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On Biz: Brix Chill expands upstairs and out in downtown Roseburg (1)

June 28, 2015 — 

Misty Russell looked at the three brown brick walls that were built in the late 1800s and the sky overhead and had a vision of an outdoor dining area.That was …

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Small Business: Strategic planning the foundation for success (2)

June 28, 2015 — 

The growth and success of many small businesses are started with the development of a strategic plan. A strategic plan can actually fall under many different names, but mostly it …

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Chamber Corner: Elections and legislative sessions have consequences on small businesses (3)

June 28, 2015 — 

I am occasionally asked, “What is a chamber of commerce?” Now, I’ve been involved in chambers — both sides of the desk — for more than 25 years. So, after …

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Job market open for business in Douglas County (4)

June 21, 2015 — 

There are signs in windows — “Help Wanted.”There are job postings in the classified section of The News-Review.Agencies and businesses who deal with the job market and the workforce say …

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On Biz: Powder coating business expands to Green (5)

June 21, 2015 — 

Jake Waddell admits it is hard to believe that he’s expanded his business just three years after becoming the owner of Double R Powder Coating.But the owner of the business …

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Small Business: Lead and manage your company with success (6)

June 21, 2015 — 

“Just wait ‘til I’m the boss....”That sentiment has helped sustain aspiring entrepreneurs through the process of getting their small business up and running. Among the many benefits of small business …

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Chamber Corner: Myrtle Creek-Tri City looks forward to festive summer (7)

June 21, 2015 — 

Hello again.It’s my turn to give an update about what’s happening with our Myrtle Creek~Tri City Area Chamber of Commerce. Today is special because it’s not only the first day …

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Legally Speaking: You can easily amend your will (8)

June 14, 2015 — 

Recently, a man came to our office inquiring what would be involved in amending his will.This is usually a simple procedure and we do it with a document called a …

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Timber Report: Housing starts up 20 percent, unsold home inventory dropped (9)

June 14, 2015 — 

Editor’s Note: The Timber Report that was printed in last Sunday’s Business pages of The News-Review was outdated. The May report follows.Mortgage interest rates remain favorable, and home value is …

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On Biz: Precious water: be efficient, be grateful (10)

June 14, 2015 — 

If and when it rains here, don’t complain.Many people prefer and enjoy days of 70- and 80-degree weather. But lately there’s been too many of those, including this last week …

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Chamber Corner: Websites feature Elkton, home of new businesses (11)

June 14, 2015 — 

When Elkton was young, in the mid-1800s, a visit from almost anywhere to the little town beside the Umpqua River was an arduous journey by foot, horse or wagon. But …

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Small Business: Summer vacation? What vacation for small business owner (12)

June 14, 2015 — 

Summer vacation – what vacation?Running a business can be a 24/7 job and business owners are notoriously bad at taking time off. Polls show that less than half of small …

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On Biz: Roseburg printing business grows into store front (13)

June 7, 2015 — 

After working out of a home space and then a rental space, Jean Wall and Stephanie LaFleur decided it was time to have a store front.In February, the partners purchased …

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Homegrown: Made in Douglas County — Fly Away Travel (14)

June 7, 2015 — 

Editor’s Note: The following is the 24th in a series — Homegrown: Made in Douglas County — that appears occasionally on The News-Review Business page. Profiles of companies with roots …

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Chamber Corner: Yoncalla anticipates variety of Fourth of July events (15)

June 7, 2015 — 

To all of you who take the time to read “Chamber Corner” every week, hello from Yoncalla! I am sure I speak for all the Chambers of Commerce throughout our …

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Small Business: After graduation, get moving, set goals and follow your passion (16)

June 7, 2015 — 

This time of year is graduation time and with it comes the next steps of life. As I reflect back on the steps I took after graduation, I feel compelled …

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Chamber Corner: Clean Riddle ready for summer events (17)

May 31, 2015 — 

With the arrival of spring in South County, the Riddle Area Chamber held the annual Spring Cleanup. Many volunteers put their hands, heart and back into cleaning the town and …

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Douglas County produce bursting with flavor early (18)

May 31, 2015 — 

A mild winter and spring has led to an early burst of flavor in the fields of central Douglas County.Specifically, that would be strawberries. But other fruits and vegetables will …

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Small Business: Why are values important to an entrepreneur and a business? (19)

May 31, 2015 — 

You may have heard a lot about corporate or company values lately. Consumers are becoming more and more interested in how the companies they support through purchases conduct business. Values …

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On Biz: Roseburg meat cutter trims work to one site (20)

May 31, 2015 — 

Tim McClendon admitted he was wearing himself out working two jobs.The veteran meat cutter, a life-long Roseburg area resident, was working at Sherm’s Thunderbird and also running Tim’s Custom Cutting …

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