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 »

New Growler Fill Up Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a new place to fill up a growler in downtown Eugene near the Fifth Street Public Market. Friday was the grand opening for Tap and Growler, located at 5th Avenue and Pearl Street. It’s a new business where craft beer and wine is on tap at the same place. A few … Continue reading »

Corvallis Ranks 10th in Tech Startups

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis has recently been ranked tenth in the nation for high-technology startups, and the City’s Economic Development Office says it isn’t surprised. Economic advisor Ian Hathaway compiled the study, called “Tech Starts: High-Technology Business Formation and Job Creation in the United States” for Engine and the Kauffman Foundation. Hathaway published a list … Continue reading »

Businesses Benefit from Festival

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Junction City wrapped up its annual Scandinavian Festival on Sunday and businesses around the area said they enjoyed the festival just as much as people who went for fun. Businesses around the Scandinavian Festival took advantage of all the people who came to Junction City. Rodeo Steak House and Grill owner, … Continue reading »

Chocolate Decadence Opens New Shop

EUGENE, Ore. — A new chocolate store is settling into its new home in downtown Eugene. Chocolate Decadence opened at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Olive Street this summer. It sells chocolates of all shapes and sizes. And, since opening in the middle of summer, it sells ice cream from Red Wagon Creamery. “Now … Continue reading »

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