THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
Science & Technology
— December 2019 Issue —
IN THIS ISSUE
OREGON UPDATE
Failing Forestry: With $1 Billion Timber Lawsuit, Not All 14 Counties Are Big Winners
TED SICKINGER | THE OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVE | NOVEMBER 26, 2019
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When a jury in Linn County determined last week that the state had breached its contract with 13 rural counties by failing to maximize logging revenues on state land, the damage award was breathtaking.
Oregon's Oldest Large Wind Farm Could Get Tech Upgrade
BY COURTNEY FLATT | NORTHWEST PUBLIC BROADCASTING | MAY 15, 2019
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One of Oregon’s oldest wind farms could soon be getting an upgrade. New technology could help the wind farm in Eastern Oregon work more efficiently. Officials are voting Friday on the updates to the wind farm.
RoxyAnn Winery
Text "Claret" to 20673
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Visit our tasting room. Open daily from 12 noon to 7 pm
Seven Engineering Wonders That Make Life Better In The 21st Century
BY KEVIN MURNANE | CONSUMER TECH | APRIL 7, 2019
People of all ages are often unaware of the role engineers play in creating many of the conveniences and the essentials of modern life. The Royal Academy of Engineering in London is particularly concerned that young people don’t consider engineering as a career option because of this lack of awareness. The RAE launched a campaign called This is Engineering to remedy this situation.
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creating a strong economy
Bigger Teams Aren't Always Better In Science And Tech
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO | FEBRUARY 13, 2019
A new analysis of more than 65 million papers, patents and software projects found that smaller teams produce much more disruptive and innovative research than large teams, which more often develop and consolidate existing knowledge.
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Importance Of Cybersecurity For Businesses
BY DHANDAYUTHAPANI V | TECH TIMES| SEPTEMBER 4, 2019
Cybersecurity is the array of measures you take to protect yourself from unauthorized access to your information systems. Cybersecurity for companies has been gaining attention with the increased use of computerized technology. When a system is breached, the unauthorized use has the potential to cause damage, sometimes compromising the information of millions of users of the affected network.
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A 'Mole' Isn't Digging Mars: NASA Engineers Are Trying To Find Out Why
The mole vexing engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena is a scientific instrument known as the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, or HP3 — or just “the mole” — carried on NASA’s InSight probe that landed on Mars a year ago.
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BY JOE PALCA | NPR | NOVEMBER 30, 2019
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Oregon Legislature Will Have At Least 15 Open Seats In 2020
HILLARY BORRUD | THE OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVE| DECEMBER 2, 2019
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At least 15 races for the Oregon House and Senate in 2020 will not feature an elected incumbent, suggesting there may some highly contested partisan contests and will be significant turnover in senior leadership.
promoting the community
Tech Aims To Predict Problems On Power Lines Before Disaster
BRIAN MELLEY | ASSOCIATED PRESS | DECEMBER 2, 2019
B. Don Russell wasn’t thinking about preventing a wildfire when he developed a tool to detect power line problems before they cause equipment failures, blackouts or even deadly accidents.
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Jessica Gomez Chosen To Serve On State Health Care Committee
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Governor Kate Brown announced the appointment of members to the Implementation Committee for Oregon’s Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Program. Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO of Medford-based Rogue Valley Microdevices, was chosen by the Governor to serve as one of the committee members.
November 27, 2019
Up Close With Patsy Smullin Goes To New York
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A Special Edition of the locally-produced television program “Up Close with Patsy Smullin,” featuring NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt and Today Show host Jenna Bush Hager, will air Saturday, November 30th at 7:30pm and again on Sunday December 8th at 9pm following NFL. The show will air on KOBI-TV/NBC5 in Medford and KOTI-TV/NBC2 in Klamath Falls.
Happy Birthday ROC Recovery Center
Hey Friends---Did you know that one year ago today the ROC Recovery Center opened its door to offer addiction treatment services to men, women and youth including their families that suffer with any type/form of addiction. What an amazing journey we have been on since opening our doors...
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local spotlight
Historic Hanley Home – All Decked Out For The Holidays
To wrap up this holiday season, December 26 the Hanley home is adorned with festive decorations and open for tours. We invite you to step back in time as costumed docents guide you through the historic Hanley House, sharing holiday traditions and tales about the rich history of the Hanley family and farm.
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Food For Hope Feeds The Hungry At The Holidays
ACCESS’ Food for Hope grocery bag drive, now in its 36th year, is the largest annual community food and fund drive helping to fight hunger in Jackson County. The goal for this food and fund drive is to collect 10,000 pounds of food and $30,000 to help support ACCESS’ Nutrition Programs.
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Greeter of the month
Mike Apland
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Eat. Drink. Be Local.
Featuring the best in member specials for food, drinks, dining & entertainment.
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Travel Medford
Savor the unexpected
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Ambassador of the Month
Tom Parker
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Mercy Flights Memberships are Due!
Fellow Chamber Members! I have bad news. As much as we all might like to be, we are not invincible. An emergency can happen at any age, any time, any place for just about any reason. And when it does, the last thing you want to be saying to those around you is, “don’t call an ambulance, I can’t afford it”. You’ll need top quality care, quickly and without hesitation.
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THE COACH IS IN
Rogue Valley mall
#LetsGoShopping
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Hunter Communications
Hosted phone service from Hunter Communications
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Today’s Inventions, Yesterday’s Wildest Dreams
RUSS KUHN | GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY | DECEMBER 2019
The new year is only a few short weeks away, marking 20 years into the 21st century. Over 130 years have passed since the invention of the car, over 140 years since the invention of the telephone and nearly 150 years since the invention of the camera. Technologies such as cars, smartphones and cameras have become so integrated into our lives that we no longer consider them innovative. However, only decades ago these technologies would have been unimaginable.
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The Tracking Review (The Execution Series, Part 4 Of 4)
Last month we described how your team can build an Execution Framework with Goals and Tactics. However...if that’s all you do, your efforts will probably die on the vine! Being human, we seem to need coordinated follow-up to make sure the work is getting done, staying synched, and still relevant.
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JOHN LAMY | LAMY CONSULTING | deceMBER 2019
FEATURED ARTICLES
Food For Hope Feeds The Hungry At The Holidays
ACCESS’ Food for Hope grocery bag drive, now in its 36th year, is the largest annual community food and fund drive helping to fight hunger in Jackson County. The goal for this food and fund drive is to collect 10,000 pounds of food and $30,000 to help support ACCESS’ Nutrition Programs.
LEARN MORE →
Seven Engineering Wonders That Make Life Better In The 21st Century
BY KEVIN MURNANE | CONSUMER TECH | APRIL 7, 2019
People of all ages are often unaware of the role engineers play in creating many of the conveniences and the essentials of modern life. The Royal Academy of Engineering in London is particularly concerned that young people don’t consider engineering as a career option because of this lack of awareness. The RAE launched a campaign called This is Engineering to remedy this situation.
LEARN MORE →
Mercy Flights Memberships are Due!
Fellow Chamber Members! I have bad news. As much as we all might like to be, we are not invincible. An emergency can happen at any age, any time, any place for just about any reason. And when it does, the last thing you want to be saying to those around you is, “don’t call an ambulance, I can’t afford it”. You’ll need top quality care, quickly and without hesitation.
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Jessica Gomez Chosen To Serve On State Health Care Committee
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Governor Kate Brown announced the appointment of members to the Implementation Committee for Oregon’s Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target Program. Jessica Gomez, founder and CEO of Medford-based Rogue Valley Microdevices, was chosen by the Governor to serve as one of the committee members.
November 27, 2019
December: Science & Technology
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