SOREDI Announces Tools for Conscious Leadership

By SOREDI | February 4, 2016

SOBIG, SOREDI, Rogue Community College, and OMEP are partnering to provide you a valuable leadership training course SOREDI and the Southern Oregon Business Innovators Group (SOBIG) are pleased to announce a new 4-session training: Tools for Conscious Leadership: proven strategies for improving performance. The class will be led by: Tim Root and Kleve Kee, Senior […]

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SOREDI Announces Southern Oregon Business Innovators Group (SOBIG)

By SOREDI | February 3, 2016

A new way to get connected and help businesses prosper Medford, Ore. – February 3, 2016:  – SOREDI is excited to introduce a brand new way to get connected and help businesses prosper: Southern Oregon Business Innovators Group (SOBIG). SOBIG is a dynamic group of innovative companies in Southern Oregon who are interested in continuous improvement […]

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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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Workforce Readiness Prosper Talks February 24th

By SOREDI | January 26, 2016

 SOREDI is coordinating quarterly Prosper Talks to bring interested parties together around key topics Medford, OR. – January 26, 2016: Are workforce concerns holding back your business growth? SOREDI knows there are some common problems that businesses in Southern Oregon face. Perhaps the most common constraint identified in recent years is the region’s workforce readiness. […]

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Renowned Speaker Jim Sorensen to Appear at SOREDI’s Business Conference

By SOREDI | January 21, 2016

Sorensen will provide the keynote message on January 28, 2016 Medford, OR. – January 21, 2016:  –  Jim Sorensen, master facilitator and sought after public speaker who has appeared at Tedx Rainier, will provide the keynote for SOREDI’s Business Conference this year, which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. […]

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Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit – March 2016

By SOREDI | January 21, 2016

What is the Manufacturers’ Summit? The Oregon Manufacturers’ Summit is an annual event that celebrates and empowers the manufacturing job creators in our state. The  2016 theme is ‘making great workplaces’. Finding, growing and retaining talent has emerged as the primary challenge of the 21st century. Learn from the experts about creating a workplace where a learning culture […]

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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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Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport Sets Record for 2015 Passenger Numbers

By SOREDI | January 12, 2016

MEDFORD, OR – January 12, 2016 – The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport blows past the ¾ million mark for total passengers in 2015! Year-end numbers came in at 757,971, a 14.08% increase over total passengers for 2014. “We were forecasting close to the ¾ million mark, but easily exceeded that estimation,” commented Bern […]

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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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SOREDI’s Business Conference to Include Jim Sorensen & Dr. Tim Duy

By SOREDI | January 7, 2016

Tim Duy, Ph.D. will join Jim Sorensen in speaking at the SOREDI Business Conference which is set for January 28, 2016 at the Inn at the Commons. This will be the 13th Annual Southern Oregon Business Conference and will take place from 1:30-5:00 pm. Duy’s fourth appearance is made possible by KeyBank, presenting sponsor of […]

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