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Chamber Corner: Coast a busy place from Dunefest to fishing (1)

September 14, 2014 — 

It’s been a wonderful summer in Reedsport/Winchester Bay. The weather has been close to perfect for weeks, with warm days in the low 80s and very little rain. None of …

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On Biz: RAIN provides boost for new businesses (2)

September 14, 2014 — 

It’ll soon be raining money and benefits for a couple of new businesses or business ideas. If you’re interested in giving your business or idea a boost, then submit an …

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Matching job market with workforce a challenge in Douglas County (3)

September 14, 2014 — 

The front page of the classified section of The News-Review has been full of job openings. The list includes welders, fabricators and mechanics, truck drivers and therapists, caregivers and case …

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Legally Speaking: Wills and trusts lose potency when on the shelf too long (4)

September 14, 2014 — 

The following is based on a case that occurred in Lane County. In the 1990s, Opal executed and funded a trust. Opal had no children. At the time the trust …

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Chamber Corner: South County communities offer activities and opportunities (5)

September 14, 2014 — 

The Glendale and Azalea communities have several activities and opportunities available for its residents and visitors this fall. The Cow Creek Historical Society is hosting a Country BBQ & Car …

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Small Business: Strategic alliances provide powerful opportunities (6)

September 14, 2014 — 

No man is an island. You may be bravely striding down the road of managing your business, but there may come a time when a strategic alliance will give your …

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News-Review ad production staff earns six awards (7)

September 8, 2014 — 

The advertising production staff of The News-Review picked up six awards in the 2014 Best Ideas Ad Contest sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. The awards were announced in …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: Positivity and optimism are perhaps our greatest traits (8)

September 7, 2014 — 

If you’ve read any of my columns this year, you’ve noticed (hopefully) that I’ve been gone lately. In fact, my last column was in May. I’ll explain to you next …

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Small Business: Four basics to help start a business (9)

September 7, 2014 — 

Starting a business began for me as a desire to have my own business. The idea that I could start a business came from watching my brother-in-law and his brother …

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On Biz: Roseburg broker goes for broke on sales (10)

September 7, 2014 — 

Patti Archambault celebrated her 20th year in the real estate profession with a million-dollar accomplishment. The Roseburg RE/MAX Professional Realty broker was recognized as a new member of the company’s …

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Cruise Control: Challenging the stereotypes of a car salesman (11)

September 7, 2014 — 

Editor’s Note: The new Cruise Control column on the automobile industry will appear occasionally. For most people, interactions with sales associates occur on a daily basis. Nearly every consumable product …

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Meet Your Merchant: Roseburg business sells, installs good vibes and sounds (12)

September 7, 2014 — 

Editor’s Note: Stories in the Meet Your Merchant series will occasionally appear in the News-Review business section. In the eyes of John Hooper, Christmas comes more than once a year …

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Energy Spotlight: Proper testing cuts down on duct bills (13)

September 7, 2014 — 

As an energy efficiency specialist with Pacific Power for 18 years, Steve Campbell had seen the challenge of ever-rising costs of home heating and cooling. In 2003, Campbell founded Home …

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Century Ranch: Swingley returns to her ranching roots (14)

August 31, 2014 — 

DAYS CREEK — Diane Swingley just laughs when asked about her childhood on her family’s ranch. “We were so isolated,” she said of the ranch that lies on the west …

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SCORE provides education and mentoring to small businesses (15)

August 31, 2014 — 

What is SCORE, anyway? Service Corps of Retired Executives, today known by just the acronym SCORE, is a nonprofit arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The organization was started …

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Manager transitions to owner of Roseburg deli (16)

August 31, 2014 — 

With about seven years of experience as a manager of small food service businesses, Scott Redcay didn’t hesitate when approached about becoming an owner. Redcay, who had managed Sandy’s Deli …

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Chamber Corner: Canyonville community, events, volunteers all a source of pride (17)

August 31, 2014 — 

Hello from the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce! Summer is coming to an end. Pioneer Days just ended and was a great success as were our other community festivals, music in …

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Small Business: Mission, vision and values statements a foundation for business success (18)

August 31, 2014 — 

Every business should have a mission and vision and consider adding a values statement. The exercise of “visioning” has often been overdone and led to business elements often discussed and …

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On Biz: Veteran chef opens Sutherlin sandwich shop (19)

August 24, 2014 — 

With over 30 years experience in food service and the making of a few hundred thousand sandwiches to her name, Nellie Edelman figured it was time to own and operate …

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Small Business: What challenges face your business? (20)

August 18, 2014 — 

Starting a business is an achievement, but maintaining one can be the larger challenge. There are many day-to-day tests that face every business owner whether the business is large or …

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