THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of
The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County
"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
National Tourism Month
— May 2019 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Merkley Cuts Red Tape For Oregon Winegrowers
SARA HOTTMAN | STATE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR | OFFICE OF U.S. SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
The Food and Drug Administration will exempt winegrowers from unnecessary accounting, freeing Oregon wineries from burdensome regulation
Continued Support For Homelessness Remains Strong
April 19, 2019
Second Release: Jackson County Budget Committee Approves Recommended 2019-20 Budget
OREGON UPDATE
Dancing And Dining In The Streets Series In Downtown Medford Kicks Off On May 17 With Fogline
MAY 3, 2019
The 2nd Annual Dancing and Dining in the Streets series kicks off on Friday, May 17, 2019 with Southern Oregon's surging country band Fogline in Vogel Plaza!
representing
business issues
Join Other Chamber Members: Take Action Today!
BY JOHN WATT | JWA PUBLIC AFFAIRS | MAY 8, 2019
One of the things I’ve learned working in Oregon politics since 1990 is that it is hard to get people involved in the legislative process. That sounds harsh, but it isn’t meant to be because I understand why. You do your civic duty and vote to elect people to represent you at all levels of government: on the local school board, city council, county commission, state legislature and congress.

The Rise Of The Bleisure Traveller
BBC CAPITAL
Business travel + leisure travel = bleisure travel. It’s a hybrid that’s growing in popularity as work-life boundaries blur.
Stats: Travel Industry Second-Fastest Growing Sector In The World
BY ADAM LEPOSA | TRAVEL AGENT CENTRAL | FEBRUARY 27, 2019
The worldwide travel and tourism sector is still going strong, outpacing the growth of global GDP in 2018 for the eighth year in a row, according to new research from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). According to the WTTC, last year travel and tourism grew 3.9 percent, above global GDP growth of 3.2 percent and contributing a record $8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs to the world economy.
creating a strong economy
All Your Cares In Home Support Services
All Your Cares In Home Support Services is locally owned and operated with several years’ experience in the care industry. Our caregivers are available 24/7, 365 days of the year.
local spotlight
Walmart Plans Estimated $25 Million In Oregon Store Improvements And Innovations In 2019
Oregon customers gaining more convenience and shopping options across the state
Ride The Wave Of Adventure With Segway Of Jacksonville
Segway of Jacksonville opened in 2005 as a collaborative effort between David Works, his brother and sister-in-law. The trio of Southern Oregon locals sought a fun, new venture, and were inspired after riding Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) at Disneyland a couple years earlier.
6 Local Teens To Represent USA YMCAs
YMCA Teen Leaders Work to Make a Difference in the Rogue Valley
From Rogue To Global
Event Announcement - Tuesday May 18, 2019. A full program educating businesses regarding exploring and pursuing exporting opportunities.
Experience A Timeless Adventure With Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
Celebrating its 60th year, Hellgate Jetboat Excursions has proudly taken over a million visitors worldwide on a journey down the wild and scenic Rogue River. Each of their fully narrated excursions allow guests to see the native wildlife and take in the beautiful wilderness as they glide across the water.
Greeter of the month
Ralph Wallis III “Connected. Knowledgeable. Responsive.” Banner Bank - Branch Manager
Ambassador Spotlight
Danielle Rose Crater Rock Museum Ambassador since 2016
promoting the community
Ultimate Food And Wine Experiences In Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon’s diverse wine region boasts flavors unlike anywhere else in the world. But if you’re only sampling wine when you visit, then you’re missing out on half of the Rogue Valley's story.
Top Rogue Valley Hiking Trails And State Parks
Hiking is one of the best ways to experience all that the Rogue Valley has to offer. From sky-high viewpoints to impressive waterfalls, there is a trail in the Rogue Valley for everyone.
Top 3 Outdoor Thrills In Southern Oregon
From the moment you land in Medford, you’re surrounded by 360 degrees of adventure.
THE COACH IS IN
3 Major Trends In Tourism For 2019
By Russ Kuhn, MAML University Development Counselor Grand Canyon University, Medford
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
FEATURED ARTICLES
The Rise of the Bleisure Traveller
Business travel + leisure travel = bleisure travel. It’s a hybrid that’s growing in popularity as work-life boundaries blur.
3 Major Trends in Tourism for 2019
“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama
By Russ Kuhn, MAML
University Development Counselor
Grand Canyon University, Medford
Savor the Unexpected
Heart of the Rogue - travelmedford.org
Infuse your life with the unexpected sights, sounds and experiences of the Rogue Valley. Sip wine. Run rapids. Play nine. Explore trails. Create stories.
Join Other Chamber Members: Take Action Today!
BY JOHN WATT | JWA PUBLIC AFFAIRS | MAY 8, 2019
One of the things I’ve learned working in Oregon politics since 1990 is that it is hard to get people involved in the legislative process. That sounds harsh, but it isn’t meant to be because I understand why. You do your civic duty and vote to elect people to represent you at all levels of government: on the local school board, city council, county commission, state legislature and congress.
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