The Official Digital Monthly Publication of
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
— December Issue —
  • Creating A Strong Economy
  • Providing Networking Opportunities
  • Representing Business Issues
  • Promoting The Community

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After the Success of InSight, It’s Time for NASA to Commit to Mars Sample Return
ENERGY POLICY: Casey Dreier, November 28, 2018, The Planetary Society

In late August 2012, just weeks after the spectacular landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars, NASA capitalized on success and announced InSight as its next mission to the Red Planet. NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden made the connection explicit: "The recent successful landing of the Curiosity rover has galvanized public interest in space exploration and today's announcement makes clear there are more exciting Mars missions to come."
Wyden Calls for Assistance for Winegrape Growers Threatened by Wildfire Smoke Related Losses
PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release - BUILD grants will be awarded to Port of Morrow and Port of Coos Bay

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today urged colleagues to provide additional federal assistance for winegrape growers facing serious losses from wildfire smoke damage
Saka Wines Launches World's First Cannabis-Infused Alcohol-Removed Sparkling Brut And Still Rose' Wines From Napa Valley
CANNABIS: NEWS PROVIDED BY House of Saka, Inc., Nov 06, 2018, 11:30 ET

House of Saka, Inc. announces the launch of Saka Wines, the world's first luxury line of cannabis-infused, alcohol-removed wines from Napa Valley. Saka's Sparkling Brut Rosé and still Rosé wines are blended with a proprietary formulation of tasteless, odorless water-soluble ratio of THC and CBD derived from organic craft cannabis and powered by cutting edge technology. The first infused beverages of their kind, Saka promises to deliver a truly elevated infused experience. 
Essential Science: AI Technology For Earthquake Detection
A new development has occurred in seismology. This is a new machine learning approach that can help to predict where aftershocks, following an earthquake, are likely to occur. Aftershocks can often be of the same severity as the original earthquake.
creating a strong economy
2018 Top Ten Sports Stories And Award Banquet
LOCAL: Southern Oregon Sports Commission hosts event in February
Keynote Speaker eil be Jonathan Stark, former tennis pro from Medford.
Business PARTNER: Member Business Profile
At InfoStructure, we connect businesses with fast, affordable, and easy-to-implement telephone and internet services. We know people have options for their voice and data needs. In an ever-evolving digital world, it’s easy to find the types of services that we offer; it’s not easy to find a provider that genuinely cares about your success.
promoting the community
Travel Medford: Events & Festivals in Medford & Southern Oregon

TRAVEL AND TOURISM: Showcase Your Event!
From Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Tony award-winning plays, to premier sports opportunities, to the Oregon Wine Experience and more, Medford and Southern Oregon events provide a lineup that is sure to please.
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TouchPoint Networks Shares 3 Best Practices For Thwarting Phishing Attacks  
MEMBER FYI_TouchPoint Networks

TouchPoint Networks, a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), is helping small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) thwart cyberattacks and protect their organizations from unnecessary downtime by addressing the most common tactic that cybercriminals use to attack modern workplaces; phishing
14 Great Science And Tech Books To Give As Presents This Christmas
REVIEWS: NewScientist Book Review This article appeared in print under the headline “The gift of reading”
From the true nature of time to the world's most extraordinary brains to why you should ditch social media, Culture picks the best books to give this year
Rogue Retreat: Downtown Clean Sweep
MEMBER FYI_Rogue Retreat
Downtown Clean Sweep is a group of dedicated volunteers that go out Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm to clean the downtown streets and sidewalks of Medford. The group was created partnership with the City of Medford and Rogue Retreat due to the increased amount of those experiencing homelessness as a result of the lack of affordable housing and shelter options in Jackson County.
Historic Lady Geneva Bed & Breakfast At G. L. Buhrman House Opens In Medford, Oregon
MEMBER FYI_Lady Geneva
The historic Lady Geneva Bed & Breakfast at Buhrman Houseofficially opened on Friday October 26th with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted in conjunction with The Chamber of Medford / Jackson County.
Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Business PARTNER: Member Business Profile
Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) assists individuals with disabilities to find and keep jobs that match their skills, interests and abilities. VR staff work in partnership with the community and businesses to provide services that are individualized to help each eligible person receive services that are essential to their employment success.
Merkley, Wyden, DeFazio Announce Major Federal Grants for Oregon Infrastructure
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, along with Congressman Peter DeFazio, today announced that the federal Department of Transportation is awarding two major grants to Oregon ports.
Bringing Your Heart to Work in 2019
Life Work: By Diana Hartley, Owner of Diana Hartley Consulting
I have always bristled at the idea that we need to be different people at work than at home. Okay, I get that being too “buddy-buddy” is inappropriate but the expression, “It’s not personal, it’s only businesses” cuts me to the quick. We have all heard stories of shocked and vulnerable employees who, after getting pink slips, are escorted out of the building, sometimes by security, within mere moments of hearing that their lives have been turned upside down.
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14 great science and tech books to give as presents this Christmas
REVIEWS: NewScientist Book Review
From the true nature of time to the world's most extraordinary brains to why you should ditch social media, Culture picks the best books to give this year.
How Science Fared In The Midterm Elections
LEGISLATIVE: By Ben Guarino and Sarah Kaplan, The Washington Post , November 7
This year, more candidates with degrees in science, medicine and engineering ran for Congress than ever before. Of the nearly two-dozen new candidates in this crop, at least seven won seats in the House of Representatives.
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