Recent Stories in Business

On Biz: Long-time Roseburg restaurant closing its menu (1)

November 23, 2014 — 

John and Debi Waldron’s long food service careers in Roseburg will come to a close this evening when their Tom Tom Restaurant closes. The restaurant at 1370 N.W. Garden Valley …

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Roseburg retailers optimistic about holiday shopping season (2)

November 23, 2014 — 

Four Roseburg area retailers described 2014 as a good year for sales and are optimistic the upcoming holiday shopping season will put a cap on a positive year. “I do …

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Chamber Corner: Canyonville and its volunteers prep for holiday activities (3)

November 23, 2014 — 

Holiday greetings from the Canyonville Area Chamber of Commerce. As we go into the close of the year the holidays and the holiday spirit is upon us. There are so …

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Small Business: In choosing the right financing, know the rules first (4)

November 23, 2014 — 

One of the biggest issues facing most small business start-ups is financing. Too little money will likely doom your dream, or at least make it difficult to fully serve your …

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Grocery shopping returns to Winston (5)

November 21, 2014 — 

WINSTON — It wasn’t Black Friday yet, but it felt that way at the new Grocery Outlet Bargain Market store Thursday morning. Store officials said people started to line up …

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Small Business: Doing business beyond our borders (6)

November 16, 2014 — 

Did you know that 70 percent of the world’s purchasing is done outside the United States? Did you know that the United States is known throughout the world for higher …

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Riddle company developing new structural wood product (7)

November 16, 2014 — 

RIDDLE — DR Johnson Lumber Co. is getting in on the development of a new structural grade wood product in the United States. The family-owned, Riddle-based company is in the …

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On Biz: Douglas Electric Cooperative looks ahead to leadership change (8)

November 16, 2014 — 

Well in advance, Douglas Electric Cooperative has announced a future change in its leadership. Dave Sabala, the co-op’s general manager since 1989, announced several weeks ago his intention to retire …

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Small Business: Business resources are available for veterans (9)

November 9, 2014 — 

As we celebrate veterans across America this coming week, my thanks go out to everyone who has served our country to help preserve the freedom we love and enjoy! My …

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Chamber Corner: Business activity, holiday events highlighted in Winston (10)

November 9, 2014 — 

Greetings to all. As we approach the end of 2014 (doesn’t seem possible does it?) there are only a couple of events left in the year. Our annual Christmas tree …

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Chamber Corner: Revitalized Sutherlin looking ahead to holiday events (11)

November 9, 2014 — 

The elections are over and somehow daylight savings time ended, too. We’ll probably adjust to both those events. With autumn and winter comes a different kind of excitement. Holidays and …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: When the entrepreneurial honeymoon wears off (12)

November 9, 2014 — 

If you work a job right now, but want to be an entrepreneur, I totally know the feeling that you just know what is waiting on the other side of …

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Basics of Business: How to survive the first five years of start-up (13)

November 2, 2014 — 

Most entrepreneurs spend a lot of time and effort thinking about starting a business and choosing a logo, business card and location. But they’re focusing on the wrong things. A …

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Century Ranch: Weaver Ranch has been handed down through the years (14)

October 26, 2014 — 

TRI CITY — Back in the 1940s, the Weaver Ranch on the south side of this community overflowed with prunes, turkeys, grain, corn, sheep, cattle and some hogs. It was …

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Small Business: Entrepreneurship gradually moving across the country (15)

October 19, 2014 — 

Entrepreneurship is moving its way across our country and community colleges are leading the challenge to get students and budding entrepreneurs the information they need to develop, start and manage …

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Chamber Corner: Make your vote count in November (16)

October 19, 2014 — 

Like many in Douglas County, sports have always been part of my world. As a child, Sunday afternoons were all about NFL football. Of course, we only got two and …

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On Biz: Longtime Roseburg plumber drained, sells and retires (17)

October 19, 2014 — 

Pat and Rosemarie Rokus recently retired for a second time, and they don’t plan to return to work this time. The longtime owners of Rokus Plumbing and Heating in Roseburg …

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Basics of Business: Questions to ask before you start a business (18)

October 12, 2014 — 

What’s the first thing to do if you are considering starting a small business? Ask more questions. That sounds like a rather flip answer, but it’s so true. Success in …

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Douglas County’s hazelnut and wine grape crops are plentiful (19)

October 12, 2014 — 

The harvest of hazelnuts and wine grapes has overflowed plenty of bins in the last month or so for central Douglas County growers. The sweeping up of nuts and grape …

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Everyday Entrepreneur: Are you charging enough or too little? (20)

October 12, 2014 — 

My first “real” business effort (other than buying rental properties) was doing what I called “marketing consulting.” I was fresh out of college with a fancy degree in marketing and …

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