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 »

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 »

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