THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of

The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County

"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
Technology & Natural Resources
— February 2019 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Neuroscience Is Going To Change How Businesses Understand Their Customers
BY NATHAN FURR, KYLE NEL, AND THOMAS ZOËGA RAMSØYAS SEEN IN HBR.ORG

A Fortune 100 automotive company is exploring a new technology on the periphery of their core business. The executives in charge believe they have struck on a possible breakthrough, but as they push the project into uncertain terrain, their traditional signposts for decision-making are no longer relevant in this new context. They need a new method for coming to strategic decisions within this unfamiliar and turbulent environment, but how?
Oregon Senators Pass 1st-In-Nation Statewide Rent Control
INDUSTRY: By Oregon Prosperity Project
The Oregon Senate voted 17-11 Tuesday to make Oregon the first state in the nation to adopt statewide rent control and make it harder for landlords to evict tenants without a reason.
Oregon Tech Board Of Trustees Approve New Program In Cybersecurity
WILSONVILLE, OREGON | JANUARY 28, 2019
Trustees approved board appointments including a new vice chair, and a new bachelor’s degree program in cybersecurity; and heard updates on other programs and services
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Oregon Businesses Pay $84 Million In Extra Tariffs
STATE & GOVERNMENT: By CALEB DIEHL, PUBLISHED IN OREGON BUSINESS, ECONOMY AND FINANCE

New data show effect of trade war on the state.
THE COACH IS IN
promoting the community
Stark's Story: Growing Up In Medford, Tennis Stardom
BY TIM TROWER OF THE MAIL TRIBUNE
The age of specialization in youth sports is likely older than some think. Jonathan Stark wrestled with focusing on tennis over other pursuits — notably basketball — when he was a schoolboy wunderkind in Medford in the late 1980s.
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Oregon
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Oregon
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Orgeon! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout your area in April 2019.
Women Dominating Entrepreneurship: 4 Tips For Success
By Russ Kuhn, MAML University Development Counselor Grand Canyon University, Medford
In the workforce, you can choose to see the issues of gender equality or the progress of gender equality. We can perseverate on the barriers and disparities that still exist today—or focus on supporting the headway that’s being made. As women leaders continue to chip away at the glass ceiling, women are also increasingly pursuing entrepreneurship, and dominating.
Home Automation Market To Garner $81.65 Bn, Globally, By 2023 At 11.2% CAGR, Says Allied Market Research
NEWS PROVIDED BY ALLIED MARKET RESEARCH
Allied Market Research recently published a report, titled, "Home Automation Market by Application (Lighting, Safety & Security, HVAC, Entertainment, and Others), Type (Luxury, DIY, Managed, and Mainstream), and Technology (Wired and Wireless): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017–2023".
15th Annual Oregon Cheese Festival
MEMBER FYI
Expanded Space, More Vendors Mean Biggest Year Yet for the Oregon Cheese Festival
7 Questions To Gauge Your Commitment Level
BY HENEKA WATKIS-PORTER
This month, Leadercast is focused on the role commitment plays in leadership. But what is commitment really? Commitment is simply a dedication of self to an activity or cause. Loyalty, dedication, faithfulness, reliability and devotedness are just a few of the words that we could use to describe commitment. It is a promise that elicits a strong sense of focus, purpose and dedication.
OREGON UPDATE
Chamber Prepares To Champion Business Interests This Session
CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: By JWA, Public Affairs

The 2019 Oregon Legislative Sessionbegan January 22, bringing 60 elected Representatives and 30 elected Senators to Salem to debate policy and balance the budget for the State of Oregon. Your Chamber is ready to identify, address and advocate, much like they’ve done for the last 100 years, the issues that may impact your business and our economy.
Gov. Kate Brown Pitches Bill To Sidestep Trump's Environmental Changes
LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: By Aubrey Wieber, Salem Reporter January 11, 2019 at 2:16pm

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown began the job Tuesday of selling lawmakers on a bill that would direct Oregon agencies to sidestep rollbacks of environmental protections under President Donald Trump.
Businesses Make The Case For Infrastructure Investment
BY SEAN HACKBARTH, US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Our highways, airports, and other infrastructure have served us well for decades, allowing commerce to function and our economy to grow. Unfortunately we have done a poor job maintaining it. That failure to act has caught up to us.
local spotlight
Merkley Denounces New Payday Predator Protection Plan
STATE & GOVERNMENT:
Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), under the leadership of a Trump appointee, announced new rules gutting protections against predatory payday lenders.
Olsruds, Others Honored At Banquet
BY TIM TROWER OF THE MAIL TRIBUNE
It was an evening to recognize athletes for their achievements. But the Southern Oregon Sports Commission awards banquet was also a chance to shine light on a couple who has provided numerous opportunities for the athletes, their peers and other generations across the Rogue Valley.
Free Community Workshop: Seed To Supper Teaches Beginner Gardening Techniques
MEMBER FYI_ ACCESS
ACCESS, Master Gardeners and the Oregon Food Bank Collaborate to offer 6-week workshops around the valley.
JCS-OREGON LLC Started Construction Last Week Of Kinsington Oak Grove Memory Care Community
MEMBER FYI_ JCS-OREGON LLC
JCS-OREGON LLC started construction last week of Kinsington Oak Grove, Memory Care Community which will open in January 2020 at West Main & Oak Grove in Medford.
Sign Up Now For GED And English Classes At RCC
MEMBER FYI_ rOGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Are you ready to complete your GED or improve your English? It's time to sign up for spring classes through the Rogue Community College Adult Basic Skills program.
1932 Living History Returns With New Dates, New Times And New Characters!
MEMBER FYI_ 1932 LIVING HISTORY
Beekman House “1932 Living History” returns for 2019 with new dates, new times, and new characters!
Diana dorm, Greeter Of The Month
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Dianna Dorn is passionate, she makes friends easily, she’s on time, she chips in and she always has a smile on her face. Sometimes it is said that our careers or our jobs do not define us. In Dianna’s case it’s different.
FEATURED ARTICLES
Brad Hicks Concludes Successful Year At Helm Of Multi-State Association
ANAHEIM, CA | FEBRUARY 8, 2019
First Chairman from Oregon grows Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) membership to all-time high, advances branding efforts.
Chamber Prepares To Champion Business Interests This Session
CHAMBER LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: By JWA, Public Affairs
The 2019 Oregon Legislative Sessionbegan January 22, bringing 60 elected Representatives and 30 elected Senators to Salem to debate policy and balance the budget for the State of Oregon. Your Chamber is ready to identify, address and advocate, much like they’ve done for the last 100 years, the issues that may impact your business and our economy.
United states Forecast
BEACONOMICS: By Christopher Thornberg, PhD
The 2018 midterm election is finally behind us, and proved to be just as dramatic as would befit today’s hyper-charged political environment. Moreover, the final results pretty much assure that the drama coming of Washington DC will not diminish over the next two years of the Trump administration. Indeed, without even taking a breath, it feels as if we are already in the run up to 2020. Will the Democratic takeover continue? Will the Republicans be able to hold the Senate and/or the Presidency?
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