Business Commute Challenge Hosts Party

EUGENE, Ore. — After a week-long competition encouraging local businesses and employees to ditch the car, Business Commute Challenge participants are celebrating. It hosted a wrap-up party on Thursday afternoon. Last year more than 2,000 employees and 170 businesses competed, about the same this year. Organizers say they’re already thinking of ways to make it … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenges Nearly Over

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is nearly complete. Friday was National Bike-to-Work Day, and organizers are helping contestants pedal their way to the finish line. The Wheels by the Willamette event is going on from 4-6 p.m. Volunteers are at the River Bike Path at Aspen and D Street in Springfield. You can … Continue reading »

Big Rig Challenge Winners Drive LTD Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — People got behind the wheel of a big rig Wednesday as part of the Business Commute Challenge. Pacific Continental and the Saif Corporation won the Big Rig Challenge, beating out more than 80 other teams that entered, so they got to drive an LTD bus. Coordinators and participants say the goal is … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Continues

EUGENE, Ore. — Three down, four to go in the seven-day 2014 Business Commute Challenge. Tuesday, the challenge included breakfast at the bridges where cyclists received a free bike tune up. For one week, local businesses and employees are teaming up to see who can get the greatest number of employees to drive less. They’re … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Business Commute Challenge kicks off Saturday. Last year, more than 2,000 people helped save more than 69,000 miles by biking, busing, walking and carpooling. Marcia Maffei joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us all about it.

Commute Challenge Holds Fashion Show

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re less than a week away from the Business Commute Challenge. Tuesday morning, organizers gave commuters the red carpet treatment with paparazzi and a bit of posing. This was the second annual fashion show and runway walk along the south Willamette River path at the Campbell Center. Organizers say the event is … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Ends

EUGENE, Ore. — Once again, KEZI 9 News wants to thank everyone in the Eugene-Springfield area who participated in this year’s Business Commute Challenge. In honor of the more than 2,000 people who helped save more than 69,000 miles this year, there was a wrap party Thursday night. Sustainable Wealth Management won its category. The … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the final day of the Business Commute Challenge. All week local companies and their employees have been seeking out alternative ways to get to and from work. Friday was National Bike to Work Day. One business that takes part in the commute challenge is St. Vincent de Paul. One employee said … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Carpool Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The Business Commute Challenge is in it’s sixth day, and Thursday’s theme is a common one–Carpool Day! A woman who normally carpools every day with her husband told KEZI 9 News because they don’t work together, it takes a little more planning, but it works out well for them. “We think carpooling … Continue reading »

Buisiness Commute Challenge: Bus

EUGENE, Ore. – The Business Commute Challenge is making an impact on the environment. Together, this year’s 173 teams have already saved more than 29,000 miles and 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Wednesday some were rewarded for their efforts with the opportunity to drive an LTD bus. Participants say the challenge benefits more than the … Continue reading »

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