THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of

The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County

"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
— February 2020 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Sending Firefighting Personnel To Assist With Ongoing Efforts In Australia
USDA FOREST SERVICE | JANUARY 14, 2020
As wildfires continue to burn in Australia, the United States has been sending U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wildfire personnel to assist with ongoing wildfire suppression efforts.
OREGON UPDATE
Do You Need A Real ID?
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION | DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
Something big is happening October first of this year. If you aren’t paying attention, it might mean missing your flight out of PDX or any other airport across the U.S.
representing
business issues
Legislators Consider Throttling Back Ambition To Fix Wildfire Issues
SAM STITES | OREGON CAPITAL BUREAU | FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Drastically improving the way Oregon fights wildfire could be facing more of an uphill political battle than lawmakers previously expected.
Jackson County Commissioners Oppose Cap-And-Trade Bill
RYAN PFEIL | MAIL TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 20, 2020
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is leading an effort among Oregon counties to oppose Senate Bill 1530, a proposed cap-and-trade bill.
16th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival
OREGON CHEESE GUILD | FEBRUARY 24, 2020
Now in its 16th year, the Oregon Cheese Festival is a farmer’s market style event celebrating cheese and everything that goes with it.
creating a strong economy
Selections From “As It Was: Celebrating Women’s History Month”
JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY SERVICES | FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Actor Shirley Patton and retired librarian Amy Blossom present selections from “As It Was: Celebrating Women’s History Month" on Wednesday, March 4 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, and Wednesday, March 11 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard from 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations.
Announcing The 3rd Annual Creativity Conference At SOU
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY | JANUARY 14, 2020
The 3rd annual Creativity Conference will take place at Southern Oregon University on July 8-12, 2020. The conference will provide a wealth of information for those who study the science of creativity, seek to leverage research on creative thinking, or simply consider themselves to be creative.
Medford’s Newest Taphouse Announces Grand Opening!
Adam Benson, General Manager, announced today that the much-anticipated restaurant Tap & Vine @ 559 will be celebrating their Grand Opening on January 16, 2020.
local spotlight
Noel Lesley Redefines Its Role As A Premier Event Services Company
Noel Lesley, today announced a major rebranding effort to reflect its evolution as a premier event services company.
Grange Co-Op Donates Over $70,000 To FFA And 4-H During 2019
Thanks to our great customers and the support of our members, Grange Co-op worked together to help raise and donate over $70,000 to 4-H and FFA students.
Greeter of the month
Melissa Shreeve
Eat. Drink. Be Local.
Featuring the best in member specials for food, drinks, dining & entertainment.
Travel Medford
Savor the unexpected
RCC Hiring Driver Ed Instructors; Certification Course Begins March 14
Rogue Community College is seeking people who want to teach driver education. A certification course for new instructors will be held this spring in Grants Pass.
Le Cirque Centre’s Empyrean Aerialists Present The Tales In Our Bones
On February 28-29 Le Cirque Centre’s Empyrean Aerialists present The Tales in Our Bones. These young artists exquisitely craft aerial retellings of folk and fairytales that reflect their own complex cultural heritage.
promoting the community
Final Hearing Authorized For New Jail Proposal
A proposed taxing district to build a new Jackson County Jail cleared its second to last hurdle on the way to the ballot box — despite hours of public comment against the project from both sides of the political spectrum.
New Medford Superintendent Restructuring Administration
Many parts are moving across the Medford School District, and the faces of those in senior positions are changing with them.
KAYLEE TORNAY | MAIL TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 6, 2020
Judge Joe Charter Announces Circuit Court Campaign
Judge Joe Charter announces his candidacy for Circuit Court Position 8 in the May 19, 2020 Primary Election
NICK MORGAN | MAIL TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 5, 2020
FEATURED ARTICLES
Final Hearing Authorized For New Jail Proposal
NICK MORGAN | MAIL TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 5, 2020
A proposed taxing district to build a new Jackson County Jail cleared its second to last hurdle on the way to the ballot box — despite hours of public comment against the project from both sides of the political spectrum.
Jackson County Commissioners Oppose Cap-And-Trade Bill
RYAN PFEIL | MAIL TRIBUNE | FEBRUARY 20, 2020
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is leading an effort among Oregon counties to oppose Senate Bill 1530, a proposed cap-and-trade bill.
Announcing The 3rd Annual Creativity Conference At SOU
SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY | JANUARY 14, 2020
The 3rd annual Creativity Conference will take place at Southern Oregon University on July 8-12, 2020. The conference will provide a wealth of information for those who study the science of creativity, seek to leverage research on creative thinking, or simply consider themselves to be creative.
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