Mail Tribune: “SOREDI marketing effort will tell stories through pictures”

By SOREDI | June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 By Greg Stiles Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc. unveils a new marketing effort Wednesday during its annual meeting at the Inn at the Commons. The event runs 1-5 p.m. The Southern Oregon Edge campaign will display regional advantages through stories and photographs of growing and innovative businesses in the area. Executive Director […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Met One Instruments

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

GRANTS PASS, OR – Met One Instruments (MOI) moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, in 1980 from the Silicon Valley, and it has been riding a rapid growth curve ever since. “It just stopped making monetary sense to be there,” said Peter Pomponi, Vice President of Sales. According to their CFO Riley Loftin, “The business environment […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Lithia Auto Stores

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

MEDFORD, OR – With 100 dealerships in 12 states, Lithia Auto Stores could have located its national headquarters anywhere, but chose to build a LEED silver certified facility in Medford, Oregon. “We made a conscious decision to locate our new headquarters here,” says Tom Dobry, vice president of marketing. “Here we have the best of all worlds—an […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Quantum Innovations

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

CENTRAL POINT, OR–  After moving from Ohio to the Rogue Valley to be closer to his wife’s family, Norm Kester started a company in his garage. That was 12 years ago. Now, the veteran-owned ophthalmic coatings company, has its headquarters in  Central Point, Oregon, and sells globally. Quantum Innovations was named one of the “100 Best […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: ORW Architecture

By SOREDI | June 21, 2014

MEDFORD, OR – The principals at Ogden Roemer Wilkerson Architecture came to Southern Oregon for the lifestyle and stayed for much more. Ken Ogden “fled” from Los Angeles 20 years ago after a close brush with a gang-related drive-by shooting. He didn’t mind leaving the four-hour-a-day commute either. He loves living in a place where he can […]

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Jefferson Exchange Radio Interview “Southern Oregon: Leveraging Its Edge”

By SOREDI | June 20, 2014

  Friday morning June 20, Colleen Johnston of Southern Oregon Economic Development Inc. was interviewed The Jefferson Exchange radio talk show about SOREDI launching the national marketing campaign The Southern Oregon Edge. Click HERE to listen to interview.  

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SOREDI Launches Innovative National Campaign at Annual Meeting June 25th

By SOREDI | June 17, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 17, 2014 Contact: Colleen Johnston, Senior Business Development Manager, SOREDI Ofc: (541) 773-8946, Email: Colleen@soredi.org SOREDI Launches Innovative National Campaign at Annual Meeting June 25th MEDFORD, OR- Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development, Inc. (SOREDI) will debut a revolutionary national marketing campaign titled, The Southern Oregon Edge, at their June 25, […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Procare Software

By SOREDI | June 14, 2014

MEDFORD, OR – Procare Software creates the world’s leading management tools for child care businesses. Recently, they outgrew their office space and rather than move out of Southern Oregon, owner Jeff Blum chose to build their new corporate headquarters in the heart of historic downtown Medford because Southern Oregon has everything their business needs to thrive. The quality […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Project A Inc.

By SOREDI | June 14, 2014

ASHLAND, OR – What brings a software development company to Southern Oregon? After living in California and Arizona, Jim and Dena Teece chose to move their company, Project A, to Ashland, Oregon, for a combination of business and personal reasons: good transportation options, FedEx service, a small college-town atmosphere, a brew pub and it was friendly […]

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