Second Annual Robins Equity Research Roundup

By Lori Kimbel   The second annual Robins Equity Research Roundup, presented by Catalyst Research Management Group, was held in Hood River and brought small and microcap equities together with portfolio managers, hedge fund managers, retail brokers, mutual fund managers, and individual investors.   According to Marc Robins, creator of the Robins Equity Group Roundup,…

Go! Local Gets Smart

Gorge-wide buy local campaign partners with Chinook Book to make it easier for residents and visitors to locate and support local businesses.     In anticipation of the holiday shopping and giving season, Gorge Owned is partnering with local businesses and Portland-based Chinook Book (www.chinookbook.com) to increase the economic impact of its GO! Local program….

State Representative Greg Smith Appointed to Governor’s Small Business Advisory Cabinet

Governor Kate Brown has announced the appointment of State Representative Greg Smith (R-Heppner) to the Small Business Advisory Cabinet. The Cabinet is charged with developing recommendations on how state government can support small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs and advance statewide economic growth. Representative Greg Smith is one of nine individuals appointed to the Cabinet…

Chris Harder Named as Business Oregon Director

By Lori Kimbel With phase one of the Mountain Vista’s Subdivision in Hood River now complete, sisters, Sally Moss and Linda Shipley are ready to focus their energy on phase two of the project.   Phase one included 25 lots and as of December they have all sold. Phase two will begin in April and…

Phase Two of Mt. Vista’s Subdivision is Slated to Begin in April

By Lori Kimbel With phase one of the Mountain Vista’s Subdivision in Hood River now complete, sisters, Sally Moss and Linda Shipley are ready to focus their energy on phase two of the project.   Phase one included 25 lots and as of December they have all sold. Phase two will begin in April and…

The Great Minimum Wage Deception

By Anthony K. Smith   Passed by voters nearly 14 years ago, Measure 25 promised to take the minimum-wage issue out of politics for good, by linking it forever to annual increases in the federal Consumer Price Index.   “Measure 25 fixes the problem, and takes the issue out of the political arena,” assured the…

Greenwood Resources Earns Forest Stewardship Award

GreenWood Resources, Inc., a Portland-based global investment and timber management company, has received a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in the use of FSC-certified products and a commitment to responsible forest management.   Thirteen companies from across the country earned awards from FSC, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound,…

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Joins Lawsuit Against EPA

As of July 24, 2015, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has signed on to a lawsuit through Pacific Legal Foundation against the Environmental Protection Agency and their Waters of the United States rule. Waters of the United States, WOTUS, is a rule proposed by EPA and Army Corps of Engineers that, because of its broad language,…

Pendleton Woolen Mills Installs New Jacquard Looms

Pendleton Woolen Mills headquartered in Portland, Oregon, a globally celebrated American lifestyle brand, has added new jacquard looms to operations at the company’s original mill in Pendleton, Oregon. These Italian looms from Itema and Swiss jacquard machines from Staubli are equipped with the latest technology and provide high-speed performance.   “We are excited to partner…

Cattlemen Care: Always Have, Always Will

By Kayli Hanley On Tuesday, March 31st, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Executive Board unanimously voted to amend the National Resource Conservation Fee program. The NRCF will now only be assessed in the five, core sage-grouse counties. These counties are, Baker, Malheur, Harney, Lake and Crook. Aside from the amendment stated here, all other provisions of…

20 Years of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino

The CTUIR and Wildhorse leadership had a vision and that vision has steadily become a reality   By Lori Kimbel   When Capital Gaming out of New Jersey first flew over the bare piece of land that would one day become Wildhorse Resort and Casino, they asked themselves, “who would ever come here?” However, there…

Love’s Truck Stop One Step Closer to Reality

If all goes according to plan construction on the roughly 10,000 square foot Love’s Travel Stop could begin in June at the Tower Road Exit off of I-84 near Boardman, and is expected to be opened for business by Spring 2016. “All of our conditional use permits are complete,” said Kealey Dorian, communication specialist for…

Governor Brown Announces Investment in Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Testing Site

Governor Kate Brown, Business Oregon, and the City of Pendleton today announced a $545,000 state investment to help make Eastern Oregon a premiere test range for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS).   “This new funding represents more than an investment in a few concrete pads and buildings,” said Governor Brown. “It demonstrates that when presented…

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