Thanks to SOREDI for continuing to support our regional small businesses with encouragement, resources and industry contacts.
We are excited to report that [the SOREDI OCF] grant will allow us to complete a STracker control software upgrade that will bring uniformity to our existing and future installations and move us a step closer to full remote-control capabilities.
I'm writing to thank SOREDI for your much-needed and greatly appreciated grant of $2,500. In the Applegate, we like to say we are centrally isolated, nestled between Grants Pass and Jacksonville. And, while a few of our local businesses are members of one of those two chambers of commerce, our business conditions and style of life is vastly different from either city.
We formed the Applegate Valley Business Network to meet the needs of the farmers, ranchers, food and beverage producers, craftspeople, and small retail establishments that are the economic engine for our area. We are beyond excited to be recognized by SOREDI for our contribution to the regional economy and quality of life.
Your funding is enabling us to strengthen our local food system and launch a local business visioning process.
Thank you so much for recognizing and supporting our work.
Seth Kaplan, Executive Director
Having lived in some great places up and down the west coast, I certainly treasure the opportunity I've had to live in a place that is not only beautiful, but has provided an unparalleled family environment. Moreover it is truly a great place to do business AND raise a family AND have an excellent overall quality of life. SOREDI works hard to help business prosper while also supporting a healthy, vibrant community that is economically growing and diversified.
Steve Brown, President
CDS Publications, Medford
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 property tax abatement incentives through the enterprise zone and has helped us interface with local community leaders.
Tim Hart, Vice President
Duro-Last Roofing, Merlin
I have never seen so many people so eager to lend a hand in our transition to Southern Oregon. Everyone has been extremely helpful – it has been extraordinary. In addition, we have found an exceptional workforce here with a great work ethic.
John Brinkert Jr., Vice President
Custom Door Parts, White City
Without SOREDI and its assistance with enterprise zone benefits and expansion financing, we would not have been able to relocate our factory from Seaside, California to Grants Pass, Oregon. SOREDI values building a strong business community in hopes that the future will be prosperous for all.
Belinda Marzi, Vice President
Marzi Sinks, Grants Pass
Outside of our own clients, SOREDI stands out as our most impactful business associate. Whether through facilitating opportunistic use of government training funds, or supporting us with a business loan during a time of need, or through simply providing sage advice, SOREDI has been a remarkable and reliable source of support. They are a tremendous asset to businesses in southern Oregon.
Alan Young, COO
Radio Design Group, Rogue River
SOREDI provides essential expertise and resources to help attract companies to Southern Oregon. Their support allowed Fire Mountain Gems to transition from the Illinois Valley to Grants Pass, growing from 160 employees to over 500. Their support of the electronic commerce zone is one example of how they partnered with us to grow our business investment, as well as attract qualified employees to the region.
Vern Frol, CEO
Fire Mountain Gems, Grants Pass
SOREDI has been of value to Oregon Swiss Precision since we moved to Grants Pass to start this company in 1989. SOREDI was a source of advice regarding sources for supplies, shipping contacts, and recruiting employees. Later as we expanded and grew SOREDI was instrumental with property tax abatement incentives, grant funding, and financial assistance.
Michael Anderson, President
Oregon Swiss Precision, Grants Pas
SOREDI has been instrumental in the existence of Encore Ceramics in Josephine County and our continued survival beyond the effects of the recession. SOREDI provided part of the funding needed to relocate the company from California which over the last twelve years has contributed over $16 million in payroll to its local employees.
Barry Russell, CEO
Encore Ceramics, Grants Pass