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Chamber Corner: Oakland gearing up for busy, eventful 2016 (1)

February 7, 2016 — 

Looking forward to a busy economic year, Oakland Economic Development has “hit the pavement running” with our membership drive and the excitement of new and different things happening now and …

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On Biz: Restaurant owners move to Sutherlin (2)

February 7, 2016 — 

Shannon Wilson and Mark Snell, chefs and restaurant co-owners, originally intended to operate two restaurants, one in Myrtle Creek and the other to the north in Sutherlin.But after five months …

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Timber Report: Wood products business off to a slow start in 2016 (3)

February 7, 2016 — 

The wood products business is lackluster. Yet, unsold inventories in Portland reached an 11-year low. This could foreshadow increased housing starts. A brief explanation of lumber versus log board feet …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla honors long-time volunteer Mike Dickey (4)

January 31, 2016 — 

Greetings from Yoncalla!The Yoncalla Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2015 Yoncalla First Citizen. This year we are honoring Mr. Mike Dickey. Mike and the Dickey family have …

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On Biz: True creates new dining option for Roseburg (5)

January 31, 2016 — 

After 23 years of restaurant work and then 13 months of renovating a building, Lisa Cavens has her own dinner establishment.The first-time business owner opened True Kitchen & Bar in …

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Small Business: Cooking up a restaurant or food business plan (6)

January 31, 2016 — 

As with any other small business, a new restaurant or food business needs a thoroughly researched business plan. But entrepreneurs who expect to use their business plan to secure financing …

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Employees, employers discussed family friendly business practices (7)

January 24, 2016 — 

“Is there a connection between early childhood development and the business community?” asked Kelly Leonard, a committee member of the Douglas County Business Champions for Kids (Biz4Kids). “Could a collaboration …

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On Biz: Olive grower seeks to expand the olive oil industry in Oregon (8)

January 24, 2016 — 

Mel Otis has a vision, and he’s willing to put some money on it.Otis believes Oregon can establish itself as an olive oil producing state. He said the research he …

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Small Business: Some reminders to help your business grow (9)

January 24, 2016 — 

You’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Of course, this hints that one good, healthy thing each day allows us to stay healthy in the …

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Remembering columnist, educator Jim Long (10)

January 17, 2016 — 

For 12 months a year for 12 years, Jim Long was a part of this Business section of The News-Review.The retired professor was consistent in writing the Energy Spotlight column …

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Umpqua Valley a top wine destination (11)

January 12, 2016 — 

Local wine grape growers and wine makers are proud of the attention Umpqua Valley wineries have been receiving recently. Wine Enthusiast Magazine named Southern Oregon one of the “10 Best …

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Timber Report: Lumber prices stable but low (12)

January 10, 2016 — 

Mortgage rates remain favorable for home buyers and warm winter temperatures favor home building, for now. Log prices are high and out of balance with low product prices. Online mortgage …

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On Biz: Roseburg woman turns over new leaf with framing shop (13)

January 10, 2016 — 

After three years of learning the framing business, Alivea McAlpin is now learning about being a small business owner.The official opening of McAlpin’s own shop, Silver Leaf Framing Studio, was …

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Small Business: Don’t become comfortable during changing times and assumptions (14)

January 9, 2016 — 

A number of people and entrepreneurs today think our country is in the bottom of the proverbial barrel, but when you are at the bottom, and even if we are, …

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On Biz: Douglas County commercial real estate on the move (15)

January 3, 2016 — 

Melony Marsh reviewed the end-of-the-year commercial real estate situation in central Douglas County last week with plenty of enthusiasm.Marsh, a real estate agent with G. Stiles Realty of Roseburg, has …

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Small Business: Business centers in Roseburg offer services for small businesses (16)

January 3, 2016 — 

SBDC AND UBCThe Roseburg Small Business Development Center and the Umpqua Business Center are excellent resources for your business. I recently had a client tell me after receiving services, that …

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Chamber Corner: Tourists and residents find Sutherlin community welcoming (17)

January 3, 2016 — 

The new year is alive with enthusiasm from Sutherlin area businesses and residents alike. Sutherlin City of Flags ... Discover Our Backyard is the inspirational motto adopted mid-2015 as the …

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Douglas County News to close its doors after 7 years (18)

December 29, 2015 — 

Douglas County News is closing its doors after publishing its final issue today, with the final front page article titled “The End Has Come.”Publisher Becky Holm told The News-Review Tuesday …

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On Biz: Roseburg Disposal hopes Christmas tree tradition isn’t abused (19)

December 27, 2015 — 

Roseburg Disposal Co. is continuing a Christmas season tradition this year, but at the same time is hoping people don’t abuse it.In order to help the Roseburg community recycle its …

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Chamber Corner: Winston looks forward to annual events in 2016 (20)

December 27, 2015 — 

Season Greetings to one and all.Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (and a soon-to-be safe and sane New Year celebration).Some of the up-and-coming events for 2016 include our usual …

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