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 […]

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SOREDI Holiday Celebration!

By SOREDI | November 18, 2015

Tis the season to say thanks and celebrate! The open house will be Tuesday, December 1 from 4 to 6 pm. BricktownE Brewery will be catering the open house with heavy appetizers. Also, we will be enjoying wine and beer. SOREDI members only or by special invite. Members and invited guests will need to RSVP […]

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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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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: SOTAR

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Rollin’ On The River You can’t whitewater raft down any American river that hasn’t been already explored by an adventurer in their SOTAR. In fact, SOTAR inflatable boat owners are navigating rivers and bodies of water all over the world with their rafts, catarafts, and kayaks; built to withstand the roughest water. It’s understandable why […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Hellgate Jetboats & Katanacraft

By SOREDI | June 19, 2015

Adventures in Manufacturing Everyone who climbs aboard a Hellgate Jetboat in Grants Pass, Oregon, knows they’re about to experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that includes magnificent scenery in hydro-jet powered boats skimming along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River down through Hellgate Canyon. But what’s not quite as obvious is that the super sleek and highly […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Wilderness

By Chris Cook | June 19, 2015

A River of Fun Rogue Wilderness Adventures offers outdoor enthusiasts a wide choice of energizing excursions – from half-day rafting trips to a four-day raft-supported hike along the Rogue River with hearty meals and overnights at comfortable riverfront lodges. “Tourism is exploding in Southern Oregon,” says Brad Niva, who purchased Rogue Wilderness Adventures 10 years […]

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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 […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Creamery

By SOREDI | April 29, 2015

Handmade Locally. Celebrated Globally. CENTRAL POINT, OR – Meet Matilda and Charlie, two of the most hard-working members of the Rogue Creamery operation. They are intelligent, dependable, and technically efficient. They are continuously productive, but never get tired. Okay, Matilda and Charlie may need a little maintenance from time to time, but that’s because they’re […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Rogue Valley Microdevices

By Chris Cook | January 29, 2015

Accomplishing Greatness In the early 2000’s, Jessica Gomez and her husband, Patrick Kayatta, made history when they became Medford’s first microelectronics manufacturing company. Today, Rogue Valley Microdevices is not only a local model for successful business development with 300 percent growth, they have also earned a reputation as a global industry leader. Jessica and Patrick […]

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Southern Oregon Edge Profile: Marzi Sink Factory

By Chris Cook | September 26, 2014

GRANTS PASS, OR – What do dragonflies, pool balls, ferns, cave paintings and koi have in common? You can find them adorning the numerous, varied sinks in the Marzi Sink Factory’s Grants Pass, Oregon, showroom. And in high-end luxury homes throughout the world, including those of Clint Eastwood, Prince and Meryl Streep to name just […]

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