THE BUSINESS REVIEW
The Official Digital Monthly Publication of

The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County

"HELPING BUSINESS SUCCEED"
Leadership & Workplace
— October 2019 Issue —
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IN THIS ISSUE
Biz Tips: Managing People Causes Disengagement
BY MICHAEL BECK | OREGON BUSINESS MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 14, 2019
Regardless of whether your title is executive, director or manager, the practice of managing people instead of leading them drives down engagement.
OREGON UPDATE
15 Employers Recognized for Leadership, Values, New Ideas and More: Top Workplaces 2019
THE OREGONONIAN/OREGONLIVE | SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
Each year, The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Top Workplaces competition gives special awards to employers that stand out in employee surveys in categories such as leadership, direction, managers, new ideas and more. Here are this year’s honorees.
Medford School District Selects New Superintendent
POSTED BY JAMIE PARFITT | NEWSWATCH 12 | MAY 21, 2019
The role has been extended to Dr. Bret Champion of the Klein Independent School District near Houston, Texas.
RoxyAnn Winery
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Visit our tasting room. Open daily from 12 noon to 7 pm
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Oregon House Republicans Could Replace Their Leader Next Week
DIRK VANDERHART | OPB | SEPT. 10, 2019
Republicans in Oregon’s House of Representatives are expected to hold an atypical vote next week that could shake up their leadership going into the 2020 elections.
Fire Danger Level Decreases For Public And Industrial Operators
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY SOUTHWEST OREGON DISTRICT | SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
The recent rain and cooler temperatures have made it possible to decrease fire restrictions across Southwest Oregon, affecting both public and industrial use. The public fire danger level on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry in Jackson and Josephine counties will lower to “low” (green), and the industrial fire precaution level (IFPL) will lower to I (one), effective as of 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019.
Can Training Be Effective For New Managers?
BY DEBORAH JEFFRIES | PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL | OCTOBER 17, 2019
Organizations often promote from within moving an employee into a position of leadership and authority. This is a difficult transition to make. It can be the very thing that kills an organization’s morale and retention while impacting the bottom line if not done well.
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Leading Multiple Generations In Today's Workforce
BY SOULAIMA GOURANI | FORBES | APRIL 25, 2019
While growth projections remain relatively constant, the number of people of “working age” is expected to fall. The average U.S. employee is getting older, and the labor force will continue to age, with the average annual growth rate of the 55-years-and-older group projected to be 1.8%.
How To Deal With Difficult People In The Workplace
BY STARLA SIRENO | FORBES | MAY 9, 2019
Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to avoid working with at least some difficult (if not some extremely difficult) people. You might find them in senior leadership, among your peers or even among your clients.
November First Tuesday Pub Talk: The Sixties Come To Southern Oregon
At the November 5 First Tuesdays Pub Talk, Ben Truwe - Local Historian, Southern Oregon Historical Society Volunteer, and majordomo of the massive Southern Oregon History Revised website - takes you on a journey back in time to 1960s Southern Oregon.
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Diamond D Welding - Your Full-Service Welding Shop
We specialize in many kinds of steel and aluminum fabrication. We lean more toward building high quality custom pieces for individual people and businesses, but we also have the know how to handle production work. The types of jobs and products we have done is extremely diverse.
Southern Oregon Native Appointed As Grange Co-Op CEO
On October 2, 2019 Grange Co-op’s Board of Directors appointed Neil Itzen as Chief Executive Officer.
LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC. Recognized For Excellence In Business
The Village Medford Center, Southern Oregon’s premiere lifestyle destination to dine, gather and enjoy, is proud to announce that on September 13, 2019, LBG Real Estate Companies, LLC was given the Business Excellence award by the Medford/Jackson Chamber of Commerce for revitalizing the Medford Center.
Greeter of the month
Douglas Gould
Ambassador Spotlight
Jenny Orndoff
Eat. Drink. Be Local.
Featuring the best in member specials for food, drinks, dining & entertainment.
Travel Medford
Savor the unexpected
Hummingbird Estate Vineyard, Tasting Room, And Event Space Is Now Open For Guests
The estate house is an English Cottage style home built in 1926 by famed British architect Louis B Humphreys and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along with the tasting room, the estate house has five guest suites, each with a separate living space and private baths.
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Celebrating The Rogue Valley's Best
After more than 12,000 nominations and a record-setting number of votes cast, a crowd in the hundreds celebrated their selection as the Rogue Valley’s favorites in downtown Medford.
Public Invited To Review Proposed Plan For Redwood Campus
Rogue Community College will host a series of public events Oct. 23-25 to exhibit and discuss a proposed 10-year master plan for Redwood Campus. These forums provide a first look at how the college plans to invest voter-approved bond funds at the Grants Pass campus.
ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE
Holly Theatre Makes The “Top Of Reddit”
The Holly Theatre became internet famous this week. A Reddit user posted a picture of the Holly Theatre’s marquee reading “Now Playing: Drywall Installation,” part of the theater’s tongue-in-cheek campaign to keep passers-by appraised of the progress of construction inside the building by frequently changing the marquee to reflect the work happening inside.
HOLLY THEATRE | OCTOBER 3, 2019
RVGS Presents: Using American Ancestors, Parts I & II
The Rogue Valley Genealogical Society is pleased to announce a two-part class presented by David Horton at the Jackson County Genealogy Library (JCGL): October 23, “Using American Ancestors.org Part I,” and October 30, “Using American Ancestors.org Part II.”
Kriselle Cellars
World-class wines. Picturesque setting. Genuine Hospitality.
NICK MORGAN | THE MAIL TRIBUNE | OCTOBER 19, 2019
THE COACH IS IN
Rethinking Workplace Diversity: Going Beyond The Word
RUSS KUHN | GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY | OCTOBER 2019
The world we live in is already diverse, and it makes logical sense that our workplaces should reflect this. In fact, in many cases the modern workplace does reflect this. However, even as businesses are becoming more diverse, minorities are still reporting in mass numbers feeling excluded by management and peers.
Hunter Communications
Hosted phone service from Hunter Communications
Infrastructure And Goals (Part 2 of 4)
Last month we looked at four key components of setting and achieving Big Goals: Core Values, Strategy, Issues, and the Goals themselves. Today we’ll examine a supposedly prosaic piece that we don’t normally connect with slaying dragons: Infrastructure.
JOHN LAMY | LAMY CONSULTING | OCTOBER 2019
Rogue Valley mall
#LetsGoShopping
Black Flag Armory
Changing the way you think of the firearm industry through education and excellent service.
FEATURED ARTICLES
Can Training Be Effective For New Managers?
Organizations often promote from within moving an employee into a position of leadership and authority. This is a difficult transition to make. It can be the very thing that kills an organization’s morale and retention while impacting the bottom line if not done well.
BY DEBORAH JEFFRIES | PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL | OCTOBER 17, 2019
Congratulations to the 2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners
plus thank you Platinum & Gold sponsors
With the 2019 Excellence in Business Awards behind us, we want to congratulate the winners one more time for their dedication to their community and for their advocacy. Thank you for everything you do for the City of Medford, Jackson County, and for The Chamber. You are appreciated!
Medford School District - Next Steps - October 2019 Forum Review
The new Chamber Forum season kicked off in true Texas style. Dr. Bret Champion, superintendent for the Medford School District, regaled audience members with his energetic presentation, which included his personal background and an update on the Medford School District, as well as what’s on the horizon.
REBECCA SCOTT | SPONSORED BY ROGUE CREDIT UNION | OCTOBER 21, 2019
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