EuGenuis Market Plans for the Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After 18 months in the Gateway Mall, the EuGenius Marketplace is being forced to close up shop. The owner, Dave Wells, says the lease is up, and the mall has plans to renovate the space. Their last day will be Saturday, March 29, from 11 a.m until 6 p.m. Wells says they aren’t closing … Continue reading »

Spring Break Slows Down Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite a Duck loss, many students are still in high spirits because it’s spring break but that’s also translating into low sales for nearby businesses. Businesses on campus say that’s typically the case during all the major breaks in the school year. Employees at Yogurt Extreme on 13th Avenue say Sunday was … Continue reading »

Lundquist College of Business Success

EUGENE, Ore. — Young entrepreneurs from the University of Oregon are making a splash onto the business scene, challenging well-known companies like Heinz Ketchup and Facebook. The Portland Business Journal recently featured some companies started by students at UO and the list of entrepreneurs on campus is steadily growing because students say the innovation is … Continue reading »

Restaurants Prepare for Superbowl Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. — Local restaurants are preparing for a busy Superbowl Sunday. Papa’s Pizza said it’ll have a full staff Sunday and is making extra dough to get ready for the mad rush during the game. It says it expects to not only deliver hundreds of pizzas around town, but it also is getting the … Continue reading »

Entrepreneurship Program Moves Forward

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Good news for entrepreneurs in the Southern Willamette Valley: the Cities of Corvallis and Eugene are teaming up to boost tech-based start-ups with the help of two Universities and the local business community. The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN), is a network that will help match entrepreneurs to resources in the … Continue reading »

Businesses Happy to See Students

EUGENE, Ore. — Winter break is over and university students are trickling back into town. Businesses along 13th and Alder say they’re excited to see the students return. Owner of McKenzie Outfitters says during winter break, she also took a couple weeks off. Besides the big corporate retailers like American Apparel and Starbucks, she says … Continue reading »

Developer Aiming to Help Startups

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A developing business is aiming to rent spaces to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It’s called “Prosper Park,” and it’s located on 28th Street in Springfield. Prosper Park is owned by Developer Leonard Tarantola. The City of Springfield says Tarantola wants to help smaller businesses get started. Mark Metzger, a senior planner with the city, … Continue reading »

Applesauce Maker Decides Against Coburg

COBURG, Ore. — An international food processing company that was considering putting roots down in Coburg has decided to go another direction. After months of talks with Materne North America, a European company that produces the squeezeable applesauce brand GoGo Squeez, Coburg city leaders announced Wednesday that the company decided to go elsewhere. The news … Continue reading »

Small Businesses Have Holiday Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Year after year Kelly Webber makes it a point to shop at mom and pop stores on small business Saturday. “I do it every year. I’ve done it for the past three years now so I look for it. I’m signed onto the Facebook thing and everything,” said Webber. This year she … Continue reading »

Treasure Hunting Before Building a Hotel

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new hotel is coming to town, a hotel that is expected to be an economic boost for the downtown. But before construction can start, crews must do some treasure hunting of sorts to make sure they are not building on any archaeological treasures. One of the site’s five owners, Dan Whitaker, … Continue reading »

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