SOREDI Announces Southern Oregon Business Innovators Group (SOBIG)

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 principles, an improved business climate, and community prosperity.

SOBIG is a three-pronged program, focused on Traded Sector Businesses that provides:

  • Monthly Executive Breakfast
  • Targeted Employee Training
  • Targeted Learning Tours

SOBIGAnnual membership provides highly valuable trainings each quarter for executives and employees providing an opportunity to learn from experts at hosted executive breakfasts, and one‐on‐one networking, coaching, and mentoring from peers. SOBIG is poised to bring key issues to the forefront that affect the bottom line and inform economic development practitioners and educators, resulting in an improved business climate where business can prosper.

SOBIG Chair Norm Kester of Quantum Innovations says: “We are bringing together Southern Oregon companies from all sectors and types to make our businesses better, to make our people better and ultimately to make Southern Oregon a better place to work and live.  We collectively want to make something bigger than ourselves happen in Southern Oregon. We are on our way to doing just that with SOBIG.”

Learn more or become a member of SOBIG today at

About SOBIG: The SOBIG Mission is: To help business prosper in Southern Oregon through mentorship and collaboration, continuous improvement principles, an improved business climate, and community prosperity as a whole. The chair is Norm Kester, Quantum Innovations; Co-chair: Scott Shumway, Cropper Medical

About SOREDI: SOREDI is a private, membership-based, non-profit organization, governed by a board of directors. Its staff is charged with local business expansion and new business recruitment efforts, financial assistance to start-up companies through its business loan fund, and management of Enterprise Zones in Jackson and Josephine Counties. The agency was formed as a regional economic development agency in 1987. Learn more at


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