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 »

Commissioners Back Local Business

EUGENE, Ore. – The Lane County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to keep a local business in the area, Tuesday. The Community and Economic Development team asked the board to consider Lane Metro Partnership‘s $100,000 incentive request for the Springfield-based company, APEL Excursions. The company’s moving to Coburg and is looking to purchase an $8 … Continue reading »

Food Carts Move into Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More and more food carts may soon be rolling through the city of Springfield. Councilors approved two amendments Monday night that will help pave the way for the mobile restaurants. The council gave its approval because it’s hoping more food carts will help the city become more vibrant. Several people voiced their … Continue reading »

Hiring Fair for Veterans and Spouses

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The US Chamber of Commerce foundation is hosting a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, Thursday. Companies big and small will be on hand to speak with those looking for a job, post deployment. There will also be a free workshop for one-on-one resume building and interviewing techniques. The event runs … Continue reading »

Residents Hope Hospital Revives Economy

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Full funding for the Junction City Hospital has residents hopeful the economy will finally move forward. While the project is still under construction, residents say the news has them excited for what’s to come. Residents say that Junction City has been through a lot since the fall of Country Coach in … Continue reading »

Retirees Become Encore Entrepreneurs

EUGENE, Ore. — The Golden Years for many people means travel and relaxation, but according to a retirement survey the majority of workers in their 50s and 60s plan to keep on working. A new category of retirees is growing, called encore entrepreneurs. Eugene photographer Ken Haley is one of them. “I just started shooting … Continue reading »

Residents Sign Petition to Save Pub

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A petition is circulating the city that may be the last hope for a popular brew pub. The owners of the Brew Station say they couldn’t reach a deal with their landlord; so after five years, they’ll be closing their doors. Loyal customers say they’ve gathered more than 1,100 signatures and plan … Continue reading »

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