Governor Visits RAIN

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It was a busy day for Governor Kitzhaber Wednesday in the Corvallis area. One of his stops was RAIN, the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network. The program helps start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area. The governor has supported the program in the past, and Wednesday got an update from entrepreneurs themselves. “We … 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 »

Local Entrepreneurs Compete in Contest

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’ve seen the ABC TV show Shark Tank, you know it can be difficult to convince investors to believe in your business. But Tuesday night, local entrepreneurs get to do the same kind of thing. They’re pitching to the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator in Corvallis. It’s an organization through the … 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 »