SOREDI’s March LAUNCH Ashland PubTalk Features MaskIT Founder, Shallan Ramsey

By Codi Spodnik | March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, beginning at 5:30 pm, LAUNCH Ashland will offer a PubTalk for area start-ups at the Ashland Springs Hotel Ballroom. The program will feature Shallan Ramsey, founder of MaskIT. Appetizers and coffee/tea will be provided at the event. Beer and wine is offered for purchase. PubTalks are free to attend. Register at […]

Read More

SOREDI Announces New, Coordinated Effort to LAUNCH Ashland Entrepreneurs

By SOREDI | September 29, 2016

Medford OR –  Friday, September 30, at a luncheon at the Ashland Hills Inn, SOREDI Venture Catalyst, Tim Root will unveil a new plan to focus resources on entrepreneurs in the Ashland area. The goal of LAUNCH Ashland is to foster new businesses, preparing them to receive funding from investors or loan funds. Launch Ashland […]

Read More

Oregon Top Workplaces 2015

By SOREDI | November 17, 2015

The Oregonian Media Group has recognized 100 Companies and Organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington as Top Workplaces 2015. These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Top Workplaces are not only better places to work but are more likely to be successful than […]

Read More

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Joma Films

By SOREDI | April 29, 2015

Filmmaking, Southern Oregon Style ASHLAND, OR – Not every filmmaking couple would trade their successful careers in Southern California for seemingly riskier options in Southern Oregon, but it made sense for entrepreneurs Gary and Anne Lundgren. For ten years they had traveled north of the California border on filming projects – while living and working […]

Read More

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Oregon Shakespeare Festivals

By SOREDI | January 1, 2015

ASHLAND,OR – Ask Cynthia Rider why any business would want to locate in Southern Oregon and you will get an impassioned monologue: “People move here because they love this place. It’s not any one thing. The quality of life here is so special. It’s everything from the obvious natural beauty to the variety of resources. […]

Read More

Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Darex

By SOREDI | December 3, 2014

ASHLAND,OR– If you use a drill for your profession or do-it-yourself projects, you may well know Darex. Based in Ashland, Oregon, Darex is the creator and manufacturer of the world’s best selling industrial drill sharpeners. Unhappiness living and doing business in Chicago was the impetus for a nationwide search for a place that had four […]

Read More

The Jeffersonian: “Take 3” – The Film Industry in Southern Oregon

By SOREDI | July 11, 2014

The Jeffersonian is a magazine-style television program airing on SOPTV that captures the multi-faceted blend of people, places and activities that comprise the unique vibe of life in the Northern Siskiyou Mountains and Rogue River Valley of Oregon and California.  The Jeffersonian’s student-focused collaboration among SOPTV, Southern Oregon University, and the Southern Oregon Digital Media Center. There […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Keep up with the latest news from SOREDI. Sign up with your email address to receive updates.

Next Events

LAUNCH|Talk: Winter Pitchfest!

December 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Duro-Last has a great working relationship with SOREDI, who has been instrumental in our growth and expansion throughout the years. SOREDI has helped us with...

Tim Hart, Vice President
Duro-Last Roofing, Merlin

Read More

Sustaining & Executive Underwriters