* SOREDI’s 26th Annual Dinner
2:15 pm Friday June 21, 2013
Hellgate Jetboat Excursions
966 SW Sixth Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526 (Get Directions)
This year’s Annual Dinner will take place at the OK Corral and we will get there by jet boat. The experience and our speakers will give you a better understanding of the relationship between tourism and economic development. Do you know how many of our region’s successful business owners originally fell in love with our region because they came to the area as a visitor? Have dinner with us and you’ll find out. This year’s PROSPER Awards will recognize local businesses that have shown Tenacity, Collaboration, Ingenuity or Prosperity. We will also name our Volunteer of the Year. Invite your staff and bring a friend for this perfect mix of business and pleasure. Casual dress is a requirement for the boat ride. Plenty of parking is available at Hellgate and the Taprock. Plan to arrive by 2:15 pm to attend a casual mixer. The boats will launch promptly at 3:15 pm. We will return to Grants Pass by 8:30 pm. You may want to bring a light jacket. Be prepared to get wet!
* Rogue Up Link for E-Commerce Businesses
Tuesday June 25, 2013
Eden Valley Vineyards
2310 Voorhies Road Medford, OR 97504 (Get Directions)
Go ahead & wine, because we are headed to beautiful Eden Valley Vineyards for an outdoor summer Uplink! The view over the vineyards is spectacular, & food will be covered by your $10 registration fee. Beverages will be no-host, featuring Eden Valley’s finest. The speaker will be Alex Pawlowski, SOREDI Business Development Loan Manager, talking about, “Where’s the Money (for E-Businesses)?” Alex will bring his 30+ years of banking & lending experience to discuss opportunities and challenges of capital acquisition for e-businesses.
* Chamber Forum: State of the City of Medford with Eric Swanson, city manager, Gary Wheeler, mayor and Al Densmore, city councilor
Monday July 22, 2013
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest road, Medford, Oregon (Click here for directions)
Sponsored by Medford Chamber of Commerce
* The E-Xpo: E-Commerce Conference
October 23-25, 2013
Medford School District Education Center
815 South Oakdale
Medford, Oregon 97501
Some featured speakers include Joe DeMike, Google’s Head of Small Business Advocacy, Chris Maples, OIT President, Skip Newbury, Tech Association of Oregon Executive Director,
and other local & regional E-business leaders.
Sponsored by SOREDI
* Alba and Tuscany Trip
October 31 to November 9, 2013
Visit the home of the slow food movement and meet new business connections during the Medford Chamber trip to Alba, Medford’s sister city. The trip takes place during the famous Alba Truffle Fair. The price includes round trip airfare, shuttles, 8-nights at a first-class hotel, superb cuisine, daily breakfast and four dinners, city tour of Florence to see the Cathedral, Baptistery and Gates of Paradise, city tour of Pisa and Alba with a visit to San Gimignano, Chianti wine tasting and a program guide. For information and registration, contact Eli Matthews at The Chamber at 541-608-8526, Eli@medfordchamber.com.
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Sponsored by Medford Chamber of Jackson County.
* 10 Techies Talk: 2013 Spring Lectures at SOU
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Location: Student Union Room 313, Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Boulevard, Ashland, Oregon
Lecture on March 6: Jim Teece of Project A
Lecture on March 14: Michael Smith of SOREDI
Lecture on April 4, 2013: Rogue Silicon Valley: Best Kept Secret, by Jessica Gomez, CEO and Founder of Rogue Valley Microdevices
Lecture on April 11: David Hand of Data Center West
Lecture on April 18, 2013: How to Self Test for Entrepreneurial Tendencies, by John Lee, Co-Founder of Folium Partners
Lecture on April 25: Jeff McJunkin, AppSec Consulting
Lecture on May 2: Network Engineering: How to Use Your CS Skills to Land a Job in the Networking Field, by Priscilla Oppenheimer, Consultant and Author
Lecture on May 9: Programming Careers in the Professional Music and Audio Products Industry, by Michael Marans of Buchla Electronic Musical Instruments and MV Pro Audio
Lecture on May 23: Why Agile Rocks: TDD and Pair Programming, by Rob Head of Shop Dragon and Coding Zeal
Lecture on May 30: Tolga Latif of Linx Technologies
Lecture on June 6: Trever Yarrish, Partner and Co-Founder of Coding Zeal
Sponsored by Sustainable Valley Technology Group and SOU Computer Science Department
* Sustainable Valley Business Roundtable
The next roundtable event will be announced soon
From 4 to 6 pm
RCC/SOU Higher Ed Center
101 S. Bartlett Street Medford, OR 97501 (Get Directions)
This meeting provides businesses the opportunity to have input in designing an internship program and discussing coordination between the university and tech companies. Sponsored by Sustainable Valley Technology Group and the Southern Oregon University Computer Science Department. For information, contact email@example.com
To be a sponsor for the 2013 event, contact Heather Stafford, firstname.lastname@example.org
* Southern Oregon Angel Investor Conference
Sponsored by Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network
Angel Investment Network Launches Third Competition: Mail Tribune November 15, 2012
The capstone event is the angel investment conference at Bigham Knoll Event Center, 525 Bigham Knoll, Jacksonville, Oregon, 97520. Entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, community and civic leaders, state officials and service providers from across Oregon will attend. The winner of the launch-stage company will be announced.