Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

Digital Marketing Tips a topic at Rural Business and Innovation Summit 2019

At this year’s Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Jen McFarland, CEO of Women Conquer Business, will deliver practical digital marketing tips for rural businesses. She will cover email, social media, email marketing, website, and funnels.  The Rural Business and Innovation Summit will be held September 12th at Klamath Community College in Klamath Falls and is the premiere conference for rural business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders.

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Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

Klamath County Chamber of Commerce revamps Leadership Klamath for 2019/2020 class

The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce has revamped Leadership Klamath for the upcoming class. Experience the brand-new topic of Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

During this topic, students will hear from a Klamath Falls small business owner and entrepreneur to learn from their expertise. Along with this, students will get an in-depth look into the struggles and profit hacks within the small business world in Klamath.

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OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

OIT Names Joanna Mott as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) welcomes Joanna Mott, Ph.D., as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs for the university after a national search. Dr. Mott leaves her position as dean and professor of Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State).

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Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Bogatay Construction invests in new building at Tech Hills

Klamath Falls, Ore. – There are over 100 acres of certified "shovel ready" land that sit adjacent to Oregon Tech's campus and have in recent years been marketed by KCEDA as part of a larger endeavor to create a full-scale business park consisting of like-minded industry types that serve the existing assets of the basin. Not until now has any new construction taken place on the business park, making today’s announcement an exciting marker of strong economic momentum taking place in the region.

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Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

Klamath Falls iQor to close August 30

On Monday, August 12, iQor (St. Petersburg, Florida), announced they will be closing the Klamath Falls call center location as of August 30, 2019.  This announcement comes weeks after a WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) letter was sent to employees in June. The letter informed 303 employees of layoffs if a new service operations contract was not signed.

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Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

Record breaking livestock auction earns over $710,000

The final day of the Klamath County Fair is home to the Rotary Livestock Auction, the true purpose of the fair. For most 4-H and FFA youngsters, a year of raising livestock culminates at the fair with the sale of their animal inside auction ring.

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Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Klamath County unites to celebrate at the fair

Day number two of the Klamath County Fair has come and gone with a tremendous turnout, exciting experiences, and fantastic family fun. Families and individuals alike cruised through the fairgrounds soaking up the joy and adventure the fair has to offer.

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Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

Midland headlines the Klamath County Fair as 4-H & FFA begin showing animals

The first day of the Klamath County Fair did not disappoint. The entertainment was strong, food was excellent, vendors were friendly and outgoing. But most importantly, 4-H and FFA Members began showing their animals - poultry, dairy, meat & pygmy goats, sheep, dairy cattle, and beef.

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Oregon EV charging station projects receive funding from Pacific Power grant

Oregon EV charging station projects receive funding from Pacific Power grant

Portland, Ore. – More Oregon cities are getting help with charging-up from a Pacific Power grant program. Electric vehicle charging station projects from Pendleton to Grants Pass – 9 in all – will receive up to 100% of eligible costs. The program is designed to assist non-profits, local governments and businesses with providing employees, customers and the general public with more options to charge electric vehicles. Launched in late 2018, the electric charging station grant program has awarded over $700,000 to 25 recipients in Oregon. 

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Park ‘splash pad’ off, awaiting permit

Park ‘splash pad’ off, awaiting permit

The “splash pad” at Klamath Commons, the new park in downtown Klamath Falls, is temporarily turned off because of a disagreement between the local developers and the state agency charged with granting an operating permit for the park.

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Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising offering new summer job program

Youth Rising recently received funds from the Oregon Department of Education, Office of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide 20 part-time positions for teens and young adults with physical, developmental or other disabilities, those living in poverty, as well as homeless youth, or individuals with other barriers to employment.

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Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Worden grain elevator sold to Ardent Mills

Denver, CO – Ardent Mills, the premier flour-milling and ingredient company, announced it has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Oregon. The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, California and mix plant in Arlington, Oregon, enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.

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The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

The Reclaimers, OIT student entrepreneurs win first place and $23k at InventOR

Portland, Ore. – A team of Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” students won big this weekend at the InventOR Collegiate Challenge. The grand prize winners are The Reclaimers, a team of Oregon Tech students made up of Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering senior Annika Andersen of Baker City, Oregon, and recent graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlei Morgan of Meridian, Idaho, and Jessica Arrington of Paisley, Oregon.

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Local specialty coffee company matches state trends, continuing to perk up

Local specialty coffee company matches state trends, continuing to perk up

“GGR is definitely a specialty coffee shop,” says Jason Aarstad, Owner and Roastmaster of Gathering Grounds Roastery. “We focus on high quality coffee and serve specific styles, compared to more volume focused operations.”

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6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

6.7 Percent Unemployment in Klamath County for May 2019; 6.3 percent in Lake county

Seasonal hiring this spring was stronger than typically expected as businesses ramp up for the busy summer season. The unemployment rate remains little changed over the past year for both Klamath and Lake counties; however, levels of unemployment are quite low for the region.

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Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

Sorting line keeps curbside recycling in Klamath Falls [VIDEO]

“The word recycle has grown to mean many different things today,” said Ron Moe Executive Director at REACH Inc. “It’s grown here at REACH, we dedicate ourselves to the reusability and recycling of the Klamath Basins reusable items.”

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Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

Reducing risk of wildfire Pacific Power may cut electricity in high-risk areas during extreme conditions

As wildfires become more frequent and intense throughout the West, protecting the communities we serve from this increasing threat, while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority. We are building on our work over past years to strengthen our system and implement additional safety measures to reduce wildfire risks.

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