Local Businesses Showcase at Expo

EUGENE, Ore. — Thursday night is a chance for local business owners to network and grow. Many area companies spent the morning setting up for the Eugene Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business to Business Expo. Organizers said this was the only venue big enough to host the 130 exhibitors, as well as the thousand people … Continue reading »

Pastry Shop to Open in Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — After working for others in the pastry industry for 20 years, a Eugene pastry chef is going into business for herself. Tobi Sovak’s opening her own pastry kitchen shop in downtown Eugene. It’s called Noisette, which is the French word for hazelnut. The new business is taking shape at the corner of … Continue reading »

Wyden to Meet with Online Entrepreneurs

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden will be in Eugene Thursday to meet with local online entrepreneurs. The senator is holding a roundtable discussion on keeping the Internet open for commercial and private use. Wyden says he opposes efforts to impose sales taxes on Internet sales transactions because he thinks it would kill jobs … Continue reading »

Eugene Celebration Affects Businesses

EUGENE, Ore. — Food vendors inside the Eugene Celebration’s gates say business, as expected, is busy. But some local businesses inside the footprint say they’ve seen staggering sales. Most bars say their sales hover around the same or more, owners say likely because of loyal clientele, late hours, and of course celebration goers. But Voo-Doo … Continue reading »