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Meet Your Merchant: B&D Custom Meats provides sharp service (1)

April 14, 2014 — 

Bart Guthrie admitted he had very little experience in the meat-cutting business, and in business in general, when he bought a small Roseburg meat shop in 2003. But his business, …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla Chamber looking ahead to busy schedule of events (2)

April 14, 2014 — 

With the Spring Yoncalla Craft Fair in the books, having taken place this past weekend, there is still a lot going on in the greater Yoncalla metropolitan area. On Easter …

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Sunrise Enterprises matches people with disabilities with jobs (3)

April 14, 2014 — 

Jeanine Hoffas is thrilled with her new job, which allows her to work with and around people at the Wendy’s restaurant in Roseburg. Her work includes cooking bacon, washing doors …

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On Biz: Ice cream and old-fashioned diner opens in Sutherlin (4)

April 14, 2014 — 

“I look at everything as an opportunity,” said Terry Knowlton. So when Knowlton and his wife, Jane, had the opportunity to open an ice cream parlor, they did so. They …

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Energy Spotlight: Mixsyn Equipment produces polyurethane applicators (5)

April 7, 2014 — 

Polyurethane, a type of plastic, can be used to make so many everyday things: arms for office chairs, motorcycle seats, soft plastic toys, art objects, roller blades, pickup bed linings, …

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Chamber Corner: New businesses, activities springing up around Riddle (6)

April 7, 2014 — 

Spring has sprung in beautiful downtown Riddle — the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and businesses, like bulbs, are popping up everywhere. Shamrock Mini Mart, a welcome and …

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On Biz: Pharmacist opens new business in Winston (7)

April 7, 2014 — 

With 11 years of pharmaceutical experience, Josh Dahlenburg decided to open his own pharmacy business. The 35-year-old pharmacist opened the doors to his new business, Valley Drugs, at 157 N.W. …

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Veterinarian to ranchers: It pays to be kind to livestock (8)

April 7, 2014 — 

SUTHERLIN — When a calf, lamb, kid goat or piglet is born, livestock producers are well aware it is their responsibility to provide food, water, shelter and a healthy environment …

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Meet Your Merchant: Myrtle Creek shop repairs RVs (9)

April 7, 2014 — 

MYRTLE CREEK — In the darkness of early morning, Jeff McKenna fired up his truck and headed north for his daily load of logs. For seven years in the late …

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Century Ranch: Elkton ranch family keeping a promise (10)

March 31, 2014 — 

ELKTON — There was only one cedar tree on the property alongside the Umpqua River, so Vern Clemo called it the Lone Cedar Ranch. The tree finally died of old …

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On Biz: Meat processor opens east of Roseburg (11)

March 31, 2014 — 

After about 18 months of sitting idle, a longtime slaughter and meat processing facility just east of Roseburg is being returned to a working operation. The renovation is being done …

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What is an entrepreneur? Turning time, effort, passion into a business (12)

March 31, 2014 — 

“Entrepreneur” is a word that is tossed around by the education system, writers and by politicians when they are running for office. When people are asked what an entrepreneur is, …

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ROSEBURG: Entrepreneur group to meet (13)

March 24, 2014 — 

Trevor Mauch, a charter member of the Young Entrepreneur Society of the Umpqua Valley, will be the guest speaker at the March 26 meeting of the group. The meeting will …

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On Biz: Umpqua Dairy earning top marks again (14)

March 24, 2014 — 

It’s been said before about Umpqua Dairy Products of Roseburg, but it’s true. The cream is rising to the top again for the 83-year-old company. Umpqua Dairy has been selected …

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Annual expo connects employers and job seekers (15)

March 24, 2014 — 

Kristen Welker is proof that attending the annual Employer and Career Expo pays off. Two years ago she attended the event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds as an unemployed job …

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Meet Your Merchant: Shamrock Gardens Nursery provides colorful plants and knowledge (16)

March 24, 2014 — 

GLIDE — Danny Quinn not only sells flowering plants, ground-cover plants and shrubs, he also grows them. His business, Shamrock Gardens Nursery, is landscaped with a variety of plants. “I …

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Chamber Corner: Oakland looking forward to spring and summer activities (17)

March 24, 2014 — 

Spring welcomes us with flowers, buds, blue skies, weeds and many events. Oakland is ready to perform those little rituals of spring to bring visitors into town to stroll, shop …

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Chamber Corner: Canyonville offers plenty to visit, see and do (18)

March 17, 2014 — 

Hello, again! Well, here it is springtime. I think this is one of my favorite times of the year. It makes me so thankful for the beautiful state and county …

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On Biz: More food options added to county menu (19)

March 17, 2014 — 

Central Douglas County has a couple more options to entice your taste buds. Marshelle Dick opened The Hen House Cafe & Lounge in Riddle on Feb. 14. The restaurant is …

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Everyday Entreprenuer: ‘Pumpkin plan’ focuses on the most promising and best clients (20)

March 17, 2014 — 

It’s kind of funny how you can learn the most powerful things from the most unlikely places. Like in this article, how my most recent business strategy shift came from …

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