Future Proofing Southern Oregon
Jim Teece first used the phrase “Future Proofing Oregon” during a talk he gave over 10 years ago. He has since started focusing on Future Proofing Southern Oregon businesses, economy, and communities. Like his talks, his articles are provocative, inspiring and funny.
This year I’m encouraging you to order all your gifts online, but do it from a local company instead of Amazon. It’s convenient, fun and you will be helping a great local artist or craftsperson and entrepreneur. Be a local hero and follow them on social, share their site with your friends and buy a…Read More
By Bruce Arnold Who Will Stay? That’s a common refrain when parents, educators, employers and regional officials discuss the future of young people growing up in Southern Oregon. Increasingly, rural areas are losing young, talented people in search of opportunity and better employment prospects. The current reality is that 55 percent of the U.S. population…Read More
Hunter Communications Awarded $19.2 Million in FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Funding to Boost Broadband Services in Oregon and California
Hunter to provide up to 1 Gbps symmetrical fiber broadband internet Hunter Communications (Hunter), the premier fiber-optic communications services provider in southern Oregon and northern California, has been awarded $19.2 million through the Federal Communication Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction. Hunter will deploy 100% fiber-optic broadband networks to offer up to 1 gigabit symmetrical internet services to…Read More
By Megan Kathman Arcimoto PR Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, today announced the next step in its nationwide expansion plan by opening the state of Florida for customer reservations. Today, Arcimoto began reaching out to early preorder customers with the opportunity to…Read More
By Jim Teece Publisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com What a crazy year. From Pandemic shut downs to fires that wiped out entire communities in Southern Oregon, 2020 is a year that will never be forgotten, yet will want to be forgotten by many. During this year I directly witnessed great leadership and courage and I wanted to…Read More
By Jim TeecePublisher – SouthernOregonBusiness.com I am able to tell many things about the people that come to our website and what they do once they are on it because we use Google Analytics on the site. It’s a free and great tool for marketing but also looking back and seeing what the most popular…Read More
Like the rest of us, the Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been hard at work pivoting to stay alive while continuing to reach out and help Ashland’s small business economy in every way it can, since the shutdowns started in March. Thanks to a Grant from Business Oregon, and a passionate and experienced online expert…Read More
When the pandemic sent us all working from home, many of the high tech workers in the big cities realized that they could work from anywhere and many started looking. A group of folks came together in Ashland to create a video series that told the story of living and working remotely in Ashland with…Read More
Hunter Gets Bought, and a New CEO, Wins Awards and Launches Fiber to the Home in Medford. All since April.
by Jim Teece Via Press Releases and an Interview Big things are happening at Hunter Communications (Medford, Jackson County) during the Pandemic. They were purchased by Grain. They hired a new CEO. They received an award for the fastest internet in Oregon They are going to roll out affordable and fast Fiber-To-The-Home in the markets they…Read More
The Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference draws attendees from all regions of the state to share ideas, experiences and knowledge about broadband telecommunications. In its twenty-fourth year, the conference will be exploring Smart Communities: strategies, applications, enabling technologies and Oregon initiatives. Oregon Connections is a grass roots conference first held in Bend and hosted by the Central Oregon Intergovernmental…Read More
Self Storage and Commercial Real Estate Developers & Operators and Good People. By Jim Teece I have admired Mark and Maddy for years. They are good people that have developed commercial spaces for small business owners to thrive. They are also caring community leaders and a successful husband and wife team. I reached out…Read More
by Jim Teece I had a chance to interview Bend Artist Megan Myers. Megan’s art is all over Bend and on the products that are made there. She has been featured in other publications around the state but they focused on her art and I wanted to focus on her business. Were you born…Read More