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 »

Tiny Shrimp, Big Business

  NEWPORT, Ore. — Shrimp fishing is booming in Oregon. It’s good news on this National Shrimp Day. The tiny shellfish has come a long way in Oregon. Since shrimp fishing began in the 1950s, it’s grown into a multi-million dollar business. Last year, fishermen caught 49 million pounds of shrimp, worth about $24 million. … Continue reading »

New Springfield Bakery Opens

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A bakery opened its doors in Springfield, but it’s not the typical bakery. Back in the Day Cafe and Bakery is located inside of the Glory Days Antique Store. So while people are shopping they can sit down and take a lunch break. Menu items range from biscuits and gravy to pizzas, … Continue reading »

Corvallis Bag Ban Changes

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Changes could be coming to the plastic bag ban in Corvallis.  In July, small businesses with less than 50 employees will have to join the big retailers in enforcing the ban. But on April 17, the Administrative Services Committee voted to give small businesses a break. They no longer have to charge five … Continue reading »

Super Bowl Sunday Boosts Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Super Bowl Sunday brought an increase in business for some local eateries.  Many restaurants held watch parties or dealt with non-stop deliveries to football fans all day long. “We started planning for a dinner about a month and a half, or two months in advance,” said Phillip Barry, The Cooler manager. Football fans … Continue reading »

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