People’s Bank Hires Local Team For Eugene Market

December 12, 2022

People’s Bank of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of a Eugene team of bankers and will be opening a location in the Eugene area soon. The team includes Mark Rodewald – Market President, Torsten Thomas – Commercial Loan Officer Team Lead, Jenny Freeman –Business Development Officer and  Ryan Rodewald – Commercial Loan Officer. …

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The Oregon Coast Wage Challenge

October 10, 2022

By Erik Knoder, Oregon Regional Economist, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties How can workers on the Oregon Coast find higher-paying jobs? The best single answer is to get the education and training to enter a higher-paying occupation. (Our website had information about those occupations.) But that isn’t the full answer. It is also important to…

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Arcimoto Announces Strategic Restructuring Plan

October 9, 2022

Arcimoto will focus on immediate revenue-driving programs such as FUV consumer sales, Deliverator fleet sales, and rentals in key markets, with an anticipated 32 percent reduction in payroll expense Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today (Sept. 29, 2022) announced a strategic restructuring with the goal to…

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Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer

August 12, 2022

Founder Mark Frohnmayer named Chief Vision Officer EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of rightsized, outrageously fun, ultra-efficient electric vehicles for moving people and stuff, today announced that Jesse Fittipaldi has been appointed to the role of Interim CEO. Fittipaldi joined Arcimoto in 2015 as the company’s Business Development…

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I toured Arcimoto’s new 250,000 SQFT Manufacturing Facility and was blown away by all the innovation

August 8, 2022

8/12/2022 Breaking News : Arcimoto Appoints Jesse Fittipaldi as Interim Chief Executive Officer We have been watching and reporting on Arcimoto for several years. Greg visited with them back when he was the publisher of the Southern Oregon Business Journal and he left Eugene feeling inspired and excited by what he saw, and passed that…

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aha! Announces Wine Flies Free* Program to Celebrate Santa Rosa Flight Launch

July 7, 2022

Get your wine glasses ready. aha!, powered by ExpressJet Airlines, is waiving baggage fees for wine from its popular wine destinations. “Your vacation doesn’t have to stop when you land at home,” said Tim Sieber, head of ExpressJet’s aha! business unit. “Many of aha!’s destinations are in incredible wine regions throughout the Northwest. And now, we’re making it easy for…

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Siuslaw Pioneer Museum Receives Critical Funding From Bonneville Power Grant Through Florence Area Chamber Of Commerce

June 5, 2022

Lifelong Florence resident Del Phelps has had a fear that kept him up at night. But he’s sleeping a little better these days. “An orange glow shows from the window. Soon, it radiates out another. And another. Before the neighbors can call 911 the entire library wing of the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum is engulfed in…

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Hunter Communications Acquires OnlineNW and XS Media

January 5, 2022

This acquisition means better, more reliable internet access to more Oregonians On December 31, 2021, Hunter Communications, Oregon’s largest privately owned fiber-optic internet provider, announced that it has acquired McMinnville Access Company LLC, the parent company to OnlineNW and XS Media.    “This acquisition is a significant milestone to bringing better internet service to underserved Willamette Valley communities,” said Michael Wynschenk,…

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Employment in Lane County (Eugene MSA)

January 5, 2022

Lane County Job Growth Continues in November Lane County’s payroll employment increased a seasonally adjusted 900 jobs in November.October was revised upward to an increase of 400 in October, making November the sixthstraight month of job growth. The county has regained 75% of the jobs lost in March and April2020 at the onset of the…

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Cambium Carbon Releases ‘Reforestation Hub’ Report Findings for Eugene, Oregon

December 24, 2021

Project outlines best practices for cities to implement a circular economy for urban wood waste LINCOLN, Nebraska (December 21, 2021) – Cambium Carbon, with support from The Nature Conservancy and the Arbor Day Foundation, released its Reforestation Hub assessment reports for three pilot cities — New York City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Eugene, Oregon — that took…

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Florence Chamber Announces 2022 Rhododendron Festival Theme

December 10, 2021

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce announced its selection of “Back in Bloom,” submitted by HowardCusack of Florence, as the theme for the 116th Rhododendron Festival May 18-22, 2022. “The festival, with its carnival, Rhododendron Court, parades, classic car cruise, vendor fair, and flower showserves as the unofficial kickoff to the summer tourist season here…

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Florence Chamber Updates Membership Options

September 8, 2021

The Florence Area Chamber of Commerce has evolved in recent years to become a regional catalyst, convener,and champion of our community’s businesses. Chamber president and CEO Bettina Hannigan is ever eager toremind people that the Chamber is all about a strong business community that results in a strong economy toadvance the causes of businesses, families,…

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