THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
Real Estate & Construction
— August 2019 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Safe Families For Children And Oregon Department Of Human Services Launch Collaborative Pilot Project
HEARTS WITH A MISSION | MEDFORD, OR | AUGUST 5, 2019
The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and Safe Families for Children are launching a collaborative pilot demonstration project with the goal of improving the lives of children in need in Oregon and to help to deflect children from needing to enter the state foster care system.
OREGON UPDATE
Jackson County Commissioner Takes Wildfire & Smoke Issue To Washington D.C. And The White House
MEDFORD, OR | JACKSON COUNTY | JULY 9, 2019
MEDFORD, OREGON — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners continues to do all they can to present their Proclamation Order No. 17-19.
RoxyAnn Winery
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Visit our tasting room. Open daily from 12 noon to 7 pm
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business issues
Legislative Report: Paid Family Medical Leave
JOHN WATT | JWA PUBLIC AFFAIRS | August 2019
The 2019 Oregon Legislature adjourned on June 29.  In the coming months, we will highlight and explain some of the more critical actions that impact Oregon companies. JWA Public Affairs is hired by the Chamber of Medford/Jackson County to advocate on behalf of Southern Oregon employers.
Rogue Valley And South Coast Housing Market Trends
STATE OF OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT | JULY 11, 2019
Recent housing data, courtesy of Zillow Research, shows that the housing market in the Rogue Valley and the South Coast is beginning to stabilize. The rate of increases in home prices and rental costs are starting to slow or level out.
creating a strong economy
Housing Prices Will Attract Outsiders
BY GREG STILES | MAIL TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 15, 2018
Forget the smoke, forget the elbow room, and take a look at housing prices. At least in the eyes of one economist, who is a member of the California Treasurer’s economic advisory council and who appears on CNN, Southern Oregon and the upper reaches of Northern California are among the last bastions of affordable housing on the West Coast.
Tale Of Two Housing Markets
BY VICKIE ALDOUS | MAIL TRIBUNE | JANUARY 8TH 2019
Wildfire smoke, rising interest rates and growing consumer uncertainty caused a real estate slowdown in the second half of 2018 and could continue to affect the market in 2019, according to the Rogue Valley Association of Realtors.
Siskiyou Vital Medicine is raising the bar in modern medical care
As the first practice in the nation to deliver a blend of naturopathic care, nutritional support and traditional medicine in a health co-op approach, Siskiyou Vital Medicine offers a revolutionary, game-changing model of integrated healthcare.
local spotlight
Business Profile: Banner Bank
Change of ownership is in the air. Six things to know about SBA financing when buying or selling a business.
Tom Burns Internet Marketing
New Medford-based consultancy is helping local companies boost business using cutting edge digital marketing.
Dancing At LughnasaBrian Friel’s Poetic Drama Opens August 23, 2019 At CTP
Dancing at Lughnasa, by Irish dramatist Brian Friel (1920-2015), will open Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Collaborative Theatre Project’s intimate performance space in the Medford Center. Written in 1990 but set in Ireland’s County Donegal in August,1936, the show is a memory play told from the point of view of Michael Evans.
Greeter of the month
Rob Diaz
Ambassador Spotlight
Geoff Friden Ambassador Since: 2019
Eat. Drink. Be Local.
Featuring the best in member specials for food, drinks, dining & entertainment.
promoting the community
Community Class For Potential First Time Homebuyers: Realizing The American Dream
A “Realizing the American Dream” class is being held Saturday, September 7th 2019, from 9:00am to 5:00pm for people who are interested in buying their first home and getting information that can assist them with the home buying process. The class is being held at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass.
Travel Medford
Infuse your life with the unexpected sights, sounds and experiences of the Rogue Valley. Sip wine. Run rapids. Play nine. Explore trails. Create stories.
HEART OF THE ROGUE
THE COACH IS IN
Building: The Foundation For Oregon's Future
By Russ Kuhn, MAML University Development Counselor Grand Canyon University, Medford
Oregon’s expanding skyline isn’t the only indicator of a changing economy these days! From 2017 to 2027, Oregon’s construction workforce is expected to grow by 17.5%. Although the industry was hit hard during the latest recession, it’s back and building more momentum than ever.
Hunter Communications
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Rogue Valley Mall
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Black Flag Armory
Changing the way you think of the firearm industry through education and excellent service.
FEATURED ARTICLES
Jackson County Commissioner Takes Wildfire & Smoke Issue To Washington D.C. And The White House
MEDFORD, OR | JACKSON COUNTY | JULY 9, 2019
MEDFORD, OREGON — The Jackson County Board of Commissioners continues to do all they can to present their Proclamation Order No. 17-19.
Rogue Valley And South Coast Housing Market Trends
STATE OF OREGON EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT | JULY 11, 2019
Recent housing data, courtesy of Zillow Research, shows that the housing market in the Rogue Valley and the South Coast is beginning to stabilize. The rate of increases in home prices and rental costs are starting to slow or level out.
Congratulations Leadership Graduates 2018-2019!
Click to see who graduated from this year's program!

Also did you know!? Enrollment is now open for Leadership 2019-2020.
You're Invited to celebrate 100 Years with Us!
In celebration of our centennial anniversary, the Chamber 100 is a two-day event, with the 2019 Excellence in Business awards ceremony on Friday September 13th at the Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, and The Chamber’s 100th Anniversary party on Saturday September 14th at Inn at the Commons.
JOIN US FOR FOOD, DRINKS, MUSIC & DANCING
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